Devon Hales | Biography 2021
Devon Hales | Biography 2021

Quick Information

  • Full Name Devon Hales
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Atlanta, Georgia
  • Born Year And Birthday Dec 05, 2000
  • Age 20 Years, 6 Months
Cast Of 'Teenage Bounty Hunters'

Devon Hales | Biography 2021

Hales plays the role of a mean controlling girl named April Stevens, who in the beginning does not like the twins (Sterling Wesley and Blair Wesley) and is their academic rival. She later turns to like them and changes her character to a nice girl. However, by the end of the season, she returns to her previous stance of rivalry. April even resorts to blackmail and other forceful measures to get what she desires. She was usually portrayed as a cynical nemesis to Sterling Wesley, portrayed by Canadian actress Maddie Phillips.


Quick Information
  • Full Name Devon Hales
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Atlanta, Georgia
  • Birth Date Dec 05, 2000
  • Age 20 Years, 6 Months

American actress Devon Hales is known for her portrayal of April Stevens in the show Teenage Bounty Hunters.

Who is Devon Hales?

Devon Hales was a theater major from Atlanta before studying performing arts at Georgia’s Kennesaw State University. Her initial acting journey began in theaters; she participated in plays such as Arms and the Man, Into the Woods, along with others, during college, followed by Shakespeare in Love, I and You, The Dancing Handkerchief, Appropriate, and The Light in the Piazza

Then she made minor appearances on shows such as Swamp Murders in 2013, Stan Against Evil in 2016, and The Resident in 2018. Eventually, she got the role of April Stevens in the Netflix show titled Teenage Bounty Hunters. The show was released in August of 2020, and it gained significant popularity because of its intriguing and intense plot. Fans praised hales for her excellent portrayal of the mean girl who remained the show’s antagonist for most of the season.

 Unfortunately, within two months of its release, Netflix announced the cancellation of the show. The cancellation news then led to a Twitter uprising and petitions signing the revival of the show.

After Teenage Bounty Hunters, Hale was in another teenage movie, ICON, which was released in March of 2021.

How Old Is Devon Hales?

Devon Hales was born in Cumming, Georgia, of Atlanta state on 5 December 2000. She studied middle school in a private Christian school and then transferred to public school to finish her high school studies.

During her senior year in high school, Hales discovered that she was interested in theater studies, so she decided to join a college that had a theater program. Subsequently, she enrolled at Berry College. However, a couple of months into the semester, she realized that the environment in that college was not encouraging her.

She would later recall her decision of wanting to leave Berry:

At Berry, there were a lot of great people, a lot of talented people who were doing theater, but that was not their ultimate goal, that was not sometimes even their major. It took being in an environment where I wasn’t necessarily being challenged (to make) me say, ‘Oh my God. No judgment, but I do not want to be like that. I really, really want to do this for real and I need to be in an environment where I am around people who want to do the same thing and who are pushing me to be better and really work for it.’

Hence, she transferred after freshman year to join Kennesaw State University and graduated with a B.A. degree in Theatre and Performance Studies. During the time in the university, she trained herself in stage performance and took part in well-known plays such as Arms and the Man, Closer Than Ever, Falsettos, Into the Woods, Cabaret, and Red Hanrahan.

Career

After finishing college, she continued to perform in plays. Hales got acquainted with the theater houses of Atlanta, where she occasionally performed acts such as Shakespeare in Love, The Dancing Handkerchief, Appropriate, The Light in the Piazza, I and You, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, Peter Pan, One Man, Two Guvnors, As You Like It, Stick Fly, etc.

By and by in 2011, she made her screen debut in a short movie, Storage. In 2013, she was on Swamp Murders, a television series documentary. Then in 2016, she was in another television show, Stand Against Evil, and also in the popular medical drama The Resident in 2018.

‘Teenage Bounty Hunters’

In 2020, Hales appeared as one of the recurring casts in the Netflix television series Teenage Bounty Hunters. The show’s first season was made available on 14 August 2020.

The story of the series is based on two siblings who are fraternal twins and are high school students. They seem to look like normal teenagers of a small town living with their parents, but they are bounty hunters working under an ex-cop and bounty hunter called Browser. They entail a path of solving crimes along with balancing their high school life.

Hales plays the role of a mean controlling girl named April Stevens, who in the beginning does not like the twins (Sterling Wesley and Blair Wesley) and is their academic rival. She later turns to like them and changes her character to a nice girl. However, by the end of the season, she returns to her previous stance of rivalry. April even resorts to blackmail and other forceful measures to get what she desires. She was usually portrayed as a cynical nemesis to Sterling Wesley, portrayed by Canadian actress Maddie Phillips.

Hales describes April Stevens as an intense person with a strong personality and ambition. “She [April] is OK with herself and with her Lord about how she identifies. Even though she is inside this Christian community that can be very intolerant, she does not believe, as she says, that God is going to smite her for being a lesbian,” Hales said. “She’s like, “Nah, I’m all good with the Lord. I’m just not good with all you people who are going to judge me and who are going to get in the way of my plan.” But then she and Sterling have a moment — have a couple of moments, and Sterling totally disrupts her plan and sort of shakes her understanding of their relationship and what she thought she knew about herself.”

Reception And Cancellation

The fans of the show singularly praised Hales as one of the intriguing characters—she was highly praised for portraying the characters’ dual identities: April Stevens was from a religious background and later identified herself as a lesbian.

The show was also critically praised for its engaging plot and the portrayal of the millennial teenagers who are abundantly talented in solving crimes via social media. Yet in October of 2020, Netflix announced that Teenage Bounty Hunter was not picked for further seasons.

Fans of the show did not accept the cancellation, which led to a Twitter campaign pledging for the show’s revival. Over 300,000 people on social media signed petitions on the show continuation and were primarily supported by the queer fans stating that the show was not given a chance to grow.

Hales also added on Twitter that the news of cancellation made the series more famous than it was after its release. She quoted, “An exaggeration but why do I feel like more people are going to hear about Teenage Bounty Hunters in the next 24 hours than heard about Teenage Bounty Hunters in the last 2 months.”

Recent Projects

In 2021, Hales appeared in Tony Ahedo’s movie ICON. The movie was directed, written, and produced by Ahedo.

She was one of the leading characters of the teenage story, alongside Parker Padgett. The small-scale production was actually rated 8.2 out of 10 by the IMDB.

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