AFTERBUZZ TV – AfterBuzz TV’s Mini Spotlight edition, is a short form interview series featuring actors & artists discussing their roles and shows as well as their thoughts, passions and journeys. In this episode host Veronica Barriga interviews Ava Kolker.
As a California native, Ava Kolker has been acting one way or another from the time she could walk and talk. Her first screen role came on the first season of “American Horror Story” at the age of four. Since then, Ava has worked on a lot different movies both indie and studio films, national commercials, a multitude of television shows, including her major guest star recurring role on all three seasons of the Emmy nominated Disney television series, “Girl Meets World”.
Ava’s career has been very diverse in the types of roles she has been able to deliver successfully. She has also done some improv on a series of promo spots for Chelsea Lately acting with Chelsea Handler herself and has bantered with Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Her movie career started when she was cast out of hundreds of children at 5 years old to play a supporting lead as Kate Beckinsale’s unhappy daughter, Augie in the drama “Trials of Cate McCall”. Ava’s first comedy role came when she worked on “Scary Movie 5” as Lily, which spoofs the horror flick “Mama”. More recently Ava plays a major supporting role in the horror movie franchise, Insidious 4 due out in 2017.
Ava not only does live acting work on film, television, and commercials, but she booked her first voice-over animation role for the feature film, “Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs”. In addition, Ava models fashion by walking runways and even performs musical theatre where she has played roles such as Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, and Corny Collins in Hairspray. She also goes to charity events and gives back as much as she receives especially to animal charities since Ava is an avid dog lover.
Ava has been nominated for both the 2016 Young Artist Awards and the Young Entertainer Awards. Ava won Best Actress in the Guest Star category aged 9 and under at the Young Entertainer Awards for her amazingly comedic and dramatic efforts in Disney’s ‘Girl Meets World’. Ava has a huge fan following over all major social media platforms and over 300,000 followers on Instagram. She does a lot of press interviews too. When not acting, Ava enjoys the outdoors such as playing tennis, hiking, swimming and going to the beach. She continues to grow as an actress without losing the natural spark of a child who loves her life, her pets and her family most of all.