Kathryn Newton

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Kathryn Newton was born on February 8, 1997 and is an American actress. 

Newton was born in Orlando, Florida, the only child of Robin and David Newton. She began playing golf tournaments at age 8.

Newton graduated from Notre Dame High School in 2015. She was a member of the Notre Dame High School girls golf team; she helped the school’s golf team to win three league championships. She initially wanted to play in the 2012 U.S. Women’s Open, but she had to withdraw from the sectional qualifier after getting the lead acting role in Paranormal Activity 4.

She postponed college at University of Southern California (USC) to pursue her acting career. She considered playing as a “walk-on” member of the women’s golf team at USC.

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.

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. 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 played 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 appeared in The Map of Tiny Perfect Things, directed by Ian Samuels.

She portrays Cassie Lang in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania replacing Emma Fuhrmann.