Ava Cantrell

Ava Cantrell (born June 19, 2001) is an American actress and dancer, best known for her role as Penelope Pritchard in the Nickelodeon series The Haunted Hathaways.

Ava Cantrell
Born (2001-06-19) June 19, 2001
OccupationActress, dancer
Years active2008–present

Life and career

Ava Cantrell was born in San Diego, California, and began her acting career in 2008. She has appeared in many TV commercials, music videos and short films. She gained notoriety as Penelope Pritchard on Nickelodeon series Haunted Hathaways and won a 35th Young Artist Awards in 2014 for her recurring role.[1] She has the lead role of Brooklyn in the 2015 web-series Cam Girls the Series which has won numerous awards.[2]

In 2015 she was cast as Teen Diana in Lights Out, produced by James Wan and directed by David F. Sandberg.[3][4] Cantrell is also starring in the 2016 film One Under the Sun alongside Pooja Batra and Gene Farber directed by Vincent Tran.[5] She is involved in many charities and talks about her starring role in the antiwar movie to the Tennessee online news and entertainment magazine One Under the Sun [6]

Ava is also an award-winning dancer competing between 2007-2014 in the styles of Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, and musical theater. She has a YouTube channel showcasing these performances Miss Ava Cantrell.



2016Lights OutTeen Diana Walter
2016One Under the SunAmelia Voss
2014Exit 13Alice
2014The PassingRachel
2014Above the 101Gabi
2013Ten Thousand HoursSam
2012I Will LoveEmma


2018Young SheldonMolly1 episode
2015Not Safe for workSunny ScoutNBC Pilot
2015Cam Girls the seriesBrooklyn2 episodes
2013–15The Haunted HathawaysPenelope4 episodes


  1. "2014 NOMINATIONS & RESULTS". Youngartistawards.org. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  2. Eastman, Marc (14 May 2015). "Cam Girls Web Series Takes You Inside The Lives Of The World's... Newest Profession". Are You Screening?. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  3. "Ava Cantrell Stars in New Horror Film 'Lights Out' and Lets Us Know Why She's Afraid of the Dark". The Urban Twist. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  4. "Article: Ava Cantrell Looked So Pretty At The "High Strung" Movie Premiere!". 1 April 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  5. Martin, Peter (1 June 2016). "ONE UNDER THE SUN, Pooja Batra As Astronaut Turned Fugitive". Screen Anarchy. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  6. https://www.avacantrell.com
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