Skylar Dunn Biography

Skylar Dunn is a multi-talented American actor, dancer, singer, and model, known for her remarkable performance as ‘Young Charity’ in the critically acclaimed musical ‘The Greatest Showman.’ With a passion for acting that began at a young age and a love for dancing since she was just 2 years old, Skylar has showcased her talents in various competitions and local theater productions. From her solo projects in musical plays like ‘Broadway Baby’ and ‘Man of La Mancha’ to captivating contemporary dance performances such as ‘The Nothingest Girl in the World’ and ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,’ Skylar has proven her versatility. She made her television debut in the comedy series ‘Sitters: The Series’ and ventured into film with the science-fiction thriller ‘Altered Hours.’ However, it was her role in ‘The Greatest Showman’ that catapulted her to fame. Skylar has also appeared in popular shows like ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘Odd Mom Out,’ along with numerous TV movies and short films. With an impressive body of work, Skylar Dunn continues to captivate audiences with her talent and versatility.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 16 Years
  • Family: Father – Roy Dunn, Mother – Jackie Brailsford Dunn, Siblings – Luke
  • Actresses
  • American Women
  • Height: 5’3″ (160 cm)
  • U.S. State: Connecticut


Skylar Marie Dunn began her career in dance at the age of 2. As she grew older, she developed a passion for acting and started participating in competitive dancing and local community theater productions.

In 2013, at the age of 5, Skylar performed in the solo musical theater “Broadway Baby” and earned first place. That same year, she appeared in the TV movie “Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives” and the short drama “A Dream of Flying” in an uncredited role.

In 2014, Skylar appeared in the pilot episode of the comedy TV series “Sitters: The Series” and also starred in the short horror film “Bedtime Story.” She continued to pursue her love for musical theater by performing in “Man of La Mancha.”

At the age of 7, Skylar won third place in the 2015 “Sheer Talent Nationals” competition with her contemporary dance “The Nothingest Girl in the World.” She also performed in the lyrical dance “When She Loved Me” on the show “Sheer Talent.”

In 2016, Skylar became the first runner-up in the “Small Wonder Sheer Talent Nationals” competition with her solo musical theater performance of “The Greatest Star.” She also appeared in the short film “Chocolate Cake.”

Skylar made her film debut in 2016 with the science-fiction thriller “Altered Hours.” She played the role of Emily in the film, which premiered at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival.

In 2017, Skylar performed the contemporary dance “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” on “Sheer Talent” and also performed in the solo musical theater “That’s Life.” However, her breakthrough role came when she portrayed the younger version of Charity Barnum in the musical film “The Greatest Showman.”

“The Greatest Showman” premiered in 2017 and became a huge success, grossing over $434 million worldwide. Skylar’s performance in the film helped her rise to fame.

In addition to her film roles, Skylar has also appeared in TV shows such as “Orange Is the New Black” and “Odd Mom Out.” She is represented by the agency Don Buchwald and Associates.

Personal Life

Skylar Marie Dunn was born on August 16, 2007, in Branford, Connecticut. She has a younger brother named Luke. Not much is known about her personal life, but she currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Skylar enjoys spending time with friends and participating in sports and other activities. She is close friends with her “The Greatest Showman” co-star Austyn Johnson. In her free time, she likes to play the guitar and read. Her nickname is Skye.

Skylar is inspired by Zendaya and Grace Avery VanderWaal and aspires to attend Yale School of Drama and have a long-term career in acting.

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