Annabella Avery "Bella" Thorne (born October 8, 1997) is an Cuban-American teen actress, dancer, singer, and model. She is best known for her role as Ruthy Spivey in the TV series My Own Worst Enemy, as Tancy Henrickson in the fourth season of Big Love and as CeCe Jones on the Disney Channel original series Shake It Up. She was also in the 2014 film Blended as Hilary "Larry", alongside Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler.
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Bella thorne before "Shake it Up"

Early lifeEdit

Bella Thorne was born on October 8, 1997, in Pembroke Pines, Florida, the daughter of Tamara and Delancey Reinaldo "Rey" Thorne.[2][3][4] She is the youngest of four children; Kaili (born February 19, 1992), Danielle "Dani" (born January 19, 1993), and Remy (born December 22, 1995); all of whom are also actors.[2][5] Her father was of Cuban descent, and Thorne has stated that she also has Italian and Irish ancestry.[6] She enjoyed a career as a child model.[2]


2003–2009: Dirty Sexy Money and My Own Worst EnemyEdit

Thorne's first film appearance was an uncredited role as a sidelines fan in the 2003 film Stuck on You. She has since appeared in film and television projects including Jimmy Kimmel Live!EntourageThe O.C. (as a younger version of Taylor Townsend), the third-last episode ofOctober Road (as Angela Ferilli, the pre-adolescence crush of the main characters; her older brother Remy also guest-starred in the same episode as a youngerEddie Latekka), and five episodes of Dirty Sexy Money (as Margaux Darling).[7] In 2007 Thorne appeared as a young girl plagued by supernatural visions in The Seer. In 2008, Thorne starred alongside Christian Slater and Taylor Lautner in the short-lived drama series My Own Worst Enemy, for which she won a Young Artist's Award for her portrayal of the character Ruthy Spivey; Thorne described her Enemy casting as a major breakthrough as this was the first recurring role in her career.

2010–2013: Big Love and Shake It Up

She then starred the web series Little Monk, which depicted characters from the series Monk as children. In 2009, she played the role of the vengeful antagonist in the horror film Forget Me Not.[8] In addition, Thorne took on a supporting role in the family dramaRaspberry Magic, the movie premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival[9] and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival in 2010.[10]

Thorne starring as co-star on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up, originally titled Dance, Dance Chicago. Thorne plays CeCe Jones, a dancer with heavy ambitions for a career in the spotlight despite having dyslexia.[11] The show is a buddy comedycentered around a teen dance show (in a show-within-a-show format) co-starring Thorne and Zendaya.[12] The multi-camera series began production in Hollywood, California, in July 2010 and premiered on November 7, 2010 on Disney Channel. While she had a substantial portfolio of work in television and film, Thorne had no experience in professional dancing before being cast. After signing onto the show in October 2009, she began taking three dance classes every night.[13] In 2010, Thorne replaced Jolean Wejbe as Tancy ("Teenie") Henrickson, Bill and Barb's younger daughter in Season 4 of HBO's Big Love.[14] Thorne's first single with ZendayaWatch Me was released on June 21, reaching 86 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.,[15] 9 on the US Top Heatseekers charts[16] and earning RIAA: Gold.[17]


On September 29, 2011, Disney Channel announced it had increased Shake It Up's second season order to 26 episodes.[18] A 90-minute special episode "Made In Japan" aired August 17, 2012 as the season two finale.[19] On June 4, 2012, Disney Channel announced that Shake It Up was renewed for a third season[20] In 2012, Thorne was casted as Avalon Greene in the Disney Channel Original Movie Frenemies.[21] "TTYLXOX" was released on March 6, reaching 97 on the USBillboard Hot 100 charts.[22] On March 30, 2013, it was confirmed by Hollywood Records via Twitter that Bella was officially signed to the record label.[23] On July 25, the Disney Channel confirmed that Shake It Up will be canceled after the end of the third season.[24][25]

2013–present: Films, book series and Call It WhateverEdit

On 23 April 2013, Thorne announced her debut album entitled "Call It Whatever" which will consist of eleven songs.[26][27]Thorne spoke about the album, saying "What fans can expect is [for it] just to be very different from anyone, because I don’t like to be one of those artists where you can be like: 'Oh yeah, I know them from that song.’ All my songs are very different from each other. So I don’t want to be known as only one genre.”[27] Thorne co-starred in the comedy Blended, along withAdam Sandler and Drew Barrymore; she played Sandler’s character's daughter.[28]

