Tiffany Thornton

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Tiffany Thornton
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Thornton in 2010
Tiffany Dawn Thornton

(1986-02-14) February 14, 1986 (age 34)
OccupationActress, radio personality, singer
Years active2004–2015
  • Chris Carney
    (m. 2011;died 2015)
  • Josiah Capaci(m. 2017)

Tiffany Dawn Thornton (born February 14, 1986 [1] ) is a retired American actress, radio personality and singer best known for her co-starring role as Tawni Hart on the Disney Channel Original Series, Sonny with a Chance [2] and the spinoff, So Random! .



Thornton made her television acting debut in the pilot episode of the Fox sitcom, Quintuplets . She then went on to appear in 8 Simple Rules , American Dreams , The O.C. , Desperate Housewives , That's So Raven , Jericho , Wizards of Waverly Place and Hannah Montana .

In 2009, Thornton co-starred as Tawni Hart on the Disney Channel Original Series Sonny with a Chance and then went on to play a part in the Disney Channel Original Movie Hatching Pete . After Sonny with a Chance ended in early 2011, it was replaced by So Random! in the summer of 2011 and ended in 2012, where Thornton reprised her role as Tawni Hart.

From 2015 to 2016, Thornton was a radio personality for KLAZ 105.9 based in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She co-hosted the morning show "Kramer and Tiffany", as well as hosted her own mid-day show. [3] She is also a blogger for [4]

As of mid-2016, Thornton works as a recruitment advisor for Champion Christian College. [5]

Personal life

Thornton was born in College Station, Texas. She is an alumna of Texas A&M University, where she sang the national anthem at a number of sporting events. [6] She is a Christian. [7]

In December 2009, Thornton became engaged to her boyfriend, Christopher Carney, a probation officer and former lead singer of the band The Prom Kings. [8] The couple were married on November 12, 2011 at Garvan Woodland Gardens, in Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. [9]

On February 13, 2012, Thornton announced that she was pregnant with their first child. [10] She gave birth to their first son, Kenneth James, in August 2012. [11] [12] The child's godparents are actors Cassandra Scerbo and Wilmer Valderrama. [13] On October 25, 2013, Thornton announced that she was pregnant with her second child. She gave birth to their second son, Bentley, in March 2014. [14] On December 4, 2015, Carney was killed in a car accident. [15]

In January 2017, Thornton began a relationship with family friend and worship pastor Josiah Capaci. The couple announced their engagement on April 8, 2017. [16] They were married on October 7, 2017. [17] The couple announced her pregnancy in April 2018, [18] welcoming their first child together, a daughter, Juliet ‘Jules’ Joy, in November 2018. [19]


2009Boo!UnknownShort film
2013Unlucky CharmsAudrey
2014The Dog Who Saved EasterKaren
2004 Quintuplets StacyPilot episode
2004 8 Simple Rules MarnieEpisode: "Car Trouble?
2005 American Dreams TonyaEpisodes: "Truth Be Told" & "Home Again"
2005 The O.C. AshleyEpisodes: "The Shape of Things to Come", "The Disconnect" & "The Safe Harbor"
2006 Desperate Housewives BarbieEpisode: "No One Is Alone"
2006 That's So Raven Tyler SparksEpisode: "Checkin' Out"
2006 Jericho Stephanie Lancaster Pilot episode
2007–2008 Hannah Montana BeckyEpisodes: "Get Down, Study-udy-udy" & "Yet Another Side of Me"
2007 Wizards of Waverly Place SusanEpisode: "Movies"
2009–2011 Sonny with a Chance Tawni Hart Main cast, Disney Channel Original Series
2009 Hatching Pete Jamie Wynn Disney Channel Original Movie
2009 Lights, Camera, Take Action! Backstage with Disney's Friends for Change Herself / HostTelevision special
2010 Fish Hooks Doris Flores Gorgeous (voice)Episode: "Doris Flores Gorgeous"
2010 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Teena Sometimes (voice)Episode: "Frame Story/And... Action!"
2011–2012 So Random! Tawni HartMain cast, Disney Channel Original Series
2011 Disney's Friends for Change Games HerselfCo-host
2011 Pixie Hollow Games Glimmer (voice)TV special
2011 PrankStars HerselfEpisode: "Stick It To Me"
2012 Game Change Meghan McCain TV film
2012 Doc McStuffins XylaEpisode: "Gulpy Gulpy Gators!/One Note Wonder"
2014–2015MuertoonsLupita (voice)Main role



2009"Let It Go" (with Mitchel Musso) [20] Disney Channel Playlist
2009"Some Day My Prince Will Come" [21] Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Diamond Edition DVD/Blu-ray
2009"Magic Mirror" Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
2009"I Believe" (with Kermit the Frog)
2010"If I Never Knew You" [21] DisneyMania 7
2010"Kiss Me" Sonny with a Chance
2010"Sure Feels Like Love"Sonny with a Chance
2011"Gift of Grammar"Gift of Grammar - Single

Music videos

2008"La La Land" Demi Lovato
2009"Someday My Prince Will Come"Herself
2009"Let It Go" (with Mitchel Musso)
2009"I Believe"Herself with Kermit the Frog

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