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Talitha Eliana Bateman (born September 4, 2001) is an American actress. Bateman first appeared as a child actress on a 2013 episode of the television series The Middle, and has since played the lead role in the 2015 independent film So B. It and the 2017 horror film Annabelle: Creation.

Personal life

Bateman lives in southern California. She is the eighth of nine children, and the sister of actor Gabriel Bateman.

Career

Bateman's first screen appearance was on television, in a small role during a 2013 episode of The Middle. She appeared in the pilot episodes of Maker Shack Agency and Mamma Dallas, neither of which went to series, and appeared in three episodes of The CW's comedy-drama series Hart of Dixie, playing the recurring role of Scarlett Kincaid during the 2015 season.

On film, Bateman played Kayla in the science fiction horror film The Hive, which premiered at Fantastic Fest in September 2014. She played Teacup in the 2016 science fiction film The 5th Wave, and Nicole in the 2016 comedy film Nine Lives.

Bateman played the lead character of Heidi DeMuth in the independent drama film So B. It, which was produced in 2015 and was picked up for release in 2017. Bateman played the title role of Janice/Annabelle, in the 2017 horror prequel Annabelle: Creation, and has a role in the 2017 disaster film Geostorm.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
2015 The Hive Kayla
2016 The 5th Wave Teacup
Nine Lives Nicole Camden
So B. It Heidi DeMuth
2017 Vengeance: A Love Story Bethie Maguire
Annabelle: Creation Janice / Annabelle Higgins
Geostorm Hannah Lawson
2018 Love, Simon Nora Spier
The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island Violet (voice)

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Middle Girl Glossner Episode: "The Kiss"
2014 Maker Shack Agency Cheerleader Episode: "Pilot"
2015 Hart of Dixie Scarlett Kincaid 3 episodes
2016 Mamma Dallas Episode: "Pilot"
Furst Born Erin Episode: "Pilot"
2017 Stuck in the Middle Sophie Episode: "Stuck with a New Friend"