Ava Cantrell (19 June 2001 in San Diego) is an American actress and dancer, best known for her role as Penelope Pritchard in the Nickelodeon series The Haunted Hathaways.

Life and career

Ava Cantrell began her acting career in 2008. She has appeared in many TV commercials, music videos and short films. She gained notoriety as Penelope Pritchard on Nickelodeon series Haunted Hathaways and won a 35th Young Artist Awards in 2014 for her recurring role. She has a lead role of Brooklyn in the 2015 web-series Cam Girls the Series which has won numerous awards.

In 2015 she was cast as Teen Diana in Lights Out, produced by James Wan and directed by David F. Sandberg. Cantrell is also starring in the 2016 film One Under the Sun along side Pooja Batra and Gene Farber directed by Vincent Tran. She is involved in many charities and talks about her starring role in the antiwar movie to the Tennessee online news and entertainment magazine One Under the Sun

Ava is also an award winning dancer competing between 2007-2014 in the styles of Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, and musical theater. She has a YouTube channel showcasing these performances Miss Ava Cantrell.



2016Lights OutTeen Diana
2016One Under the SunAmelia Voss
2014Exit 13Alice
2014The PassingRachel
2014Above the 101Gabi
2013Ten Thousand HoursSam
2012I Will LoveEmma


2015Not Safe for workSunny ScoutNBC Pilot
2015Cam Girls the seriesBrooklyn2 episodes
2013-2015Haunted HathawaysPenelope4 episodes