Camren Bicondova

Camren Renee Bicondova (born May 22, 1999) is an American actress and dancer. Bicondova is a series regular on the Fox television show Gotham, where she portrays a young Selina Kyle / Catwoman.[1][2][3][4]

Camren Bicondova
Camren Bicondova by Gage Skidmore
Bicondova at WonderCon 2017
Born
Camren Renee Bicondova

May 22, 1999 (age 19)
OccupationActress, dancer, model, advocate
Years active2011–present
Known for
Websitewww.camrenbicondova.com

Life and career

Camren Bicondova was born in San Diego, California. Bicondova got her start as a performer when she was enrolled in dance class at the age of six. After her family relocated to Hawaii, Bicondova studied at a local studio where she took up jazz-funk and hip hop styles of dance. By age 11, she had become an "Elite Protege" for The PULSE on Tour dance convention, traveling the country as an assistant to some of the nation’s top teachers and choreographers.[5]

Bicondova garnered mainstream attention in the 2012 dance-drama film Battlefield America.[6] That same year, her all-girl dance group 8 Flavahz was runner-up on the seventh season of America's Best Dance Crew.[7]

In 2014, Bicondova was cast as the young Selina Kyle on FOX's television series Gotham.[1][2][7][3][4] She earned a Saturn Award nomination for "Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series" for Season 1. In September 2015, she was listed in Variety's annual Youth Impact Report, as an artist who "represents the next wave of Hollywood savvy and talent".[8][9]

Philanthropy

Bicondova has lent her support to a number of non-profits and charitable causes including The USO, NOH8 Campaign, Global Citizen Festival and North Shore Animal League America.[10][11][12][13]

Filmography

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Battlefield America Prissy Dance film
2013 Girl House Girl #1 Film
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Shake It Up Little Highlighter Episode: "Throw It Up"
2012 America's Best Dance Crew Contestant Season 7; as part of 8 Flavahz
2014–2019 Gotham Selina Kyle / Catwoman Main role; 78 episodes
Music video roles
Year Artist Title Role Notes
2012 Ciara "Got Me Good" Backup dancer
2014 Krewella "Enjoy the Ride" Girl
2018 Dana Vaughns "UNDERNEATH" Backup dancer

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2015 41st Saturn Awards[14] Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series Gotham Nominated

References

  1. ^ a b Larkin, Mike (March 21, 2014). "Kitten's got claws! Camren Bicondova transmogrifies into schoolgirl Catwoman on set of Gotham". The Daily Mail. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Maglio, Tony (March 4, 2014). "'Gotham' Finds Its Bruce Wayne in 'Touch' Star David Mazouz". The Wrap. Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "About the Show". Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Cast & Details". Retrieved November 16, 2014.
  5. ^ "'Dance Spirit Magazine': Camren Bicondova Profile for Dance Spirit Magazine". Dance Spirit. October 7, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  6. ^ Feller, Allison (November 13, 2012). "Camren Bicondova". DanceSpirit.com. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  7. ^ a b "'Gotham': Camren Bicondova offers street-smart take on Selina Kyle". Herocomplex. October 28, 1014. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  8. ^ Chrisman, Eric (March 2015). "Gotham & Camren Bicondova Up for Saturn Awards". CapedCrusaders.com. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  9. ^ "Variety Youth Impact Report 2015 - Camren Bicondova".
  10. ^ "Actress Camren Bicondova attends the 75th Anniversary USO Armed Forces Gala".
  11. ^ "Familiar Faces". Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  12. ^ "Demi Lovato, Hugh Jackman & More Revealed As Hosts for 2017 Global Citizen Festival". Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  13. ^ "490 Homeless Animals Found New Families". Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  14. ^ Lovett, Jamie (March 3, 2015). "Saturn Awards 2015: Complete List Of Nominees". ComicBook.com. Retrieved March 3, 2015.

External links

8 Flavahz

8 Flavahz is an all-female dance crew originally based in both Honolulu, Hawaii and Los Angeles, California. They are best known for being the runners-up of the seventh season of MTV's America's Best Dance Crew.

The crew consists of eight members: Angel Gibbs, Camren Bicondova, Charlize Glass, Jaira Miller, Kaelynn Gobert-Harris, Summer Waikiki, Tamara Rapp and Tiara Rapp.

Bicondova currently portrays young Selina Kyle/Catwoman in the Batman prequel TV series Gotham.

Battlefield America

Battlefield America is an American dance-drama film by Cinedigm. It was directed by Chris Stokes from You Got Served. The film stars Gary Anthony Sturgis, Tristen M. Carter, Marques Houston, Kida Burns, Zach Balandres, Camren Bicondova, Edward Mandell, and Kyle Brooks. It was released on June 1, 2012 in American theaters.

