Kaitlyn Dever is an American actor, widely recognized for her notable roles in the award-winning FX crime television show Justified, ABC’s popular FX series, The Shield, and the Netflix sensation Unbelievable. She was also in negotiations to join the cast of the upcoming Star Wars spin-off, The New Jedi Order. She has since left those projects but has retained her leading role in the miniseries Justified. In that series, she plays Assistant Duster.
Known by her real name, Kaitlyn Dever was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She is described as being very sweet, friendly, and outgoing. Her parents are divorced when she was very young, and she was raised by her grandmother. She moved to California as a young girl, where she was one of seven children, and attended Pacific University. She earned a degree in theater arts and later pursued a career in broadcasting, television, and playing video games.
Dever has been nominated four times for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and she is currently up for consideration for the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Kaitlyn Dever was also a runner-up for the lead role in the hit play Dolphin Tale with Goldie Hawn, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh. She appeared in a number of other movies during her career, including the Rebel Without a Cause, Eat Pray Love, Cold Mountain, and Thelma and Louise. She was also in commercials for Coke and American Express.
Kaitlyn Dever has had numerous brush fires over the years that have included Phoenix, Tucson, and Scottsdale. Her first professional acting job was on the television show Webster. She was not a main cast member, but was able to play the supportive role of “Duck”. After that role, she landed various other small roles, such as a maid in Pretty Woman, in the TV series Angels in the Rain, and in the film adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel, A Time to Kill. Dever also appeared in the independent film The Perfect Storm, which was made with Hollywood’s Young Guns. Recently, she was featured in the Tom Cruise film Vanilla Sky.
In terms of awards and honors, Kaitlyn Dever has garnered a number of accolades over her long career, which include winning numerous awards for various acting categories at the Arizona International Film Festival, among them were the Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Performance in a Feature Film awards. She has also received several other award and honorations, including a Screenplay award at the 2021 Satellite Awards, a Production Assistants Award from Disney, and an Honorary Memberships with the Association of Independent Filmmakers and a Grand Jury Member in New York’s prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Kaitlyn Dever has also been nominated multiple times for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, an Honorary Memberships with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as winning several additional awards, including a Screenplay award for Vanilla Sky, a Production Assistant’s award, and a Golden Globe Award for her work inango. Kaitlyn Dever was also recently seen in the award-winning drama The Shape of Water, playing the role of Enzo. In her role as Enzo, Dever plays the role of a mermaid who works as a call girl in modern-day Miami.
Kaitlyn Dever has certainly had quite a remarkable fifteen years of experience in the world of acting, working both locally and internationally. She has been nominated for an American Comedy Network Awards multiple times, as well as winning multiple Emmys and Golden Globe Awards. Kaitlyn Dever has also been a guest star on numerous television shows, including Law and Order, CSI, Frasier, The X-Files, Married with Kids, among others. She is also very involved in raising money and awareness for a variety of different causes through her Own nonprofit organization, which she runs with her daughter.