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Thorne in 2021
Born
Annabella Avery Thorne

(1997-10-08) October 8, 1997 (age 26)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
  • writer
Years active 2003–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Labels

Annabella Avery Thorne (born October 8, 1997) is an American actress, singer, and writer.

Early life

Annabella Avery Thorne was born in Pembroke Pines, Florida, on October 8, 1997, the daughter of Tamara Thorne and Delancey Reinaldo "Rey" Thorne. She has three siblings who are also actors. Her father was of Cuban descent, and she also has Italian, along with English, German, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. She has said that she was raised by a mother who was supporting four children, that they were very poor, and that she originally began working as a child actress to help support the family.

In September 2017, Thorne revealed that she had lived in a suburban area, spoke Spanish as her first language, and that she was bullied while growing up because she was dyslexic. She improved in her learning after attending a Sylvan Learning center and began reading and writing a grade ahead. In April 2010, she said she had overcome dyslexia by rigorously reading everything she could find, including cereal box labels.

Career

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Thorne and Zendaya at a promotional event for Shake It Up in 2011
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Thorne at the 2013 Movieguide Awards

Thorne first received recognition for her role as Ruthy Spivey in the drama series My Own Worst Enemy (2009), the latter of which earned her a Young Artist Award.

Thorne gained prominence for her role as CeCe Jones on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up (2010–2013), for which she received several awards and nominations, including winning an Imagen Award. Thorne has since appeared in numerous feature films, including Blended (2014), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015), The Babysitter film series (2017–2020). She received praise for her roles in The DUFF (2015), Amityville: The Awakening (2017), and Infamous (2020). Thorne also led the drama series Famous in Love (2017–2018), for which she received nominations from the Teen Choice Awards.

Outside of acting, Thorne has ventured into music; she released her debut single, "Watch Me" in 2011, which charted at 86 on the US Billboard Hot 100. She has since released the EP Made in Japan in 2012 and the EP Jersey in 2014.

Writing

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Thorne in 2019

In addition to her acting and singing careers, Thorne is also a published writer. In 2014, she wrote Autumn Falls, the first in a series of three novels - the other two being Autumn's Kiss (2015) and Autumn's Wish (2016) - about a teenage girl who navigates through the pitfalls of adolescence with help from her diary, which may have links to the supernatural.

In July 2019, Rare Bird Books published The Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray Vol. 1, a book of Thorne's autobiographical poetry.

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Thorne in March 2014

Thorne has appeared in over 30 commercials. Her advertising campaigns include Guess Jeans, Tommy Hilfiger, J.Lo Girls, Candie's, Ralph Lauren, Gap and Diesel.

She has been on the magazine covers of US's Shape, Seventeen, Teen Vogue, Latina, UK's Company; Indonesia's Marie Claire and CosmoGirl; Canada's Elle and Mexico's Glamour and GQ.

Thorne is a 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

Thorne dated Tristan Klier, then a student, from November 2011 until 2014. She dated English actor Gregg Sulkin from 2015 to August 2016. In 2017, she dated emo rapper Lil Peep for a short period and was in a relationship with musician Blackbear in August that same year. From April 2019 until 2022, she was in a relationship with Italian singer Benjamin Mascolo, the two announced their engagement in March 2021. However in 2022, the couple officially announced their split. Thorne is a life-long fan of the horror genre.

Recognition

She was recognized as one of the BBC's 100 women of 2019.

Theater

Year Title Role Venue Ref.
2015 New York Spring Spectacular Alice in Wonderland statue (voice-over) Radio City Music Hall

Discography

Studio albums

  • What Do You See Now? (TBA)

Extended plays

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

See also

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