Ava's White Gown: Badgley Mischka

Blue Top: Amur

Plaid Romper:  DVF

Ava's ​Accessories:  Sterling Forever

Ava's Ride By: Bentley Motors

Ava is also an award winning dancer
competing between 2007-2014 in the
styles of Ballet, Tap, Contemporary,
and Musical Theater. These
performances can be seen on her
YouTube channel Miss Ava Cantrell and won her many overall and title awards before she stopped competing when her acting career took off.

Ava was always lighting up the stage from the time she was in Kindergarten. She loved dancing, performing and hamming it up in front of the camera.

Check out Rising Talent Magazine’s Photoshoot with May 2018 Cover Girl Ava Cantrell!


 Within in a week of that booking "Lights Out", she was cast was as lead in the the feature film "One Under the Sun" that released March 2017. "One Under the Sun" shows a very dramatic side of Ava, as she plays the daughter of an astronaut in a loosing battle with Cancer. This role brought Ava numerous acting accolades as well as Young Entertainer Best Actress in a feature film as well as La Femme International rising star. In Ava's acceptance speech she addressed women needing to be equals in Hollywood. Ava is not afraid to speak out on important issues and help bring awareness. 

Ava was cast as "Teen Diana" in the Warner Brothers, New Line Cinema feature film "Lights Out" in 2015. "Lights Out" cost 5 million to make and has to date made over 165 million. This role has forever secured Ava as a legendary horror antagonist.

Ava is an excellent student, maintaining National honor role and a 4.4 GPA. She has a love of animals and lends her time to numerous charities. She still finds moments for Surfing, Photography and Archery. 

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​​​​Check out May 2018 Cover Girl Ava Cantrell's Interview during her Photoshoot for Rising Talent Magazine!

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Photographer: Photography By Kenneth


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Insightful, hardworking and a truly caring young actress is how Ava Cantrell is described. She dives into all roles with passion and clarity as well as a willingness to let it all out on the table. Ava has that rare gift of crossing between comedic, thriller and dramatic characters and has been successfully booking all styles since a young girl of the age of 8. She was awarded the 2017 LA Femme International Rising Star and most recently the 2018 Young Entertainer Award for the most coveted Lead Actress in a Feature Film. 

Recently Ava has worked on "Young Sheldon" one of the highest rated TV series to date. She plays the role of "Molly "on that show and is in Jason Alexander's drama class. She loved guest starring on "Young Sheldon" and learning from the comedic king Jason Alexander. 

She began her Acting career in 2008. She has appeared in many TV Commercials, Music Videos, Short Films, Television, and Feature Films. Ava gained notoriety as "Penelope Pritchard" on the Nickelodeon series "Haunted Hathaways". In 2013 she won a Young Artist Award for her performance in this recurring role. She played "Penelope Pritchard" with gusto. Nickelodeon paired her in later episodes with a Butler allowing her to embody a character so spoiled and bratty that it solidified her as the shows greatest nemesis. She still remains one of Nickelodeons most loved Villains on the Nick.com site. 

Ava will be filming one of the leads of "The Fostered" at the end of the Summer. She also has a pilot she wrote in option as well as a comedy spy feature film. She is busy creating roles for herself as well as nailing the roles that she books. 

She played the lead role of "Brooklyn" in the 2015 web-series "Cam Girls". This Series which has won numerous awards. She was hand picked to play this role by Director/Producer David Slack. After that, Ava was cast in a Short Film that won the best film contest from Horror Legend Guillermo Del Toro. That year she also booked an NBC Pilot.