KAITLYN DEVER (BRANDY BELTMEYER) has amassed tremendous respect at the young age
of 17 with her dynamic and impactful performances in film and television. This
Fall, Dever will return to ABC's "Last Man Standing" where she stars as the
youngest, toughest and most athletic daughter of the Baxter family. Created by
Jack Burditt and directed by John Pasquin, the series also stars Tim Allen,
Nancy Travis and Molly Ephraim and is produced by 20th Century Fox. Other
television credits include FX drama "Justified," CBS crime drama "The
Mentalist," Starz comedy "Party Down," ABC's "Modern Family" and "Private
Practice" and critically acclaimed HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
In August 2013, Dever appeared in the critically acclaimed "Short Term 12"
playing opposite Brie Larson. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and based off
his short film of the same name, the coming-of-age drama tells the story through
the eyes of a young supervisor, Grace (Larson), of an at-risk center for
teenagers. The film is a glimpse into the lives of neglected youths where Dever
plays trouble teen "Jayden" living in the group home. The film initially
premiered at the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) where it won the
Grand Jury Prize for "Best Narrative" as well as the Audience Award. Dever was
also highlighted as a SXSW breakout.
Soon after in September 2013, Dever played a supporting role in the
coming-of-age feature "Spectacular Now" starring Shailene Woodley and Miles
Teller. Based on Tim Tharp's novel and directed by James Ponsoldt, the romantic
comedy-drama centers on a live-for-the-moment high school senior (Teller) as he
develops a relationship with introverted classmate Aimee (Woodley). Premiering
at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the film garnered much critical acclaim.
On October 24, 2014, Dever will appear in a supporting role in Lynn Shelton's
comedy-drama "Laggies" with Keira Knightley, Chloe Moretz and Sam Rockwell. The
film follows "Megan" (Knightley), a floundering 28-year old woman, who hides out
for a week with high school student "Annika" (Moretz), and her best friend
"Misty" (Dever), under the pretense of going to a work retreat after her
boyfriend attempts to propose. "Laggies" premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film
Festival and will be released by A24 Films.
Also in October 2014, Dever will star in "Men, Women & Children" alongside Judy
Greer, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Ansel Elgort and Emma Thompson. The
comedy-drama directed by Jason Reitman is based on a novel of the same name by
Chad Kultgen. "Men, Women & Children" follows a group of high school teenagers
and their parents as they discover the many ways the internet has changed their
relationships, communication, self-images and love lives. Dever plays Garner's
daughter and love interest to Ansel Elgort. The film will premiere at the 2014
Toronto International Film Festival and released in limited theaters on October
Recently, Dever wrapped production on indie drama "Grass Stains." Written and
directed by Kyle Wilamowski, Dever stars in the film playing opposite Tye
Sheridan. The story centers around teen Conrad Stevens (Sheridan) discovering
his first love for Grace Turner (Dever) and the secret guilt he feels after a
prank goes awry and causes the death of Grace's older brother.
Dever recenty wrapped filming the drama "The Greens are Gone" where she stars
alongside Catherine Keener and Anton Yelchin. Peer Pedersen directs the story of
a matriarch (Keener) of a dysfunctional family who is pushed to her limits by
the disappearance of her son (Yelchin) and her bipolar teenager (Dever). The
feature was filmed in Boston.
Dever's additional film credits include Cameron Diaz's comedy "Bad Teacher" and
"J. Edgar" with Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Academy Award-winning director
Clint Eastwood. In 2012 Dever was nominated three times at the 33rd Young Artist
Awards for her roles in "Bad Teacher," "Last Man Standing" and "Justified."
Dever currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.