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 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
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 joined the cast of the 2014 film, Laggies, playing the character Misty. The film also stars Chloë Grace Moretz and Keira Knightley. In 2013, She was cast in the upcoming comedy film Men, Women & Children directed by Jason Reitman.
Dever lives in Los Angeles with her parents and her two younger sisters.
|2009||An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong||Gwen Thompson||Direct-to-video film|
|2011||Bad Teacher||Sasha Abernathy|
|2011||J. Edgar||Palmer's Daughter|
|2013||The Spectacular Now||Krystal|
|2013||Short Term 12||Jayden|
|2014||Grass Stains||Grace Turner|
|2014||Men, Women & Children|
|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||Cinema Verite||Michelle Loud||Television film|
|2011||The Mentalist||Trina||Episode: "Blood for Blood"|
|2011–2014||Justified||Loretta McCready||Recurring role, 12 episodes|
|2011||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Kyra O'Donnell||Episode: "The Divorce"|
|2011–present||Last Man Standing||Eve Baxter||Series regular|
- KAITLYN DEVER Eve on ABC's "Last Man Standing", ABC Medianet Retrieved October 7, 2011.
- "The little sis I never had but always dreamed for is 17 today! Happy bday @KaitlynDever". Molly Ephraim's official Twitter account. December 21, 2013.
- "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.
- "‘Last Man Standing’s’ Kaitlyn Dever Joins Keira Knightley in Dark Comedy ‘Laggies’ (Exclusive)". thewrap.com. June 7, 2013.
- Billington, Alex (December 16, 2013). "Jason Reitman's Next Film 'Men, Women & Children' Begins Shooting". firstshowing.net. Retrieved December 19, 2013.