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We just got back from Canada shooting Once Upon A Time! We shot in the forest a lot and it's so beautiful, eh?
—Karley Scott Collins src

Karley Scott Collins is the American actress who portrays Gretel and Ava Zimmer on ABC's Once Upon a Time.


Karley Scott Collins was born on December 14[1] in Lake City, Florida to Nena[3] and Scott Collins.[2] She was five years old when a pediatrician brought to her mother's attention of a nearby theatre program he thought Karley might enjoy. Her first exposure to acting was at a Gainsville performance camp.[3] Karley also appeared in many commercials before making her television debut.[4] After turning six, Karley flew to California to try out for a part on the series The Class and won the role of Oprah Pearl.[5] To balance out acting and education, Karley attends a Montessori school and receives assignments on set.[6]

She is familiar face in films like The Pulse 2: Afterlife, The Hottie and the Nottie and The Collector. Karley also has dabbed into voice acting in the movie Open Season 3 and animated sitcom Family Guy.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Hottie and the Nottie Young Cristabel Movie
2008 Pulse 2: Afterlife Justine Video
2008 Amusement Child Tabitha Movie
2008 Pulse 3 Young Justine Video
2009 The Collector Hannah Chase Movie
2010 Letters to God Ashley Turner Movie
2011 Answers to Nothing Tina Movie
2011 When You Find Me Aurora Short film
Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Class Oprah 6 episodes
2007 Private Practice Erin 1 episode
2010 Amish Grace Katie Graber TV movie
2011 Fringe Young Olivia Dunham 1 episode
2012 Once Upon a Time Gretel / Ava Zimmer 1 episode
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Open Season 3 Gisela Animated film (Voice credit)
2010-2012 Family Guy Abby / Little Girl 2 episodes (Voice credit)


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