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. She is 26–27 years old as of 2018.
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.
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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
Episode: “Soul Care”
If Beale Street Could Talk
Nominated — Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Untitled Luca Guadagnino Project
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