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Landry Elizabeth Bender [1] (born August 3, 2000) is an American child actress who is best known for her role as Cleo Bernstein in the Disney XD series Crash & Bernstein. She portrayed Cyd Ripley on Best Friends Whenever.


Landry Bender stars as Cyd Ripley, the gutsy, messy yet loveable teen, who along with her best friend, Shelby, gains the power to travel back and forth in time, in Disney Channel’s new buddy comedy “Best Friends Whenever.”

Born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Bender was named after the late legendary Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry. She began her acting career at five years old and appeared in theatre productions of “Annie,” “The Sound of Music” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Bender is best known to Disney fans for her co-starring role as fashion-forward middle sister Cleo Bernstein on Disney XD’s live-action comedy “Crash and Bernstein,” and the feature film “The Sitter.”

In her spare time, Bender loves to travel, spend time with her friends and blog about fashion. She also enjoys singing and playing the guitar.

Her first love is Blithe, her English bulldog who she named after her character in “The Sitter.”

Bender currently lives in Los Angeles with her parents, Trey and Amy Bender, who are sports announcers.


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Year Title Role Notes
2015 Best Friends Whenever Cyd Ripley Lead
2012-2014 Crash & Bernstein (2012 TV Series) Cleo Lead
2011 The Sitter Bithe Pedulla Lead
2015 Liv and Maddie Cyd Ripley Special guest star
2017-present The Lion Guard Makini Recurring (Season 2)
Lead (Season 3)


  • Her mother is Amy Bender.
  • Orange is Landry’s favorite color.
  • Her first role was in a play. It was Peter Pan when she was 5-years-old.
  • Landry’s parents are both sports announcers.
  • While filming The Sitter in New York, she got an English Bulldog which she named Blithe after her character in the movie.
  • Landry loves editing and making her own movies using iMovie.
  • Her favorite Disney World ride is Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. At Disneyland, she likes California Screamin’.
  • Landry sees her closest friends from her neighborhood in Phoenix about four to five times a year.
  • Landry has a dog named Blithe, named after her character in The Sitter.
  • Landry was named after the Dallas Cowboys football player Tom Landry.
  • Landry says her favorite movies are The Sound of Music and Back to the Future Part II.
  • She starred as Cleo Bernstein in the Disney XD show "Crash and Bernstein".
  • Landry Bender's Twitter.
  • Portland, Oregon is where Landry's character from Crash and Bernstein, Cleo Bernstein, lived and is also where her character in Best Friends Whenever lives.
  • She will play the recurring role of Rocki Mahan on Season 3 of Fuller House.


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