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Ava Allan is an American actress best known for her role as Jana in the comedic spin-off sitcom Young Sheldon.

Biography[]

Allan was born on March 1, 2000, in Los Angeles, California, to Kareen Allan and her husband. Where Allan went to school is not known, as is why she wanted to become an actress. What is known is that Allan got her first on-screen role in 2008, when she was received an uncredited role as a girl at a birthday party for one episode of the mystery heist series Leverage. Allan got her first major role in 2010, when she was first cast as the young version of Amanda Cartwell, the Vice President of Women's Fashion at Mad Style, for 3 episodes of the teen sitcom series True Jackson, VP. Allan has also appeared in TV shows and movies such as Pretty Little Liars, Young Sheldon, Bad Teacher, Modern Family, Rescuing Madison, Babylon Beach, Becoming, Billie Speare, Susan's Remembrance, Lily, The Driveway, The Middle, Love Is All You Need?, Most Likely to Murder, Yellowjackets, and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.

On Criminal Minds[]

Allan portrayed Erica Nichols, the daughter of Grant Nichols and half-sister of schizophrenic serial killer Michael Vinoda, in the Season One episode "Devotion".

Filmography[]

  • Yellowjackets (2010) - Callie
  • Young Sheldon - 4 episodes (2020) - Jana
  • Most Likely to Murder (2019) - Hailey
  • Suits (2018) - Daisy Jones
  • Modern Family (2018) - Amanda Ciconi
  • Pretty Little Liars - 2 episodes (2017) - Addison Derringer
  • Love Is All You Need? (2016) - Paula Santilli
  • Rescuing Madison (2014) - Ava
  • The Middle (2014) - Piper
  • Bad Teacher (2014) - Bella
  • Babylon Beach (2013) - Ava
  • Billie Speare (2012) - Regan
  • Becoming (2011) - Daina
  • True Jackson, VP - 3 episodes (2010-2011) - Young Amanda Cantwell
  • Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - "Devotion" (2011) TV episode - Erica Nichols
  • Susan's Remembrance (2011) - Young Susan
  • Lily (2010) - Meg
  • The Driveway (2010) - Sophie
  • She Continues Drifting (2010) - Younger Carrie
  • It's Complicated (2009) - Christmas Tree Shopper (uncredited)
  • A Second Chance (2009) - Angel
  • Leverage (2008) - Birthday Party Girl (uncredited)

External Links[]

For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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