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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameKerris Lilla Dorsey
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Kerris Lilla Dorsey (born January 9, 1998) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Paige Whedon in the television series Brothers & Sisters, Casey Beane, Billy Beane's (Brad Pitt) daughter, in the 2011 film Moneyball, and as Emily Cooper in the 2014 film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Dorsey plays Bridget Donovan, the daughter of the title character, in the television series Ray Donovan.

In Moneyball she performs a cover of Lenka's song "The Show", which is included on the soundtrack to the film.

In 2012, Dorsey guest starred on the Disney Channel series Shake it Up as Kat, a girl who elaborates a plan to get on Shake It Up Chicago by befriending Cece Jones. Kat pressures them to tell Gary to hire her as an intern on the show. Kat is successful in getting on the show but at the end of the episode, she moves to New York to join Shake It Up New York, although the email she had received was a fake email sent by CeCe in the episode "Copy Kat It Up!"

Dorsey has also appeared in the films Walk the Line and Just Like Heaven. She played a supporting role in the American Girl film McKenna Shoots For the Stars as McKenna Brooks's reading tutor, Josie.

Dorsey guest starred as Molly in one episode in Don't Trust the B- in Apartment 23, and had a small role in Sons of Anarchy as Ellie Winston. In 2012, she gained a supporting role as Sadie in the Disney Channel Original Movie Girl vs. Monster. Dorsey stars as Bridget Donovan on the Showtime crime drama series Ray Donovan.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan

Trivia (9)

Her sister Justine Dorsey has also appeared on the TV show Brothers & Sisters (2006), yet her character was not related to Kerris's character.
Younger sister of Justine Dorsey.
Daughter of John Dorsey, the creator of the hair accessory company "Lilla Rose". He named the company after his two daughters, Kerris Lilla Dorsey and Justine Rose Dorsey.
Great-Great Granddaughter of musician Thomas Dorsey.
Has most recently appeared as "Emily Cooper", in Disney's 2014 Alexander and the Terrible Day.
She started appearing in television advertisements at age six.
She has an older sister named Justine.
She had a supporting role opposite Reese Witherspoon in the romantic comedy Just Like Heaven.
She made her big screen debut as Kathy Cash in the 2005 film Walk the Line.

Personal Quotes (11)

I listen to music because that's such a huge part of my process; not to sound super pretentious, but that's a big part of what helps me get in character.
I started playing guitar when I was eight. Well, I started piano and really liked it but never practiced, but it taught me how to read music, and then my mom signed me up for guitar lessons, and I connected to that way more.
I love dance; that's a big part of my life - like, ballet specifically.
I have always been kind of really good at faking the sick voice, and I never really realized it because I would never use that power for evil.
Often when you're a teenage girl, you get sent characters that are so unenjoyable and unexciting.
Cable television is such a part of our society now. Oftentimes, the shows are really good, and you're just like, 'Well, it's worth sitting through the sex and violence because the narrative is so great.'
I did my first play around four or five. I can't remember the first one, but I did 'Annie' when I was five.
My favorite show is 'Parks and Recreation.'
I started in theatre, and that took me into film and television.
I wish I had more movies I could watch with my parents and not feel super uncomfortable.
I listen to so much music every day, so that's such a big part of my life. To be able to pursue that and put out my own stuff is definitely a goal. I don't want to put something out that I'm not proud of because I think it's so easy to say, 'I'm an actress/musician.'

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