Who is Kyla Pratt?
Kyla Pratt is an American actress. She is best known for voicing Penny Proud in The Proud Family and the revival, The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, her role in the Dr. Dolittle films, and, lately, Call Me Kat.
Los Angeles, California, the United States of America
Pratt has two daughters, Lyric and Liyah Kilpatrick. She is engaged to Danny Kilpatrick, a songwriter and tattoo artist, as well as the star of Black Ink Crew: Compton.
Pratt started acting when she was a child. Her first roles happened when she was just eight, appearing in commercials. 1997 saw her appear in Walker, Texas Ranger, opposite Chuck Norris. She would go on to appear in episodes of Friends, Smart Guy, Sister, Sister, Family Matters, Lizzie McGuire, Moesha, and The Parkers.
In 2001, Pratt got the role of Breanna Barnes in One on One, which would run until 2006. During the same time, Pratt also gained the role of Penny Proud in the Disney Channel animated series The Proud Family. She would return as Penny for The Proud Family Movie and also the revival Prouder and Louder. The Proud Family was a popular Disney Channel animated series focusing on an African-American family.
Pratt would also appear in films like Love & Basketball and Fat Albert. In 1998 and in 2001, she would play Maya Dolittle in Dr. Dolittle and Dr. Dolittle 2, starring Eddie Murphy. Later on, she would take on the role of Maya Dolittle as the now titular Maya Dolittle in Dr. Dolittle 3, Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief, and Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts.
In 2009, Pratt starred in Hotel for Dogs. She would also appear in Recovery Road, Let’s Stay Together, and more. Starting in 2019, she would have several appearances on Black Ink Crew: Compton, which stars her fiance.
Between 2016 and 2020, the actress has starred in several Christmas and made for TV films, such as Secrets She Kept, The Christmas Pact, Back to the Goode Life, No Time Like Christmas, and Let’s Meet Again on Christmas Eve.
In 2021, the actress would take a central role in Call Me Kat, a new sitcom featuring Mayim Bialik in a central role. She would also go back to her role as Penny Proud in the revival of the series.
As a musician, Pratt’s songs have appeared on several Disney covers, performing Circle of Life, It’s All About Me, and A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes.
The actress won a Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award for Favorite Rising Star in 1999.
She has four siblings and comes from a big family, much like her character Penny Proud.
Pratt attended the Hamilton Academy of Music, which is known for its high standards. Actors like Shia LeBoeuf have also attended this school in Los Angeles.
Her birth name is Kyla Amore Pratt.
Her most extensive role was on One on One, where she appeared in over 100 episodes and had a central character.
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