Billi Bruno is an American actress, who caught the public eye for her performance as a child actress, Grace Mabel, in the “According to Jim” sitcom.
Early Life, Age, and Zodiac Sign
Bruno was born Sarah Russo in California, USA, on 20 July 1997, under the Cancer zodiac sign, which makes her 24 years old as of 2021. She was raised together with her four sisters, actresses Hailey Bruno and Chelsea Bruno and two others whose names are not yet available. She hasn’t revealed the names of her parents, but who are known to be of American descent; according to reliable sources, her mother worked as a theatre actress, and her father was a janitor. As a child, Sarah was selected on several occasions to appear in commercials, music videos and plays at local theatres.
It is unknown where Bruno attended her elementary and high schools, as she’s kept most of her childhood details under the radar, however, it’s known that she started acting as soon as she was enrolled into elementary school and that she was an excellent performer. She was very fit in high school, and played lacrosse and soccer. According to sources, Billi preferred chasing her childhood dream of acting rather than joining acollege after her matriculation in 2015.
Interests and Hobbies
Since she was a teenager, Bruno has been keen on spending her time outdoors, and loves camping, strolling in the woods and parks, and taking her beautiful baby girl on walks.
She finds music soothing, and enjoys listening to pop music – her favourite artists are The Weeknd, Jonas Brothers, and Justin Bieber.
She is also an animal lover and has several pet dogs. Her best-loved ‘animals’ are chickens and parrots.
When she is free, Bruno does charity work and volunteering, being a member of a few charity organizations, whose goal is to cater to underprivileged children as well as easing the lives of war veterans.
Billi likes late night movies, and her favourite films are “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Pulp Fiction,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise. She has Kate Winslet, Bruce Willis, and Johnny Depp as her favourite actress and actors.
She likes eating popcorns whenever she is watching a movie together with her daughter
Professional Career and Awards
Bruno was spotted performing in a Mary Poppins’ school production, and made her acting debut in 2001 when she featured in the “According to Jim ” series, playing the role of G. Mabel, which put her name into the limelight. The TV series revolves around the story of Jim, a married man living with his wife, who is lazy but gets into messy and tricky situations, and hates it when someone interrupts him while talking.
It aired for eight seasons from 2001 through 2008, and has been nominated for several awards. Billi also contributed to the show with a few songs, including “Camptown Races” in 2001’s episode of “Crush”, and “Bingo was His Name-O” in the show’s “Receipt” episode of 2002.
Billi made an appearance in “Forever in Our Hearts: The Making of Documentary” in 2005, which starred Andrew Bryniarski and Mitch Allan, and was written and directed by Damon Harman. The American-born young actress featured in Brad Paisley’s “Celebrity” music video that became a hit song.
Her most recent appearance is in the third season of “According to Jim” (2011), which stars Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Taylor Atelian – the show has received numerous positive reviews.
She made her silver screen debut in the “Eloise in Paris” comedy in 2012, in which she featured together with Uma Thurman and Jordana Beatty. She has also made appearances in several commercials, including ABC’s “A Better Community” advertisement that promotes V-Chip.
Billi was nominated for Best Performance in TV series’ Young Artist Awards in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2002, however, she didn’t win any of these awards.
Sarah Russo, as most people call the Los Angeles-born actress, is sometimes active on social media platforms. In the past, she used her Facebook and Twitter accounts to post pictures of herself and her daughter, as well as sharing her daily personal and professional experiences.
Personal Life, Boyfriend, and Daughter
Bruno has kept details regarding her love life away from the public eyes. She is alleged to be dating her high school boyfriend whom she met in 2015.
She is mother of a daughter, Mila Grace, who was born in April 2017, when she was 19 years old.
She has remained secretive about the father of her daughter, but once posted a picture of her child together with an unnamed guy holding her (daughter) on her Twitter account back in May 2017 and captioned the photo as ‘I cannot express the love I have for my munchkin.’ Most of her fans speculated that the man was the child’s father, but she did not confirm this. There are rumors that Bruno’s boyfriend abandoned her when she told him that she would be keeping his baby rather than having an abortion – it is highly speculated that her current boyfriend, whom she is living together with, is not Mila’s biological father but she has not confirmed this either.
Weight, Height, Body Measurements
Bruno is of white ethnicity, with long blonde hair and a pair of blue eyes. She’s 5ft 4ins (1.65m) tall and weighs around 124lbs (56kgs) with a slim figure, and wears a dress of size 6(US). Her vital statistics are not yet available.
Bruno has been in the entertainment industry since she was a child, and has made a good name for herself. She also earns from her advertisements and commercial works, and so her net worth is close to $500,000 as of 2021.