Making the transition from Disney Channel star to legitimate actor is challenging, but Ciara Bravo did just that. Born in Kentucky, Bravo's career started shortly after she turned 9 years old. She attended a beauty expo and was immediately picked up by an agent and put into a variety of different projects. She performed numerous voiceovers on Disney Junior shows such as "Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?" (Disney Junior 2008). She carried that Disney experience into more shows on the channel as well as a brief appearance in the Ron Howard thriller starring Tom Hanks, "Angels & Demons" (2009). Her big break came later that year as she landed a major part in the Disney Channel hit "Big Time Rush" (Disney Channel 2009-2013). She owned the role of Katie Knight for the show's entire run. During that time, she also performed voice roles in everything ranging from the TV special "Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown" (Fox 2011) to the movie "Open Season 3" (2010). She also appeared in a pair of Nickelodeon TV films as well as other TV specials and shows, including "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (2011) and an appearance on "The Penguins of Madagascar" (Nickelodeon 2008-). She was also a panelist on the revival of the game show "Figure It Out" (Nickelodeon 2012-13). Following the end of "Big Time Rush," Bravo landed her highest-profile and most challenging role, as anorexic teen Emma Chota on the hospital drama "Red Band Society" (Fox 2014-15).