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Ava Allen is an American actress who portrayed Jana Boggs in Young Sheldon.

She is known for her roles on Pretty Little Liars and Suits.


Ava Allan was born on March 1, 2000 (age 24) in Tarzana, California. She landed her first modeling job for Disney magazine when she was only five, and has continued to model for many national magazines, campaigns and commercials. Her television debut came at the age of ten on "True Jackson VP". Ava played 'young Amanda' to actress Danielle Bisutti and worked with Keke Palmer and Robbie Amell. In the CBS show "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior", she played 'Erica Nichols' and got to work opposite Oscar winner, Forrest Whitaker. Ava played the iconic character 'Addison Derringer' on the hit Freeform show "Pretty Little Liars" who stirred up drama and gossip throughout the entire fandom. In addition, Ava booked a recurring role on the CBS show "Young Sheldon", where she currently plays the character 'Jana Boggs', who is the girlfriend to series regular, Montana Jordan's character, 'George Cooper Jr.'. Ava booked a role on the new Showtime show "Yellowjackets" which stars Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci and Melanie Lynkskey, who plays her mother on the show. Ava played the lead role of "Paula" in the feature film from Kim Rocco Shields, "Love is All You Need?" with Briana Evigan, Emily Osment and Tyler Blackburn. Ava lives just outside of Los Angeles with her mom, dad, and older sister.


  • She starred alongside Emily Osment on "Love is All You Need", Emily Osment also plays Amanda McAllister on Young Sheldon.


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Cast Regulars Iain Armitage  ‧  Zoe Perry  ‧  Lance Barber  ‧  Montana Jordan  ‧  Raegan Revord  ‧  Annie Potts  ‧  Matt Hobby  ‧  Wyatt McClure  ‧  Emily Osment  .  Jim Parsons
Recurring Wallace Shawn  ‧  Ryan Phuong  ‧  McKenna Grace  ‧  Isabel May  ‧  Rex Linn  ‧  Craig T. Nelson  ‧  Reba McEntire  .  Wendie Malick  .  Ed Begley Jr.
also as Cast Young Sheldon : Full cast & crew on IMDb