Quick facts and figures:
- Full name: Annabella Avery Thorne
- Net Worth: $5 million
- Occupation: Actress, model, music video director, singer
- Birthday: October 8, 1997 (age 21)
- Birthplace: Pembroke Pines, Florida, U.S.
- Birth Sign: Libra
- Marital status: Unmarried
- She sports trademark red hair with bangs even though her natural hair color is blonde
- She plays villainous characters often
- She is the younger sister of Dani Thorne, Remy Thorne, and Kaili Thorne.
- Her father was of Cuban descent. Her mother has Irish, English, Italian, German, and Welsh ancestry.
- Spanish is her first language
- She has dyslexia
- Bella loves the “Nomad” Foundation which helps provide education, food, and medical supplies to impoverished children in Africa. Bella sponsors a child named Lydia Kanini Kiio in Kibwezi, Kenya.
- As a child, Bella loved to go hiking, swimming, snorkeling, as well as painting and dancing
- Bella has a wolf cub, named Voodoo, and a cocker spaniel named Pyro. She also has several cats.
- She has appeared in over 40 commercials. She was the spokesperson for Texas Instruments for 2 years
- As a child, she moved to California to begin pursuing her dream of an acting career. She spends time in New York as well
- She doesn’t know how to drive a car and has no plans to learn
- Her father died in a motorcycle accident in 2007 when Bella was just 9
About Bella Thorne
Born on October 8th, 1997 as Annabella Avery Thorne, in Pembroke Pines, Florida the 21-year-old star is already an actress, singer, model and music video director. She started her career at an age of only 8 when she appeared as a model.
In 2008, Bella Thorne played Ruthy Spivy in the My Worst Enemy TV series and Rancy Henrickson in Big Love in 2010. She gained popularity with her role as CeCe Jones in the Shake It Up Disney series which ran from 2010 to 2013.
After that, Thorne played Paige Townsen in the Famous in Love series by Freeform from 2017 to 2018. Bella also appeared in several movies, including Blended in 2014, The DUFF in 2015, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The road chip in 2015, You Get Me in 2017, Amityville: The Awakening in 2017, The Babysitter in 2017, Midnight Sun in 2018 and in Assassination nation in 2018.
Belle Thorn’s parents Tamara and Delancey Reinaldo Tey Thorne have three other children apart from her, and they are all actors as well.
Baby Bella was only 6 weeks old when she was featured in Parents Magazine. Since then, she has been on the covers of numerous US and international magazines and catalogs.
Despite the fact that she has had a successful career already and is only 21 years of age, Bella Thorne is often in the spotlight for not-so-favorable reasons, including scandalous social media posts and her relationships.
Early life and education
The young actress was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida on October 8th, 1997 to parents Tamara Thorne and Delancy Reinaldo Rey Thorne. She has three siblings, all of whom are also actors. In 2007, her father who was from Cuban descent, died in a motorcycle accident, when Bella was only 9 years old. Her mother Tamara is of mixed Irish, Italian, German, English, and Welsh descent.
After the death of her father, it was her mother who took care of all four children with limited finances. This prompted Bella to work as a child actress so that she could help support her family. Her mother became her manager.
Last year, Bella Thorne admitted that she had been sexually abused from an early age up until the age of 14. She also told Chelsea Handler in 2017 that she was seriously bullied as a child because of her dyslexia, the fact that her first language was Spanish and because she lived in the suburbs.
The young actress was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was in first grade. After she became bullied in school, she left public school and was homeschooled. She gradually overcame her dyslexia and improved her learning abilities after attending the Sylvan Learning center, and pretty soon she began reading and writing better than the other children her age.
The first appearance of Bella Thorne on film was an uncredited role in Stuck on You from 2003. Since then, she has appeared in various TV shows and movies, including Entourage, as well as The O.C. in the role of young Taylor Townsend.
Her first major role in a TV series was in 2007, when she joined the cast of Dirty Sexy Money, during its second season. In the series, she played Margaux Darling.
In 2008, Thorne was cast for the role of Ruthy Spivey in the My Own Enemy TV drama series. The series also starred Christian Slater and Taylor Lautner. Bella Thorne won the Young Artist Award for this role.
Again in 2008, she starred in an episode of October Road in the role of Angela Ferilli. Her older brother Remy Thorne also took part in the same episode as a younger version of Eddie Latekka.
The actress also played a classmate of Monk in the Little Monk web series from 2009. In the same year, she played the antagonist in the Forget Me Not horror film. She also had a supporting role in Raspberry Magic in 2010.
In 2010 Thorne joined HBO’s Big Love 4th season in the place of Jolean Wejbe as Tancy Teenie Henrickson. She also played ambitious dancer CeCe Jones in Shake It Up on Disney Channel, even though she had no previous experience with professional dancing. When she was chosen for the role in 2009, Bella Thorne started taking three dancing classes every night.