Beasts of Prey (Gotham)

"Beasts of Prey" is the nineteenth episode of the television series Gotham. It premiered on FOX on April 13, 2015 and was written by Ken Woodruff, and directed by Eagle Egilsson. In this episode, Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Bullock (Donal Logue) track down a serial killer known as "The Ogre". Meanwhile, Bruce (David Mazouz) and Selina (Camren Bicondova) continue to investigate Wayne Enterprises.

The episode was watched by 4.50 million viewers and received mixed-to-positive reviews. Critics praised Milo Ventimiglia's performance and use of flashbacks but criticized Fish Mooney's storyline.

Catwoman in other media

Catwoman is a fictional character first appearing in Batman #1. After her debut she would appear in many forms of media appearing in the Batman TV series and its film adaption, Batman Returns, the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series, the critically panned film Catwoman, the hit film The Dark Knight Rises and the popular Batman: Arkham series, among others.

She has been portrayed by Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, Eartha Kitt, Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway and Camren Bicondova and has been voiced by Adrienne Barbeau, Grey DeLisle, and numerous others.

Gotham (TV series)

Gotham is an American crime drama television series developed by Bruno Heller and based on characters published by DC Comics and appearing in the Batman franchise, primarily those of James Gordon and Bruce Wayne. Danny Cannon directed the pilot, and he is an executive producer along with Heller. The series stars Ben McKenzie as the young James Gordon. It premiered on Fox on September 22, 2014. In May 2018, Fox renewed the series for a fifth and final season of 12 episodes, which premiered on January 3, 2019.

The series' creators originally intended to focus only on Gordon's early days with the Gotham City Police Department, but they subsequently included the Bruce Wayne character and the origin stories of several Batman villains, including Penguin, Riddler, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze, Hugo Strange, and Solomon Grundy.

Gotham (season 4)

The fourth season of the American television series Gotham, based on characters from DC Comics related to the Batman franchise, revolves around the characters of James Gordon and Bruce Wayne. The season is produced by Primrose Hill Productions, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Television, with Bruno Heller, Danny Cannon, and John Stephens serving as executive producers. The season was inspired and adapted elements from the comic book storylines of Batman: Year One, Batman: The Long Halloween, and Batman: No Man's Land. The subtitle for the season is A Dark Knight.

The season was ordered in May 2017, and production began the following month. Ben McKenzie stars as Gordon, alongside Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Morena Baccarin, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Jessica Lucas, Chris Chalk, Drew Powell, Crystal Reed and Alexander Siddig. The fourth season premiered on September 21, 2017, on Fox, while the second half premiered on March 1, 2018. The season concluded on May 17, 2018.

The season received positive reviews from critics and audiences, who cited the character development, writing and action sequences as highlights of the season, with some calling it the best season yet. The premiere was watched by 3.21 million viewers with a 1.0 in the 18–49 demo, which was a 17% decline from the previous season premiere but on par with last season's average. Despite remaining with consistent ratings throughout the first half of the season, the second half experienced new series lows in the spring and being in danger of cancellation. Despite the ratings drop, Fox renewed the show for a fifth and final season on May 13, 2018.

Gotham (season 5)

The fifth and final season of the American television series Gotham, based on characters from DC Comics related to the Batman franchise, revolves around the characters of James Gordon and Bruce Wayne. The season is produced by Primrose Hill Productions, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Television, with John Stephens serving as the showrunner. The season was inspired and adapted elements from the comic book storylines of Batman: No Man's Land and Batman: Zero Year. The subtitle for the season is Legend of the Dark Knight.

The season was ordered in May 2018. Production began that July and ended that December. Ben McKenzie stars as Gordon, alongside returning principal cast members Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Morena Baccarin, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Cory Michael Smith, Jessica Lucas and Chris Chalk. The fifth season premiered on January 3, 2019, on Fox, and is set to consist of 12 episodes.

List of Batman television series cast members

Batman, a fictional superhero appearing in publications by DC Comics, has appeared in numerous filmed works, with a variety of casts. The list below presents the casts of the television series in which Batman was the eponymous starring character.

Lovecraft (Gotham)

"Lovecraft" is the tenth episode and mid-season finale of the television series Gotham. It premiered on FOX on November 24, 2014 and was written by Rebecca Dameron, and directed by Guy Ferland. In this episode, Wayne Manor is attacked, forcing Bruce (David Mazouz) and Selina (Camren Bicondova) to flee, while Gordon (Ben McKenzie) comes closer to Lovecraft (Al Sapienza).

The episode was watched by 6.05 million viewers and received generally positive reviews with critics commenting on the ending and Bruce's and Selina's storyline. The episode received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Roles.

