Cree Cicchino

Cree Cicchino (born May 9, 2002[1][2][3]) is an American actress. She began her career as a child actress playing one of the lead characters, Babe, on the Nickelodeon comedy television series Game Shakers, which aired from 2015 to 2019. She then went on to portray Marisol Fuentes on the Netflix comedy television series Mr. Iglesias, and to play Mim in the 2020 Netflix film The Sleepover.

Life and careerEdit

Cicchino grew up in Glendale, Queens, New York.[4] She is half Ecuadorian, half Italian,[1] and has a twin sister.[2] Cicchino started dancing at age 4,[5][6] but her mother put her in acting classes at 11 or 12 years old after which she decided she wanted to be an actress.[4][7]

In 2015, at age 13, Cicchino was cast in leading role of Babe in the Nickelodeon television comedy series Game Shakers,[8][9] which ran for three seasons.[4] In August 2018, she was cast in the role of Marisol Fuentes on the Netflix comedy series Mr. Iglesias, which debuted in 2019.[10][11] In August 2019, Cicchino was cast as Mim, best friend to Clancy whose parents are kidnapped, in the Netflix film The Sleepover, which was released in August 2020.[12][13] In July 2021, Cicchino was cast as Luisa Torres in the HBO Max limited television series And Just Like That…, based on Sex and the City.[14] She is set to star in the upcoming film, Turtles All the Way Down.[15]

FilmographyEdit

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2015–2019 Game Shakers Babe Main role[8][9]
2015 Nickelodeon's Ultimate Halloween Costume Party Herself Host; television special
2015 Nickelodeon's Ho Ho Holiday Fred Television special
2015–2017 Whisker Haven Seashell Voice role; 4 episodes
2016 Nickelodeon's Ultimate Halloween Haunted House Herself Television special
2017 Paradise Run Herself Contestant; 3 episodes
2017 Henry Danger Babe Crossover special: "Danger Games"
2018 Me, Myself & I Julia Episode: "There She Goes"
2018 The Adventures of Kid Danger Quinn Voice role; Episode: "Mad Wax"
2019–2020 Mr. Iglesias Marisol Fuentes Main role[10]
2020 The Sleepover Mim Streaming film[12][13]
2021–present And Just Like That… Luisa Torres Recurring role[14]
2022 Stay Awake Melanie Film[16]
2022 Robot Chicken Bubbles / Peggy Carter / Alice Voice role; episode: "May Cause a Squeakquel"

AccoladesEdit

Year Awards Category Title Result Refs
2017 Imagen Awards Best Young Actor – Television Game Shakers Nominated [4][17]
2018 Imagen Awards Best Young Actor – Television Game Shakers Nominated [4][18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Nichole Fratangelo (December 21, 2016). "EXCLUSIVE: Cree Cicchino Talks Nickelodeon's 'Game Shakers' and Her Latina Role Models". Latina. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  2. ^ a b Lauren Le Vine (July 30, 2020). "Game Shakers's Cree Cicchino Is Coming To Shake Up Netflix". Refinery29. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  3. ^ Cree Cicchino [@creecicchino] (May 9, 2020). "these idiots are 18 rn". Retrieved 2022-04-26 – via Instagram.
  4. ^ a b c d e Emily Davenport (June 16, 2020). "Glendale native Cree Cicchino talks career beginnings and starring in Netflix film and comedy series". QNS.com. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  5. ^ Brittany Vanbibber (February 4, 2017). "Why Game Shakers' Cree Cicchino is Nickelodeon's rising star". AOL.com. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  6. ^ Bianca Gracie (April 24, 2017). "Cree Cicchino Talks Nickelodeon's 'Game Shakers' & Love For Beyoncé". Fuse.tv. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  7. ^ Alexis Armandi; Nick Gomez; Jordan Hadix; Griffin Schwartz (May 2, 2016). "Cree Cicchino of 'Game Shakers' talks acting, dancing". Kidsday. Newsday. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  8. ^ a b Elizabeth Wagmeister (July 7, 2015). "'Kenan & Kel' Alum Kel Mitchell to Return to Nickelodeon With New Sitcom 'Game Shakers'". Variety. Retrieved 2020-08-21. ...new live-action sitcom “Game Shakers,” which follows two 12-year-old girls (Cree Cicchino and Madisyn Shipman) who start a multimillion-dollar gaming company...
  9. ^ a b Dan Snierson (July 7, 2015). "Kel Mitchell returns to Nickelodeon to star in Game Shakers". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2020-08-21. Created by Dan Schneider (iCarly, Victorious), the show centers on a pair of 7th grade girls, Babe (Cree Cicchino) and Kenzie (Madisyn Shipman), who after creating a wildly successful mobile gaming app called Sky Whale start a company in Brooklyn called Game Shakers...
  10. ^ a b Denise Petski (August 17, 2018). "'Mr. Iglesias': Jacob Vargas, Maggie Geha & Cree Cicchino Cast In Netflix Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  11. ^ Michael Starr (June 11, 2020). "'Mr. Iglesias' star Cree Cicchino dishes on her big TV summer". New York Post. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  12. ^ a b Anthony D'Alessandro (August 26, 2019). "Ken Marino, Joe Manganiello, Malin Akerman & More Are Having A 'Sleepover' With Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  13. ^ a b Kate Erbland (August 19, 2020). "'The Sleepover' Review: Netflix's Tepid Action-Comedy Offers Family-Friendly Thrills, but That's All". IndieWire. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  14. ^ a b Rosy Cordero (July 27, 2021). "'Sex And The City' Revival Casts Cree Cicchino, Niall Cunningham, And Cathy Ang". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  15. ^ Anthony D'Alessandro (April 4, 2022). "'Turtles All The Way Down': Cree Cicchino & Felix Mallard Join New Line HBO Max YA Movie". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  16. ^ Jamie Lang (July 14, 2021). "Chrissy Metz, Wyatt Oleff, Fin Argus Headline 'Stay Awake,' a Humanizing Look at Opioid Addiction (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 2022-02-19.
  17. ^ "Nominations Announced for 32nd Annual Imagen Awards" (Press release). The Imagen Foundation. July 6, 2017. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  18. ^ "Imagen Foundation Announces Nominees for the 33rd Annual Imagen Awards" (Press release). The Imagen Foundation. June 28, 2018. Retrieved 2020-08-21.

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