Anastasia Baranova is a Russian-American actress, best known for her starring roles as Jennifer "Scout" Lauer on the television series Scout's Safari and as Addison Carver on the Syfy series Z Nation.
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/NBCtelevision series Scout's Safari, playing the character Jennifer Lauer. Baranova has had one- or two-episode appearances on several television series, including Sons Of Anarchy, 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.