|Born||Kyla Alissa Pratt
September 16, 1986
Los Angeles, California
|Children||Lyric Kai Kirkpatrick (born November 2010) Liyah Kirkpatrick (born August 2013)|
Kyla Alissa Pratt (born September 16, 1986) is an American actress, known for her roles in films and television, such as Barney & Friends, Let's Stay Together, The Proud Family, One on One, Barney's Great Adventure, Dr. Dolittle, and its four sequels, Dr. Dolittle 2, Dr. Dolittle 3, Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief and Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts, Fat Albert, Hotel for Dogs, and The Proud Family Movie.
Pratt gave birth to a daughter, Lyric Kai Kirkpatrick, on November 17, 2010. Most recently, she welcomed another daughter, Liyah Kirkpatrick in August of 2013. Lyric and Liyah's father is Danny "KP" Kirkpatrick, a songwriter, hip-hop artist, and well-known tattoo artist. Kyla says "I am getting married but not yet, the best thing about my relationship [with rapper Danny Kirkpatrick a.k.a. Compton] is that we are both on the same page."
In a 2013 interview with writer Lathleen Ade-Brown, Kyla Pratt expressed the joy of labor pains: "“I didn’t want to leave the hospital after giving birth because I didn’t want the moment to end. I’m a pregnancy lady, I love pregnant people, I have four godchildren, I love babies. So going into labor, I’m one of those positive people who have positive thoughts and I tell myself everything is going to go fine. I recently told someone the other day that I enjoyed labor. They thought I was crazy!” I went into labor and I didn’t know I was in labor until a couple of hours later. The contractions weren’t what I expected. I expected them to be really strong and then go away but they stayed constant, so I called my doctor and was told to get to the hospital right away. I got an epidural. I loved the hospital, I loved the nurses. My epidural wore off halfway through, so I got to feel what labor is. Yet having her was an unreal moment. Like, what? Oh my gosh! It wasn’t too bad, just a couple of pushes and my mom was like “wow, you’re good at this!” We have been inseparable ever since. I was the only mother in the hospital that was up and going everywhere with my baby and the nurses, watching everything they were doing with her. It was a painful experience but it was the most beautiful thing ever. People have a lot of kids because they forget about the pain. I really plan on having more kids in the future because labor doesn’t scare me; it was great."
Pratt began acting at age 8, appearing in commercials for an interactive computer game and Nike. She appeared in an episode of Friends, followed by roles in Smart Guy, Sister, Sister, Family Matters, Lizzie McGuire, Moesha, and The Parkers.
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 & Basketball (2000) and Fat Albert (2004). She played 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). 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. In February 2014, Pratt was voted #97 on VH1's 100 Greatest Child Stars. In June 2014 she filmed an ABC Family pilot called Recovery Road based on Blake Nelson's homonym novel, in which she plays a title role alongside Samantha Logan.
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.
|1995||The Babysitters Club||Becca Ramsay|
|1998||Barney's Great Adventure||Marcella Walker|
|1998||Dr. Dolittle||Maya Dolittle|
|2000||Love & Basketball||Young Monica|
|2001||Dr. Dolittle 2||Maya Dolittle|
|2002||More than Puppy Love||Jae|
|2004||The Seat Filler||Diona|
|2005||The Proud Family Movie||Penny Proud|
|2006||Dr. Dolittle 3||Maya Dolittle||Direct-to-DVD|
|2008||Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief||Maya Dolittle||Direct-to-DVD|
|2009||Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts||Maya Dolittle||Direct-to-DVD|
|2009||"Hotel for Dogs (film)"||Heather|
|1993||Where I Live||Brittany||1 episode|
|1995||Barney & Friends||Mindy||Numerous episodes|
|Living Single||Tracy||1 episode|
|Touched By An Angel||Annie||1 episode|
|1995–1999||The Parent 'Hood||Monica||2 episodes|
|1996||The Show||Nia||1 episode|
|In the House||Erica||2 episodes|
|Friends||Charla Nichols||1 episode|
|1997||Family Matters||Kelsey||1 episode|
|Walker, Texas Ranger||Kyla Jarvis||1 episode|
|1997–1998||Smart Guy||Lillie-1/Brandi-2||3 episodes|
|1998||The Pretender||Tracy Johnson||1 episode|
|Any Day Now||Birdie|
|So Weird||Kamilah Simmonds|
|Jackie's Back||Little Jackie Washington||Television movie|
|1999–2000||Moesha||Patricia/Sabrina Wilson||2 episodes|
|2000||The Parkers||Shaquilla||1 episode|
|Strong Medicine||Donna Jenkins|
|2001||Lizzie McGuire||Brooke Baker|
|2001–2005||The Proud Family||Penny Proud (voice)||Lead role; 54 episodes|
|2001–2006||One on One||Breanna Latrice Barnes||Lead role; 113 episodes|
|2003||Maniac Magee||Amanda Beale||Television movie|
|2004||Veronica Mars||Georgia||1 episode|
|2005||Lilo & Stitch: The Series||Penny Proud (voice)|
|The Proud Family Movie||Television movie|
|2007||Hell on Earth||Keri Diamond/Dumpin|
|2012–present||Let's Stay Together||Crystal Whitmore||Season 2–present|
|2012||Big Time Movie||Herself||Television movie|
|2012||The Mentalist||Juliana McVie||1 episode|
|2015||Recovery Road||Trish Collins||ABC Family Pilot|
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- "VH1′s 100 Greatest Kid Stars Of All Time". Retrieved 21 February 2014.
- Andreeva, Nellie (Jun 3, 2014). "Kyla Pratt & Justin Prentice Join ABC Family Drama Pilot ‘Recovery Road’". Deadline.com. Retrieved Jun 20, 2014.
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