Nicole Gale Anderson[2] (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.

Early life

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.[3] As a child, she won national gymnastics competitions, but retired due to injuries.[4] Anderson was awarded a scholarship to Georgia's Barbizon Modeling and Acting School at age 13.[5] She then began to study acting and attending auditions.[3] She landed several print ads and television commercials, including Mary-Kate & Ashley Online Clothing, Every Girl, Stand Up, and Bratz Pretty 'n' Punk & Treasures.

She currently lives in Toronto, Canada.[6]


Anderson auditioned for the role of Stella in the television series Jonas, but actress Chelsea Staub ended up winning the role.[7][8] After the series plot changed, producers decided to create a best friend for Stella and offered Anderson, the role of Macy.[9]

Anderson was added to the cast of the television series Beauty & the Beast in March 2012,[10] playing the recurring role of Heather Chandler, Catherine's (Kristin Kreuk) younger sister.[2] 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.[12] Prior to appearing in Ravenswood, Anderson appeared in the Pretty Little Liars episode "Grave New World", introducing her character, Miranda Collins.[13] After the cancellation of Ravenswood, Anderson returned for the third season of Beauty & the Beast as a regular cast member.[14]


Gale served as the first international spokesperson for Underwriters Laboratories Youth Safety Smart program and has participated in Disney's Friends for Change.[2]



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2005UnfabulousCheerleader #3Episode: "The Grey Area"
2007NobodyLeilaUnaired ABC Family pilot
2007Zoey 101MariaEpisode: "Quarantine"; credited as Nicole Anderson
2007Hannah MontanaMarissa HughesEpisode: "Achy Jakey Heart: Part 1"
2007iCarlyTashaEpisode: "iNevel"
2008Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!DanaMain role
2008PrincessJitterbug/Princess CalliopeTelevision film
2009–10JonasMacy MisaMain role; 29 episodes, credited as Nicole Anderson
2009–12Make It or Break ItKelly ParkerRecurring role; 17 episodes
2009Imagination MoversCinderellaEpisode: "A Fairy Tale Ending"
2010Accused at 17Bianca MillerTelevision film
2011Mean Girls 2Hope PlotkinTelevision film[2]
2011Happy EndingsMadisonEpisode: "Baby Steps"[2]
2011RingerMonica ReynoldsEpisode: "Oh Gawd, There's Two of Them?"
2012–presentBeauty & the BeastHeather ChandlerRecurring role: seasons 1–2; regular role: season 3
2013Pretty Little LiarsMiranda CollinsEpisode: "Grave New World"
2013–14RavenswoodMiranda CollinsMain role; 10 episodes