In 2014, Thorne will play Jamie, a disillusioned teenager intensely guarding a personal secret in the film Home Invasion.[29] It was reported that Thorne had signed a new deal to write series of books, beginning with her first novel Autumn Falls, which is expected to come out in the summer of 2014.[30] Thorne has now signed on along with Kyra Sedgwick as the leads in Manis Film's thriller Big Sky, Thorne plays Hazel.[31] Thorne's debut single "Call It Whatever" was released as the album's lead single on May 14,[32][33] with the official music premiering on Vevo on May 29.[34][35]

Personal lifeEdit

Originally from Pembroke Pines, Florida, Thorne has been living with her family in California since early 2006.[2] Her interests include dancing, playing soccer, spending time with her family and playing with her two dogs, a Cocker Spaniel and a wolf hybrid, six cats and a turtle.[2] She also admits to being a collector of hardcover books, listening to 1980s music, and using YouTube as a research tool for getting into character. Thorne is an avid supporter of the Humane Society, theCystic Fibrosis Foundation, and The Nomad Organization, which provides education, food and medical supplies to children in Africa.[2][8] Thorne lost her father to a vehicle accident in 2007. Thorne disclosed her father's death in a live interview on the local television talk show View from the Bay in December 2008. Thorne was diagnosed with dyslexia in the first grade. She is currently being home-schooled after previously attending a public school, where she had suffered peer abuse.[8]Thorne improved in her learning after attending a Sylvan Learning center and is currently reading and writing a grade ahead.[8][13][36] Thorne also talked about herdyslexia in an April 2010 interview with American Cheerleader Magazine, and explained that she overcame her dyslexia by rigorously reading everything she could find, including the labels of cereal boxes.[37][38]

Thorne is currently dating Tristan Klier, and has been since early 2012.[39]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Stuck on You MC Sideline's Fan As Annabella Thorne
2007 Finishing the Game Sue As Annabella Thorne
2007 Blind Ambition Witbert Daniel
2007 The Seer Young Claire
2007 Craw Lake Julia
2009 Water Pills Psych Out Girl
2009 Forget Me Not Young Angela
2010 One Wish Messenger
2010 Raspberry Magic Sarah Patterson
2012 Frenemies Avalon Greene Television film
2014 Blended Hilary "Larry" Friedman
2014 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Celia
2014 Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend[40] Savana Post-production
2014 Big Sky[31] Hazel Post-production
2014 Home Invasion[29] Jamie Post-production
2015 Amityville[41] Belle Post-production
2015 The Duff[42] Madison Pre-production
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Entourage Kid "I Wanna Be Sedated" (Season 3: episode 10)
2007 The O.C. Young Taylor Townsend "The Case of the Franks" (Season 4: episode 13)
2007–08 Dirty Sexy Money Margaux Darling Recurring role (Season 2)
2008 October Road Angela Ferilli "Stand Alone by Me"
2008 My Own Worst Enemy Ruthy Spivey Main role
2009 In the Motherhood Annie "Practice What You Preach" (Season 2: episode 11)
2009 Mental Emily "Pilot" (Season 1: episode 1)
2010 Big Love Tancy Henrickson Recurring role (Season 4)
2010 Wizards of Waverly Place Nancy Lukey "Max's Secret Girlfriend" (Season 3: episode 19)
2010–13 Shake It Up CeCe Jones Main role
2011 Good Luck Charlie CeCe Jones "Charlie Shakes It Up" (Season 2: episode 13)
2011 PrankStars Herself "Adventures in Dogsitting" (Season 1: episode 5)
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Little Monk Wendy Main role; Web-series
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Ant Bully Ant Kid Voice


Main article: Bella Thorne discography*Call It Whatever (2014)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2008 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress The O.C. Nominated [43]
2009 October Road [44]
Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedia o Drama) - Supporting Young Actress My Own Worst Enemy Won
2010 Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress Mental Nominated [45]
2011 Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress Shake It Up Won [46]
Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series

(shared with ZendayaDavis ClevelandRoshon FeganAdam IrigoyenKenton Duty and Caroline Sunshine)

Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress 11-15 Wizards of Waverly Place
Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actress 11-16 Big Love
Imagen Awards Best Young Actress – Television Shake It Up [47]
2012 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actress [48]
Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series

(shared with ZendayaDavis ClevelandRoshon FeganAdam IrigoyenKenton Duty and Caroline Sunshine)

Imagen Awards Best Young Actress - Television Won [49]
Hollywood Teen TV Awards Favorite Television Actress Nominated [50]
ALMA Awards Favorite TV Actress – Comedy [51][52]
2013 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie, MiniSeries, Special or Pilot - Leading Young Actress Frenemies [53]
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice Female Hottie