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Kaitlyn Jenkins Biography

Birth Place:
California, United States
Actor, dancer

Fast Facts

  • Began dance training at age 3; mother is a professional ballet dancer
  • Wanted to pursue acting since childhood; asked her mom when she was five: "When can I please be on TV?" Enrolled in acting classes at age 13
  • Dreamed of becoming a professional ballet dancer; trained with the American Ballet Theater; Boston Ballet; Kaatsbaan International Dance Center; the Jillana School, and Anaheim Ballet
  • Began actively pursuing acting after an injury prevented her from attending a dance school in Boston
  • First professional acting job was appearing in a Nintendo Wii commercial for the game Zoo Hospital
  • Appeared in several short films before being cast as Boo Jordan on Bunheads in 2012
  • Specializes in ballet, pointe and contemporary dance; has performed in full-length ballets, including The Nutcracker; A Midsummer Night's Dream; and Alice in Wonderland


  • Dan Jenkins -- Father
  • Kathleen Hall Jenkins -- Mother