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Kayli Tran is an American actor who’s making waves with her major breakout role in the critically acclaimed A24/HBO show The Sympathizer. Helmed by visionary director Park Chan-Wook and acting opposite Academy Award winner Robert Downey Jr., Kayli delivered a mesmerizing performance as a secret communist spy showcasing her depth and range as an actress. Through her portrayal, she skillfully navigated the complexities of identity, loyalty, and betrayal, leaving viewers spellbound by her raw emotions and authenticity.


With a natural talent for immersing herself into diverse roles, Kayli is also the starring lead in the award winning SnapchatTV original series Dead of Night, executive produced by Timur Bekmambetov of Bazelevs Entertainment. With over 16 million viewers, her remarkable performance in the two-season series earned her a spot on the 2020 Emmy Awards Nomination ballot for "Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series," competing against major actresses such as Sophie Turner and Anna Kendrick.


An exceptionally talented actress whose versatile performances have captivated audiences worldwide, Kayli can also be seen on screen working alongside industry heavy hitters including Jake Gyllenhaal 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 her talents into the world of voiceover and motion capture for video games including Activision's "Call of Duty" and Sony's "The Last of Us”.

With a passion for storytelling and dedication to her craft, Kayli Tran is a force to be reckoned with as she continues to push boundaries and redefine the landscape of Hollywood cinema.


A24 and HBO's new spy espionage series The Sympathizer premieres Sunday 4/14 at 6pm ET. Catch Kayli in the jaw-dropping first episode on HBO, Max and Crave!

HBO has done it again! Kayli will be acting opposite Academy Award winner 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 HBOA24 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.

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