23 April 1989|
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Anastasia Baranova (Russian: Aнастасия Баранова; born 23 April 1989) is a Russian American actress, best known for her starring roles as Jennifer "Scout" Lauer on the television series Scout's Safari and as Addison "Addy" Carver on the Syfy series Z Nation.
Baranova was born in Moscow, Russia, in what was then part of the Soviet Union. As a child, she began modeling in Moscow. In 1998, Baranova and her mother, Ata, moved from Russia to Minnesota in the United States, where she continued to model. In 2000, they moved to California, where Baranova began her acting career. To learn the English language, she used the JumpStart CD-ROM series and took speech and singing classes. She is fluent in both Russian and English, and studied at Chapman University.
Baranova began her acting career in 2002 with a small speaking role on the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire. She then won the lead role for the Discovery Kids/NBC television series Scout's Safari, playing the character Jennifer Lauer. Filming began in July 2002, and primarily took place at locations around South Africa. The series ran from October 2002 to February 2004, lasting two seasons and 26 episodes.
Baranova has had one- or two-episode appearances on several television series, including Sons of Anarchy, Joan of Arcadia, Veronica Mars, Drake & Josh, 7th Heaven, and Malcolm in the Middle. She also appeared in the 2007 film Rise: Blood Hunter. In 2010, she made an appearance on the HDNet series Svetlana.
|2007||Rise: Blood Hunter||Teen girl|
|2011||Apocalypse, CA||Giant interviewee 2|
|2014||Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend?||Young Emma|
|2002||Lizzie McGuire||Cara Gunther||Episode: "Over the Hill"|
|2002–04||Scout's Safari||Jennifer "Scout" Lauer||Lead role|
|2004||Joan of Arcadia||Exchange Student||Episode: "No Bad Guy"|
|2004–05||Veronica Mars||Lizzie Manning||Episodes: "Like a Virgin", "Green-Eyed Monster"|
|2005||Drake & Josh||Yooka||Episode: "We're Married"|
|2005||7th Heaven||Lizzie Wheeler||Episode: "Ring Around the Rosie"|
|2005||Malcolm in the Middle||Sonja||Episode: "Blackout"|
|2010||Svetlana||Nastya||Episode: "Wish Fulfillment"|
|2012||90210||Reece Turner||Episode: "902-100"|
|2013||Sons of Anarchy||Escort||Episode: "Huang Wu"|
|2014–present||Z Nation||Addison Carver||Lead role|
|2011||Rise of Nightmares||Sacha / Tasha|||
|2011||The Darkness II||Angelus / Venus / Additional Voices|
|2014||Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z||Miss Monday|
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