Landry Bender is an American star who became prominent for her phenomenal acts on Disney Channel shows including Best Friends Whenever and Crash & Bernstein. Her first feature film role, Blithe, in The Sitter also made a statement in the entertainment world. Here is all you need to know about this rare talent that is taking the acting arena by storm.
Landry Bender Bio, Age
The Disney wonder was born on August 3, 2000, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Two years after she was born, her parents moved the family to Phoenix, Arizona and then to Los Angeles in 2010. As a child, she got captivated by the art of portrayals when she went with her mother to see the musical Annie which was on tour. After that, she determined to pursue a career in acting and has been doing so since then.
Her first take to showbiz was acting in plays at her local community theatre from the age of 5 in theatrical productions of Peter Pan, The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast and Annie at the Desert Stage Theatre, Arizona. In 2009, she acted in her last stage show and subsequently auditioned for over a hundred times which only resulted in two non-union commercials before landing her first film role. She made her silver screen debut as Blithe Pedulla, the troublemaking kid in Jonah Hill‘s 2011 film The Sitter. That same year, she also made her television debut with the film, The Council of Dads as Mykala Wells.
Although she still regards Blithe as her best role to date, Landry Bender became famous for her first Disney character, Cleo Bernstein in Crash & Bernstein (2012-2014). Following her evolution, she scored other roles both on-screen and voice-overs. Her voice works include Jake and the Neverland Pirates (2014), Wendy in Milo Murphy’s Law (2016), and Makini in The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar (2017-present).
Bender gained greater popularity when she was cast in one of the lead roles as Cyd Ripley on the Disney Channel original series Best Friends Whenever (2015-2016) along with Lauren Taylor (Shelby Marcus). Her character is a strong and adorable teenager from Portland who, together with her best friend Shelby, is empowered to travel through time following a laboratory accident. Other shows under her wings include a guest appearance in Teens Wanna Know (2013), Fairest of the Mall (2014), an episode of Liv and Maddie (2015) where she reprised her BFW role as Cyd, and a recurring role as Rocki on Netflix’s Fuller House (2017).
Besides her love for the screen, Bender is also an avid fashionista, loves to travel, shop and blog about fashion. She also runs an eponymous channel dedicated to fashion and hopes to make her impact felt one day. Moreover, Landry Bender is known for her positivity and preaches the same to her fans, thereby instilling a sense of love and confidence in them which makes her a fan-favourite as well as presents her as very relatable. That notwithstanding, she is a thorough professional who not only knows her job but how to get it done as well.
Additionally, she loves good music and enjoys singing as well as knows how to skillfully strum the guitar. She also edits and makes her own movies using iMovie. In her world of faves, her favorite color is orange while in the movie category, it is Back to the Future II.
She sprung from an entertainment family, but while she took to showbiz, her precedents including her paternal grandfather, Gary Bender, a veteran sportscaster, are prominent in the broadcasting arena. Her folks, Trey and Amy Bender are both sportscasters. While Amy is also a producer and a Universty of Utah alumnus, Trey graduated from the University of Arkansas. Her name was even a nod to their career. She was named after former Dallas Cowboys head coach, Tom Landry.
Her parents are very instrumental in their daughter’s explosive career. Whether it means relocating to a new town, driving to locations for auditions or providing any support for their little one, the senior Benders are ever willing to go to any length to see her happy and successful. In turn, their labour of love and commitment has paid off in no small way.
Landry Bender’s elegant looks and successful career has put her on the eyesight of many people and made her personal life of more interest to her fans.
While she may not have been in any known relationship, she was linked to American actor Griffin Gluck after she posted a picture of them together. However, she shares an admirable friendship with her BFW co-star, Ricky Garcia and the two make one of Hollywood’s cutest BFFs.
Landry Bender Height
Bender has a well-proportioned body and elegant physique which is borne on her 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m) body frame. Her body might still experience more changes before she enters her twenties.