Taylar Hender (born May 4, 1998) is an American teen actress. She is best known for her role as Amy Namey in the 2011 film Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer.

Life and career

Hender was born in Columbia, South Carolina and raised in Katy, Texas. She became interested in acting at age five when she sang the Shirley Temple song "On the Good Ship Lollipop" at a school talent show, from that moment on she decided to act professionally.

She moved to Los Angeles in 2007, where she became a print model and appeared in several commercials for Playmate Toys, AT&T and Claire's Accessories. In 2008, she did voice work on the Disney Junior animated series Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?. From 2009 to 2010 she appeared as herself on the game show, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?. Hender's other acting credits include the Disney Channel film, Den Brother, the sitcom, Good Luck Charlie, and doing voice work on Special Agent Oso.

Hender's most notable acting role to date was in the 2011 film Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer as Amy Namey, the best friend to the titular character.

Personal life

Hender resides in Los Angeles, with her mother Missy and brothers and , who are also actors. She is very close friends with her Den Brother co-star G. Hannelius.


2008Can You Teach My Alligator Manners?Chole / Additional voicesAnimated series
2009–2010Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?Herself7 episodes
2009LivLiviaShort film
2010Toy Story 3: The Video GameThe three Peas in the PodDisney Interactive Studios video game
2010Den BrotherAbigailTelevision film
2010Special Agent OsoElsa / Unknown3 episodes
2011Jillian's TravelsJillianTelevision pilot
2011Judy Moody and the Not Bummer SummerAmy NameyTheatrical film
2011Good Luck CharlieYoung TeddyEpisode: "The Bob Duncan Experience"
2012Deadtime Stories: Grave SecretsAmandaDirect-to-video film
2016Lost GirlsJenna