Born : December 21, 1996 Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Occupation : Actress
Kaitlyn Dever born December 21, 1996 is an American actress. She is best known for her role as a Gwen Thompson in the American Girl film entitled An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong, Loretta McCready in Justified, and as Eve Baxter in Last Man Standing.
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's other television credits include Make It or Break It, Modern Family, Private Practice, Party Down, The Mentalist and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Her 2011 film credits include, Cinema Verite, Bad Teacher and the Clint Eastwood-directed film J. Edgar.
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.
Recently joined the cast of the new dark comedy, Laggies. Dever will play Misty, loyal best friend to Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz), who's often criticized for being outspoken and not thinking much about the future. The movie is the story of a woman (Keira Knightley) stuck in permanent adolescence who lies to her fiance in order to spend time with her teen friends. Also joined the cast of the new film written and directed by Kyle Wilamowski, Grass Stains, along with Tye Sheridan.
Dever currently resides in Los Angeles with her parents and her two younger sisters.
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