Kyla Kenedy is an American-born child actress who is widely-known as Mika Samuels. She portrayed the character, Mika, in the horror and thriller TV series, The Walking Dead. Not only that, but Kenedy is a recipient of the Young Artist Award for her lead role in the TV Movie Raising Izzie.
We could not help but fall in love with this young yet talented actress and the showmanship she showed on the screen. Let’s get to know more about this emerging talent, right now.
|Full Name||Kyla Kennedy White|
|Date of Birth||February 4, 2003|
|Birthplace||Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.|
|Height||5′ 6″ (1.68 m)|
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.
Kyla Age and Height
As for her age, the young actress is just 16 years old. Kenedy celebrates her birthday every year on the fourth of February. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius. People under this sign are thought to be curious, imaginative, creative, and unique.
Moreover, the young actress is in a growing phase but already stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches(1.68cm). But her other physical measurements, including her weight, are unknown. Also, the young actress has a petite figure, which is typical for a girl of her age.
Similarly, the Aquarian Kyla has long blonde hair and brown eyes which are complemented by her fair skin complexion.
Kyla 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 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.
Net Worth and Income
As of 2019, The Walking Dead star’s net worth is around $2.5 million. Most of the earnings come from her career as an actress.
Moreover, Kenedy makes an average salary that ranges between $15k to $1 million a year. With her ongoing projects, her net worth and salary alike are bound to increase in the future.
Kyla Kenedy: Boyfriend and Personal Life
When you become a celebrity, you gain fame, wealth, and fans, but you end up losing your privacy. Similarly, after Kenedy’s debut, there is an increase in the number of fans and admirers who want to know every detail of her life.
Just like that, many are curious about her personal life, in particular, her love life. Considering her age, the young actress is single and does not have a boyfriend at the moment.
It seems she is focused on her career to such an extent that she does not have time to think about boys. But in her spare time, Kenedy loves spending time with her two cats named, Cole and Hana.
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 names, 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 traveling.
- 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 color is brown.
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