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Dever in 2012
December 21, 1996 |
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Kaitlyn Dever (//; born December 21, 1996) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Gwen Thompson in the American Girl film entitled An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong, Loretta McCready in Justified, and as Eve Baxter in Last Man Standing.
Early life and career
Dever was born in Phoenix, Arizona. 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.
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.
Dever recently joined the cast of the new dark comedy, Laggies. Dever will play Misty, loyal best friend to Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz), who is often criticized for being outspoken and not thinking much about the future. The movie is the story of a woman (Keira Knightley) stuck in permanent adolescence who lies to her fiancé in order to spend time with her teen friends. She also joined the cast of the new film written and directed by Kyle Wilamowski, Grass Stains, along with Tye Sheridan.
Dever currently resides in Los Angeles with her parents and her two younger sisters.
|2009||An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong||Gwen Thompson||Direct-to-video film|
|2009||Make It or Break It||Adorable girl||Pilot episode|
|2009||Modern Family||Bianca Douglas||Episode: "Fizbo"|
|2010||Private Practice||Paige||Episode: "Love Bites"|
|2010||Party Down||Escapade Dunfree||Episode: "Party Down Company Picnic"|
|2011||The Mentalist||Trina||Episode: "Blood for Blood"|
|2011||Cinema Verite||Michelle Loud||Television film|
|2011–2012||Justified||Loretta McCready||Recurring role, 9 episodes|
|2011||Bad Teacher||Sasha Abernathy||Theatrical film|
|2011||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Kyra O'Donnell||Episode: "The Divorce"|
|2011–present||Last Man Standing||Eve Baxter||Series regular|
|2011||J. Edgar||Palmer's Daughter||Theatrical film|
|2013||The Spectacular Now||Krystal||Theatrical film|
|2013||Short Term 12||Jayden||Theatrical film|
|2014||Grass Stains||Grace Turner||Theatrical Film|
- "Thank you! I play a 13 year old...". Kaitlyn Dever's official Twitter account. November 4, 2011. Retrieved November 12, 2011.
- "ABC Medianet". ABC Medianet. Retrieved 2012-01-22.
- KAITLYN DEVER Eve on ABC's "Last Man Standing", ABC Medianet Retrieved October 7, 2011.
- "Read more: Rants & Reviews - The Futon's First Look: "Last Man Standing" (ABC)". TheFutonCritic.com. June 6, 2011. Retrieved October 7, 2011.
- "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". Retrieved May 7, 2012.