Kayli Tran is an American actress originally from Nashville, TN. With the successful release of Snapchat TV's Dead of Night (executive produced by Timur Bekmambetov of Bazelevs Entertainment), Kayli was listed on the 2020 Emmy Primetime Nominations ballot for "Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series," competing against major actresses such as Sophie Turner and Anna Kendrick. Now, Kayli is back for season 2 starring as Ada Saito in the platform's top performing show with over 16 million views. With this action packed season, Kayli performed all her own fight scenes and stunts work proving not only she's an acting juggernaut but her athleticism and tenacity no doubt primes her to be the next asian Lara Croft.
As one of Hollywood's fast rising stars, Kayli can be seen onscreen working alongside industry heavy hitters including Oscar nominated Robert Downey Jr. in HBO's highly anticipated spy thriler The Sympathizer, Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in Michael Bay's major blockbuster Ambulance, Neal McDonough in the sci-fi thriller Monsters of Man, Issa Rae in the comedy series BSU: Black Student Union, and Ryan Phillippe in USA Network's hit show Shooter. Kayli has even expanded into voiceover for commercial and animation as well as motion capture in the video gaming world including Activision's "Call of Duty" and Sony's "The Last of Us".
Kayli's passion for music and theater started at a young age when her mother enrolled her into music school. Following her older sister's footsteps, she began performing at local community showcases and events by singing, dancing or playing the piano. She even made several TV appearances on NECAT Network, a local arts and education programming in Nashville. Since her move to Los Angeles, Kayli has appeared in countless feature films, network and cable television shows as well as multiple stage work. When she's not booked and busy, Kayli can be found at the beach playing volleyball or practicing photography and painting.
HBO has done it again! Kayli will be acting opposite Robert Downey Jr. on the new show The Sympathizer, directed by the legendary Park Chan-Wook and executive produced by Team Downey. The series is a co-production between HBO, A24 and Rhombus Media in association with Cinetic Media and Moho Film.
Catch Kayli guest starring as Gertrude, the bad influence college friend, on one of ABC's highest rated show The Rookie. Episode 509 "Take Back" airs on Dec. 4, 2022.
Kayli just completed press for the US release of Michael Bay's new movie Ambulance, out in theaters Friday April 8th, 2022!
Kayli just booked a major AAA RPG game with Nesting Games and Digital Bros as the lead character for mocap and voiceover. More news to come.
Kayli just wrapped her latest VoiceOver project for the Netflix series Girl From Nowhere.
2021 is off to a strong start with Kayli filming opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in Michael Bay's next action thrillers Ambulance!
And to end the year with a bang, Kayli's movie Monsters of Man (starring opposite Neal McDonough) has just been released on Dec. 8th and is currently trending as one of the top new movies to watch right after Tenet!
Don't count out 2020 just yet! Kayli just completed filming the action packed season 2 for Dead of Night, Snapchat's top performing original series.
Kayli is on the ballot for the 2020 Primetime Emmy Nominations as Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series for her work on Dead of Night! Other contenders in this category includes Sophie Turner and Anna Kendrick. Stay tuned for more!
Kayli completed filming her first Series Regular for the exciting upcoming Snapchat TV's original series Dead of Night, produced by Bazelevs Production of Wanted (Angelina Jolie), Searching (John Cho), and Unfriended!
Kayli recently wrapped her 5th feature film Diversify, starring as the strong female lead finding her way through love and career.
Kayli just booked a voiceover for Call of Duty where she will voice various characters in the game!
Kayli's work on Jesse Bradford's directorial debut, The Day of Matthew Montgomery, is showcasing on opening night at the HollyShorts Film Festival! The film recently won Newport Beach Film Festival's Audience Award. Additionally, the film has been recently announced to be adapted to a tv series!
Kayli just wrapped her latest recurring role in the scripted Trails, a web series that helps young adults deal with mental health and healthcare delivery! The series will be implemented at major universities to improve students' mental health and wellness.
Kayli's work on horror/thriller Black Violet feature film as the lead protagonist is now available for viewing on iTunes, Google Play and Youtube!
Kayli's feature film This Is Us recently showcased at Raindance Film Festival in London and is now being distributed by Flix Premiere!
Kayli will be featured on E! News: Daily Pop show during their fashion segment! Check her out on Aug. 15 @ 12pm PST!
Kayli booked another comedy tv series produced by Issa Rae called BSU: Black Student Union. More news to come!
Kayli just wrapped another feature film called In Other Words where she plays the quirky love interest to Erik Fellows (The Bay & Days of Our Lives) as both traverse through the digital dating world!
Catch Kayli on USA's hit action/drama Shooter - Sins of the Father (Season 3, Episode 3)! Fun fact: this is now her 2nd shared title with Jesse Bradford since her work on Jesse's directorial debut, The Day of Matthew Montgomery.
Kayli booked a short film/documentary The History of Immortality, produced by Netflix’s Altered Carbon and narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson!
Kayli just wrapped her last day on Jesse Bradford's directorial debut, The Day of Matthew Montgomery! Along with Jesse, the film's cast includes Hunter King (The Young and the Restless) and Austin Zajur (Fist Fight).
Kayli just completed filming her lead role in Chatterbox, a choose-your-own-adventure film produced and directed by Mercedes Bryce Morgan of New Form's tv series Stargate Origins!
Kayli booked another series lead for pilot Wallfly! More news to come!
Kayli booked a series lead role in an upcoming pilot Relationship Status: It's Complicated! The series will educate and empower students on sexual health promotion and sexual violence prevention.
Kayli booked a supporting role in feature film This Is Us! Announced cast includes Tracey Fairaway (The Bling Ring), Robert Palmer Watkins (General Hospital), and Amelia Brantley (Krampus Unleashed).
Kayli booked a lead role in Celebrating Safely, a short film produced by D.A.R.E. America! This film will be implemented in high schools across the states to address the dangers of underage drinking.
Kayli just booked a major confidential Playstation video game for motion capture! More news to come!
Kayli just wrapped her lead role in a sci-fi thriller feature film Monsters of Man, a $2MM major movie slated to be released in 2019! Fun fact: filming took place in various locations in Cambodia over a span of 12 weeks.