Who is Katelyn Nacon?
One of the most-watched television series in 2010 was the horror-thriller drama “The Walking Dead”, so fans of the series wanted to know all about the cast, and one actress especially caught the eye of the audience. She portrayed the character of Enid, a young girl who was a resident of the Alexandria Safe-Zone, and a survivor after her parents were killed. The actress who portrayed this character is Katelyn Nacon, and if you ever wanted to know more about her life and work, you are in the right place.
Katelyn is a singer, and an actress with 15 credits to her name. Besides her role in “The Walking Dead”, which brought her two nominations for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actress (14 – 21, in 2016, and Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Teen Actress, in 2017, she’s perhaps known best for her role as Nora Edwin in the 2022 movie “Linoleum”.
Early life and education
Katelyn May Nacon was born under the zodiac sign of Gemini on 11 June 1999, in Atlanta, Georgia USA; she holds American nationality, and comes from a family of Ukrainian, Scottish, German, French-Canadian, and English descent.
She was raised by her parents, Natalie and Mark Nacon, alongside her older brother, however, her family prefers to keep their lives away from the media’s attention, so except for her parents’ names and heritage, nothing is known about them.
Katelyn had an interest in acting and singing from an early age, and began performing in plays while she was in an elementary school. Besides that, she also launched her music career by releasing her debut Extended Play (EP) “Love in May”, when she was 16 years old.
Talking about her educational background, Katelyn attended Woodstock High School, in Georgia, and upon matriculating in 2017, she didn’t enroll at college but pursued her acting and music career.
Roles in movies
Katelyn made her acting debut portraying Patti in the 2013 movie “Psychology of Secrets”, also starring Ali Bullock, Kerri J. Baldwin and April Bogenschutz, followed by her role as Cami in “Second Chances”. She then she starred in the short movie “In the Midst”, while her next role came in the 2014 short movie “Too Many Cooks”, which won The Webby Award for Video-Experimental & Weird. Katelyn’s portrayal of Chloe Cook, brought her recognition, and she was critically acclaimed as a very talented young actress, thus in the same year, she was cast to play Mya in Rondell Sheridan’s movie “Another Assembly”.
In the next few years, Katelyn was seen starring in short movies, including her role as Britney in “Penguin Flu” (2016), and then in 2022, she portrayed Nora Edwin in “Linoleum”, also starring Rhea Seehorn and Jim Gaffigan – this comedy drama won the Sun Valley Film Festival, US Award for Best Narrative Feature Film in 2022.
Katelyn’s most recent movie role was in the drama “Breathing Happy”, written and directed by Shane Brady, which was released in April 2022, but her fans will be happy to hear that there are two more movies starring Katelyn, entitled “Where All Light Tends to Go” and “Southern Gospel”, which are currently in post-production, and should be released in 2023.
Roles in series
Katelyn made her first television appearance portraying a Girl in an episode of the series “Resurrection” in 2014, and then in the following year, she was cast to play her most notable role to date, as Enid in “The Walking Dead”, also starring Melissa McBride, Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus, which had 229 award nominations and won 79, including two Primetime Emmys.
Concurrently with her role in “The Walking Dead”, Katelyn portrayed Elisia Brown in the thriller drama series “[email protected]”, which was broadcast from 2016 until 2018, and after “The Walking Dead” series was finished in 2019, Katelyn was seen as Sammi Karras in “Light as a Feather”, a fantasy horror drama, also starring Liana Liberato, Brianne Tju and Haley Ramm, which had ten award nominations – this was Katelyn’s most recent television role.
As mentioned, Katelyn released “Love in May”, her first EP in 2015, and in October 2018 her single “Undone”, which has amassed nearly 35,000 views on YouTube.
She launched her eponymous YouTube channel on 26 August 2009, and it’s today subscribed to by over 15,000 people – all of her videos combined have gained over 70,000 views.
Her fans can enjoy her music on SoundCloud, Apple Music, and Spotify, plus Katelyn has an Instagram account, which has been followed by nearly 1.5 million fans.
Love life and relationships
There have been various rumors both concerning Katelyn’s love life and her sexual orientation, one that she was dating her co-star from “The Walking Dead”, Chandler Riggs, however, the two confirmed that it was an on-screen match-up, and that they are just friends.
Currently, Katelyn is in a relationship with model, actor and artist Xavier Jimenez, and although they haven’t spoken about how their love story started, they were seen together for the first time publicly in July 2021.
Xavier is perhaps known best for his role as Tusken Chief in the series “The Book of Boba Fett”, and is also well-known for his work with Otto Models agency. He was born on 12 September 1992, in Miami, Florida USA – his trademark is his red hair and freckles on his face.
They both often share joint photos on their Instagram profiles, and Katelyn’s posted a few photos of them lying in bed together on Valentine’s Day 2022, with a caption saying:’ My sweet valentine’ with a heart emoji….
As of June 2022, Katelyn is in a relationship with Xavier Jimenez, she hasn’t been married or engaged and doesn’t have children.
Age, height, and net worth
Katelyn’s age is 23; she has long, brown hair and hazel eyes, weighs around 125lbs (56kgs), and is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall, with vital statistics of 32-24-33.
According to sources, Katelyn had a salary of around $10,000 per episode for starring in “The Walking Dead”, and she also earned a decent amount of money starring in other series and movies, thus as of June 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $1.5 million.