Kathryn Newton

Kathryn Love Newton (born February 8, 1997)[1] 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).[2]

Kathryn Newton
Newton in 2012
Kathryn Love Newton

(1997-02-08) February 8, 1997
Years active2002–present

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,[3] 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.[4] She started her career at age four, making her television debut on the soap opera All My Children,[5] playing Colby Marian Chandler from 2001 to 2004. Meanwhile, she also starred in two short films, Abbie Down East (2002) and Bun-Bun (2003).[5] 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,[6] where she attended the Notre Dame High School.[7]

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.[8] Newton played the role of Chase Rubin-Rossi in the 2011 film Bad Teacher.[9] She had the lead role, Alex, in the 2012 film Paranormal Activity 4, the fourth in the franchise,[10] and won an award at the 34th Young Artist Awards for her performance in the film.[3] 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.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13] In 2021, she will appear in The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, directed by Ian Samuels.[14] She will also be portraying Cassie Lang in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.[15]

Personal life

Newton has been golfing since she was a child. She began playing tournaments at age 8.[16]

Newton graduated from Notre Dame High School in 2015.[17][18] She was a member of the Notre Dame High School girls golf team.[19][20]

She postponed college at USC to pursue her acting career.[16] She considered playing as a "walk-on" member of University of Southern California women's golf team.[21][16]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Abbie Down East Mahala Burgess Short film
2003 Bun-Bun Chloe Short film
2011 Bad Teacher Chase Rubin-Rossi
2012 Paranormal Activity 4 Alex Nelson
2015 The Martial Arts Kid Rina
2016 Mono Katie
2017 Lady Bird Darlene Bell
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriAngela Hayes
2018 BlockersJulie Decker
Ben Is BackIvy Burns
2019 Pokémon Detective PikachuLucy Stevens
2020 FreakyMillie Kessler / Blissfield Butcher
2021 The Map of Tiny Perfect ThingsMargaret
2022 Ant-Man and the Wasp: QuantumaniaCassie LangFilming


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2002–2003 All My ChildrenColby Chandler2 episodes
2008–2010 Gary UnmarriedLouise Brooks37 episodes[9]
2013 Mad MenMandyEpisode: "The Quality of Mercy"
2013–2014 Dog With a BlogEmily3 episodes
2014–2018 SupernaturalClaire Novak6 episodes
2016 A Housekeeper's Revenge[lower-alpha 1][24]Laura BlackwellTelevision film
2016–2017 Halt and Catch FireJoanie Clark10 episodes
2017–2019 Big Little LiesAbigail CarlsonMain role
2017 Little WomenAmy March3 episodes
2019 The SocietyAllie PressmanMain role

Music videos

Year Title Artist(s) Role Ref.
2019 "Goodbyes" Post Malone (feat. Young Thug) Woman


Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
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


  1. Also known as The Maid in the United States.


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