|Paranormal Activity 5||2014||Actor||Katie||20147|
|The River||2012 2012||Actor||Rosetta "Rabbit" Fischer||20127|
|The Jay Leno Show||2009 2009||Actor||n/a||20097|
|Paranormal Activity 2||2010||Actor||Katie||20107|
|Paranormal Activity 4||2012||Actor||Katie||20127|
|Paranormal Activity 3||2011||Actor||Adult Katie||20117|
|Appeared in three episodes of "The River"|
|Returned for "Paranormal Activity 4"|
|Appeared in "Paranormal Activity 2"|
|The Paramount-promoted version of "Paranormal Activity" released|
|Featured in "Paranormal Activity 3"|
Born and raised in Texas, Featherston showed an interest in drama during high school and gained more acting experience in college. Like many aspiring actresses, she relocated to Los Angeles and waited tables while going out on auditions. One of these meetings happened to be with first-time filmmaker Oren Peli, who was looking for a pair of unflashy and relatable actors to play the lead couple in his debut horror film, which would use found video footage as its main conceit. Featherston was cast along with fellow untested actor Micah Sloat, and they shot "Paranormal Activity" on a tiny budget in only one week. In the partially improvised film, Featherston portrays "Katie," a woman living with her boyfriend (Sloat) who slowly realizes that she is being tormented by a demon that increasingly makes its presence known. The movie made the festival rounds in 2007 and was eventually acquired by Paramount Pictures, which released it in the fall of 2009, with its viral marketing campaign helping it garner major attention and surprising box-office numbers.
In 2010 Featherston returned for "Paranormal Activity 2," which provided further insight into her character's demonic background. The same year, she turned up in the unfortunately titled "Psychic Experiment," a sci-fi/horror film that remained little seen despite her presence. Meanwhile, "Paranormal Activity 3" (2011) injected some new life into the series with some intriguing set pieces and further evidence of her family's macabre history. After appearing on Peli's short-lived Amazonian-set TV series "The River," Featherston returned for "Paranormal Activity 4" (2012), albeit in a less prominent way, and the continued success of the franchise led to a green light for a fifth installment, keeping her once again busy playing the demon-possessed Katie.
|Southern Methodist University|
|Featherston is the only actor to appear in all of the first four "Paranormal Activity" movies.|
|"It's wonderful. People stop me in the mall and the grocery store all the time and tell me how much they like the movie. Sometimes they talk about their experience seeing the movie and I think one of my favorites was this girl who was talking about her big football player boyfriend who was like cowering in fear and apparently crying because he was so scared." - from Digital Spy, Oct. 18, 2012|
|"The thing that's great about the guys in charge of ["Paranormal Activity"], they are really respectful of the franchise. Just like in the third one, they didn't put me in there just to have me in there. They made it believable and reasonable and plausible, and so I know that if they want me to be in it, then there will be a good reason. I trust that if they ask me back, I would happily be a part of this. This has become a franchise, but it's also – this sounds kind of cheesy – kind of a family. We come back every summer and do these films and I've made lifelong friends out of it." - from ET Online, Jan. 30, 2013|
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