January 21, 2021

Kaitlyn Dever Raises Her Voice

The fact that Kaitlyn Dever’s dad was the voice of none other than Barney when she was a child could have tainted the performing arts forever for her; on the contrary, it was all part of the draw.
“My parents never pushed me away [from acting] — they never pushed us away from doing anything that we truly wanted to do or that we were passionate about,” Dever says, on the phone from her house in the Valley. “Which is why my parents are so awesome. My dad being Barney and doing the voiceover work every day was inspiring for me when I was little — because he was kind of in the performing light and I loved performing. I looked up to him in that way. I think it was also a part of why I wanted to act.”
Born in Arizona, Dever’s family moved to Dallas when she was young, where she was spotted in an early acting class by an L.A. agent. She starred on shows “Justified” and “Last Man Standing,” and is perhaps best-known for “Short Term 12,” as well as parts in indie darlings “Men, Women & Children,” “The Spectacular Now” and “Laggies.”
Now 20 years old,

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