Dever knew she wanted to act when she was just 5 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 9 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.
Dever recently wrapped a season-long role on the FX drama Justified, for which she received critically acclaim. 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 will also guest star on the 2011 season premiere of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Dever currently resides in Los Angeles with her parents and two younger sisters.
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