Talitha Bateman

Talitha Eliana Bateman (/təˈlθə/;[1] born September 4, 2001) is an American actress. After making her acting debut in a 2013 episode of the sitcom The Middle, she has starred in the independent drama film So B. It (2016), the science fiction film The 5th Wave (2016), the supernatural horror film Annabelle: Creation (2017), the disaster film Geostorm (2017), the romantic comedy film Love, Simon (2018), and the horror film Countdown (2019).

Talitha Bateman
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Bateman promoting Annabelle: Creation in 2016
Born
Talitha Eliana Bateman

September 4, 2001 (2001-09-04) (age 19)
OccupationActress
Years active2012–present
RelativesGabriel Bateman (brother)

Personal lifeEdit

Bateman was born in Turlock, California. She followed her elder sister to Los Angeles to start auditioning for roles. She has never taken acting classes. She is home schooled. Currently she lives in southern California. Talitha is the youngest girl of eight children, and the second youngest child, sister of actor Gabriel Bateman.[2]

CareerEdit

Bateman's first screen appearance was on television, in a small role during a 2013 episode of the ABC sitcom The Middle. She appeared in the pilot episodes of Maker Shack Agency and Mamma Dallas, neither of which went to series. In 2015, Bateman appeared in three episodes of The CW's comedy-drama series Hart of Dixie, playing the recurring role of Scarlett Kincaid during the fourth season.

On film, Bateman played Kayla in the science fiction horror film The Hive, which premiered at Fantastic Fest in September 2014. She played Teacup in the science fiction film The 5th Wave and Nicole in the comedy film Nine Lives, both of which were released in 2016.

Bateman played the lead character of Heidi DeMuth in the independent drama film So B. It, which was produced in 2015 and was picked up for release in 2017. Also that year, she played the title role of Janice / Annabelle Higgins in the supernatural horror prequel film Annabelle: Creation and as Hannah Lawson in the science fiction disaster film Geostorm.

In 2018, she starred as Nora Spier in the romantic comedy film Love, Simon, alongside Jennifer Garner, who she also co-starred with in Nine Lives. In 2019, she appeared in the supernatural horror film Countdown (2019).

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2012 George Biddle, CPA Kid of Many
2013 The Park Bench Young Molly's Friend Short film
2014 Life Grows On Granddaughter Short film
The Hive Kayla
We Make That Lemonade Beef Short film
2016 The 5th Wave Teacup
Nine Lives Nicole Camden
So B. It Heidi DeMuth
2017 Vengeance: A Love Story Bethie Maguire
Annabelle: Creation Janice / Annabelle Higgins
Geostorm Hannah Lawson
2018 Love, Simon Nora Spier
The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island Violet (voice)
Just Between Us Bree
2019 Countdown Jordan Harris
Robert the Bruce Iver

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Middle Girl Glossner Episode: "The Kiss"
2014 Maker Shack Agency Cheerleader Episode: "Pilot"
Petals on the Wind Emma Television film
2015 Hart of Dixie Scarlett Kincaid 3 episodes
2016 Mamma Dallas Unknown Episode: "Pilot"
Furst Born Erin Episode: "Pilot"
2017 Stuck in the Middle Sophie Episode: "Stuck with a New Friend"
2019 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Laura Moore Episode: “A Story of More Woe”
2020 Away Alexis Logan Netflix Original

AccoladesEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Most Frightened Performance Annabelle: Creation Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Patta, Gig (June 13, 2016). "Los Angeles Film Festival 2016: Talitha Bateman Interview for So B. It". Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  2. ^ Rowland, Marijke (February 9, 2016). "Young Turlock actors make their mark on Hollywood". The Modesto Bee.

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