Profile: Kaitlyn Dever (Actor)

The Texas-raised actress has been working steadily in Hollywood since she was 11 years old. Dever, who was born to figure skater parents (her dad went on to voice both Barney the dinosaur and Bob the Builder later in his career), spent several years moving fluidly between roles on the small screen (Justified, Last Man Standing) and the big (The Spectacular Now, Short Term 12). But between back-to-back leading parts in critical hits Booksmart and Unbelievable, 2019 was a banner year for her. Next up for Dever is B.J. Novak’s FX limited series Platform opposite Lucas Hedges and Annapurna-produced horror anthology Monsterland for Hulu.

LAST SHOW I BINGED

Euphoria

ONSCREEN CHARACTER I MOST IDENTIFIED WITH AS A KID

“Anthony Michael Hall in every John Hughes film.”

PERSON I’M DYING TO WORK WITH

Sarah Paulson

I’D LOVE TO STAR IN A REMAKE OF

Urban Cowboy

IF I WEREN’T AN ACTOR, I’D BE

“A director.”

PERSON I’VE BEEN MOST STARSTRUCK BY

Joaquin Phoenix

CRAZIEST WAY MY LIFE HAS CHANGED

“I bought a house!”

I’D LOVE TO HAVE A CAREER LIKE

Sandra Bullock