Bella Thorne
Full Name

Annabella Avery Thorne





Date of Birth

October 8, 1997 (age 21)

Place of Birth

Pembroke Pines, Florida


5' 5" (1.64 m)

Eye Color


Hair Color



Actress, singer, model, dancer



Nancy Lukey

Annabella Avery "Bella" Thorne (born October 8, 1997) is an American teen actress, dancer, singer, and model. She is a child model and actor with appearances in more than 20 films and television series and more than 60 commercials, she is best known for her role as the aspiring young dancer CeCe Jones on the Disney Channel original series Shake It Up!. She plays Max's girlfriend, Nancy Lukey, in the episode "Max's Secret Girlfriend."

Early life

Bella Thorne was born on October 8, 1997 in Pembroke Pines, Florida. She is the youngest of four children; Kaili (born in 1992), Dani (born in 1993), and Remy (born in 1995), who are also actors and models. Thorne, who is of Italian, Cuban and Irish descent originally spoke Spanish as her first language growing up, although she has forgotten it due to not using it. She was diagnosed with dyslexia.
Bella Thorne AGA17


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!, Entourage, The O.C.(as a younger version of Taylor Townsend), 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 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. She then appeared in the ten-episode web series Little Monk, which depicted characters from the series Monk as children. In 2009, she filled the role of the vengeful antagonist in the horror film Forget Me Not, along with Kenton Duty.

In 2010, Thorne joined the cast of HBO's Big Love in its fourth season, replacing Jolean Wejbe in the role of Bill Henrickson's daughter Tancy 'Teeny' Henrickson (though she had actually auditioned for a different role). She also guest-starred on Wizards Of Waverly Place, as Max's girlfriend "Nancy Lukey". In addition, Thorne took on a supporting role in the family drama Raspberry Magic.

Thorne enjoyed an extensive career as a child model. Since appearing in her first pictorial for a parenting magazine at the age of 6 weeks, Thorne has starred in television ad campaigns for Digital Light Processing, Publix, and KFC, and appearing in print ads for brands including Barbie, ALDO K!DS, JLO by Jennifer Lopez, Kaiya Eve Couture, LaSenza Girl, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Guess?, Target, Justice, and Mudd for Kohls. She also modelled for Sears back to school. In an interview with Seventeen magazine, Thorne described her appointment as the spokesperson for Texas Instruments as her big break but candidly admitted that she has lost much more projects than she has booked and credited the support of her family for helping her get over disappointments.

Thorne currently co-stars on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up!, (originally titled Dance, Dance Chicago). Thorne plays Cecelia "CeCe" Jones, a dancer with heavy ambitions for a career in the spotlight. The show is a buddy comedy centered around 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, on 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.

On June 25, 2012, the trailer for Katie Alender's book As Dead As It Gets was released via YouTube. Bella stars in the trailer. The book is the third in Alender's Bad Girls Don't Die series, with Bella's co-star Zendaya also starring in the trailer for the second book. In 2012 she plays Charissa in Sims 2 Anorexia in YouTube. She also plays Renesmee Cullen in the Wattpad fanfiction "Renesmee`s twin"

Personal life

Originally from Pembroke Pines, Florida, Thorne has been living with her family in California since early 2006. Her interests include dancing, playing soccer, baseball, spending time with her family and playing with her two dogs, a Cocker Spaniel and a wolf hybrid, six cats and a turtle. She also admits to being a collector of hardcover books, listening to 80s music, and using YouTube as a research tool for getting into character. 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.

Thorne lost her father to a vehicle accident in 2007. Thorne disclosed her father's passing (April 15, 2007) in a live interview on the local television talk show "View From The Bay" in December 2008. In 2013 she is chosen to play Renesmee Cullen in the fanfiction in Wattpad " Renesmee`s twin " and she plays Charissa in Sims 2 Anorexia in YouTube.

Tumblr lvfmt2GD4o1qiuadbo1 500
Thorne was diagnosed with dyslexia in second grade. She is currently being homeschooled after previously attending a public school, where she had suffered peer abuse. Thorne improved in her learning after attending a Sylvan Learning center and is currently reading and writing a grade ahead. Thorne also talked about 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.



