Kathryn Newton is an American actress who has been making a name for herself in Hollywood in recent years. She is best known for her roles in the films “Lady Bird,” “Blockers,” and “Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” as well as the Netflix series “The Society.”
Early Life and Career
Newton was born in Orlando, Florida, on February 8, 1997. She began acting at a young age, appearing in local theater productions and commercials. She made her television debut in 2002, appearing in a recurring role on the soap opera “All My Children.”
In 2008, Newton landed her breakthrough role as Louise Brooks on the CBS sitcom “Gary Unmarried.” She played the role for two seasons, earning a Young Artist Award for her performance.
After “Gary Unmarried,” Newton continued to appear in guest roles on television shows such as “Mad Men,” “Supernatural,” and “Halt and Catch Fire.” She also made her feature film debut in 2011 with a small role in the comedy “Bad Teacher.”
Breakthrough and Recent Success
Newton’s breakthrough came in 2017 with her role as Abigail Carlson in the second season of the HBO drama series “Big Little Lies.” She starred alongside Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley.
In the following years, Newton continued to land high-profile roles. She starred in the comedy films “Blockers” and “Pokémon Detective Pikachu,” as well as the drama film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
In 2019, Newton took on the lead role of Allie in the Netflix mystery drama series “The Society.” The show was canceled after one season, but Newton’s performance was praised by critics.
In 2020, Newton starred in the horror comedy film “Freaky.” She played the role of Millie Kessler, a teenage girl who switches bodies with a serial killer. The film was a critical and commercial success.
In 2011, Newton made her film debut in the comedy “Bad Teacher.” She went on to star in a number of other films, including “Paranormal Activity 4” (2011), “The Martial Arts Kid” (2015), “Lady Bird” (2017), and “Blockers” (2018). In 2019, she starred in the lead role of Allie in the Netflix mystery drama series “The Society.”
In 2020, Newton starred in the horror-comedy film “Freaky,” which received critical acclaim. She also appeared in the 2021 film “The Map of Tiny Perfect Things.” In 2023, she starred as Cassie Lang in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.” Newton is also set to star in the upcoming films “Lisa Frankenstein” and “Winner.”
Newton is a private person and does not share much about her personal life. She is currently single and resides in Los Angeles.
Awards and Accolades
- 2010 Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Young Actress in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) for her role in “Gary Unmarried”
- Newton is currently filming the upcoming film “Lisa Frankenstein,” which is set to be released in 2023.
- She is also attached to star in the upcoming film “Winner,” which is scheduled to be released in 2024.
Note: This biography is based on the available information as of 2023, and real-time updates or developments are being updated by our editorial team.