Ava Acres was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but her family relocated to Los Angeles when she was still very young. She is the daughter of actor and composer Tim Acres and the sister of fellow actress Isabella Acres.
When she was only four-five years old, Ava guest-starred in several TV shows, including the The Sarah Silverman Program, Criminal Minds, Weeds and Nick Swardson's Pretend Time. Between 2011 and 2014, she provided her voice for various roles in the animated television series Adventure Time. She has also voiced characters in several famous animation films, such as Frozen, Despicable Me 2, Monsters University, Wreck-It Ralph and Penguins of Madagascar, and is perhaps best known for providing the voice for the baby emperor penguin Erik in the 3D computer-animated family musical comedy film Happy Feet Two.
In addition to lending her voice, Ava has also performed in several live action movies, including the 2013 crime drama film Free Ride produced by and starring Anna Paquin, the 2014 horror film At the Devil's Door and the 2014 psychological thriller The Face of an Angel, starring Kate Beckingsale. She also played the young version of Shailene Woodley's character in the 2014 art drama thriller White Bird in a Blizzard. Television appearances of notes includes the recurring character of Madeline on the fifth season of the anthology horror television series American Horror Story, young Rebecca Bunch on the romantic musical comedy-drama series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and the Inhuman Katya Belyakov on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episodes "Melinda" and "Wake Up".
- Young Regina names her doll Isabella and says that the doll can be her sister - the same name as Ava Acre's own sister.
- Worked with Jennifer Morrison and Ginnifer Goodwin on a short film called Five, directed by Demi Moore. Ginnifer played her mother, and Jennifer played her aunt.
- Shares scenes with fellow Once Upon a Time actor Anton Starkman on the anthology horror television series American Horror Story: Hotel, where she plays a friend of his character, Max Ellison.
|Once Upon a Time: Season Five|
|"The Dark Swan":||"The Price":||"Siege Perilous":||"The Broken Kingdom":||"Dreamcatcher":||"The Bear and the Bow":||"Nimue":||"Birth":||"The Bear King":||"Broken Heart":||"Swan Song":|
|"Souls of the Departed":||"Labor of Love":||"Devil's Due":||"The Brothers Jones":||"Our Decay":||"Her Handsome Hero":||"Ruby Slippers":||"Sisters":||"Firebird":||"Last Rites":||"Only You":||"An Untold Story":|