New Day Rising (Gotham)

"New Day Rising" is the fourth episode of the third season, and 48th episode overall from the Fox series Gotham. The episode was written by co-executive producer Robert Hull and directed by Eagle Egilsson. It was first broadcast on October 10, 2016. In the episode, Gordon is now looking for Jervis Tetch, planning on using his sister, Alice, to find him. Bruce and Alfred go after Five, who is now impersonating him and is with Selina. The mayoral race day arrives and Cobblepot is ready to win the public's vote but Nygma discovers how he got there.

The episode received positive reviews, with critics praising the political storyline and Samuel's performance.

One of My Three Soups

"One of My Three Soups" is the sixteenth episode of the fourth season and 82nd episode overall from the Fox series Gotham. The show is itself based on the characters created by DC Comics set in the Batman mythology. The episode was written by consulting producer Charlie Huston and directed by main cast member Ben McKenzie. It was first broadcast on March 29, 2018.

In the episode, Jerome Valeska, Jervis Tetch, Jonathan Crane and 80 inmates escape from Arkham Asylum to wreak havoc on Gotham. Tetch orchestrates a gigantic hypnosis trick that could kill everyone while Gordon and Bullock try to stop him. Also, Jerome is looking for his abusive uncle to get information but is pursued by Bruce, who feels responsible for his actions. Meanwhile, Barbara learns more information regarding her resurrection.

Pilot (Gotham)

"Pilot" is the first episode of the television series Gotham. It premiered on FOX on September 22, 2014 and was written by series developer Bruno Heller and directed by Danny Cannon. The episode, and the series as a whole, are based on characters appearing in and published by DC Comics in the Batman franchise, primarily those of James Gordon and Bruce Wayne. FOX gave the pilot a straight-to-series order with an order of 16 episodes.The pilot was watched by 8.21 million viewers, a strong number and received generally positive reviews for its acting and plot, but received criticism for its pace and subplots.

Rogues' Gallery (Gotham)

"Rogues' Gallery" is the eleventh episode of the television series Gotham. It premiered on FOX on January 5, 2015 and was written by Sue Chung, and directed by Oz Scott. In this episode, Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is transferred to Arkham Asylum and tries to avoid a conflict when inmates riot with the help of Dr. Leslie Thompkins (Morena Baccarin).

The episode was watched by 7.06 million viewers, an improvement over the previous episode. It received mixed reviews, with critics criticizing the time spent in Arkham Asylum. On January 17, 12 days after the episode aired, FOX announced Gotham would be renewed for a second season.

Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series

The Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor is one of the annual awards given by the American professional organization, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. The Saturn Awards are the oldest film-specialized awards to reward science fiction, fantasy, and horror achievements (the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, awarded by the World Science Fiction Society who reward science fiction and fantasy in various media, is the oldest award for science fiction and fantasy films).

The category was first introduced for the 2013 television year, to specifically reward young actor and actresses in television; both men and women may be nominated for it.

The Balloonman

"The Balloonman" is the third episode of the television series Gotham. It premiered on FOX on October 6, 2014 and was written by John Stephens and directed by Dermott Downs. In the episode, detectives Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Bullock (Donal Logue) track down a vigilante who is killing corrupt Gotham citizens by attaching them to weather balloons. Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) returns to Gotham and gets a new job close to an influential figure in the underworld.

The episode was watched by 6.36 million viewers but received mixed reviews, with criticism aimed at the pace.

The PULSE on Tour

The PULSE on Tour is an international traveling dance convention and workshop focused on non-competitive training. Past and present faculty include choreographers for America's Best Dance Crew, So You Think You Can Dance, X Factor, and America's Got Talent. PULSE staff have garnered industry recognition for their work, with nominations for Emmy Awards, VH1 Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Movie Awards, and more. PULSE alumni have gone on to perform with Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, appear on The Voice, Glee, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and secure other various professional opportunities throughout the entertainment industry.

Under the Knife (Gotham)

"Under the Knife" is the twentieth episode of the television series Gotham. It premiered on FOX on April 20, 2015 and was written by John Stephens, and directed by TJ Scott. In this episode, Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Bullock (Donal Logue) continue to track down The Ogre. Meanwhile, Bruce (David Mazouz) digs deeper into Wayne Enterprises' corrupt board and Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) makes an unexpected move.

The episode was watched by 4.44 million viewers and received positive reviews for The Ogre's and Bruce's storyline.

Welcome Back, Jim Gordon

"Welcome Back, Jim Gordon" is the thirteenth episode of the television series Gotham. It premiered on FOX on January 26, 2015 and was written by Megan Mostyn-Brown, and directed by Wendey Stanzler. In this episode, Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Bullock (Donal Logue) investigate the murder of a witness in a public homicide. Meanwhile, Mooney (Jada Pinkett Smith) suffers the consequences of her failed plan against Falcone.

The episode was watched by 6.04 million viewers and received generally positive reviews, praising character development but criticizing the pace.

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