BELLA THORNE (Hilary) star of the hit Disney Channel original series "Shake It
Up," sky-rocketed to fame with her tween/teen fans playing aspiring dancer Cece
Jones. "Shake It Up" originally premiered with 6.2 million viewers.
Most recently, she wrapped production on the feature films "Alexander and the
Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," "Big Sky," opposite Kyra Sedgwick,"
and "Home Invasion." She also signed a three book deal with Random House titled
Autumn Falls, with the first book scheduled for late 2014, and was recently
named the new Candie's girl, following in the footsteps of Britney Spears, Carly
Rae Jepsen, Vanessa Hudgens and Lea Michele.
The triple threat also recently expanded her talent in the music arena with her
solo single, "TTYLXOX," which was included on the "Shake It Up" soundtrack and
not only made the Billboard 100 but has sold over 300,000 copies to date. She
has been topping the charts at Radio Disney with "Bubblegum Boy," and
collaborated with IM5 on the single "Can't Stay Away."
Thorne was the spokesperson for the Staples and Dosomething.org Campaign for the
recent back to school season and shared her story on how she overcame dyslexia
in Disney Channel's "The Time I...(Dyslexia)," nominated for a 2012 Daytime Emmy
for Outstanding Special Class, Short Format Daytime Program. She was also
nominated Favorite TV Actress by the 2012 ALMA Awards and won a 2013 IMAGEN
Award for Best Young Actress/Television.
A Florida native, Thorne began her career in the world of modeling. She has been
a spokesperson for Texas Instruments, the face of major brands and designers
such as Ralph Lauren, H&M, Guess, Limited's Justice, GAP, and Aldo, and has
graced covers of many national and international catalogs while appearing in
over 60 commercials worldwide. Danimals currently added her to their successful
On television, she has had starring roles on such hit series as HBO's "Big
Love," NBC's "My Own Worst Enemy," "Dirty, Sexy Money" and "In the Motherhood."
Her additional feature film credits include psychological thriller "Forget Me
Not" and, in January 2012, Thorne and her "Shake It Up" co-star Zendaya Coleman
starred in the Disney Channel movie of the week "Frenemies," which premiered
with 4.7 million viewers.
Thorne has worked diligently to overcome personal tragedies such as the loss of
her father in a vehicular accident in 2007 and, shortly after, the passing of
her grandmother. She has also overcome dyslexia, which caused her to be bullied
at school, and is currently the Global Ambassador for StompOutBullying, a cause
that is near and dear to her heart. She additionally enjoys lending her name to
many children's charities.