Cozi began her acting career at the age of eight when she was encouraged to audition for Annie at a local theater company in Aliso Viejo, Ca. At the time, Cozi thought it would be more fun to go see the musical than to act in it, but in the end decided to audition. She was cast as Annie and has been performing lead roles in such shows as The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Seussical the Musical ever since. Soon, Cozi turned her attention to TV and film. She can be seen in commercials for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois, Regions Bank, Amica Insurance, Nestle water, and Trident Layers Gum.
Cozi landed her first principal role as Hazel in the movie Dolphin Tale, produced by Alcon Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film stars Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, and Nathan Gamble and was released on September 23, 2011.
Cozi, now 16, lives in Orange County, California with her parents, and their dog Bandit. She is home schooled and has a passion for singing, playing piano, going to church and making homemade movies with her friends.
TV shows: The Cosby Show, The Waltons, The Brady Bunch, Little House On The Prairie, Monk, Downton Abbey, Once Upon a Time
Music: country, jazz, Latin, Dolphin Tale and Tangled soundtrack, Bridget Mendler songs
Actors/actresses: Jodie Foster, Tom Hanks, Ron Howard, Elle Fanning
Movies: Hugo, The Chronicles of Narnia 1 and 3, Bridge to Terabithia, Tangled, National Treasure movies, The Truman Show
Colors: yellow, deep red, and warm shades of brown. “Any color I might see while hiking!!” she says.
Numbers: 3 and 13
Food: pasta, pomegranate
Chocolate type: dark
Candy: sour candy, Whoppers
Hobbies: knitting, songwriting, shopping at Forever 21
Weather: Hot windy days, or cold December days
Starbucks drink: (in the winter): vanilla rooibos tea latte w/honey, (in the summer): passion+green tea unsweetened
Fast food restaurant: In n Out Burger
Disney Princess: Rapunzel
Current vacation location: Boston, “probably”
Dream vacation location: France
Cozi loves dogs and owns one named Bandit. Her birthday is August 3rd. Cozi plays piano and is in Level 9 of the Certificate of Merit program as of 2013. Cozi likes to call Halloween “Free Candy Night”. She has a sister named Lacey, who is currently in college. On the set of Dolphin Tale, Cozi sometimes got fish scales on her, but she liked calling them “natural sequins”. Cozi loves pasta, Bandit (her dog), her family, piano, and old sit-coms. Her pet-peeves: pruny fingers, insanely air conditioned rooms, and the taste of bologna. She is not on Facebook.