Kaitlyn Dever is one of Hollywood's fastest rising young talents. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona and, and already has several high profile films and television credits under her belt.
Dever knew she wanted to act when she was just 5 years old and continually asked her parents to go to acting school. They enrolled her in gymnastics, ballet and skating, but her passion didn't lie with any of these. When the family moved to Dallas, they enrolled her in a month-long acting program. At 9 years of age, she enrolled at the Dallas Young Actors Studio, where she learned set etiquette, how the business works and what would be expected of her, and during a showcase for agents she was chosen by Cindy Osbrink of the Hollywood talent agency. Shortly thereafter Dever was booking commercials and was on her way.
Dever wrapped a season-long role on the FX drama "Justified," for which she received critically acclaim. She appeared in the HBO movie "Cinema Verite" with Diane Lane, Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini, and played a lead role in the 2009 HBO movie, "An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong." On the Starz comedy series "Party Down," she played Megan Mullally's daughter, and also guest starred on the 2011 season premiere of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
Film credits include the Cameron Diaz comedy "Bad Teacher" for Sony Pictures and the Warner Bros. film, "J. Edgar," directed by Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood.
Dever currently resides in Los Angeles with her parents and two younger sisters.
Last year in 2012, Dever was nominated three times at the 33rd Young Artist Awards: for her supporting roles in Bad Teacher and Last Man Standing and for her recurring role in Justified.
Kaitlyn Dever Resume:
2013 Short Term 12 (post-production)
2013 The Spectacular Now
2011-2013 Last Man Standing (TV series)
– Attractive Architect (2013) … Eve Baxter
– Bullying (2013) … Eve Baxter
– Putting a Hit on Christmas (2012) … Eve Baxter
– Circle of Life (2012) … Eve Baxter
– Mother Fracker (2012) … Eve Baxter
Just to name a few of the 37 episodes.
2011-2012 Justified (TV series)
– Coalition (2012) … Loretta McCready
– The Devil You Know (2012) … Loretta McCready
– Bloody Harlan (2011) … Loretta McCready
– Reckoning (2011) … Loretta McCready
– Debts and Accounts (2011) … Loretta McCready
To name a few of the 11 episodes that stared Kaitlyn.
2011 J. Edgar
2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV series)
– The Divorce (2011) … Kyra O'Donnell
2011 Bad Teacher
2011 Cinema Verite (TV movie)
2011 The Mentalist (TV series)
– Blood for Blood (2011) … Trina
2010 Party Down (TV series)
– Party Down Company Picnic (2010) … Escapade Dunfree
2010 Private Practice (TV series)
– Love Bites (2010) … Paige
2009 Modern Family (TV series)
– Fizbo (2009) … Bianca
2009 Make It or Break It (TV series)
– Pilot (2009) … Adorable Girl
2009 An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (video)
Soundtrack2011 Last Man Standing (TV series)
– Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (2011) (performer: "Pie Rack")
Sound Department2010 Flipped (ADR looping)
Self2011 The Joey & Elise Show (TV series documentary)
– Interviews at the Young Artists Awards (2011) … Herself
Kaitlyn has a bright future ahead in acting as she is a young, beautiful and talented Actress. You can catch Kaitlyn in the ABC series Last Man Standing as Eve Baxter Friday nights at 8pm. For Kaitlyn official website click here where you will learn what other sites this talented Actress is on.
RCN America is pleased to have Kaitlyn Dever featured in our latest "Actor Spotlight", where we highlight, promote Actors that have great acting skills and a bright future.