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Ava Santana

Ava Santana was born on August 15, 1983 in Miami, Florida, USA as Kathryn Elizabeth Knighten. She is an actress and director, known for Wrong Side of Town (2010), Friday Night Lights (2006) and Bridget & Beau (2015). See full bio »
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'Marjorie Prime' Goes From Stage to Screen

Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Lois Smith, Tim Robbins, and director Michael Almereyda provide the backstory for this film adaptation of Jordan Harrison's play.

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Wrong Side of Town
Wrong Side of Town Elise Freeman
Friday Night Lights
Bridget & Beau
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The Last of Robin Hood


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 2016/I We Don't Play Nice (Short)
 2013 The Last of Robin Hood
Cuban Girl
 2011 Outtake Reel
Ashley Swan
 2011 Flood Streets
Brandy Castellano
 2011/I The Mortician
 2011 Mama I Want to Sing
Ava - Dr. Winter's Assistant
 2010 Wrong Side of Town (Video)
Elise Freeman
 2010 The Jack of Spades
Justine Gilcrest
 2008 Companion (Video short)
Sara (as Katie Knighten)
 2008 Ungirlfriendable
V Monologue Girl
 2008 Rubika Part One: The Relic (Short)
 2008 College
Girl #2
 2008 Friday Night Lights (TV Series)
- Leave No One Behind (2008) ... Chastity
 2007 Laura Is Cool (Short)
 2007 Planet Terror
Sicko (uncredited)
 2007 Grindhouse
Sicko (segment "Planet Terror") (uncredited)
 2007 Elvis and Anabelle
News Reporter (uncredited)
 2006/I The Return
Club Dancer (uncredited)
 2006 Idiocracy
President Camacho's Groupie (uncredited)
 2005 The Ringer
Special Olympics Volunteer (uncredited)
 2005/I Man of the House
UT Student (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Kathryn E. Knighten | Katie Knighten | Ava Santana-Cassano


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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