Kyla Pratt is an actress of African American descent who is the oldest of 5 children raised in Los Angeles, CA.
At the age of 8, Kyla began her career in commercials and as a guest star on notable shows such as FRIENDS, FAMILY MATTERS, SISTER, SISTER, MOESHA and LIZZY MCGUIRE.
Her career notably took off after she booked a leading part in DR DOOLITTLE opposite Eddie Murphy as “Maya,” his quirky daughter who also had the skill of being able to speak to animals. She continued to star in the series and ultimately became the leading character once Eddie ultimately departed.
That led to other notable film and television jobs, including leading parts in LOVE AND BASKETBALL, FAT ALBERT, HOTEL FOR DOGS, ONE ON ONE for UPN and LET’S STAY TOGETHER for BET. She additionally starred as the voice of “Penny Proud” in the hit Disney Channel Animated series THE PROUD FAMILY.
More recently Pratt starred in the Freeform series RECOVERY ROAD, as well as starring in the Lifetime hit movie NO TIME LIKE CHRISTMAS. She also was in the Fox pilot PATTY’S AUTO, created by Darlene Hunt, which never made it to air.
Currently Pratt can be seen in the Fox comedy series CALL ME KAT opposite Mayim Bialik and Swoosie Kurtz. She will also be reprising her role as “Penny Proud” in a reboot of THE PROUD FAMILY, this time for Disney+
Pratt continues to reside in Los Angeles, now with 2 children of her own, Lyric and Liyah.