Tipp City actress lands first big-screen role in new Jennifer Aniston movie

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Carrie, Phillip and Cricket were moving to Hollywood when we last checked in on them in 2010. Now, Tipp City actress Carrie Wampler has landed her first big-screen role in a new Jennifer Aniston movie.

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One of Tipp City's daughters plays the object of Jennifer Aniston's son's affection in a newly released movie.

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Carrie Wampler, 21, plays Army medic Jenny Smith in the Alexandre Moors directed film "The Yellow Bird."

Wampler has appeared in a number of  TV shows and in commercials since her family made the permanent move to Hollywood about a decade ago so Carrie and her siblings, Phillip and Christina "Cricket" Wampler, now 19 and 17, could act professionally.

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“The Yellow Bird” is Carrie’s first big-screen movie.

Her scenes were filmed in Morocco with "Solo: A Star Wars Story" star Alden Ehrenreich as Brandon Bartle and Tye Sheridan as Daniel Murphy.

 
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Carrie, Phillip, Cricket and Wampler, 21, 19 and 17. Submitted.

Carrie, Phillip, Cricket and Wampler, 21, 19 and 17. Submitted.
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Carrie, Phillip, Cricket and Wampler, 21, 19 and 17. Submitted.

"Moracco was such a culture shock and fascinating," said Wampler, the daughter of  Holly and Chris Wampler.

The recently released Iraq War action drama revolves around two young soldiers played by Ehreneich and Bartle and their mothers, Aniston and Toni Collette.

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Jason Patrick is also in the film released in select theaters on June 15.

It is available on DirectTV and other streaming platforms

Being part of the movie was an experience she says she cherishes.

“They definitely brought out the best of my character,” Wampler said. “They were the best.”

Wampler had a recurring role as “Brooke” on The Disney Channel's "Austin & Ally." She has guest starred on shows such as NBC's "Parks and Recreation," "Surviving Jack," "Instant Mom" and "Malibu Country."

Many of Wampler's family members still live in Tipp City, her grandmother Merrily Swisher included.

Wampler said she will always love Tipp City and all of the  Dayton area even thought she and her siblings have gone full throttle with acting careers in Hollywood.

It hasn’t always been easy or glamorous.

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“It is definitely not a sprint. It is a marathon,” Wampler said. “(People) don’t know how hard everyone is working toward their goals.”

Wampler, who recently appeared with Jason Ritter in the Funny or Die web series "Tale of Titans," said she'd love to have a role in a TV comedy series.

“I am not comparing myself to other people’s careers,” she said. “I want to climb my own ladder.”

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Archived photo from 2010. Phillip, Cricket and Carrie Wampler,11,9, and 13, had been chasing their acting dream for 16 months, landing 20 commercials and other projects in Los Angeles. Staff Photo by Jim Witmer

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Archived photo from 2010. Phillip, Cricket and Carrie Wampler,11,9, and 13, had been chasing their acting dream for 16 months, landing 20 commercials and other projects in Los Angeles. Staff Photo by Jim Witmer
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Archived photo from 2010. Phillip, Cricket and Carrie Wampler,11,9, and 13, had been chasing their acting dream for 16 months, landing 20 commercials and other projects in Los Angeles. Staff Photo by Jim Witmer

Credit: Jim Witmer

Credit: Jim Witmer

Despite the pressures and temptations that can often come with Hollywood, Wampler said she, her siblings and parents remain tight and focused.

“It is a Team Wampler thing,” she said. We are not competitive. We still root for each other.”

All three Wampler children still live with their parents as they continue to pursue their goals. Cricket is a high school senior.

Carrie Wampler said it has been a slow climb, but one she is enjoying.

“If you are in it for the wrong reasons, it would be disappointing,” she said. “If you love the craft of it, you will never be disappointed.”

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Phillip, Cricket and Carrie Wampler, 19, 17 and 21. Submitted.

Phillip, Cricket and Carrie  Wampler, 19, 17 and 21. Submitted.
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Phillip, Cricket and Carrie Wampler, 19, 17 and 21. Submitted.

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Archived photo from 2010. Phillip, Cricket and Carrie Wampler,11,9, and 13, had been chasing their acting dream for 16 months, landing 20 commercials and other projects in Los Angeles. Staff Photo by Jim Witmer

Credit: Jim Witmer

Archived photo from 2010. Phillip, Cricket and Carrie Wampler,11,9, and 13, had been chasing their acting dream for 16 months, landing 20 commercials and other projects in Los Angeles. Staff Photo by Jim Witmer
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Archived photo from 2010. Phillip, Cricket and Carrie Wampler,11,9, and 13, had been chasing their acting dream for 16 months, landing 20 commercials and other projects in Los Angeles. Staff Photo by Jim Witmer

Credit: Jim Witmer

Credit: Jim Witmer

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Carrie Wampler

Carrie Wampler
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Carrie Wampler

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