Landry Bender
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Bender in 2016
Born (2000-08-03) August 3, 2000 (age 21)
Years active2011–present

Landry Bender (born August 3, 2000[2]) is an American actress. She is known for playing the role of Cleo Bernstein in the Disney XD series Crash & Bernstein,[3] and playing Blithe Pedulla in the 2011 film The Sitter.[4] Bender played one of the lead roles, Cyd, in the 2015–2016 Disney Channel sitcom Best Friends Whenever.[5][6] From 2017 to 2020, she played Rocki in the Netflix sitcom Fuller House.

Early life

Bender was born in Chicago, Illinois.[7] She is the daughter of sportscaster Trey Bender.[8] She moved to Phoenix when she was two. She began taking acting classes at Desert Stages Theatre by age 5. She attended and graduated from Oak Park Independent School.


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Council of Dads Mykala Wells Unsold television pilot
2011 The Sitter Blithe Pedulla Film
2012–2014 Crash & Bernstein Cleo Bernstein Main role
2014 Jake and the Never Land Pirates Little Sister Voice role; episode: "The Singing Stones"
2014 Fairest of the Mall Nikki Unsold television pilot (Disney Channel)[9][10]
2015–2016 Best Friends Whenever Cyd Ripley Co-lead role
2015 Liv and Maddie Cyd Ripley Episode: "Haunt-a-Rooney"
2017–2019 The Lion Guard Makini Recurring voice role (season 2)
2017–2020 Fuller House Rocki Recurring role (seasons 3–5)[11]
2019 Looking for Alaska Sara Main role[12]
2021 The Republic of Sarah Bella Main role[13]


  1. ^ "Best Friends Whenever show bios - Landry Bender". Disney Channel Press. Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-08-29.
  2. ^ Landry Bender [@landrybender] (August 2, 2017). "Last day of being 16 ⚡️🎉❤" (Tweet). Retrieved 2017-08-02 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Amanda Kondolojy (August 30, 2012). "'Crash & Bernstein' Premieres Monday October 8 on Disney XD". TV by the Numbers. Tribune Media Entertainment. Archived from the original on November 4, 2013. Retrieved 2015-08-28.
  4. ^ Jay A. Fernandez (September 21, 2010). "Newcomer joins Jonah Hill in 'The Sitter' EXCLUSIVE: Landry Bender to play troublemaking kid". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-08-28.
  5. ^ Brian Lowry (June 25, 2015). "Disney Channel's 'Best Friends Whenever' Mines Familiar Formula". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 2015-08-28.
  6. ^ "'Best Friends Whenever' Has Been Canceled". M Magazine. February 27, 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
  7. ^ "Desert Stages Alumni". Retrieved October 28, 2020.
  8. ^ @landrybender (November 9, 2020). "This gem of a human aka my dad just joined Twitter ... follow him for a good time!!! :) @TreySBender" (Tweet). Retrieved May 3, 2021 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ Michael Ausiello (June 10, 2014). "Fairest of the Mall Comedy Pilot Ordered at Disney Channel". TVLine. Retrieved 2015-12-19.
  10. ^ Rachel Ho (August 28, 2015). "Interview: Lauren Taylor from Disney Channel's 'Best Friends Whenever'". Musichel. Retrieved 2016-06-18. Fairest of the Mall was a show about a girl named Holly (played by me)... By the end of the episode, she'd decided to stay with her real friends, one who happened to be Nikki (played by Landry Bender) and one named Barry (played by Gus Kamp).
  11. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Landry Bender Talks Season 3 Of Fuller House". The Daily Shuffle. September 13, 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-14.
  12. ^ Denise Petski (March 21, 2019). "'Looking For Alaska': Hulu Limited Series Adds Six To Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  13. ^ Denise Petski (March 10, 2020). "'The Republic Of Sarah': Landry Bender, Ian Duff & Forrest Goodluck Join CW Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2020-10-30.