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KiKi Layne Biography

Birth Name:
Kiandra Layne
Birth Place:
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Studied at a performing arts school in Cincinnati
  • Former participant of CBS's Drama Diversity Casting Initiative
  • Moved to Los Angeles in 2018 after being cast in If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
  • Her first movie role in If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) earned her multiple nominations and awards, including two Image Awards (NAACP) nominations, a Black Reel Award and a Women Film Critics Circle Award
  • In 2019, modeled for an advertising campaign for fashion brand Kate Spade New York
  • Worked with weapons for the first time as part of her training for The Old Guard (2020), which also included boxing, military practical training and gym
  • Worked with the Avengers: Endgame (2019) fight coordinator Danny Hernandez to prepare for her role in The Old Guard (2020)
  • Her first scene on the set of The Old Guard (2020) was the airplane fight scene with Charlize Theron