Where is Billi Bruno today? What is she doing now?
Sarah Russo, better known by her professional name Billi Bruno, was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 20 July 1997 – her zodiac sign is Cancer and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, probably still best known for having portrayed Gracie Mabel in the romantic comedy series “According to Jim”, which ran from 2001 to 2009. The series starred Jim Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith and Larry Joe Campbell, and it followed a macho man and his wife and children.
The series was nominated for 21 awards including four Primetime Emmys. Billi has been retired from acting since 2011, and is currently focused on raising her daughter.
Childhood and education
Billi was raised in Los Angeles alongside three older sisters, two of whom are Hailey and Chelsea Bruno who have also become actresses – their father is working as a janitor, while their mother is a theatre actress.
Career as an actress
Billi became interested in acting upon enrolling at a local elementary school,and began appearing in school plays as well as several performed at a local theatre.
Billi really launched her acting career by appearing in the series “According to Jim” in 2001 while she also performed two songs in it entitled “Camptown Races” in the episode “Crush” in 2001 and “Bingo was His Name-O” in the episode “The Receipt” in 2002. She was nominated for four Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a TV series in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006 but didn’t win any.
In 2005, Billi appeared in the documentary movie “Forever in Our Hearts: The Making of Documentary”, which was directed and written by Damon Harman and which also starred Mitch Allan, and Andrew Bryniarski.
The movie had a budget of $250,000 but received rather poor reviews as it has a 2.3/10 rating on the movie and TV series rating website IMDb.com.
In 2009 at the age of 12, she appeared in the music video “Celebrity” by Brad Paisley which became a hit and has been viewed nearly seven million times since it was uploaded on YouTube on 2 October 2009. She was physically active while attending high school, as she was playing a variety of sports such as soccer and lacrosse, but was mostly focused on acting and attending auditions for movie and TV series roles.
Upon matriculation in 2015, she decided not to enroll at college, but to pursue her dream of becoming a famous actress.
Billi’s latest appearance has been in the short comedy film “Season 3 According to Jim” in 2011, which starred Taylor Atelian, Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi and which was well received by its fans.
Love life and relationships
Billi has been keeping the details of her love life hidden from the media’s attention, and it is believed that she has been in a long-term relationship with her high school sweetheart since the day they met in 2015.
On 29 April 2017, Billi gave birth to her daughter Mila Grace, but hasn’t shared anything about the girl’s father, and just a couple of days after giving birth, she uploaded a picture featuring herself, Mila, and a mysterious man who is believed to be Mila’s father. Billi hasn’t married, but her fans believe that she is currently living with her boyfriend, and that they are raising their daughter together.
Another rumor has it that Billi’s boyfriend abandoned her shortly after she decided to keep the child rather than to have an abortion, and that her current boyfriend is not Mila’s biological father. None of this has been confirmed by Billi who prefers to keep her personal matters to herself.
Hobbies and other interests
Billi is keen on spending her free time outdoors and taking her daughter for walks, enjoying being in parks and woods, and has been a fan of camping since she was a teenager.
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— Billi Bruno (@BilliBruno97) October 14, 2012
She likes to listen to pop music, with some of her favorite performers and bands being Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, and Jonas Brothers. Billi is a lover of animals and has two pet dogs, while her favorite ‘animals’ are parrots and chickens. She likes to volunteer and do charity work with several charity organizations, which aim to ease life for war veterans and underprivileged children.
Billi enjoys watching movies and eating popcorn late at night, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Johnny Depp, Bruce Willis and Kate Winslet, while some of her favorite movies are the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Pulp Fiction”, and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.
Appearance and net worth
Billi is 23 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall, and weighs around 120lbs (55kgs). As of May 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $500,000.