Born and raised in the American Southwest, Kaitlyn Dever spent her youth bouncing between gymnastics and ballet before eventually most enjoying acting. She broke in at the age of 13, first appearing in "An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong" (2009) and an episode of "Modern Family" (ABC 2009-2019). In 2011, Dever landed two major television roles, first as Tim Allen's daughter on the sitcom "Last Man Standing" (ABC/Fox 2011-) and the recurring role of Loretta McCready on "Justified" (FX 2010-15). She also worked with a variety of notable film directors around the same time, including Martin Scorsese on "J. Edgar" (2011), James Ponsoldt on "The Spectacular Now" (2013), Jason Reitman on "Men, Women & Children" (2014). Additionally, her supporting roles in the Brie Larson-starring "Short Term 12" (2013) and black comedy "Bad Teacher" (2012) drew much acclaim. She starred in her first major feature films in 2019, ranging from the teen comedy "Booksmart" (2019), in which she starred opposite Beanie Feldstein, to the Olivia Colman-starring thriller "Them That Follow" (2019). Dever also appeared in the Toni Collette-starring miniseries "Unbelievable" (Netflix 2019).