Nicole Gale Anderson (born August 29, 1990) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Heather Chandler on The CW series Beauty & the Beast. She is also known for her roles as Macy Misa in the Disney Channel Original Series Jonas, and as Kelly Parker and Miranda Collins on the ABC Family series Make It or Break It and Ravenswood, Lifetime movie Accused at 17, respectively.
Anderson was born in Rochester, Indiana. Her father is an American who served as a Commander in the United States Navy, and her mother is of Filipino ethnicity. As a child, she won national gymnastics competitions, but retired due to injuries. Anderson was awarded a scholarship to Georgia's Barbizon Modeling and Acting School at age 13. She then began to study acting and attending auditions. She landed several print ads and television commercials, including Mary-Kate & Ashley Online Clothing, Every Girl, Stand Up, and Bratz Pretty 'n' Punk & Treasures. Google.com
Anderson auditioned for the role of Stella in the television series Jonas, but actress Chelsea Staub ended up winning the role. After the series plot changed, producers decided to create a best friend for Stella and offered Anderson, the role of Macy.
Anderson was added to the cast of the television series Beauty & the Beast in March 2012, playing the recurring role of Heather Chandler, Catherine's (Kristin Kreuk) younger sister. In May 2013, it was announced that Anderson had joined Ravenswood, a Pretty Little Liars spin-off, as Miranda Collins, a foster kid, who relies on her wits to cover her emotional scars. Prior to appearing in Ravenswood, Anderson appeared in the Pretty Little Liars episode "Grave New World", introducing her character, Miranda Collins. After the cancellation of Ravenswood, Anderson returned for the third season of Beauty & the Beast as a regular cast member.
|2005||Unfabulous||Cheerleader #3||Episode: "The Grey Area"|
|2007||Nobody||Leila||Unaired ABC Family pilot|
|2007||Zoey 101||Maria||Episode: "Quarantine"; credited as Nicole Anderson|
|2007||Hannah Montana||Marissa Hughes||Episode: "Achy Jakey Heart: Part 1"|
|2008||Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!||Dana||Main role|
|2008||Princess||Jitterbug/Princess Calliope||Television film|
|2009–10||Jonas||Macy Misa||Main role; 29 episodes, credited as Nicole Anderson|
|2009–12||Make It or Break It||Kelly Parker||Recurring role; 17 episodes|
|2009||Imagination Movers||Cinderella||Episode: "A Fairy Tale Ending"|
|2010||Accused at 17||Bianca Miller||Television film|
|2011||Mean Girls 2||Hope Plotkin||Television film|
|2011||Happy Endings||Madison||Episode: "Baby Steps"|
|2011||Ringer||Monica Reynolds||Episode: "Oh Gawd, There's Two of Them?"|
|2012–present||Beauty & the Beast||Heather Chandler||Recurring role: seasons 1–2; regular role: season 3|
|2013||Pretty Little Liars||Miranda Collins||Episode: "Grave New World"|
|2013–14||Ravenswood||Miranda Collins||Main role; 10 episodes|