Kyla Pratt

Kyla Pratt is an American actress and musician who is best known for starring as the voice of Penny Proud in the first animated series for Disney Channel, “The Proud Family”. Pratt further rose to popularity after she became the main character in the comedy film franchise, “Dr. Dolittle” starring Maya Dolittle. 

Pratt made her big-screen debut in the comedy-drama, “The Baby-Sitters Club” at the age of 9, after which she has appeared in several other films including “Fat Albert” and “Hotel for Dogs”. Spending over 25 years in the show business, she has earned several hearts and over 1.7 million followers on her Instagram: @kylapratt. 

What is Kyla Pratt Famous for?

  • Famous for her role as Maya Dolittle in the comedy film franchise, “Dr. Dolittle”. 


Where was Kyla Pratt Born?

Kyla Pratt was born on September 16, 1986, in Los Angeles, California, United States. Her birth name is Kyla Alissa Pratt. Her nationality is American. Pratt belongs to African-American ethnicity while Virgo is her zodiac sign. 

Kyla was born as the oldest of five children of Kecia Pratt-McCullar(mother) and Johnny McCullar(father). Her mother, Kecia is a school teacher while her father, Johnny is a semi-professional basketball player. She grew up along with her four younger siblings, including a brother named Doheen, who was convicted at the age of 13 for murdering a 19-year-old woman named Nicole Williamson.

Kyla had an eager interest in acting from a very early age as she even began to appear in commercials at the age of 8. She made her small screen debut with her appearance in season one episode of the ABC sitcom, “Where I Live” in 1993. Two years later at the age of 9, she made her big-screen debut in the comedy-drama, “The Baby-Sitters Club”. 


Kyla Pratt’s Career Highlights

  • Kyla Pratt began her professional career in acting at a young age with her debut as Becca Ramsay in the comedy-drama, “The Baby-Sitters Club” in 1995.
  • She then appeared in several shows including ‘Living Single’, ‘In the House’, ‘Sisters’, ‘ER, ‘The Show’, ‘Public Morals’, ‘Touched by an Angel,’ and ‘Friends’.
  • In 1997, she was cast as Jenny Baker in the film, “Riot”. The same year, she appeared in the thriller film, “Mad City” alongside Dustin Hoffman and John Travolta and also in The WB sitcom, “Smart Guy”.
  • In 1998, she played the role of Marcella in the musical adventure, “Barney’s Great Adventure”.
  • Pratt got her very own breakthrough with her voice acting as Penny Proud in Disney Channel’s animated sitcom, “The Proud Family” in 2001. She even won the NAMIC Vision Award for the best performance in a comedy in 2003.
  • She began playing the role of Breanna Barnes in the UPN series, “One on One” in 2001 that lasted till 2006.
  • With her portrayal as Maya Dolittle in the film, “Dr. Dolittle”(1998) and “Dr. Dolittle 2″(2001), she got more recognition and popularity.


  • She reprised her role as Maya Dolittle now as the lead character in the “Dr. Dolittle 3″(2006), “Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief”(2008), and “Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts”(2009).
  • In 2005, she appeared in two telefilms, “The Picnic” and “The Beach” and the short film “Disney Channel Stars: A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes”.
  • In 2009, Kyla Pratt co-starred along with Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin in film, “Hotel for Dogs”.
  • Pratt was cast as Crystal Whitmore in the BET romantic comedy series, “Let’s Stay Together” in 2012.
  • She worked with Jessica Sula, Sebastian de Souza, and Daniel Franzese in Freeform’s short-lived teen drama, “Recovery Road”.
  • In 2018, she was cast as Francesca in Tamika Miller’s “Back to the Goode Life”.
  • In 2019, she began appearing as herself fin the reality TV series, “Black Ink Crew: Compton”.
  • Pratt is also a member of the Disney Channel Circle of Stars, and has sung several songs including a cover version of “Circle of Life”, “It’s All About Me”, for the series soundtrack for “The Proud Family” and “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes”.

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Is Kyla Pratt Married? Does She have Children?

Kyla Pratt is engaged to her long-term boyfriend, Danny Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick is a songwriter, hip-hop artist, and tattoo artist, with whom she began dating in October 2005. On November 17, 2010, Kyla and Danny welcomed their first baby named Lyric Kai Kirkpatrick. Following, they got engaged in April 2011.

On August 5, 2013, they welcomed their second daughter, named Liyah Kirkpatrick. 


How Tall is Kyla Pratt?

Kyla Pratt is a beautiful and talented lady in her 30s. With her voice and acting, she has won several hearts and has even managed to sing along. She has a well maintained slim body physique. She stands tall with a height of 5ft. 4 inches (1.63 m) while she has a bodyweight of around 65kg(143 lbs). 

She has a dark complexion with black hair and brown eyes. 

What is the Net Worth of Kyla Pratt?

Kyla Pratt has quite good earnings from her professional career as an actress and musician. Having worked in the field for over 25 years, she has managed to amass a healthy fortune her several appearances in films and shows and also from her performances. Her estimated net worth is around $3 million. 

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