Kaitlyn Dever is an American actress best known for her starring role as Eve Baxter, the youngest, toughest and most athletic daughter, in the television sitcom Last Man Standing, from 2011-2012.
She first rose to prominence with a recurring role as Loretta McCready in the crime drama television series Justified, from 2011-2012.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Dever knew she wanted to act when she was just five years old and continually asked her parents to go to acting school.
They enrolled her in gymnastics, ballet and skating, but her passion didn't lie with any of these. When the family moved to Dallas, they enrolled her in a month-long acting program.
At nine years of age, she enrolled at the Dallas Young Actors Studio, where she learned set etiquette, how the business works and what would be expected of her, and during a showcase for agents she was chosen by Cindy Osbrink of the Hollywood talent agency. Shortly thereafter Dever was booking commercials and was on her way.
She appeared in the HBO movie Cinema Verite with Diane Lane, Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini, and played a lead role in the 2009 HBO movie, An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong.
On the Starz comedy series Party Down, she played Megan Mullally's daughter, and she also guest starred on the 2011 season premiere of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Film credits include the Cameron Diaz comedy Bad Teacher for Sony Pictures and the Warner Bros. film, J. Edgar, directed by Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood.
Dever currently resides in Los Angeles with her parents and two younger sisters.