KiKi Layne

KiKi Layne Bio, Age, Height, Oscars, Native Son, Movies

Kiandra Layne (Kiandra “KiKi” Layne) is an American actress. She is known for her breakthrough performance in the 2018 drama film If Beale Street Could Talk. Her first acting role was with Lena Waithe

KiKi Layne

KiKi Layne Biography

KiKi Layne (Kiandra “KiKi” Layne) is an American actress. She is known for her breakthrough performance in the 2018 drama film If Beale Street Could Talk. Her first acting role was with Lena Waithe in the pilot for the show The Chi, which was shot in 2015. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Layne said she was always acting growing up and that her favourite movie as a child was, |The Lion King. She said she used to watch it every day and created those extravagant stories with her Barbies and stuffed animals.

KiKi Layne Age

Kiandra Layne was born in  1992.

KiKi Layne Height

She stands at a height of  5′ 9¼” (1.76 m).

KiKi Layne Native Son

Native Son is an American drama film of 2019, directed by Rashid Johnson, from a screenplay by Suzan-Lori Parks. The film is based upon novel of the same name by Richard Wright. It stars KiKi Layne, Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, Bill Camp and Sanaa Lathan.

KiKi Layne Career

Layne started her career attending a performing-arts school in Cincinnati, where she took the flute, then the trumpet and French horn. She later went to DePaul University in Chicago to study acting. Layne moved to LA after graduating where she landed her breakout role in the Barry Jenkins movie If Beale Street Could Talk.

She is outspoken about the injustices African American people face in the USA and the issue of representation of black people in films. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Layne says, that the black community faced injustices in the early 70s and still face them today. She also added that “issues of wrongful incarceration and what the justice system looks like for black people growing up in poverty. But at the core of it is a really beautiful love story between Tish and Fonny. I don’t feel like I’ve seen this for young black actors—there’s this tenderness that I just don’t see.”

KiKi Layne Movies

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2015

Veracity

Olivia

Short film

2016

Chicago Med

Emmie Miles

Episode: “Soul Care”

2018

If Beale Street Could Talk

Tish Rivers

Nominated — Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Breakthrough Performance[6]
Nominated — Gotham Independent Film Awards for Breakthrough Actor
Nominated — Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble

2019

Native Son

Bessie

 

2019

Captive State

Carrie

 

2019

Untitled Luca Guadagnino Project

 

Short film

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