Ava Cantrell

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Ava Cantrell
Born (2001-06-19) June 19, 2001 (age 19)
OccupationActress, dancer
Years active2008–present

Ava Cantrell (born June 19, 2001) is an American actress and dancer, best known for her role as Penelope Pritchard in the Nickelodeon series The Haunted Hathaways.

Life and career[edit]

Ava Cantrell was born in San Diego, California, and began her acting career in 2008. She has appeared in many TV commercials, music videos and short films. She gained notoriety as Penelope Pritchard on Nickelodeon series Haunted Hathaways and won a 35th Young Artist Awards in 2014 for her recurring role.[1] She has the lead role of Brooklyn in the 2015 web-series Cam Girls the Series which has won numerous awards.[2]

In 2015 she was cast as Teen Diana in Lights Out, produced by James Wan and directed by David F. Sandberg.[3][4] Cantrell is also starring in the 2016 film One Under the Sun alongside Pooja Batra and Gene Farber directed by Vincent Tran.[5] She is involved in many charities and talks about her starring role in the antiwar movie to the Tennessee online news and entertainment magazine One Under the Sun [6]

Ava is also an award-winning dancer competing between 2007-2014 in the styles of Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, and musical theater. She has a YouTube channel showcasing these performances Miss Ava Cantrell.



Year Title Role Notes
2016 Lights Out Teen Diana Walter
2016 One Under the Sun Amelia Voss
2014 Exit 13 Alice
2014 The Passing Rachel
2014 Above the 101 Gabi
2013 Ten Thousand Hours Sam
2012 Cupcake Eva
2012 Expo Darla
2012 I Will Love Emma
2010 Pals Ally


Year Title Role Notes
2018 Young Sheldon Molly 1 episode
2015 Not Safe for work Sunny Scout NBC Pilot
2015 Cam Girls the series Brooklyn 2 episodes
2013–15 The Haunted Hathaways Penelope 4 episodes


  1. ^ "2014 NOMINATIONS & RESULTS". Youngartistawards.org. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  2. ^ Eastman, Marc (14 May 2015). "Cam Girls Web Series Takes You Inside The Lives Of The World's... Newest Profession". Are You Screening?. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Ava Cantrell Stars in New Horror Film 'Lights Out' and Lets Us Know Why She's Afraid of the Dark". The Urban Twist. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Article: Ava Cantrell Looked So Pretty At The "High Strung" Movie Premiere!". 1 April 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  5. ^ Martin, Peter (1 June 2016). "ONE UNDER THE SUN, Pooja Batra As Astronaut Turned Fugitive". Screen Anarchy. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  6. ^ https://www.avacantrell.com

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