Austin Highsmith

Austin Highsmith is best known for the role of Phoebe, in “Dolphin Tale 1 & 2.” On television, she has appeared in guest roles on such series as “Private Practice,” “Castle,” “Criminal Minds,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Big Love,” “CSI: Miami,” “NCIS” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Hawaii 5-0” and “Rizzoli & Isles.” She has also had roles in a number of independent and short films, and has produced several of the independent films she's starred in as well, including 2 for Lifetime Movie Network. Apart from her on-screen work, Highsmith is a stand-up comic having performed at such venues as the Comedy Store, Acme Comedy Theatre, and the Tampa Improv.

A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Highsmith graduated from the University of North Carolina with a dual degree in Fine Arts and Political Science. Moving to Los Angeles, she attended the Ruskin School of Acting, and is considered one of the founding members of the Ruskin Group Theatre.