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Anastasia Baranova (Russian: Aнастасия Баранова; born January 23, 1989 )
is a Russian-American actress, best known for her starring role as Jennifer
"Scout" Lauer on the television series Scout's Safari. Born January 23, 1989 (age 23)
Contents Residence Los Angeles, California
1 Biography Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present
5 External links anastasiabaranova.com
Baranova was born in Moscow, Russia, in what was then part of the Soviet Union. As a child, she began modeling in
Moscow. In 1998, Baranova and her mother, Ata, moved from Russia to Minnesota in the United States, where she continued
to model. In 2000, mother and daughter moved to California, where Baranova began her acting career. To learn the English
language, she used the JumpStart CD-ROM series and took speech and singing classes. She is fluent in both Russian
As of 2010, she lives in Los Angeles, California, and attends Chapman University.
Baranova began her acting career in 2002 with a small speaking role on the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire. She then
won the lead role for the Discovery Kids/NBC television series Scout's Safari, playing the character Jennifer Lauer. Filming
began in July 2002, and primarily took place at locations around South Africa. The series ran from October 2002 to
February 2004, lasting two seasons and 26 episodes.
Baranova has had one- or two-episode appearances on several television series, including Joan of Arcadia, Veronica Mars,
Drake & Josh, 7th Heaven, and Malcolm in the Middle. She also appeared in the 2007 film Rise: Blood Hunter. In 2010, she
made an appearance on the HDNet series Svetlana.
She is a graduate of the Los Angeles-based school The Acting Corps. 
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Lizzie McGuire Cara Gunther Episode: "Over the Hill"
2002–2004 Scout's Safari Jennifer "Scout" Lauer Series lead
2004 Joan of Arcadia Exchange Student Episode: "No Bad Guy"
2004–2005 Veronica Mars Lizzie Manning Episodes: "Like a Virgin", "Green-Eyed Monster"
2005 Drake & Josh Yooka Episode: "We're Married"
2005 7th Heaven Lizzie Wheeler Episode: "Ring Around the Rosie"
2005 Malcolm in the Middle Sonja Episode: "Blackout"
2007 Rise: Blood Hunter Teen girl Film
2010 Svetlana Nastya Episode: "Wish Fulfillment"
2011 Apocalypse, CA Giant interviewee 2 Film
2011 Rise of Nightmares Sacha / Tasha Video game
2012 "Jessie" Tiara Presley Episode: "Nanny Swag"
1. ^ a b c Smith, Margaret (2002). "Meet Anastasia Baranova" . Discovery.com. Retrieved April 15, 2010.
2. ^ a b Smith, Margaret (2002). "A Teen Actress' Career" . Discovery.com. Retrieved April 15, 2010.
3. ^ "Testimonials" . TheActingCorps.com. 2006. Archived from the original on 10 April 2010. Retrieved April 15, 2010.
Anastasia Baranova at the Internet Movie Database
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