Annabella Avery "Bella" Thorne was born on October 8, 1997, in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The family has resided in California since 2006. She has three older siblings: Kaili, Dani, and Remy. She is of Italian, Cuban, and Irish descent. Her interests include dancing, playing soccer, spending time with her family and friends, and playing with her many pets (including her cat, Marilyn, and puppy, Krystal).
Bella's career started at the very young age of six weeks old, when she was photographed for "Parents Magazine." She has gone on to have appearances in more than 20 films and television series. Bella has been in over 60 commercials which include: Digital Light Processing, Publix, and KFC. For print advertising, Bella has been involved with some big name brands including: Barbie, ALDO K!DS, JLO by Jennifer Lopez, Kaiya Eve Couture, LaSenza Girl, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Vogue, Elle, Guess?, Target, Justice and Mudd for Kohls. With all of these credentials, Bella is most known for her role of Cecelia "CeCe" Jones, an aspiring dancer, on the Disney Channel original series Shake It Up!
Bella;s career and early life has seen some major hurdles that she has had to overcome. Diagnosed with dyslexia when she was in second grade, Bella has talked publicly about persevering through this and now reads at a grade level above her own. The actress discussed reading everything that she could, including cereal box labels to improve. Miss Thorne also has had to endure the loss of her father to a vehicle accident in 2007.
With a bright future ahead, Bella Thorne is now adding singing to her career path. Along with her Shake It Up! co-star, Zendaya, Bella sang "Watch Me" that is featured on Walt Disney Records' Shake It Up: Break It Down CD + DVD. She also released "Bubblegum Boy" in December 2011 with her friend, Pia Mia, collaborating with her.
Bella is constantly doing charity work - as the actress loves to give back. A few organizations that are close to Bella's heart are: the Humane Society, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Nomad Organization.
Bella is definately a rising star with a heart of gold!
UNDER THE INFLUENCE Raspberry Magic Forget Me Not One Wish The I Scream Man Taxidermist The Seer Blind Ambition Finishing the Game Crawlake This Old Man Viola Stuck on You
Shake It Up! Wizards of Waverly Place DANCE DANCE CHICAGO BIG LOVE Little Monk In The Motherhood Mental MY OWN WORST ENEMY October Road Dirty Sexy Money The OC Entourage Jimmy Kimmel When We Were Girls
2009 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Supporting Young Actress) for My Own Worst Enemy (TV series)
2011 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress for Shake It Up!