In 2012, the actress played Avalon Greene in Frenemies – a Disney Channel movie.
Bella Thorne is also a talented singer. Her first single Watch Me reached to 86th position on the Billboard Hot Charts. Her next single TTYLXOX reached 97th position in 2013. The same year, it was announced that Thorne had signed to the Hollywood records label, and went on to work on her first album.
In 2014, the actress played the role of the daughter of Adam Sandler’s character in Blended. She also co-starred in Horrible, Alexander the Terrible, Very Bad Day in 2014, as well as in The DUFF in 2015.
She appeared in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’s 15th season which aired on October 19th, 2014.
The young actress played Cammy Cahill in Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend in 2014. The same year she said she had canceled her debut album because she was not happy with what she had in the works. Thorne released an EP Jersey and the lead single Call It Whatever reached to number ten in the charts. It spent 10 weeks on the chart.
Apart from being a talented actress and singer, Bella Thorne also is a writer. Her first novel titled Autumn Falls is the first of the series of books she signed a deal to write.
In 2014, Thorne was cast in the Scream MTV series where she played mean and terrible Nina. She was also cast to dub Frog Princess in the Frog Kingdom animation film for its US release.
She played Kate in the Shovel Buddies TV film in 2015, and Jamie in Keep Watching.
In 2015, Bella Thorne played talented singer Ashley in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, and Rain in Boo! A Madea Halloween in 2016.
In 2017, the actress returned to TV in the Famous in Love drama series on Freeform where she played Paige Townsen.
The same year, the actress joined the cast of Assassination Nation, a black comedy released in 2018. She also starred in Netflix’s original film You get Me, and in The Babysitter, a slasher comedy released to Netflix.
She took part in Midnight Sun, a remake of a Japanese film by the same name in 2018.
In the fall of 2018, it was announced that Thorne is returning to music and has signed with Epic Records to work on her debut album once again. Her first album titled What Do You See Now? will be released in 2019.
This year, Thorne will co-star with Jake Manley in Southland, a heist thriller which will be released in 2019.
She has also been cast in The Friendship Game, a science fiction horror film which is currently in production.
Her modeling career
Thorne first started modeling at only 6 weeks old when her photos were featured in Parents magazine. She appeared in more than 30 commercials including Texas Instruments and Neutrogena. Her advertisements also include Tommy Hilfiger, Guess Jeans, Candie’s, J.Lo Girls, Gap, Ralph Lauren, and Diesel.
She has been on the covers of Seventeen, Shape, Latina and Gay Times and Teen Vogue, as well as in UK’s Company magazine, and on Indonesia’s CosmoGirl and Marie Claire, Mexico’s GQ and Glamour and Canada’s Elle.
Bella Thorne may be young, but she is also an avid philanthropist. The actress supports the Humane Society, The Nomad Organization and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She joined PETA to encourage people to boycott SeaWorld despite the fact that she had appeared in a commercial for the theme park as a child.
Bella Thorne lost her dad who dies in a motorcycle accident when she was just 9 years old which is why she was anxious about getting her own drivers license and finally got it in 2015.
She was diagnosed with dyslexia in first grade, and after being bullied at public school because of it, as well as because she lived in the suburbs and her first language was Spanish, she went on to be homeschooled.
With hard work, she eventually managed to overcome her learning disability and become ahead of her class. Today, she has already completed her first novel and will be working on other books.
When her father died, her mom had financial difficulties raising and caring for Bella and her other three siblings, so the girl took on modeling and acting to support her family.
Her first novel Autumn Falls is about her experience with the death of her father.
Today, even though she doesn’t drink alcohol, Bella likes to host wild parties, which gather a lot of Hollywood celebrities.
In 2016, Bella Thorne came out as a bisexual. She admitted having been in an open relationship with musician Mod Sun and internet personality Tana Mongeau from 2017 to February 2019.
She also admitted to having suffered sexual abuse as a young girl up to the age of 14 but hasn’t said who the abuser was.
Bella Thorne also has admitted that she suffers from acne, despite being a star and model.
She actually likes to keep it real with her fans and shares quite a lot on social media without the pretenses of a false perfect world of a Hollywood star.
Bella Thorne has been nominated for numerous awards throughout the years and has won the following:
- 2009 – Young Artist Awards – Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress for My Own Worst Enemy
- 2010 – Young Artist Awards – Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress for Shake It Up
- 2013 – Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries, Special or Pilot – Leading Young Actress for Frenemies
- 2013 – Young Hollywood Awards – One to Watch
- 2015 – Shorty Awards – Actress
- 2015 – Teen Choice Awards Choice – Movie Villain for The DUFF