February 8, 1997 |
Kathryn Newton (born February 8, 1997) is an American teen actress best known for her role as Louise Brooks in the CBS television series Gary Unmarried as well as for her role as Alex Nelson in the 2012 feature film Paranormal Activity 4, which earned her the 2013 Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film. She is also known for portraying the older version of Claire Novak in the CW series Supernatural.
Life and career
Newton commenced her career at age 4, making her television debut on the soap opera All My Children, playing Colby Marian Chandler from 2001 to 2004. Meanwhile, Newton also starred in two short films, Abbie Down East (2002) and Bun-Bun (2003). In 2008 Newton was cast for the role of Louise Brooks in the CBS television series Gary Unmarried, working alongside Jay Mohr, Paula Marshall, Keegan-Michael Key, Brooke D'Orsay, Ryan Malgarini, and Rob Riggle. The show won "Favorite New TV Comedy" at the 35th People's Choice Awards in 2009. In 2010 Newton won two Young Artist Awards for "Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series" and "Best Performance in a TV series (Comedy or Drama)" for Gary Unmarried. Newton most recently played the role of Chase Rubin-Rossi in the 2011 film Bad Teacher alongside Cameron Diaz. She had the lead role, Alex, in the 2012 film Paranormal Activity 4, the fourth in the franchise, which leading performance won her an award at the 34th Young Artist Awards.