Making Variety's 2017 Power of Young Hollywood list and winning two Young Artist Awards, Kathryn Newton (born February 8, 1997) has made a name for herself in both comedy and drama. With talents that range from the soundstage to the golf course this 21-year-old actress continues to ascend on the leaderboard.
Newton recently wrapped production as the female lead in Legendary's Pokemon film titled Detective Pikachu, based on the titular character. Award winning actor Ryan Reynolds will be the voice of the animated Pokémon, Pikachu and Netflix's The Get Down star, Justice Smith will be her co-star.
Newton is also working alongside Academy Award winning actress Julia Roberts and Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges in Ben Is Back. The drama will follow a charming, yet troubled Ben Burns (Hedges) who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Newton will play Ivy Burns, the 17-year-old sister, described as a beautiful singer, who loves her brother, but does not trust that he can be better.
Newton can also recently be seen starring in the BBC/PBS miniseries, Little Women as the iconic character "Amy March", opposite Emily Mortimer and Angela Lansbury, which premiered this past December 2017.
Newton has also worked opposite Golden Globe nominated and Academy Award winning actresses Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman as Witherspoon's rebellious teenage daughter, "Abigail", in HBO's Golden Globe nominated and Emmy Award winning drama, Big Little Lies. Newton is currently in production of season 2.
She has also played a starring role in Point Grey Pictures/Universal's comedy, Blockers, which revolves around three parents who discover their daughters' pact to lose their virginity at prom. From first-time director, Kay Cannon, the pic stars Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena as parents who launch a covert one-night operation to stop the teens from sealing the deal.
Newton can be seen in two critically acclaimed films, the Golden Globe nominated comedy Lady Bird, opposite Golden Globe nominated actress Greta Gerwig, and the Golden Globe nominated crime drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri opposite Golden Globe nominated and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand.
Previous credits for Newton include CW's Supernatural, AMC's Mad Men, AMC's Halt and Catch Fire and CBS's Bad Teacher. Other credits include CBS's Gary Unmarried and Paramount's Paranormal Activity 4 for which she won Young Artist Awards in both for her roles as daughter "Louise Brooks" and teen "Alex Nelson" respectively.
Born in South Florida, Newton began her acting career at the age of four. Newton is also an avid golfer and was recently featured in Golf Digest, which recognized her as "The Best Golfer in Hollywood."View Full Bio