Who is Peyton Kennedy?
Peyton Kennedy was born on 4 January 2004, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is an actress, best known for her role in the television show “Grey’s Anatomy”, in which she portrayed Betty Nelson. She’s also a part of the Netflix show called “Everything Sucks!”, in which she plays a 15 year old girl who is trying to figure out her sexuality.
The Net Worth of Peyton Kennedy
How rich is Peyton Kennedy? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through her so far short but successful career in acting. She’s been active in the entertainment industry since 2012, with her breakthrough leading to numerous television and film roles.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Peyton grew up in Toronto, though little else has been shared about her parents, childhood, and education. It is known that she aspired to an acting career at a young age, with the dream of making it into Hollywood. To this end, she attended the Canadian Model and Talent Convention (CMTC). The convention was created in 1991 and offers education to aspiring models as well as to other talents in Canada which have limited reach or access to the entertainment industry internationally.
The convention teaches talents while also holding auditions with top agents and scouts from around the world. Her collaboration with the company eventually led to her first film project in 2012, as she was cast in the Lifetime television film called “An Officer and a Murderer”, which follows the story of a former Colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force and the crimes he committed. A year later, she made her television debut in an episode of “Copper”.
Rise to Prominence
In 2014, she made a string of film and television appearances, firstly in “The Captive” which is a Canadian thriller film starring Ryan Reynolds. The film was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. She was also cast in “The Ron James Show”, a Canadian comedy show featuring sketches and the titular James performing his stand-up routine. She also had a small role in “Hannibal”, and would then gain one of her most notable roles in “Odd Squad”, in which she played Dr. O.
The children’s television series aired through TVO Kids in Canada and PBS Kids in the US. It follows child characters as they use mathematical concepts to advance the plot. She stayed with the show for a total of three years and 26 episodes, but it didn’t restrict her schedule, as she was still able to take other projects. This led her to a two episode role in “Between” released in 2015, a Macadam science fiction series starring Jennette McCurdey as a pregnant teenage daughter of a minister in a small town, coping with a mysterious disease that kills everyone above the age of 22.
Hope you get the opportunity to see RELISH, a film about inclusion, friendship and the stigmas of mental illness, beautifully acted by friends Tyler DiChiara and Rio Mangini 💚#FilmFestival pic.twitter.com/QW4iMcYwwL
— Peyton Kennedy (@peyton_kennedy) September 7, 2019
Recent Projects – Everything Sucks! And Grey’s Anatomy
Peyton continued to take television projects while working on “Odd Squad”. She made a guest appearance in “Murdoch Mysteries” and “Killjoys”, before gaining a two episode role in “Taken”. The series is based on the film trilogy of the same name, but was cancelled after two seasons. She also worked on the anthology horror film entitled “XX”, which starred Annie Clark.
In 2018, she got a lot of recognition when she starred in the Netflix show “Everything Sucks!” playing Kate Messner in the comedy drama series created as a parody of teen culture during the mid-1990s.
The show is set in Boring, Oregon in 1996, following a group of teenagers attending the fictional Boring High School as they make a movie together. They then deal with issues about mental health, growing up, and sexuality. While the show was cancelled after one season, it developed a cult following.
One of her latest projects is “Grey’s Anatomy”, in which she played Betty Nelson during 2018 and ‘19. The show is a medical drama series which actually started airing in 2005, and follows the lives of surgical interns, residents and physicians in their work endeavors, while they also try to balance their personal lives.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Kennedy is single, and this will likely be the case for some years to come, as she is still just 15 and completing her education, while also developing her career as an actress. She developed an interest towards acting thanks to the “Harry Potter” film franchise and the books; she is a big fan, and declares herself a Hufflepuff. She plays several musical instruments too, such as the flute, ukulele and piano. She is also a big fan of frozen yogurt, particularly the brand Menchie’s.
Similar to numerous actresses, she is highly active online through accounts on social media. She has an account on Instagram on which she has over 350,000 followers, using the platform to post personal photos, often going to red carpet events, movie screenings, and sporting events during her free time. She also has an account on Twitter, on which she has over 35,000 followers, and on which she promotes her work, while also talking about her experiences as an actress. Another account she has is on Facebook, which is more of a personal account. She mentioned that all of her online accounts are monitored by her parents.