KiKi Layne

KiKi Layne

Highest Rated: 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Lowest Rated: 44% Captive State (2019)

Birthday: Dec 10, 1991

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Midwestern actress Kiki Layne burst onto the acting scene with her powerful turn as a pregnant woman fighting for the rights of her baby's father in Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk" (2018). Born Kiandra Layne in 1992 and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Layne became interested in acting as an elementary school student, which prompted her to study acting and music at the School for Creative and Performing Arts. She continued her studies at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, and immersed herself in the city's prestigious theater scene. After landing a handful of television roles, including a guest turn on "Chicago Med" (CBS, 2015- ), Layne headed west to Los Angeles in 2017 to try her hand in Hollywood. Her rise to prominence took relatively little time: a friend who was auditioning for the male lead in "Beale Street" - director Barry Jenkins' follow-up to the Oscar-winning "Moonlight" (2016) -asked Layne to read for the role of Tish, a young pregnant woman who fights for the release of her friend and lover (played by Stephan James), on his audition tape. Feeling inspired by the role, Layne submitted her own audition tape and within two weeks' time, was hired to play Tish in the feature film. She then reunited with Jenkins for an adaptation of Richard Wright's "Native Son" (2019), among other feature film projects.

Highest rated movies

If Beale Street Could Talk The Old Guard
Native Son
Coming 2 America Captive State

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
49% 38% Coming 2 America Meeka (Character) - 2021
81% 70% The Old Guard Nile (Character) - 2020
60% 51% Native Son Bessie (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 0% If Beale Street Could Talk Unknown (Character) - 2019
44% 38% Captive State Carrie (Character) $5.9M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Staggering Girl Unknown (Character) - 2019
95% 71% If Beale Street Could Talk Tish Rivers (Character) $14.9M 2018

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Social Guest 2020
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2020
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
No Score Yet 69% Chicago Med Emmie Miles (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scenarios USA Shorts Olivia (Character) 2015