Who is Chiara Aurelia?
American actress Chiara Aurelia de Braconier d’Alphen was born in Taos, New Mexico USA, on 13 September 2002, making Virgo her zodiac sign. She has 23 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing the lead character Jeanette Turner in 10 episodes of the mystery thriller series “Cruel Summer”, which also stars Olivia Holt and Sadie Stanley, and was created by Bert V. Royal. It follows the kidnapping of popular teenager Kate from a small town in Texas, the series has been airing since 2021, and has won two of its eight award nominations.
Chiara’s currently shooting for the upcoming series “Hysteria!”
Education and early life
Chiara was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico alongside her older sister, solely by their mother Claudia Kleefeld as their father Braconier d’Alphen died when Chiara was three years old; Braconier was a descendant of the Flemish artist and diplomat Sir Peter Paul Rubens, while Claudia’s the daughter of British-American poet and author Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, and American actor and singer Tony Travis.
Chiara became passionate about acting even before she began attending a local elementary school, and began taking drama lessons when she was five. She was 11 when she made her debut film appearance, playing Young Lauren in the 2014 short science fiction “Dead Celebrity”, and she then began splitting her time between Los Angeles, California and Albuquerque.
Chiara matriculated from a local high school in 2020, and then honed her acting skills at the Lee Strasberg Institute.
Roles in movies
Chiara played Merce Begay in the 2014 short comedy “Gaming”, and the same year saw her star as Opal in the short crime drama “Opal”, which also starred Elnora J. Keller and Catharine E. Jones, and was written and directed by Aaron Alexander. It follows a girl who’s lost her memory in a tragedy, and the film won three awards.
The year 2015 saw Chiara appear in the crime drama “Foreseeable” and the thriller “Big Sky”, while she also played Kayli in the critically acclaimed romantic musical “We Are Your Friends”, which starred Wes Bentley and Zac Efron, and was written and directed by Max Joseph; it follows DJ Cole Carter who’s fallen in love. Some of Chiara’s following roles were in the family drama “Secret Summer”, the short drama “The Garden Party” and the short action horror “The Sound of Fear”, all released in 2016.
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In 2017, she portrayed Young Jessie in the horror thriller “Gerald’s Game”, which starred Bruce Greenwood and Carla Gugino, and was written and directed by Mike Flanagan. It follows a husband who’s handcuffed his wife to the bed during sex, and has now died from a heart attack; the film won four of its nine award nominations.
Some of Chiara’s most recent film roles have been in the 2018 crime thriller “Back Roads”, the 2021 horror mystery “Fear Street: Part Two – 1978”, and the 2022 mystery thriller “Luckiest Girl Alive”.
Roles in TV series
Chiara’s debut TV series role was playing Young Karen Bishop in the 2014 episode “Dead in His Tracks” of the action mystery “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, and the same year saw her play Addison in the episode “How the ‘A’ Stole Christmas” of the romantic mystery “Pretty Little Liars”.
In 2015, she portrayed 10 Years Old Eva in the episode “The Iron Ceiling” of the action crime adventure “Agent Carter”, and the same year saw her play Denise in the episode “Quad-ventures in Babysitting” of the family comedy “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn”. Chiara portrayed 12 Year Old Ellie in the 2016 episode “Sick as Our Secrets” of the drama “Recovery Road”, and was then cast to play Verina Curtis in two episodes of the 2018 action thriller “The Brave”.
Chiara’s only other TV series role has been playing Rose Lord in eight episodes of the 2021 popular crime mystery “Tell Me Your Secrets”, which starred Amy Brenneman and Lily Rabe, and was created by Harriet Warner. It follows the lives of former convict John, Mary who’s searching for her missing daughter, and Emma who’s faced a killer and survived – the series won one of its two award nominations.
Chiara sang the song “What’s Up?” in the 2021 episode “As the Carny Gods Intended” of the series “Cruel Summer”.
Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Entertainment Tonight”, “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and “IMDb on the Scene – Interviews”.
Awards and nominations
Chiara’s won five of her 10 award nominations, with some of her wins including a 2015 CineRockom International Film Festival Award for Best Young Artist, for “Opal”, a 2017 The BAM Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Supporting Role, for “Gerald’s Game”, and a 2017 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie – Teen Actress for “Secret Summer”.
Love life and relationships
Chiara prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, and hasn’t mentioned the names of any boys and girls whom she’s perhaps dated; this has led some of her fans to start rumors on the internet, most of which concern her sexual orientation.
Some of Chiara’s fans have pointed out the possibility of the popular actress being lesbian, claiming that this might be why she prefers not to speak about her past and current relationships in public; some have also claimed to have seen Chiara and her girlfriend spending time together in public, but she’s yet to address these rumors.
There are also those who believe that the popular actress wants to pursue her career, and isn’t interested in love, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
Chiara seems to be unattached as of July 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Chiara’s sister is today living and working in London, England but her profession remains undisclosed.
Close to 300,000 people are following Chiara on Instagram today, and she’s uploaded over 220 pictures and videos onto the network, with most having been taken her during her everyday life.
Chiara’s taking good care of her physique, as it’s important for her acting career to maintain her weight and stay in shape.
She’s into fashion, and goes shopping for clothes several times every week, which perhaps makes her a shopaholic.
Her favorite singer is Jennifer Lopez.
Kate Winslet’s one of her favorite actresses, and some of Chiara’s favorite movies include “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, “Titanic” and “The Reader”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Chiara’s age is 20. She has brown hair and eyes, is 5ft 2ins (1.58m) tall and weighs around 110lbs (50kgs).
Chiara’s net worth’s been estimated at over $3 million, as of July 2023.