Kyla Alissa Pratt was born on September 16, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, U.S., is an American actress and singer. Pratt was the oldest of five children of Kecia Pratt-McCullar, a schoolteacher, and Johnny McCullar, a semi-professional basketball player.
She began acting at age 8, appearing in commercials for an interactive computer game and Nike. Pratt made her television debut in 1995 when she appeared as Mindy in Barney & Friends, then in an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger. The following year, she guest starred in an episode of Friends, followed by roles in Smart Guy, Sister, Sister, Family Matters, Lizzie McGuire, Moesha, The Parent Trap, and The Parkers.
In 2001, she won the role of Breanna Barnes in the UPN series One on One (2001–2006). During the run of One on One, Pratt also voiced Penny Proud, the lead character in the Disney Channel animated series The Proud Family. She also voiced the character for The Proud Family Movie in 2005. In addition to television roles, Pratt has also appeared in several feature films including Love and Basketball (2000) and Fat Albert (2004). She was Maya Dolittle in Dr. Dolittle (1998) and Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001), both of which starred Eddie Murphy. She reprised her role as Maya Dolittle (now the lead character) in the direct-to-dvd releases of Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006), Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (2008) and Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts (2009). In 2009, Kyla Pratt co-starred along Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin in Hotel for Dogs.
As a member of the Disney Channel Circle of Stars, Pratt performed a cover version of “Circle of Life” that appeared on the DisneyMania 2 album. She also sang “It’s All About Me”, for the series soundtrack for The Proud Family.