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Stuck On You MC Sideline Fan Uncredited
2007 Finishing the Game Sue Introduced as Annabella Thorne
2008 Blind Ambition Annabella Minor role
2008 The Seer Young Claire Minor role
2008 Craw Lake Julia Supporting role
2009 Water Pills Psych-Out Girl Short film
2009 Forget Me Not Young Angela Supporting role
2010 One Wish Messenger
2010 Raspberry Magic Sarah Patterson Indie Film, Main role
2012 Frenemies Avalon Greene Main role, Disney Channel Original Movie
2012 Buttermilk Sky Jennie Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jess 2 episodes
2006 Entourage Kid Episode: "I Wanna Be Sedated"
2007 The O.C. Young Taylor Townsend

Episode: "The Case of the Franks"

2007 - 2008 Diry Sexy Money Margaux Darling 4 episodes
2008 October Road Angela Ferilli Episode: "Stand Alone by Me"
2008 My Own Worst Enemy Ruthy Spivey 6 episodes
2009 In The Motherhood Annie Episode: "Practice What You Preach"
2009 Mental Emily TV Pilot
2009 Little Monk Wendy 9 episodes
2010 Big Love Tancy Henrickson 5 episodes
2010 Wizards Of Waverly Place Nancy Lukey Episode: "Max's Secret Girlfriend"
2010 - 2013 Shake It Up CeCe Jones

Main role

2011 Good Luck Charlie CeCe Jones Crossover episode: "Charlie Shakes It Up!"
2011 PrankStars Herself Season 1; Episode 5
2016 Princess In America Princess Ashley Anderson Main Role


Year Title Role Notes
2012 As Dead As It Gets by Katie Alender Lydia Smalls Book trailer: here


Song title Year Artist Album Time Notes
Watch Me 2011 Bella Thorne & Zendaya Shake It Up: Break It Down 2:55

Music video: here

Bubblegum Boy

2011 Pia Mia & Bella Thorne Single


There was planned a music video for this song, but eventually, plans were scrapped.

TTYLXOX 2012 Bella Thorne Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance 2:33

This song has a music video, mashed-up with Zendaya's song.

Something to Dance For/TTYLXOX (Mash-Up)

2012 Zendaya & Bella Thorne Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance 2:58

Music video: here

Fashion Is My Kryptonite 2012 Bella Thorne & Zendaya Shake It Up: Made In Japan 2:44 Music video: here

Made In Japan

2012 Zendaya & Bella Thorne Shake It Up: Made In Japan 3:03

Full Song: here

The Same Heart 2012 Zendaya & Bella Thorne Shake It Up: Made In Japan 3:33

Full Song: here

Can't Stay Away 2012 IM5 & Bella Thorne Single 3:07 Official lyric video: here
Contagious Love 2012 Bella Thorne & Zendaya Shake It Up: I ♥ Dance
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree 2012 Bella Thorne Disney Channel Holiday Playlist 2:12
Get'cha Head In The Game 2013 Bella Thorne
This Is My Dance Floor 2013 Bella Thorne & Zendaya Shake It Up: I ♥ Dance 3:07

Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Guest Starring Young Actress) The O.C. Nominated
2009 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Guest Starring Young Actress) October Road Nominated
2009 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Supporting Young Actress) My Own Worst Enemy Won
2010 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Guest Starring Young Actress) Mental Nominated
2011 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actress Shake It Up Won
2011 J-14 Teen's Ircon Award Icon of Tomorrow Shake It Up Nominated
2011 Imagen Awards Best Young Actress – Television Shake It Up Nominated
2012 Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Short Format Daytime Program The Time I... (Dyslexia) Nominated
2012 Imagen Awards Best Young Actress –Television Shake It Up Won
2012 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series –Television Shake It Up Nominated
2012 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series (shared with Zendaya, Davis Cleveland, Roshon Fegan, Adam Irigoyen, Kenton Duty and Caroline Sunshine) Shake It Up Nominated
2012 J-14 Teen Icon Award Iconic Couple (shared with Tristan Klier) Herself Nominated
2012 ALMA Awards Favorite TV Actress - Comedy Shake It Up Nominated
Bella OTG


  • Selena Gomez (Alex Russo) sings the theme song to Shake it Up! which stars Bella Throne.
  • Her favorite colors are pink, green, and all shades of blue.
  • Her favorite singer is Lily Allen.
  • She loves the movie, Mean Girls. [1]
  • She describes Shake It Up as a buddy comedy centered around dance.
  • Bella is on "Team Edward" from the hit movie, Twilight
  • She loves to dance, sing, and paint.
  • Her role model is her mother.
  • Bella wants Selena Gomez & Greg Sulkin to star on Shake It Up.
  • She loves 80's music.
  • Bella has a lot of pets including six cats, two dogs, and a turtle. [2]
  • One of her favorite sports is soccer.
  • Spanish was her first language.
  • Bella's real best friend is called "Pia Mia"
  • She is exactly one year, one month, and one week younger than Zendaya.
  • She has campaigned for iDecide.
  • She has campaigned for Candie's.
  • 2014, she was in Home Invasion and played the role of Jamie.
  • 2014, she was in a movie called Blended along with, Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler.
  • 2014, she was in a movie called Buttermilk Sky.
  • She guest-starred in Zendaya's new show K.C. undercover.
  • Bella is really ticklish. [3]

External Links


Wikipedia has an article related to:
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+