Catherine Caylee Cowan is an American film actress. She began her on screen acting career after starring in the feature film Sunrise in Heaven (2019) and acting opposite Nicolas Cage in Willy’s Wonderland (2021).
Years active 2018-present
Born March 19, 1998, age 25 years old and 8 months, in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, United States
Sun Sign Pisces
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Hazel
Height 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
Measurements 34-26-34 in / 86-66-86 cm
Bra size 32B
Parents: Rock, June
Cowan, Allura Caylee (niece or nephew)
She has four siblings two older step-sisters and two biological -brothers
Caylee worked on various theatre performances such as; Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, Danny in the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley, and Miss Julie by August Strindberg.
In June of 2018, Caylee Cowan made her film debut as Jan Hurst in Sunrise in Heaven which was released to the public on April 9th, 2019 and a year later on Netflix on April 1st, 2020.
She produced a documentary on refugees entitled The Peace Between (2019).
In October of 2019, she was cast as Holly Martins in Bad Detectives (2021).
She went to 11 different schools and graduated a year early from high school.
She performed at the Valley Youth Theater in Arizona which is also where Emma Stone performed.
Caylee Cowan began acting classes in October of 2019 with Matthew Barry who was the casting director for The Notebook (2004).
Caylee Cowan was born in the city of Tarzana, Los Angeles, CA in a neighborhood named by author Edgar Rice Burroughs in honor of his most popular book.
She trained in mixed martial arts from a young age. She trained in Karate, Taekwondo, Shotokan, and Krav Maga.
[on her mother]: My mother always use to say, “You’ve got to read. You can do anything, but you’ve got to read.”
P-C: That’s so interesting! Like you said, this is your first feature film. What surprised you the most about the experience?
I have a theatre background and I’m used to a lot of rehearsals. I love to do a lot of takes, but with this being an indie film, we had to do several scenes with only one take. I just had to give it your all and move onto the next scene, and trust that the director got what he needed. Our director, Waymoon Boone, was great at juggling everything on set.
When I got the audition, I immediately read the book. Any time I get an audition, I always want to know what the story is based on. That’s part of the reason I was interested in becoming an actor. I wanted to be a part of those stories.
My passion for acting came from reading books. I couldn’t read until third grade, so I was in remedial classes. Growing up, I had dyslexia and missed a lot of school. By the time I entered high school I was a math and science credit ahead of grade level. Then, I graduated early to pursue acting.
It doesn’t matter how many times you’re rejected. Rejection doesn’t make you a failure. Giving up makes you a failure.
P-C: How did you prepare for your role in Sunrise in Heaven? I auditioned for a ton of things this year, but this was one that attracted me as much as I attracted it. It’s set in the 1950s, which is something I was immediately interested in, and is based on a book. The character that I play is a living person, so I actually got to meet her. I took her out for lunch (Chateau Marmont). I wanted to take the characteristics that I observed from her, and use them for my performance.
You can’t have a testimony without a test.
All we are is what we have the courage to create, at any given moment.
You’re going to die. You’re going to be dead. It could be in 10 years, it could be in tomorrow, anytime. So am I. I mean it, we’re just going to be gone. The world’s going to go on without us… you do your job in the face of that, and how seriously you take yourself, you decided for yourself.
I studied Stanley Kubrick and Anton Chekhov. I’ve watched everything Stanley Kubrick has ever made, except for Barry Lyndon. I don’t know why, but I haven’t watched that one yet. I’ve read over 234 plays and over a hundred screenplays. I know because I use to keep a list. I use to track my 10,000 hours.
All that makes us beautiful isn’t always marketable.
Well, if that’s not love it’ll have to do until the real thing comes along.
Art is happiest when shared with lovers.
[moving to L.A.] At 18 years old, I bought a one-way ticket and moved to Los Angeles, CA from Arizona by myself with only a couple hundred dollars in my bank account. It was the bravest thing I’ve ever done. If I went to drama school, I wouldn’t have made my first movie a year later. I’m lucky it worked out this way.