Kyla Pratt is loved by her fans for many reasons, she is an actress, voice actress, and musician who gained incredible fame after lending her voice to Disney Channel’s very first animated series named The Proud Family. Kyla had the oppurtunity to voice the lead character known as Penny Proud. She has since gone on to star in a good number of successful projects both on the small screen and the big screen. Some of these projects include; Fat Albert, Hotel for Dogs, the Dr. Dolittle franchise and others. See details about her career family and more below.
Kyla Pratt – Bio, Age
Kyla Alissa Pratt was born in Los Angeles, California United States of America, on the 16th of September 1986. She began her foray into the world of acting at the young age of eight(8). Her first gig was in commercials for Nike and an interactive computer game. Her next appearance was witnessed in the television series, Walker Texas Ranger: The Neighborhood. For her professional acting studies, she enrolled with actors such as Candace Lifson, Cherish Lee, Emile Hirsch and Zoma Crum at the prestigious Hamilton Academy of Music located in Los Angeles.
Kyla Pratt soon became a favored act to be featured in both guest appearances as well as recurring roles on television series. Some of these series include; Sister-Sister, Family Matters, The Parkers, Smart Guy, Lizzie McGuire, Moesha. In addition, she was given the opportunity to star in an episode of the hit television series, Friends. In 1998, she was cast in the movie, Dr. Dolittle, which later spawned several franchises.
On the 15th of September 2001, Kyla was given a role that would put her in the memories of her fans for a long time to come. This was a voice role in the breakthrough series, The Proud Family. Interestingly, this was the very first animated series made for the Disney channel. The last episode of the series was aired on the 19th of August 2005. Also in 2001, Kyla Pratt was cast to play the character, Breanna Barnes in the UPN series popularly known as, One On One. Due to how good the series was, it lasted for a total of six seasons before it ended in 2006.
In 2014, Vh1 spearheaded a fun vote done to name the 100 Greatest Child Stars. Kyla Pratt was ranked at number 97.
As a singer, she was engaged to make a cover version of “Circle of Life.” She got this performance due to the fact that she is a Disney Channel Circle of Stars member. Also, one of the songs(It’s All About Me) released for “The Proud Family” series was sung by her.
She is one of those stars that were introduced to Hollywood at such a young age. Asides the fact that Kyla Pratt was exposed quite early in her life, she had to grow up really fast, she was also earning good money at a young age. With most of her earnings coming from her acting opportunities, she also earns a substantial amount doing commercials. This and more brings her net worth to a good sum of $3 million.
Kyla Pratt was born into a Christian family and she was raised as such. Her father, Johnny McCullar is a former semi-professional basketball player while her mother, Kecia Pratt-McCullar worked as a school teacher. In addition, Kyla is not the only child of her parents. She happens to be the firstborn of the five children her parents had. Details about her brothers have not been revealed but one of them was listed as Doheen Pratt.
Husband (Partner), Kids
Kyla Pratt was exposed to the fast lane quite early in her life and this made her grow up much quicker than her peers both mentally and in terms of experience. Some of these early maturity includes dating. Throughout her career, Kyla has been in a few relationships. Her first highly publicized relationship was witnessed in 2003. At this time, she was with Robert Richard; however, they called it quits the following year.
Soon after she and Robert broke up, she began dating Omarion Grandberry. However, this relationship also did not last long. It ended in 2005. Her next relationship was with Dann Kirkpatrick (a songwriter, hip-hop artist, and tattoo artist) whom she entered into a relationship with in 2005. The pair apparently clicked and dated for quite a long time.
On the 17th of November 2010, the lovebirds welcomed their first child and daughter, Lyric Kai Kirkpatrick. They decided to get married in 2011. Their second daughter named, Liyah Kirkpatrick was welcomed on the 5th of August 2013. Kyla and Patrick are still together with no news of any impending split or divorce.