Kathryn Newton

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Kathryn Newton
Born Kathryn Newton
(1997-02-08) February 8, 1997 (age 20)
United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present

Kathryn Newton (born February 8, 1997) is an American 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.[1] She is also known for portraying the older version of Claire Novak in the CW series Supernatural.

Life and career[edit]

Newton commenced her career at age 4, making her television debut on the soap opera All My Children,[2] playing Colby Marian Chandler from 2001 to 2004. Meanwhile, she also starred in two short films, Abbie Down East (2002) and Bun-Bun (2003).[2] In 2008 Newton was cast in the role of Louise Brooks in the CBS television series Gary Unmarried. 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.[3] Newton played the role of Chase Rubin-Rossi in the 2011 film Bad Teacher alongside Cameron Diaz.[4] She had the lead role, Alex, in the 2012 film Paranormal Activity 4, the fourth in the franchise,[5] and won an award at the 34th Young Artist Awards for her performance in the film.[1] Beginning in season 10, she had a recurring role as Claire Novak on Supernatural. Newton will appear in the HBO series Big Little Lies based on the Liane Moriarty novel of the same name.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Abbie Down East Mahala Burgess Short film
2003 Bun-Bun Chloe Short film
2011 Bad Teacher Chase Rubin-Rossi
2012 Paranormal Activity 4 Alex Nelson Won Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film at the 34th Young Artist Awards
2015 The Martial Arts Kid Rina
2016 Mono Katie Completed
2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Angela Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2002–2003 All My Children Colby Chandler 2 episodes
2008–2010 Gary Unmarried Louise Brooks 37 episodes[4]
2013 Mad Men Mandy 1 episode
2013–2014 Dog With a Blog Emily 3 episodes
2014–2016 Supernatural Claire Novak 4 episodes
2016 The Maid Laura Blackwell TV movie
2017 Big Little Lies Abigail Mackenzie


Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref
2013 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress Kathryn Newton Won


  1. ^ a b "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  2. ^ a b "After appearing in "Gary Unmarried," "Bad Teacher," 15-year-old seeks role on golf's biggest stage". USGA. May 1, 2012. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ "31st Annual Young Artist Awards - 2010". www.youngartistawards.org. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  4. ^ a b "I Felt Invincible: Kathryn Newton on Paranormal Activity 4". CraveOnline. October 19, 2012. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ "It's scream season already as scary movies crowd calendar". USA Today. August 31, 2012. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Alexander Skarsgård and James Tupper Join HBO's 'Big Little Little Lies'". Variety. January 5, 2016. Retrieved February 11, 2016. 

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