My name is Kyriè (pronounced keer-ee-ay) and I have been acting on stage since kindergarten in 1998. As I got older, I tried my hand at acting on camera, assisting actors as stage crew, directing young actors on stage, and designing the lighting for a show.
I have mainly performed in school plays and my dad's independent short films. I would love to break away from those sorts of productions and star in big-budget action movies (Squirrel Girl, Harley Quinn, and Mirta Gev [Boba Fett's granddaughter] are my dream roles) and maybe even write and/or direct a few film or TV serial dramas.
After graduating high school and then looking too old to star in my dad's next film, I didn't have any acting oportunities expect with a group that teaches acting techniques and theatre ettiquette and then puts on a show... They usually only accept students aged 6-18 but they will make exceptions if you're a returning student. It is called Nevada County Performing Arts Guild
(PAG) and during the summer and fall of 2010 - between graduating from high school and starting college - I performed in two productions for them. After graduating from college, I joined them again for their fall 2014 production of "Cinderella", in which I played Cinderella's stepmother. I didn't assist them with their spring 2015 production of Iolanthe since I wasn't interested in it, but then they announced they would be performing "The Jungle Book" for their summer 2015 show. I love the story of little Mowgli and his ridiculous bear Baloo, so I asked if they needed my help with the show. The directors loved that I kept coming back to them so they made me Assisstant Director and Mic Tech.
I had a lot of fun with the show and I was happy to come back again and give the young actors even more acting tips for their next show, "The Wizard of Oz or, The Ozard of Wiz" in the fall of 2015. Then - horror of horrors! - the regular lighting tech for PAG couldn't get off work for the first weekend of the show so I was volunteered to learn how to use the light board and then run the lights. I surprisingly actually enjoyed designing the lights for each scene and making the atmosphere come to life.
I took a few years off from performing between January 2011 and May 2014 so that I could go to college like my entire family had been pestering me to do since about middle school when I started telling them I just wanted to move to LA and be an actor. I wasn't planning on auditioning for any school or community plays while in college and therefore wasn't disappointed when I didn't have the time for auditions because of all the work it took to learn about the brain. I studied psychology thinking it could give me a different perspective on the characters I play on stage and on screen and on the characters I write for my novels.
After graduating and between performing with PAG and assiting PAG backstage, I auditioned for and was cast in an all-ages company's production of The Crucible. I also heard about a screenplay one of my dad's friends wrote and was trying to shoot. He needed a teenage girl who could sing and play guitar so I recommended one of my friends from PAG. She was cast and the writer/director wrote me a small part in the film as a thank you.
Between November 2015 and September 2016, I took a class on the Meisner Technique at the Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio
in Santa Monica. At first my mom and I were driving down from Northern California every weekend for it but then we found an apartment in Sherman Oaks. When that got too expensive, I found a space at an artist house in North Hollywood.
While there, I applied to work at Universal Studios Hollywood twice. They didn't hire me for the summer season but they did want me for the Halloween season, so I was a Maze Host at the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Maze during Halloween Horror Nights.
After a few months at the artist house, I grew tired of the drama so a friend and I moved out. My brother had also recently moved back to California after a few years in Kansas for school so the three of us found a place less than 15 minutes from Universal. The theme park re-hired me after the Halloween season so it's easy for me to get to work as a Ride Operator for Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem. Several people from my maze also work there and I've made lots of new friends. It's definitely the perfect job for me.
On this site, you can find pictures from the plays and movies I've been in as well as my acting reel, acting résumé, and links to my page on IMDB.com and my social network profiles.