Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne Biography

Annabella Avery Thorne (born October 8, 1997) is an American actress and singer. She played Ruthy Spivey in the television series My Own Worst Enemy, Tancy Henrickson in the fourth season of Big Love, and CeCe Jones on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up. She also appeared as Hilary/"Larry" in Blended and as Celia in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. In 2015, she played Madison in The DUFF, Amanda in Perfect High and Hazel in Big Sky. Thorne currently stars as Paige on the Freeform series, Famous in Love.

Early life and education

Thorne was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida, to Tamara Thorne (ne Beckett) and Delancey Reinaldo "Rey" Thorne. She has three elder siblings, half-sister Kaili, Danielle, and Remy, who are also actors. Her father, who died in 2007 in a traffic accident, was Cuban. On her maternal side, Thorne said she is of Italian ancestry, with some Irish, English, Welsh, and German influences. Thorne has said that she was raised by a single mom who was supporting four children and that they were very poor, which is why she worked as a child actor, to help to support the family.

On a September 2017 appearance on Chelsea, Thorne told Chelsea Handler that she was bullied a lot growing up because she lived in a suburban area and her first language is Spanish because she is Cuban - and dyslexic -- so not knowing English and having a hard time reading made things hard for her.

Thorne was diagnosed with dyslexia in the first grade. She was home-schooled after previously attending a public school, where she had suffered from bullying. She improved in her learning after attending a Sylvan Learning center and began reading and writing a grade ahead. She discussed her dyslexia 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.


2003-2009: Dirty Sexy Money and My Own Worst Enemy

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 Entourage and The O.C. as a younger version of Taylor Townsend. In 2007, she joined the recurring cast of Dirty Sexy Moneys second season, her first major television role. She played Margaux Darling. The series revolves around lawyer and family man Nick George when Nick's father mysteriously dies in a plane crash, he agrees to take his position as the Darling family's lawyer, while trying to discover who committed the murder. 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. That same year, she starred in the third-last episode of October 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 younger Eddie Latekka.

In 2009, she starred the web series Little Monk, which depicted characters from the series Monk, as Wendy, one of the Monks' classmates. The webisodes are available only on the "Best of Monk" DVD. Also in 2009, she played the role of the vengeful antagonist in the horror film Forget Me Not. Thorne took on a supporting role in the family drama Raspberry Magic, the movie premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival and the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival in 2010.

2010-13: Big Love and Shake It Up

In 2010, Thorne replaced Jolean Wejbe as Tancy "Teenie" Henrickson, Bill and Barb's younger daughter in Season 4 of HBO's Big Love. Thorne starred as co-star on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up, originally titled Dance, Dance Chicago. Thorne played CeCe Jones, a dancer with heavy ambitions for a career in the spotlight despite having dyslexia. The show is a buddy comedy centered on a teen dance show (in a show-within-a-show format) co-starring Thorne and Zendaya. 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. Thorne's first single, "Watch Me" was released on June 21, reaching 86 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts., 9 on the US Top Heatseekers charts and earning RIAA: Gold. On September 29, 2011, Disney Channel announced it had increased Shake It Ups second season order to 26 episodes. A 90-minute special episode "Made In Japan" aired August 17, 2012, as the season two finale.

On June 4, 2012, Disney Channel announced that Shake It Up had been renewed for a third season In 2012, Thorne was cast as Avalon Greene in the Disney Channel Original Movie Frenemies. "TTYLXOX" was released on March 6, reaching 97 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts. On March 30, 2013, it was confirmed by Hollywood Records via Twitter that Thorne had officially signed to the record label. On July 25, 2013, the Disney Channel confirmed that Shake It Up would be canceled after the end of the third season. On April 23, 2013, Thorne announced her debut album with eleven songs. 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."? Thorne cited Britney Spears, Kesha and Destiny's Child as influences for the album.

2014-present: Films and Famous in Love

In 2014, Thorne co-starred in the comedy Blended, with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore as Sandler"?s character's daughter. She also co-starred in the films Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) and The DUFF (2015), playing high school antagonists. On July 30, Thorne was cast in an episode of the fifteenth season of the CSI. The episode, "The Book of Shadows", aired October 19, 2014. Thorne appeared in the sequel Mostly Ghostly 2: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend as Cammy Cahill, the love interest of Ryan Ochoa's character, Max Doyle. The film was broadcast as a Halloween special in October 2014. On October 15, Thorne revealed her debut album was canceled, saying she wasn't happy with the "auto-tuned bad music" she had in the works. She released an EP, Jersey, on November 17. The lead single from the EP, "Call It Whatever", debuted in the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart at number forty-seven, eventually rising to number ten, spending a total of ten weeks on the chart.

It was reported that Thorne had signed a new deal to write a series of books, beginning with her first novel, Autumn Falls. Thorne has signed on, with Kyra Sedgwick, as the leads in Manis Film's thriller Big Sky; Thorne plays Hazel. On December 12, Thorne was cast in the MTV series Scream, which is a television adaptation based on the original slasher film series Scream. Thorne was offered the lead role of the series but felt that the role of the "mean, terrible Nina" would be more iconic. In 2015, Thorne was cast in the animated United States dub of the film The Frog Kingdom, portraying the role of Frog Princess opposite Drake Bell and Cameron Dallas. The film is scheduled to be released on video on demand and on DVD beginning on June 30, 2015, by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

On June 1, 2015, it was announced that Thorne would star alongside Kian Lawley in the AwesomenessTV film Shovel Buddies, playing the role of Kate, the movie was released on iTunes in October 11, 2016. She will also play Jamie, a disillusioned teenager intensely guarding a personal secret, in the film Keep Watching.

