Kyla Kenedy is a Hollywood teenage sensation who has appeared in several highly-acclaimed projects and has portrayed diverse roles; both comedic and dramatic. Kenedy has also received several award nominations, out of which she has won a few, all in the course of her relatively young career. This teenager definitely has the makings of a future Hollywood star. Want to know more about the fast-rising starlet? Then, we have got you covered.
Kyla Kenedy Bio
Kyla Kenedy White was born on the 4th of February 2003 in Charleston, South Carolina. Kenedy grew up in Charleston and fell in love with acting when she was just a child. She, therefore, badgered her mom into letting her pursue an acting career. Her supportive mom assured her that she could do so once she was able to get roles. The young lady was able to land spots in several TV and print commercials in Charleston and before long, she moved to Atlanta for better opportunities. In Atlanta, Kenedy busied herself by appearing in several commercials. Her talent immediately shone through and she was able to land her first movie role. She did several projects in Atlanta before deciding to move to Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Movies and TV Shows
Kyla Kenedy made her debut film appearance in the 2012 thriller, The Yellow Wallpaper. Since then, the Charleston native has appeared in other movies such as The Three Stooges, Hidden Away, Reality, A Gift Horse, Love is all You Need? and Raising Izzie. Raising Izzie is a touching film about two orphaned girls, Gertie and Izzie, who are taken in by their teacher. Kenedy played the role of Izzie and her performance earned her the award for best lead young actress in a TV movie, miniseries or special at the 2013 Young Artist Awards.
Another notable work that Kyla Kenedy has featured in is the 2016 drama – Love is all You Need? The movie is a set in a reversed fictional world where homosexuality is the norm while heterosexuality is reviled. In the film, Kenedy plays the role of Emily, a young girl who is harassed because she is attracted to a boy. Her performance in the movie earned her the best actress award at the 2016 Napa Valley Film Festival.
Kyla Kenedy’s career has not been restricted to just feature films. She has also appeared in several TV series including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Doc McStuffins, The New Normal, The Night Shift, Speechless and The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead is a popular AMC series about a bunch of human beings who survive a zombie apocalypse. They thus try to stay alive under the constant threat of attack from zombies. In The Walking Dead, Kenedy plays the role of Mika, a compassionate girl who is reluctant about taking human life. The Charleston native appeared in a total of seven episodes and her character was eventually killed off by her own sister, Lizzie.
Did She Get a Nose Job?
Kyla Kenedy naturally has a sloped nose however in 2019; many fans took to the internet to point out that she now had a cute button nose which must have been the result of plastic surgery. A whole Reddit thread was dedicated to the conservation. While some fans criticised her for touching up her nose, others acknowledged the fact that she may have done it to conform to Hollywood’s definition of beauty in order to further her career. Some others, however, choose to give her the benefit of the doubt and believe that maybe the nose job was due to a medical condition. Kenedy herself has yet to respond to these rumours and as such, the talk of a nose job remains unconfirmed.
Other Facts About Kyla Kenedy
- The teen star has disclosed that she has an elder sister who is special needs. According to her, her elder sister suffered a brain bleed during birth and it affected some of her capabilities. Thankfully, she is now all grown up and is living her independent life.
- She has appeared in print ads for companies such as Macy’s and Hertz.
- She is a big fan of cats and has two namely, Chloe and Hana.
- The actress has a giving spirit and has supported several charities including Meals on Wheels and The Children’s Hospital of Atlanta.
- Her hobbies include reading and travelling.
- She walked the runway during the 2008 and 2009 Charleston Fashion Week.
- She is 5 feet 6 inches (1.68m) tall. Both her hair and eye colour is brown.