Katelyn Tarver - Updated Feb 2024

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Katelyn Tarver

Katelyn Tarver is a famous American actress, singer, and songwriter. Katelyn Tarver is best known for portraying the character of Jo Taylor on the American television series, Big Time Rush (2009). While being a singer, she has released many songs such as Planez, You Don’t Know, and Weekend Millionaires among others.

Early Life

Katelyn Tarver was born on the 2nd of November 1989, in Glennville, Georgia, the United States of America. This multi-talented lady is 33 years old as of 2022 and holds American nationality.

Similarly, she follows Christianity by religion while she has a birth sign of Scorpio. While this celeb belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. In addition, this singer is the daughter of Kenny Tarver (father) and Kim Tarver (mother).

Regarding her parent’s profession, it is yet to be disclosed. She grew up with her three siblings whose names are Amanda, Drew, and Jake Traver. She loves to dance and travel in places.

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Caption: Katelyn Tarver’s childhood photo (Source: Pinterest)


Coming toward her academic qualification, she has not officially revealed her academic qualification. She seems to be well-educated.

Moreover, she might have completed her high school education at a local high school in the United States. Afterward, she might have enrolled in a local university and completed her graduation.

Professional Career

Before starting her journey as an actress, Katelyn Tarver began her career as a singer. She participated in the singing reality television program ‘American Juniors in 203.

In the competition, she was one of the Top 10 finalists, before being eliminated from the competition on August 12, 2003. Afterward, she released her debut EP “A Little More Free,” on the 14th of June 2011.

Moreover, the EP was produced by Matt Grabe. Tarver opened for the Honor Society on their June-July 2011 ”Wherever You Are” tour. During the summer of 2012, she also toured alongside the bands; ‘The Cab’ and ‘Parachute.’

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Caption: Katelyn Tarver’s live concert performance (Source: Instagram)

She co-writes Cheryl Cole’s 2014 single “Crazy Stupid Love.” In the year 2015, two other singles, “Weekend Millionaires” and “Nobody Like You” were released on the streaming platform SoundCloud.

On the 28th of July 2016, “Weekend Millionaires” was re-released on iTunes, Spotify, and other digital retailers. Following October, another new track, “What Do We Know Now”, was released. Which, was shortly followed by the BURNS-produced “Hate To Tell You” the following month.

Other singles and collaborations

She got featured on the Lost King’s 2015 track “You”, which was released by Spinnin’ Records as a single off their EP The Bad. The next year, she released a cover of Jeremih’s song “Planez.”

On the 10th of March 2017, her second EP, “Tired Eyes” was released. “You Don’t Know” which was from “Tired Eyes” went viral on YouTube and amassed over 50 million views by mid-2021.

Similarly, her third EP “Kool-Aid” was released in 2018. It gained positive reviews from multiple music review websites including Clash. Her fourth EP “Kool-Aid: Sugar Free (Acoustic)” which includes five singles was released in 2019.

Following that, she released nine singles including “Feel Bad” in 2020. She co-wrote Jake Scott’s song “Like No One Does” which was released on the 4th of June 2020. Collaboration with Will Anderson, and launched a side-project called REAVES in the year 2021.

On the 4th of June 2021, the band released their first EP and The First EP. With her song “Young” she was the winning songwriter on the Old Dominion episode of Songland.

Acting Career

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Caption: Katelyn Tarver in the musical sitcom, Big Time Rush (Source: Fandom)

Talking about her acting career, she made her debut appearance  in the musical sitcom television “Big Time Rush.” She played the role of Jo Taylor, a girl the boys admire.

On the 5th of February 2010, her first episode “Big Time Love Song” was broadcast. Later, she played the role of Natalie Poston in 5 episodes of the ABC series “No Ordinary Family” (2010-2011).

The next year, she played the role of Mercedes in the ABC Family’s series, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” In the 2018 HBO comedy-drama series “Ballers” she played the role of Jesse in 8 episodes. She played the main role of Rosie in the drama series, “Twentyfiveish.”

Katelyn Tarver – Net Worth 2024

Being a singer, and actress, Tarver has collected a good sum of money throughout her career. As of 2022, her net worth estimated at around $1.5 million while her salary and earnings are still missing.

Relationship Status

On the 19th of July 2014, Katelyn Tarver married David Blaise, a music artist. They were engaged back on the 8th of March 2014. There are no details regarding their children.

In the past, she dated singer Aaron Agassi in 2003. But their relationship did not work out and broke up after over seven years of relationship. Later on, she dated American actor Kendall Schmidt for years till 2012.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Katelyn Tarver enjoying the day (Source: Instagram)

Talking about this celeb’s body stats, she is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 55 kg. Moreover, she has blonde hair with blue eyes color, and her body measurement measures 34-25-34 inches. Similarly, this actress wears a shoe size of 8 US and a dress size of 4 US.

Katelyn Tarver – Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@katelyntarver’ there are over 479k followers. Likewise, there are over 362.6k followers on her Twitter page ‘@katelyntarver’ and over 1.3 million followers on her Facebook page.

Similarly, she has a self-titled YouTube channel, there are 422k subscribers. She has a TikTok account named ‘@katelyn.tarver’ there are over 178.6k followers as of January 2023.