Ciara Bravo is an American actress who is well-known for starring in the television series Big Time Rush (2009-2013) and Red Band Society (2014-2015) and the YouTube series Wayne (2019).
While sharing her childhood memories 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 did her schooling at a Catholic school named The Summit Country Day School. Ciara Bravo’s first introduction to the entertainment industry was at the age of nine when she attended the Mike Beaty Model & Talent Expo in April 2007. At the Expo, Ciara secured herself the first position in the photography competition and the two-person scene for the 8-12 years of age group. She was also the first runner-up in the runway modeling competition at the Expo.
Height (approx.): 5′ 3″
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Black
Her parents, Mike Bravo and Tammy Bravo, run the Executive Transportation limousine and shuttle services in Newport. Her elder sister’s name is Rikkel Bravo, and her younger brother’s name is Jaxon Bravo.
Ciara booked her first commercial for Newport Aquarium’s Frog Exhibit in Cincinnati in which she had to kiss a frog, hoping it will turn into a handsome prince.
She earned recognition in 2007 when she appeared in the music video of the song “Love Like This” by Natasha Bedingfield.
She began her career as a voice-over artist in 2008 when she gave her voice in the animated series ‘Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?’
Thereafter, she lent her voice in various projects like the television series Special Agent Oso (2009) and The Penguins of Madagascar (2012) and the television film Kinect Star Wars: Girly Vader (2012).
In 2009, she made her film debut with the American mystery thriller film ‘Angels & Demons’ in which she played the role of an Italian girl.
Later, she starred in the films Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), To The Bone (2017), and The Long Dumb Road (2018). In 2021, she struck stardom when she played the role of Emily in the American crime drama film ‘Cherry’ in which she shared the screen with the popular English actor, Tom Holland. In the film, Emily is the love interest of Nico, an army veteran struggling with PTSD and opioid addiction. To deal with Nico’s growing addiction, Emily begins taking Cherry’s medication and becomes an addict herself.
In 2009, she came into the spotlight when she made her television debut with the American comedy series ‘Big Time Rush.’ In the series, Ciara played the role of Kendall’s younger sister Katie Knight, a sarcastic and mischievous girl whose life takes a turn when her brother’s big break forces the family to move to Los Angeles. In 2012, Ciara secured herself the nomination for the Young Artist Award in the category of Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress for playing the role of Katie.
In 2013, she played the protagonist Meg Murphy in the American fantasy-comedy television film ‘Jinxed.’ The film centers around the young girl Meg who is desperately trying to end a hundred-year-old family’s curse by offering her great-great-grandfather’s lucky coin to the descendant of a witch.
After four years in a supporting role on Nickelodeon’s ‘Big Time Rush,’ she appeared in the American teen comedy-drama series ‘Red Band Society’ (2014-2015) as Emma Chota, a brainy 15-year-old girl suffering from anorexia, an eating disorder in which a person’s distorted body image leads them to starve themselves to stay thin. As the story unfolds, Emma bonds with a teen boy Leo Roth, suffering from cancer.
In the American science fiction drama ‘Second Chance’ (2016), Ciara played the role of Gracie Pritchard, the granddaughter of Jimmy Pritchard (the protagonist). The series centers around a corrupt police officer Jimmy who is brought back to life by two billionaire tech geniuses after being killed in a robbery at the age of 75.
She gained massive popularity for starring in the American YouTube series ‘Wayne’ (2019) in which she played the female protagonist Delilah “Del” Luccetti. In the series, a teenage boy named Wayne McCullough endeavors to retrieve his late father’s stolen car with the help of 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
- The owner of Wings Model Management, Jake Lang, discovered Ciara at the ripe age of 9. In an interview, while describing Ciara, Jake Lang said,
Ciara had a natural way about her and she seemed to grasp the idea of acting very quickly.”
- Ciara Bravo has a pet cat named Smokey Moses and a pet dog named Sheba. She is an avid dog lover who uploads several pictures of herself with her dog Sheba on her Instagram account.
- Since childhood, Ciara Bravo has been fond of horse riding.
- In an interview, Ciara Bravo revealed that her childhood dream was to become a professional cheerleader. 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 science was her favorite subject in school as she liked doing experiments and making concoctions
- While describing her introverted personality in an interview, 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.”
- While talking about her hidden talents in an interview, she said,
I can roll my tongue into a little taco thing.”