Nicole Gale Anderson is an American actress best recognized for playing Heather Chandler on The CW’s ‘Beauty & the Beast’. Her other significant roles include Macy Misa in Disney Channel’s ‘Jonas’ and Miranda Collins on ABC Family’s ‘Ravenswood’. Born in Rochester, Indiana, to a navy officer, Anderson showed early talent as a child when she won many national gymnastics competitions. At the age of 13, she won a scholarship to study at Georgia's Barbizon Modeling and Acting School. Following her graduation and giving various auditions, Anderson was cast in television commercials and print ads. Her television debut came in 2005, with a guest role in an episode of ‘Unfabulous’. That year, she also performed in her first film ‘Mulawin: The Movie’. Since then, the talented actress has appeared in over 14 TV shows and a handful of films and television films. On the personal front, she has been married since 2018. Currently, she resides in Canada.
Nicole Gale Anderson began her career as a model, initially modeling for various brands, including Mary-Kate & Ashley Online Clothing, Stand Up, Every Girl, and Bratz Pretty 'n' Punk. In 2005, she featured in an episode of ‘Unfabulous’ as well as in the film ‘Mulawin: The Movie’. Two years later, she featured in the unsold ABC Family pilot ‘Nobody’ as Leila. Also in 2007, the actress made guest appearances in ‘Zoey 101’, ‘Hannah Montana’, and ‘iCarly’. This was followed by her role in the television film ‘Princess’.
In 2009, Anderson gave excellent performances in the drama series ‘Jonas’ and ‘Make It or Break It’. While the former starred her in the main role of Macy Misa, the latter saw her as a recurring character, Kelly Parker. A year later, she starred in the TV film ‘Accused at 17’. Her projects in 2011 included the drama ‘Happy Endings’ and the made-for-television movie ‘Mean Girls 2’. Directed by Melanie Mayron, the latter also starred Meaghan Martin, Diego Boneta, Maiara Walsh, Claire Holt, and Linden Ashby.
The year 2012 was an important one in Anderson’s career. Her fame reached new heights when she was cast as Heather Chandler in the superhero television series ‘Beauty & the Beast’. Although she initially joined as a recurring cast member, she was later promoted to the lead role for the show’s seasons 3 and 4. From 2013 to 2014, the actress portrayed the character of Miranda Collins in the supernatural teen drama ‘Ravenswood’. During this time, she also starred in ‘Red Line’ (2013), a film that earned appreciation for using John Paul the Great Catholic University’s student interns as a majority of the production crew. This was followed by her role in the flick ‘Never’ in 2014. In 2018, Anderson featured in the role of Abby Anderson in the television film ‘The Wedding Do Over’.
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Family & Personal Life
Nicole Gale Anderson was born on August 29, 1990, in Rochester, Indiana, USA, to Anami and Kevin Anderson. She has two siblings, Nadine and Kenn. She studied at Georgia's Barbizon Modeling and Acting School. The actress is of mixed Swedish, German, British, Spanish, and Filipino descent.
Since 2018, Anderson has been married to Roberto Paniagua. Back in 2000, she had a relationship with Cody Linley. She has also dated Tony Oller and Stephen Laurenson in the past.