Ciara Bravo is an American actress who is popular for appearing in the television series Big Time Rush (2009-2013) and Red Band Society (2014-2015) and the YouTube series Wayne (2019).
While talking about her childhood in an interview, she said,
Growing up in the Midwest, it never occurred to me that acting was a career choice. Previous to acting, I was taken by the idea of working with horses or the outdoors for a living.”
She attended a Catholic school named The Summit Country Day School. In April 2007, she was discovered by a talent scout at the Mike Beaty Model & Talent Expo at the age of nine. At Expo, she was the winner of the two-person scene for 8-12 years of age group and photography competition, and the first runner up in the runway modeling.
Height (approx.): 5′ 3″
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Black
Her father, Mike Bravo, and her mother, Tammy Bravo, are owners of Executive Transportation Services, Inc. Limo Service in Newport. She has two siblings, an elder sister named Rikkel Bravo and a younger brother named Jaxon Bravo.
Kentucky-born Ciara Bravo’s first paid acting job was to kiss a frog in the Newport Aquarium’s Frog Princess commercial.
In 2007, she gained recognition after starring in the Natasha Bedingfield music video of the song “Love Like This.”
In 2008, she ventured into the entertainment business as a voiceover artist when she lent her voice in the animated series ‘Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?.’
She gave her voice in various projects including the television series Special Agent Oso (2009) and The Penguins of Madagascar (2012) and the television film Kinect Star Wars: Girly Vader (2012).
Ciara Bravo began her career as a child actress with the 2009 American mystery thriller film ‘Angels & Demons’ in which she played the role of an Italian girl.
Thereafter, she appeared in various films like Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), To The Bone (2017), and The Long Dumb Road (2018). She rose to prominence with the 2021 American crime drama film ‘Cherry’ in which she played the role of Emily. The film is based on the autofictional novel of Nico Walker, an American author and US Army veteran who served time in prison for bank robbery. In the film, Nico, an Iraq War veteran suffering from PTSD is hooked on the Oxycontin prescribed for his anxiety. As the story unfolds, Nico begins to rob banks to feed his and his wife, Emily’s, drug addiction.
She came into the limelight with her television debut in the American musical comedy series ‘Big Time Rush’ (2009-2013) as Katie, Kendall’s young, sarcastic, and mischievous sister who finds her life turned upside down when her brother’s big break forces the family to move to Los Angeles. Ciara earned the nomination for Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress at the Young Artist Awards (2012) for playing the role of Katie.
She starred in the 2013 American fantasy-comedy television film ‘Jinxed’ as Meg Murphy, a young girl who is desperate to end a hundred-year-old family’s curse by offering her great-great-grandfather Tommy’s lucky coin to the descendant of a witch.
From 2014 to 2015, she gained massive popularity for playing the role of Emma Chota in the American teen comedy-drama series ‘Red Band Society.’ In the series, Emma Chota is a young brainy girl suffering from anorexia (an eating disorder), who is also the girlfriend of Leo and the love interest of Jordi.
In 2016, she appeared in the American science fiction crime drama ‘Second Chance’ in which she played the role of Gracie Pritchard, the granddaughter of the protagonist, Jimmy Pritchard (played by Robert Kazinsky). The storyline of the series revolves around Jimmy, a corrupt sheriff who was killed in a robbery at the age of 75. Through a little futuristic maneuvering, Jimmy is brought back to life by two billionaire tech geniuses.
In 2019, she struck stardom with the American action-comedy series ‘Wayne’ in which she played the female protagonist Delilah “Del” Luccetti. The YouTube series is about Wayne McCullough, a teenage boy who attempts to retrieve his late father’s stolen car along with his new crush Del.
- Actor: Eddie Redmayne
- Actress: Toni Collette & Amy Adams
- Series: Love Island (2015), Gilmore Girls (2000)
- Film: Heathers (1988)
- Style Icon: Alexa Chung
- Singer: Taylor Swift
- Podcast: Serial (2014)
- Food: Goldfish, Flavor Blasted
- Jake Lang, the owner of Wings Model Management, discovered Ciara at the ripe age of 9. In an interview, while giving Ciara’s description, Lang said,
Ciara had a natural way about her and she seemed to grasp the idea of acting very quickly.”
- Ciara Bravo has two pets; a cat named Smokey Moses and a dog named Sheba. She is an avid dog lover and posts various pictures of herself with her dog Sheba on her Instagram account.
- In her leisure time, she likes to ride a horse.
- To become a professional cheerleader was Ciara Bravo’s childhood dream. In an interview, while sharing her childhood memories, she said,
When I was a kid, like four or five years old and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said I wanted to be a professional cheerleader. And when they asked how many children I wanted to have, I said 14 kids. Fourteen kids and be a professional cheerleader. And if you asked how I was driving around, it was gonna be a bus.”
- In an interview, she revealed that her favorite subject in school was science because she liked making concoctions and doing experiments.
- In an interview, she revealed that she is a bed dweller. She said,
I’ve been a bed dweller since I was a teenager. That is my sanctuary. My bedroom is my safe space. I’m very much an introvert…I need to be alone to recharge, so that’s why my bedroom and my bed has always been my number one.”
- When asked about her hidden talents in an interview, she replied,
I can roll my tongue into a little taco thing.”