Pratt attending the 35th birthday of Claudia Jordan at Boulevard 3, Hollywood (April 2008)
|Born|| Kyla Alissa Pratt|
September 16, 1986
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Other name(s)||Kyla A. Pratt|
|Years active||1995 — present|
Early life and acting career
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. She began acting at age 8, appearing in commercials for an interactive computer game and Nike. Pratt made her television debut in 1995 when she appeared as Mindy in Barney & Friends. 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. In 2009, Kyla Pratt co-starred along Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin in "Hotel for Dogs".
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.
|1995||Barney & Friends||Mindy|
|1995||The Baby-Sitters Club||Becca Ramsey|
|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|
|2005||The Proud Family Movie||Penny Proud||Voiceover|
|2006||Dr. Dolittle 3||Maya Dolittle|
|Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief||Maya Dolittle|
|Hotel for Dogs||Heather|
|Dr Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts||Maya Dolittle|
|I Can Do Bad All By Myself||Keesha|
|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|
|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|
|So Weird||Kamilah Simmonds||1 episode|
|Jackie's Back!||Little Jackie Washington||Television movie|
|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|
|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|
- ↑ "Kyla Pratt Biography (1986-)". filmreference.com. Retrieved on 2008-10-03.
- ↑ Lucas, Michael P. (1999-04-30). "Nickelodeon Lets Kids Name Stars in Their Firmament". Los Angeles Times. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/access/40996692.xml?dids=40996692:40996692&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Apr+30%2C+1999&author=MICHAEL+P.+LUCAS&pub=Los+Angeles+Times&desc=Nickelodeon+Lets+Kids+Name+Stars+in+Their+Firmament%3B+Television%3A+The+cable+channel+airs+its+12th+'Kids'+Choice+Awards'+Saturday.+Local+up-and-comer+Kyla+Pratt+is+among+the+nominees.&pqatl=google. Retrieved on 2009-02-01.
- ↑ Spruell, Sakina P. (2003-03). "A day in the life of TV star Kyla Pratt - How They're Living". Black Enterprise. Archived from the original on 2012-07-15. http://archive.is/gq6u. Retrieved on 2008-10-03.
- ↑ "Kyla Pratt: Biography". tvguide.com. Retrieved on 2008-10-03.
- ↑ "Kyla Pratt: Sassy Actress One Of Hollywood's Hottest Young Stars". Jet. 2001-09-17. Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. http://archive.is/v3Nx. Retrieved on 2008-10-03.
- ↑ Parham, Marti (2006-01-16). "'One On One' with Kyla Pratt: child star grows up". Jet. Archived from the original on 2012-07-07. http://archive.is/rKyO. Retrieved on 2008-10-03.
- Kyla Pratt at TV.com