Kathryn Love Newton (born February 8, 1997 in Orlando, Florida) is an American actress. She started out as a child star on All My Children
and Gary Unmarried
before appearing in the fourth Paranormal Activity
film. Since then, she has become known for starring as Abigail on Big Little Lies
and as Lucy in Pokémon Detective Pikachu
. She is also known for portraying the older versions of Claire Novak in The CW dark fantasy series Supernatural
and Joanie Clark in the AMC period drama series Halt and Catch Fire
. In 2019, she played the lead role of Allie on The Society
She provides examples of:
- Former Child Star: She began acting at the age of 4, though she only really broke through as a teenager.
- Promoted Fangirl: She is a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and described being cast as Cassie Lang in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania as a "dream come true".
- Star-Making Role: Paranormal Activity 4. Her role as the resourceful and very sympathetic Alex Nelson is universally regarded as the highlight of the otherwise forgettable sequel in an already despised franchise. She earned a Young Artist Award and got doors opened to more respectable screen roles.