When it comes to Disney Channel child stars who have stood the test of time, Bella Thorne most definitely comes to mind. Since landing her big break on Shake It Up in 2010, Bella has gone on to become a bona fide superstar. As of 2019, the multitalented A-lister has a whopping 101 acting credits — and that’s in addition to her impressive roles as a published author, musician, director and so much more!
Ahead of playing CeCe Jones on Shake It Up, Bella actually appeared on the hit Showtime series Big Love for 10 episodes. Considering most millennials were only teenagers in 2009, it’s unlikely that many of them recognize her from the series.
Just one year later, however, Bella found herself starring on Shake It Up alongside Zendaya. After appearing in 75 episodes for three seasons, Bella’s fame rose to that of a Miley Cyrus. No, Shake It Up was never as popular as Hannah Montana, but it was the boost Bella needed to catapult her career.
Scroll through the gallery below to see Bella’s complete transformation over the years, as well as learn about more of her career highlights!