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Sit down with 12-year-old actress Bella Thorne
Actress and model Bella Thorne might just be the hardest working sixth-grader you'll ever meet. You'll recognize her from ABC's "Dirty, Sexy Money" and NBC's "My Own Worst Enemy."
Bella Thorne is currently shooting the film, "Raspberry Magic" in the Bay Area. Audiences can expect to view "Raspberry Magic" early fall of 2009.
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Bella Thorne has critics raving, star-meters buzzing, and the trades slating her as the next Dakota Fanning. At the ripe young age of 11, Thorne has accomplished more in a decade than many Hollywood hopefuls will accomplish in a lifetime.
The hardest working sixth-grader you'll ever meet, Thorne works triple-time as a television actress, film star and model giving the term "triple threat" a whole new meaning. On the small-screen, Thorne portrays the role of "Ruthy Spivey," Christian Slater's daughter in NBC's newest hit-show, "My Own Worst Enemy" and as "Margaux Darling," daughter of Billy Baldwin's morally corrupt "Senator Patrick Darling" character in ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money." On the big screen, Thorne leads the psychological thriller FORGET ME NOT, as the bullied, revengeful, orphaned "Angela" opposite Cody Linley set to hit theatres in 2009, in the upcoming theatrical release ONE WISH, alongside Winona Ryder in the drama WATER PILLS and has just signed on to star as the female lead in the upcoming coming-of-age story, RASPBERRY MAGIC.
Nominated for a Young Actor's Award for her ground-breaking performance in FOX's "The O.C." as the tormented frenemy of Rachel Bilson, Bella peaked interest among critics early on in her career.
Before moving audiences worldwide to tears, this Florida-native took center stage as the only spokesperson for Texas Instruments, the face of major brands and designers as H&M, Guess and Aldo. With an irresistible draw and mesmerizingly innocent gaze, modeling comes naturally to Bella, who, with a head tilt and wink, has graced the covers of many national and international catalog covers while appearing in over 40 commercials.
Her voice and presence is just as distinct as her gorgeous looks, providing voiceovers in box-office hits as ANT BULLY and remaining one of the most sought-out voices in Hollywood.
A philanthropist at heart, Bella devotes any free time she has to helping The Nomad Organization, her personal charity that works to providing aid to children in Africa. Still a kid herself, Bella has a weak spot for children's charities and makes an effort to do what she can to make sure all children have the same opportunities to succeed as she did.
The youngest of four in a talented family of actors (sisters Dani and Kaili and brother Remy are actors, as well), Bella worked diligently to overcome a slew of horrific personal tragedies. Before losing her father in an untimely vehicular accident in 2007 and beloved grandmother just shortly after, Bella struggled to overcome Dyslexia. Teased at school for her learning disability, she became homeschooled to eventually surpass the expectancies of her grade level. Bella worked through all her struggles by immersing herself in her craft and has more than proven to her siblings, friends and the industry that she is a force to be reckoned with.
When she's not modeling for top designers, booking roles on award-winning TV shows or landing lead slots in box-office hits, Bella enjoys all things active-dancing, playing soccer, playing with any of her multiple pets and of course, spending time with her superstar family.
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