Actress Bella Thorne

Celebrity Q&A, People
on October 3, 2011

My daughter loves the actress who plays CeCe on Disney's Shake It Up! What can you tell us about her?
—Marilyn Jones, Birmingham, Ala.

Bella Thorne, 14, fell in love with acting at age 8. The native of Pembroke Pines, Fla., almost didn't venture into the field because of dyslexia. She had no dancing experience before she was hired for Shake It Up!, but she believes creator Chris Thompson took a chance on her because he thought she was otherwise just like the character. "There's not one aspect of me that is not just like CeCe-sometimes I'm a little kooky and nutty, I have this big personality, and I talk a lot, 24/7," she says. The former child model, who co-starred on HBO's Big Love, has cats, dogs, a turtle and a frog as pets.