• Chelsea Tavares is an actress and singer with over 40 acting credits, known for her roles in All American and Unfabulous
• She is of Brava, Cape Verde heritage and was likely home-schooled
• She has guest starred in a variety of series, including Make It or Break It, Bones, and Queen of the South
• Her film credits include Crush on U, Kid Edition, and Solace, for which she won the Los Angeles Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast
• She has been in a relationship with Joshua Bowen since 2015 and they have a son, Koden, born in 2021

Who is Chelsea Tavares?

A singer and actress with over 40 acting credits to her name, Chelsea Tavares is perhaps known best for her role as Patience in the sports drama series “All American“, however, she is also well-known for her role as Cranberry in Nickelodeon’s family comedy “Unfabuluous” which brought her and her co-stars four nominations for the Young Artist Award-Outstanding Young Performers in a TV Series.

Although she is quite secretive when it comes to her personal matters, we are going to share with you some known interesting facts about this young, talented performer.

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Early life, family, and education

Born Chelsea Royce Tavares under the zodiac sign of Virgo on 22 September 1991, she’s aged 31 (as of January 2023). She hails from Panorama City, Los Angeles, California USA, and holds American nationality. There is nothing known about her parents, except that they have Brava, Cape Verde heritage.

Chelsea has a sister, namely Kylee Russell, also an actress, probably known best for her role as Karin Daniels in the 2007 movie “Jump In”.

Speaking of Chelsea’s educational background, she hasn’t shared any information regarding her high school education, but many of her fans believe that she was home-schooled since she began acting as a child. Upon matriculating in 2009, she didn’t go to college but pursued her acting career.

Roles in series

Chelsea made her acting debut portraying Angie Dayton in an episode of the series “The District” in 2001. Two years later, she made an appearance in an episode of the popular series “The Practice”, before she was cast to play Cranberry St. Clair in “Unfabulous” – the series, starring Emma Roberts, Jordan Calloway and Melise, besides the aforementioned award nominations, had 25 nominations in total. Chelsea was seen in 36 episodes from 2004 through 2007.

Next, she portrayed Autumn Williams in the series “Just Jordan” (2007-2008), followed by her guest roles in “CSI: Miami” (2010), “The Middle” (2011), and “Ringer” (2012).

Later that year, Chelsea was cast to play Jordan Randall in the sports drama “Make It or Break It” which followed the story of a group of teen Olympians as they prepare and train for the most important sports competition. The show won the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Film and Television Music Award for Top Television Series.

In the following years, Chelsea mostly guest starred in series such as “Bones” (2015) and “Tycoon” (2017), before she was cast to play her most recognizable role to date, as Patience in “All American”. She appeared in 53 episodes from 2018 to 2022, in the series inspired by the true story of a former professional American Football player, Spencer Paysinger, and the stars of the show were Daniel Ezra, Michael Evans Behling and Samantha Logan. It had eight award nominations, and won one.

Concurrently, Chelsea was seen as Birdie in the series “Queen of the South” (2019), and as Lark in the crime drama “Animal Kingdom” (2021-2022).

Roles in movies

Chelsea made her big-screen debut as Natasia in the 2007 teenage comedy “Crush on U”. Two years later, she was seen in the TV movie “Kid Edition”, followed by her role as Cara in the 2011 movie “Fright Night”.

Next, Chelsea was seen in the 2013 short musical drama “Tell Me, Tell Me”, also starring Lil J. J., Kelly Breeding, and Quincy Brown. Later that year, Chelsea had a lead role in “Oba Mage Jeevithe”, followed by her role in “Amelia’s 25th”, starring Danny Trejo and Electra Avellan.

In the following year, Chelsea was cast to play Simone in “Dance-Off”, and then in 2015, she starred opposite Tammy Townsend in the family drama “If Not for His Grace”. The movie, written and directed by Dennis Rowe, followed the story of the murder of a town minister and his family, but was poorly rated by critics and the audience.

Later that year, Chelsea starred as Kelsey Royal in the TV movie “A Royal Family Holiday” and its sequel “Royal Family Christmas”.

Her next role came in the 2017 comedy “The Do’s & Don’ts of Sharing an Apartment”, which although having no nominations, the audience rated it 8.5/10. In the same year, Chelsea was seen as Vanessa in “Chasing the Blues”, starring opposite Grant Rosenmeyer and Ronald L. Conner in this comedy that won the Jackson Crossroads Film Festival Award for Best Feature, and the Lone Star Film Festival Prize-Best of Fest.

Many critics say that Chelsea’s most notable movie role was her portrayal of Jasmine in the 2018 movie “Solace”. This drama told the story of a 17-year-old girl who is sent to live with her estranged family after her father’s death, and finds solace in a dubious friendship with a self-destructive neighbor, leading them both on a surprising journey of self-discovery. Chelsea and her co-stars from the movie won the Los Angeles Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast.

Most recently, Chelsea was seen as Grace in the 2021 musical family drama “Bart Bagalzby and the Garbage Genie”, also starring Creed Bratton, Alison Woods and Kevin P. Farley.

Love life and husband

Like many celebrities, Chelsea has been the subject of various rumors concerning her love life, but has managed to keep it under wraps. There is nothing known about her previous relationships before she met her current partner, Joshua Bowen, who’s a non-celebrity, and is only known as the boyfriend of the actress. They began dating back in 2015, and although many tabloids wrote about him as Chelsea’s husband, the two have neither confirmed nor denied the rumor about their allegedly secret wedding.

On 1 February 2021, Chelsea and Joshua welcomed their son, named Koden Stone Bowen, whose photos Chelsea often shares with her Instagram followers.

As of January 2023, Chelsea and her partner are still together.


Although she may not have had success with film roles, Chelsea has managed to rise to stardom by playing significant television roles, which have brought her decent wealth. According to sources, as of early 2023, her net worth has been estimated at $2 million.


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