Katelyn Tarver Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 18 Feb, 2018
Facts of Katelyn Tarver
Date of Birth: 1989 , November-2
Age: 31 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
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American actress, Katelyn Tarver is best known for portraying the character of Jo Taylor on the American television series, Big Time Rush. She is also known for her role in No Ordinary Family and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Tarver is also known as a singer and has released many songs such as Planez, You Don’t Know, and Weekend Millionaires among others.

Early life And Education

Katelyn Tarver was born on 2nd November 1989 in Glennville, Georgia, U.S. She is American and belongs to White-American ethnicity/race.

She is one of three children of Kim Tarver and Kenny Tarver. She has an elder brother, Drew Tarver and a sister, Amanda Tarver. Tarver’s brother, Drew is an American actor & comedian.

During her school days, Tarver was a cheerleader. 


Katelyn Tarver began her music career as a contestant in 2003 American reality television singing competition series American Juniors, where she reached the top 10 but failed to get a spot in the five-member band.

In 2005, Katelyn released her debut album Wonderfully Crazy. Many of the songs in the collection were written and produced by Mattias Gustafsson (Backstreet Boyz) and Kevin Savigar (Josh Gracin, Rod Stewart), while Christian recording artist Scott Krippayne wrote the title track.

In 2011, June 14, Katelyn Tarver launched her EP titled A Little More Free EP, produced by Matt Grabe. She opened for Honor Society in their June-July 2011 "Wherever You Are" tour. Tarver also toured with the bands like The Cab and Parachute during the summer of 2012. In 2014, she co-wrote the single Crazy Stupid Love for Cheryl Cole.

In 2015, Tarver released Nobody Like You and Weekend Millionaires via Soundcloud. On July 28, 2016, she re-released Weekend Millionaires in Spotify, iTunes and other digital retailers. In October of the same year her new single What Do We Know Now was released and after a month another track titled Hate To Tell You was released.

Katelyn Tarver feature on a song titled You by the Lost Kings and also released a cover of Planez by Jeremih. On 10 March 2017, her second EP Tired Eyes hit the market.

Katelyn Tarver is also an actress. She worked in the 2006 motion capture film, The Barbie Diaries as the title character. Tarver also featured in the music video of Mitchel Musso's single The In-Crowd and performed a duet of Us Against The World with him.

Tarver came into the limelight after appearing in the 2009 American television series, Big Time Rush from 2010 to 2013. In the series, she was cast alongside Kendall Schmidt, Logan Henderson and Ciara Bravo among others.

Katelyn Tarver's other acting venture includes The Secret Life of the American Teenager and No Ordinary Family. Recently, she has starred in 2017 American drama television series, Famous in Love.

Net Worth

According to a few reputable online sources, Katelyn Tarver’s estimated net worth is in six-digit-figure, however, the exact amount is still not public.

Tarver made her appearances in various television series and music videos. Her singles and albums add more to her income.

Tarver is a soap opera actress since 2010, and as per as sources soap opera actors have an average salary of $1500-$3000 per episode.

Her YouTube channel titled KatelynTarverVEVO earns her a good sum too. As of 2018, she has more than 170k subscribers, and some of her videos have over million views. As per the terms of YouTube, the content provider gets about 68% of the revenue made from the ad views on the content.

Personal life

Katelyn Tarver married music artist David Blaise after dating for a couple of years. The couple got engaged on March 8, 2014, and finally tied the knot on 19th July 2014.

Previously, Tarver dated American actor, Kendall Schmidt for two years until 2012. She also dated singer Aaron Agassi in 2003. They broke up after being together for more than seven years.

According to her Instagram posts, Katelyn Tarver loves to travel and so far has been to many beautiful places. She is the best friend of Lucy Hale and Tiffany Thornton.

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