Bright-eyed southern beauty, 14-year-old Coco Jones can be seen starring in the Disney Channel original movie Let It Shine opposite Tyler James Williams and Trevor Jackson. A retelling of Shakespeare’s Cyrano de Bergerac, Let it Shine is the story of young love that delivers a message of self-confidence and the power of truth and honesty. With its premier in June 2012, Disney Channel’s Let it Shine became the No. 1 TV movie of the year, posting over 5.7 million viewers. In addition to Let It Shine, Coco can be seen in her recurring roles on Disney Channel’s So Random! and Good Luck Charlie. Coco recently signed to Hollywood Records and has been in the studio co-writing and recording all-new original music for her highly anticipated debut album. Born in South Carolina and raised in Tennessee, this actress/singer/rapper triple threat recognized her love for performing at a young age. With the love and support of her parents, talented session vocalist, Javonda Jones and former NFL football player, Mike Jones, Coco gained the confidence to kick-start her career. At age nine, Coco had her first big performance when she sang the National Anthem at an NFL football game (St. Louis Rams versus Atlanta Falcons). In 2010 Coco was a runner up on Disney’s Next Big Thing, a show aiming to launch the music career of unsigned artists. She was one of five finalists to compete in Season 3. Her self-titled debut CD, “Coco Jones”, was released later that year, which led to her concert series, U.B.U.-STOP THE BULLYING. Coco’s songs embrace her platform of positive values and strong self-esteem, showcasing her powerful and unique voice. Her recent musical performances include the 2012 NAACP Awards Nominees Luncheon, Essence Music Festival, Dwyane Wade’s “Wade World Foundation” charity event, the Tampa Bay Rays (MLB) Summer Concert Series, and headline dates on Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing Tour. Recent acclaim includes her feature on Essence.com in “35 Under 35: Young, Black, and Amazing,” which places her among the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, and Beyoncé. When she’s not singing, acting, rapping, or keeping up her honor roll status at school, Coco loves sewing, bike riding, working out, and shopping with her friends. She plans on attending college, but is looking to continue to pursue her dream of performing. Coco currently resides in Tennessee with her parents, three siblings, and her two dogs.