Thorne confirmed she signed on to star in the American adaptation of Midnight Sun, based on the original 2006 Japanese film Midnight Sun which is expected to premier on July 14, 2017. Also in 2015, she appeared as Ashley, a young and famous singer in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. In 2016, Thorne played Rain in Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween.

In 2017, Thorne appeared in the Netflix original film, You Get Me, opposite Halston Sage, Taylor John Smith, and Nash Grier.


Thorne is an avid supporter of the Humane Society, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and The Nomad Organization, which provides education, food and medical supplies to children in Africa.

Personal life

On August 23, 2016, Thorne came out as bisexual on Twitter.



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Stuck on You MC Sideline
2007 Craw Lake Julia Short film
2007 Finishing the Game Sue
2007 Blind Ambition Annabella
2007 The Seer Claire Sue (young)
2009 Water Pills Psych Out Girl Short film
2009 Forget Me Not Angela Smith (young)
2010 My Day. My Life Herself Documentary
2010 One Wish The Messenger
2010 Raspberry Magic Sarah Patterson
2012 Katy Perry: Part of Me Herself Documentary
2013 Underdogs Laura (young) Voice role
2013 The Frog Kingdom Princess Froglegs Voice role
2014 Blended Hilary "Larry" Friedman
2014 Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? Cammy Cahill
2014 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Celia Rodriguez
2014 The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King Gerda Voice role
2015 The DUFF Madison Morgan
2015 Big Sky Hazel
2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Ashley Grey
2016 Shovel Buddies Kate
2016 Ratchet & Clank Cora Voice role
2016 Boo! A Madea Halloween Rain
2017 You Get Me Holly Viola
2017 Amityville: The Awakening Belle Jones
2018 Midnight Sun Katie Post-production
Keep Watching Jamie Post-production
The Babysitter Sonya Post-production
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Jeanette Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Entourage Kid Episode: "I Wanna Be Sedated"
2007 The O.C. Young Taylor Townsend Episode: "The Case of the Franks"
2007-2008 Dirty Sexy Money Margaux Darling Recurring role (season 2)
2008 October Road Angela Ferilli Episode: "Stand Alone by Me"
2008 My Own Worst Enemy Ruthy Spivey Main role
2009 Little Monk Wendy Main role
2009 In the Motherhood Annie Episode: "Practice What You Preach"
2009 Mental Emily Episode: Pilot
2010 Big Love Tancy "Teenie" Henrickson Main role (season 4)
2010 Wizards of Waverly Place Nancy Lukey Episode: "Max's Secret Girlfriend"
2010-2013 Shake It Up CeCe Jones Lead role; 75 episodes
2011 Good Luck Charlie CeCe Jones Episode: "Charlie Shakes It Up"
2011 PrankStars Herself Episode: "Adventures in Dogsitting"
2012 Frenemies Avalon Greene Television film
2014 Phineas and Ferb Brigitte Voice role; episode: "Night of the Living Pharmacists"
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Hannah Hunt Episode: "The Book of Shadows"
2014 Red Band Society Delaney Shaw Episodes: "How Did We Get Here?", "What I Did For Love"
2015 K.C. Undercover Jolie Episode: "Spy-Anoia Will Destroy Ya"
2015 Perfect High Amanda Television film
2015 Scream Nina Patterson Guest role; 3 episodes
2017-present Famous in Love Paige Townsen Lead role; 10 episodes

Video games

Year Title Voice
2006 The Ant Bully Ant Kid
2016 Marvel Avengers Academy Greer Grant / Tigra


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Alice in Wonderland Alice March 12 - May 3


Year Title Publisher Notes
2015 Autumn Falls Ember () Teen novel
2016 Autumn's Kiss Ember () Teen novel
2016 Autumn's Wish Delacorte Press () Teen novel


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Extended plays
  • Made in Japan (2012)
  • Jersey (2014)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2008 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress The O.C.
2009 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress October Road
Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actress My Own Worst Enemy
2010 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress Mental
2011 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actress Shake It Up
Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series (shared with cast) Shake It Up
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
2012 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actress Shake It Up
Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series (shared with cast) Shake It Up
Imagen Awards Best Young Actress - Television Shake It Up
ALMA Awards Favorite TV Actress - Comedy Shake It Up
2013 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie, MiniSeries, Special or Pilot - Leading Young Actress Frenemies
Young Hollywood Awards One to Watch Herself
2014 Young Hollywood Awards You're So Fancy Herself
Best Social Media Superstar Herself
Teen Choice Awards Choice Female Hottie Herself
2015 Shorty Awards Actress Herself
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Villain The DUFF
Choice TV: Scene Stealer Scream
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Famous in Love
Choice Summer Movie Actress Amityville: The Awakening

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