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Kyla Pratt
Kyla Pratt 2008
Pratt attending the 35th birthday of Claudia Jordan at Boulevard 3, Hollywood (April 2008)
Born Kyla Alissa Pratt
September 16, 1986 (1986-09-16) (age 30

)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.[1]

Other name(s) Kyla A. Pratt
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1995 — present

Kyla Alissa Pratt (born September 16, 1986) is an American actress and musician. She is credited as Kyla A. Pratt.

Biography

Early life and acting career

Kyla Pratt

Kyla Pratt, as she appears in a Disney Channel ident and in "Express Yourself" interstitials that were produced during 2002.

Pratt was born in Los Angeles, California, the eldest of five children of Kecia Pratt-McCullar, a schoolteacher, and Johnny McCullar, a semi professional basketball player.[2][3] She began acting at age 8, appearing in commercials for an interactive computer game and Nike.[4] Pratt made her television debut in 1995 when she appeared as Mindy in Barney & Friends.[5] The following year, she guest starred in an episode of Friends, followed by roles in Smart Guy, Family Matters, Lizzie McGuire, Moesha, and The Parkers.

In the 2001, she won the role Breanna Barnes in the UPN series One on One (2001-2006). During the run of One on One, Pratt also voiced Penny Proud, a character in the Disney Channel animated series The Proud Family. She also voiced the character for the The Proud Family Movie in 2005. In addition to television roles, Pratt has also appeared in several feature films including Love and Basketball (2000), Dr. Dolittle (1998), and Fat Albert (2004). She was Maya Dolittle in Dr. Dolittle 3. In 2008, she reprised her role as Maya Doolittle in the direct-to-dvd releases of Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief and Dr Dolittle Million Dollar Mutts.[6] In 2009, Kyla Pratt co-starred along Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin in "Hotel for Dogs".

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 The Proud Family series soundtrack. She is currently working with Marcus Johnson on a studio album.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1995 Barney & Friends Mindy
1995 The Baby-Sitters Club Becca Ramsey
1997 Riot Jenny Baker
Mad City Kid
1998 Barney's Great Adventure Marcella Walker
Dr. Dolittle Maya Dolittle
2000 Love & Basketball Young Monica
2001 Dr. Dolittle 2 Maya Dolittle
2004 The Seat Filler Diona
Fat Albert Doris
2005 The Proud Family Movie Penny Proud Voiceover
2006 Dr. Dolittle 3 Maya Dolittle
2008
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief Maya Dolittle
2009
Hotel for Dogs Heather
Dr Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts Maya Dolittle
I Can Do Bad All By Myself Keesha
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Living Single Tracy 1 episode
1995-1999 The Parent 'Hood Monica 2 episodes
1996 The Show Nia 1 episode
In the House Erica 2 episodes
Sisters Little Girl 1 episode
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Little Girl 1 episode
ER Lily 1 episode
Public Morals Gretel 1 episode
Touched by an Angel Annie 1 episode
Friends Charla Nichols 1 episode
1997 Family Matters Kelsey Webster 1 episode
A Walton Easter Television movie
Walker, Texas Ranger Kyla Jarvis 1 episode
1997-1998 Smart Guy Brandi 3 episodes
1998 The Pretender Tracy Johnson 1 episode
Any Day Now Birdie 1 episode
1999 Becker Keisha 1 episode
So Weird Kamilah Simmonds 1 episode
Jackie's Back! Little Jackie Washington Television movie
1999-2000 Moesha Patricia 2 episodes
2000 The Parkers Shaquilla 1 episode
The Hughleys Kenyatha 1 episode
Strong Medicine Donna Jenkins 1 episode
2001 Lizzie McGuire Brooke Baker 1 episode
2001-2005 The Proud Family Penny Proud (Voice) 52 episodes
2001-2006 One on One Breanna Barnes 113 episodes
2002-2006 Express Yourself Herself Short series
2003 Maniac Magee Amanda Beale Television movie
2004 Veronica Mars Georgia 1 episode
2005 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Penny Proud (Voice) 1 episode
The Beach Penny Proud (Voice) Television movie
The Picnic Penny Proud (Voice) Television movie
The Proud Family Movie Penny Proud (Voice) Television movie
2007 Hell on Earth Keri Diamond/Dumpin Television movie

Award nominations

Year Award Result Category Film or series
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Nominated Favorite Supporting Actress - Comedy Doctor Dolittle
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress Doctor Dolittle
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress Doctor Dolittle
2002 Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress Dr. Dolittle 2
2003 Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special The Proud Family
2004 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series One on One
Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program The Proud Family
2005 Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series/Special The Proud Family
2006 Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special The Proud Family Movie

References

External links

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