Kyla Alissa Pratt (born September 16, 1986) is an African American actress and singer. Once considered one of Hollywood's best upcoming young actresses, she seems to have run into the glass ceiling that plagues many Black actresses and has been reduced to Direct to DVD/Streaming
projects. It remains to be seen if she can overcome it.
- Dawson Casting: Even in her twenties, she was still being cast as a teenager due to her youthful voice and looks. She reprises her voice role as Penny Proud, who of course is a teenage girl, in The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, a continuation of The Proud Family on Disney+.
- Doting Parent: Kyla loves her two daughters very much, even lovingly calls them her babies.
- Former Child Star: An aversion of this trope.
- Ms. Fanservice: She began her career portraying tomboys, but as she's gotten older her characters have become this.
- Sassy Black Woman: For most of her career she was a Sassy Black Kid.
- Star-Making Role: Her role as Breana on One on One made her popular with horny teenage boys, and her role as Penny Proud made her into a child star.
- Token Minority: Unfortunately she is often delegated to this role, despite being immensely talented.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She's played those roles early in her career, and she's played basketball as well.