What is Celina Smith's age as star wows at Macy's Thanksgiving parade?

Amber Peake November 25, 2021

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Actress Celina Smith, who is set to play Annie in NBC’s upcoming live version of the musical, made an appearance as part of Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade celebrations as she performed the well-known track from the musical, Tomorrow.

As she impressed crowds and viewers watching at home, some are curious to know young star Celina Smith’s age and what else she has been in.

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Annie actress Celina Smith features in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

Ahead of her upcoming role as Annie in NBC’s Annie Live, Celina Smith wowed Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade attendees as she belted out the Annie classic Tomorrow.

The actress’ casting as orphan Annie was announced in August as she appeared on the TODAY show. Smith is set to perform her role live next Thursday (2 November) as she stars alongside Harry Connick Jr, Tituss Burgess, Taraji P Henson and Nicole Scherzinger.

Following her performance as part of Macy’s Thanksgiving celebrations, some have taken to Twitter as they admit they can’t wait to watch her in Annie Live next week:

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How old is Celina Smith?

As she featured in Macy’s Thanksgiving celebrations, some are curious to know Celina Smith’s age. The rising star is 12 years old, having celebrated her latest birthday with her almost 16,000 followers on Instagram in May.

While sharing a selfie alongside a birthday card and flowers, Smith wrote: “Thanks everyone for making my birthday so special.”

Despite her young age, Smith has big plans for her future. While discussing what success means to her in an interview with Digital Journal she admitted she hasn’t peaked yet.

She told the publication: “I’m 12. I haven’t reached that peak of success yet. There’s a bunch more stuff that I want to be able to do before, I don’t know… 30!”

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Why does she look familiar?

Nickolodeon fans may recognise Celina Smith for her role as Rebecca Wilson in the comedy series Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan.

The show debuted on the children’s network in February last year and returned for a second instalment in June. As per Deadline, the show has now been greenlit for a third season, with production for the series set to begin early next year.

Following the announcement, the young actress took to Instagram as she admitted she was “#grateful”:

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.