Shelby Young

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Shelby Young
Born (1992-04-08) April 8, 1992 (age 29)
OccupationActress, voice actress
Years active2001–present

Shelby Young (born April 8, 1992) is an American actress known for her roles in American Horror Story, The Social Network, Nightlight, and Star Wars Forces of Destiny.

Early life[edit]

Young was born in Florida. She is of Jewish background.[1][2]


Young's first role was in 2001 when she played the role of Sue Ann Butler on the Showtime series Going to California. In 2002, Young played Stephanie in the unaired pilot for LazyTown. From 2005 to 2008, she had a recurring role as Jennifer on Everybody Hates Chris, and from 2009 to 2011, she recurred on Days of Our Lives as Kinsey. Young has also had guest starring roles on the MTV series Awkward (2011), Ghost Whisperer (2006), and Freddie (2006). She then co-starred in the Universal Studios film Wild Child (2008). In 2010, Young played the role of KC in the film The Social Network.[citation needed]

In 2011, she had a recurring role as Leah on American Horror Story: Murder House, the first season in the anthology series. In addition, Young played the role of Rose in The Midnight Game, which was released in 2013 by Anchor Bay Entertainment.[3]

Young starred in the found-footage horror film Nightlight;[4] the film was released in a limited release and through video on demand on March 27, 2015.[5] That same year, she appeared in the film The House Sitter opposite Kate Ashfield. She also starred in the horror-thriller film A Haunting in Cawdor, which was released in the United Kingdom on October 9, 2015,[6] and in the United States in March 2016.[7]

As a voice actress, Young currently plays Princess Leia Organa in the Disney Channel series Star Wars Forces of Destiny. Young also recorded voice and motion capture for the lead role of Annie in Dead Rising 3, Becca in Battlefield 1 and Minnie Smith/Script Supervisor in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Young also voiced multiple characters in the Final Fantasy XV Assassin's Festival DLC.. Young previously voiced many of the Toys R Us, Trix, Lucky Charms and Coco Puffs commercials.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Wishing Stone Shelby
2005 The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie Girl Magnet Fan
2006 Waltzing Anna Catherine Rhoades
2008 Wild Child Ruby
2010 The Social Network K.C.
2013 First Brittany Short film
2013 The Midnight Game Rose
2014 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Siena
2014 Augustine Keri Short film
2015 Nightlight Robin
2015 A Haunting in Cawdor Vivian Miller
2015 Two Dollar Bill Moon Princess Short film
2016 Katie Goes to College Heather Short Film
2017 Vain: This Party Sucks Lead Raver Short Film


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Going to California Sue Ann Butler 1 episode
2002–04 LazyTown Stephanie Test Pilot
2005–08 Everybody Hates Chris Jennifer Thompson Recurring role; 4 episodes
2006 Ghost Whisperer Young Stacy 1 episode
2006 Freddie Emma 1 episode
2007 Zip Noreen Television film
2009–11 Days of Our Lives Kinsey Recurring role; 62 episodes
2011 Awkward Danielle 1 episode
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Leah Recurring role; 3 episodes
2012 Criminal Minds Mackenzie Acklin 1 episode
2014 What's Next for Sarah? Gloriana 1 episode
2014 Checked Out Mya Unsold television pilot
2015 The House Sitter Amy Lawrence Television film

Voice work[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause ADR voice
2006 The Nativity Story Naomi (uncredited)
2006 Apocalypto ADR voice
2007 Blades of Glory ADR voice
2007 Underdog ADR voice
2007 Bridge to Terabithia Ellie Aarons (uncredited)
2009 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience ADR voice
2010 My Soul to Take ADR voice
2013 Dead Rising 3 Annie (voice/motion capture)
2016 The 5th Wave Additional Voices
2016 Battlefield 1 Becca
2017 The Boss Baby ADR Voice
2017 Smurfs: The Lost Village Additional Voices
2017 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie ADR Voice
2017 Final Fantasy XV: Assassin's Festival DLC Woman/Broadcast
2017 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Minnie Smith/Script Supervisor
2017-2018 Star Wars Forces of Destiny Princess Leia Organa
2019 Wolfenstein: Youngblood Jessie Blazkowicz
2020 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Additional voices
2021 Star Wars: The Bad Batch Captain Bragg
2021 Star Wars: Visions K-344 Short film: Tatooine Rhapsody: English language dub[8]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Role Artist
2018 "Give Me Your Hand" Herself Shannon K


  1. ^ Young, Shelby [@shelby_young] (September 19, 2020). "Seeing a trend where ppl are saying it's not appropriate to say RIP when a Jewish person dies. As a Jewish person I've... never heard this in my life? Whether it be rest in peace/peace be upon them or may their memory be a blessing, it's the sentiment that counts" (Tweet). Retrieved February 11, 2021 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Young, Shelby [@shelby_young] (January 28, 2021). "I'm so tired of seeing misinformation spread. Us Jews DO NOT have "Space Lasers". ..... we sold them to the Mormon's years ago" (Tweet). Archived from the original on January 29, 2021. Retrieved February 11, 2021 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "Play The Midnight Game at Home". Dread Central.
  4. ^ Dennis Harvey (March 28, 2015). "Film Review: 'Nightlight'". Variety. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  5. ^ "Apple Trailers; NIGHTLIGHT'".
  6. ^ "A Haunting In Cawdor Review". Screen Relish. October 5, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  7. ^ Dennis Harvey (March 8, 2016). "Film Review: 'A Haunting in Cawdor'". Variety. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  8. ^ "Stunning New Star Wars: Visions Trailer Debuts". 2021-08-17. Retrieved 2021-08-17.

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