Kathryn Love Newton (born February 8, 1997) is an American actress. She is known for her starring roles as Louise Brooks in the CBS comedy series Gary Unmarried (2008–2010), Abigail Carlson in the HBO mystery drama series Big Little Lies (2017–2019), and Allie Pressman in the Netflix teen drama series The Society (2019). She is also known for portraying the older versions of Claire Novak in The CW dark fantasy series Supernatural (2014–2018) and Joanie Clark in the AMC period drama series Halt and Catch Fire (2016–2017).
Newton in 2012
Kathryn Love Newton
February 8, 1997
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Newton has starred in the comedy film Bad Teacher (2011), the supernatural horror film Paranormal Activity 4 (2012), for which she received the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film, the crime drama film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), the sex comedy film Blockers (2018), the drama film Ben Is Back (2018), the sci-fi action mystery comedy film Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019), and the slasher comedy film Freaky (2020).
Early life and career
Newton was born in Orlando, Florida, and is the only child of Robin and David Newton. She started her career at age four, making her television debut on the soap opera All My Children, playing Colby Marian Chandler from 2001 to 2004. Meanwhile, she also starred in two short films, Abbie Down East (2002) and Bun-Bun (2003). In 2008 Newton was cast in the role of Louise Brooks in the CBS television series Gary Unmarried. When she was twelve, her family moved to Los Angeles, where she attended the Notre Dame High School.
In 2010 Newton won two Young Artist Awards for "Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series" and "Best Performance in a TV series (Comedy or Drama)" for Gary Unmarried. Newton played the role of Chase Rubin-Rossi in the 2011 film Bad Teacher. She had the lead role, Alex, in the 2012 film Paranormal Activity 4, the fourth in the franchise, and won an award at the 34th Young Artist Awards for her performance in the film. Beginning in season 10, she had a recurring role as Claire Novak on Supernatural. In 2017, Newton appeared in the HBO series Big Little Lies based on the Liane Moriarty novel of the same name. She also had major roles in the films Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as Angela Hayes and Ben Is Back as Ivy Burns.
Newton plays Lucy in the 2019 blockbuster Pokémon Detective Pikachu, a live action film based on the video game of the same name. She also plays the lead role of Allie in the Netflix mystery drama series The Society, which premiered on May 10, 2019. In 2020, she starred in the well-reviewed horror comedy film Freaky, directed by Christopher Landon, as a teenage girl who switches bodies with a serial killer. In 2021, she will appear in The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, directed by Ian Samuels. She will also be portraying Cassie Lang in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
She postponed college at USC to pursue her acting career. She considered playing as a "walk-on" member of University of Southern California women's golf team.
|2002||Abbie Down East||Mahala Burgess||Short film|
|2011||Bad Teacher||Chase Rubin-Rossi|
|2012||Paranormal Activity 4||Alex Nelson|
|2015||The Martial Arts Kid||Rina|
|2017||Lady Bird||Darlene Bell|
|Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri||Angela Hayes|
|Ben Is Back||Ivy Burns|
|2019||Pokémon Detective Pikachu||Lucy Stevens|
|2020||Freaky||Millie Kessler / Blissfield Butcher|
|2021||The Map of Tiny Perfect Things||Margaret|
|2022||Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania||Cassie Lang||Filming|
|2002–2003||All My Children||Colby Chandler||2 episodes|
|2008–2010||Gary Unmarried||Louise Brooks||37 episodes|
|2013||Mad Men||Mandy||Episode: "The Quality of Mercy"|
|2013–2014||Dog With a Blog||Emily||3 episodes|
|2014–2018||Supernatural||Claire Novak||6 episodes|
|2016||A Housekeeper's Revenge||Laura Blackwell||Television film|
|2016–2017||Halt and Catch Fire||Joanie Clark||10 episodes|
|2017–2019||Big Little Lies||Abigail Carlson||Main role|
|2017||Little Women||Amy March||3 episodes|
|2019||The Society||Allie Pressman||Main role|
|2009||30th Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress||Gary Unmarried||Nominated|
|2010||31st Young Artist Awards||Won|
|2011||32nd Young Artist Awards||Nominated|
|2013||34th Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress||Paranormal Activity 4||Won|
|2020||26th Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Big Little Lies||Nominated|
|1st Critics Choice Super Awards||Best Actress in a Horror Movie||Freaky||Nominated|
|Best Villain in a Movie||Nominated|
- Also known as The Maid in the United States.
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