An accomplished model and spokesperson long before she started acting, Bella Thorne captivated teen audiences with her perky personality and relatable onscreen charm. The young star appeared in a magazine spread before she uttered her first words, and overcame a learning disability while pursuing her dreams of acting. After moving from her Florida hometown to the bright lights of Hollywood, Thorne quickly landed recurring roles on primetime dramas, from the seductive and scandalous "Dirty Sexy Money" (ABC, 2007-09), to the provocative, award-winning series "Big Love" (HBO, 2006-2011). In 2010, Thorne landed a breakout role on the buddy comedy series "Shake It Up!" (Disney Channel). Playing a young woman who works hard and stays hopeful to make her dreams come true was not far from Thorne's real-life experience, and it was her pitch-perfect performance on the show that established her as a bona fide star with a promising career beyond her teenage years.