Kyla Pratt

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Kyla Pratt

Pratt attending the 35th birthday of Janett Hellaten at Boulevard 3, Hollywood (April 2008).
BornKyla Alissa Pratt
(1986-09-16) September 16, 1986 (age 26)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.[1]
Other namesJamie,Alison,Mason
Years active1995–present
 
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Kyla Pratt

Pratt attending the 35th birthday of Janett Hellaten at Boulevard 3, Hollywood (April 2008).
BornKyla Alissa Pratt
(1986-09-16) September 16, 1986 (age 26)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.[1]
Other namesJamie,Alison,Mason
Years active1995–present

Kyla Sierra Pratt (born September 16, 1986) is an American actress and singer. She became known worldwide for her performances in films and television series, such as Barney & Friends, Let's Stay Together, The Proud Family, One on One, Barney's Great Adventure, Dr. Dolittle and its subsequent sequels, Fat Albert, Hotel for Dogs, and The Proud Family Movie.

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Personal Life

Pratt was born in Los Angeles, the oldest of five children of Kecia Pratt-McCullar, a schoolteacher, and Johnny McCullar, a semi-professional basketball player.[2][3] Kyla gave birth to a daughter named Lyric Kai Kilpatrick in the fall of 2010. Lyric's father is Danny "KP" Kilpatrick, a songwriter, hip-hop artist, and well-known tattoo artist.[4]

Career

Acting career

She began acting at age 8, appearing in commercials for an interactive computer game and Nike.[5] Pratt made her television debut in 1995 when she appeared as Mindy in Barney & Friends, then in an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger.[6] The following year, she guest starred in an episode of Friends, followed by roles in Smart Guy, Sister, Sister, Family Matters, Lizzie McGuire, Moesha, The Parent Trap, and The Parkers. She also thrieves at SD

In 2001, she won the role of Breanna Barnes in the UPN series One on One (2001–2006). During the run of One on One, Pratt also voiced Penny Proud, the lead character in the Disney Channel animated series The Proud Family. She also voiced the character for The Proud Family Movie in 2005. In addition to television roles, Pratt has also appeared in several feature films including Love and Basketball (2000) and Fat Albert (2004). She was Maya Dolittle in Dr. Dolittle (1998) and Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001), both of which starred Eddie Murphy. She reprised her role as Maya Dolittle (now the lead character) in the direct-to-DVD releases of Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006), Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (2008) and Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts (2009).[7] In 2009, Kyla Pratt co-starred along Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin in Hotel for Dogs. Pratt joined the cast of BET's Let's Stay Together in its second season.

Singing career

As a member of the Disney Channel Circle of Stars, Pratt performed a cover version of "Circle of Life" that appeared on the DisneyMania 2 album. She also sang "It's All About Me", for the series soundtrack for The Proud Family. She sang "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" with the Disney Channel Stars.

Filmography

List of film credits
YearTitleRoleNotes
1997RiotJenny Baker
Mad CityKid
1998Barney's Great AdventureMarcella Walker
Dr. DolittleMaya Dolittle
2000Love & BasketballYoung Monica
2001Dr. Dolittle 2Maya Dolittle
2002More than Puppy LoveJae
2004The Seat FillerDiona
Fat AlbertDoris
2005The Proud Family MoviePenny ProudVoiceover
2006Dr. Dolittle 3Maya DolittleDirect to DVD
2008Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the ChiefDirect to DVD
2009Hotel for DogsHeather
Dr. Dolittle Million Dollar MuttsMaya DolittleDirect to DVD
List of television credits
YearTitleRoleNotes
1995Barney & FriendsMindyNumerous episodes
Living SingleTracy1 episode
1995–1999The Parent 'HoodMonica2 episodes
1996The ShowNia1 episode
In the HouseErica2 episodes
ERLily1 episode
Walker, Texas RangerKyla Jarvis1 episode
1997Family MattersKelsey1 episode
1997–1998Smart GuyLillie-1/Brandi-23 episodes
1998The PretenderTracy Johnson1 episode
Any Day NowBirdie
1999BeckerKeisha
So WeirdKamilah Simmonds
Sister SisterHerself
Jackie's BackLittle Jackie WashingtonTelevision movie
1999–2000MoeshaPatricia2 episodes
2000The ParkersShaquilla1 episode
The HughleysKenyatha
Strong MedicineDonna Jenkins
2001Lizzie McGuireBrooke Baker
2001–2005The Proud FamilyPenny Proud (voice)Lead role; 54 episodes
2001–2006One on OneBreanna Latrice BarnesLead role; 113 episodes
2003Maniac MageeAmanda BealeTelevision movie
2004Veronica MarsGeorgia1 episode
2005Lilo & Stitch: The SeriesPenny Proud (voice)
The Proud Family MovieTelevision movie
2007Hell on EarthKeri Diamond/Dumpin
2012–presentLet's Stay TogetherCrystal WhitmoreRecurring; Season 2–present
2012Big Time MovieHerself
2012The MentalistJuliana McVie1 episode

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