Kaitlyn Dever

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Kaitlyn Dever
Kaitlyn Dever 2012.jpg
Dever in 2012
Born(1996-12-21) December 21, 1996 (age 17)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2009–present
 
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Kaitlyn Dever
Kaitlyn Dever 2012.jpg
Dever in 2012
Born(1996-12-21) December 21, 1996 (age 17)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2009–present

Kaitlyn Dever (/ˈdvɜr/; born December 21, 1996)[1][2] is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Gwen Thompson in the American Girl film entitled An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong, Loretta McCready in Justified, Eve Baxter in Last Man Standing, and Jayden in Short Term 12.

Early life and career[edit]

Dever was born in Phoenix, Arizona.[1] At the age of five, she began her interest in the performing arts with her parents sending her to an acting school. She also participated in gymnastics, ballet and skating, until she focused on acting. Her family then moved to Dallas, Texas, where she enrolled at the Dallas Young Actors Studio in a month-long acting program. Honing her acting skills at the studio, she booked a number of commercials, before moving to Los Angeles.[1]

Dever's first notable acting role was in the American Girl film An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009) as Gwen Thompson, a bullied homeless girl. In 2011, she was cast in a recurring role as Loretta McCready in the FX series Justified during the show's second season. That same year she was cast as a series regular in the ABC sitcom Last Man Standing starring Tim Allen.[3]

Dever's other television credits include Make It or Break It, Modern Family, Private Practice, Party Down, The Mentalist and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Her 2011 film credits include, Cinema Verite, Bad Teacher and the Clint Eastwood-directed film J. Edgar.

In 2012, Dever was nominated three times at the 33rd Young Artist Awards: for her supporting roles in Bad Teacher and Last Man Standing and for her recurring role in Justified.[4]

In 2013, Dever appeared in supporting roles in the critically acclaimed films The Spectacular Now and Short Term 12.

Dever joined the cast of the 2014 film, Laggies, playing the character Misty. The film also stars Chloë Grace Moretz and Keira Knightley.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Dever lives in Los Angeles with her parents and her two younger sisters.[1]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009An American Girl: Chrissa Stands StrongGwen ThompsonDirect-to-video film
2009Make It or Break ItAdorable girlPilot episode
2009Modern FamilyBianca DouglasEpisode: "Fizbo"
2010Private PracticePaigeEpisode: "Love Bites"
2010Party DownEscapade DunfreeEpisode: "Party Down Company Picnic"
2011The MentalistTrinaEpisode: "Blood for Blood"
2011Cinema VeriteMichelle LoudTelevision film
2011–presentJustifiedLoretta McCreadyRecurring role, 9 episodes
2011Bad TeacherSasha AbernathyTheatrical film
2011Curb Your EnthusiasmKyra O'DonnellEpisode: "The Divorce"
2011–presentLast Man StandingEve BaxterSeries regular
2011J. EdgarPalmer's DaughterTheatrical film
2013The Spectacular NowKrystalTheatrical film
2013Short Term 12JaydenTheatrical film
2014Grass StainsGrace TurnerTheatrical film
2014LaggiesMistyTheatrical film
2014Men, Women & ChildrenTheatrical film, filming

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