Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Meet Kylee D. Allen, Breakout Star in Berry Jenkins’ ‘The Underground Railroad’ [EUR Exclusive]

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*We caught up with 11-year-old actress Kylee D. Allen to dish about her breakthrough role in Amazon’s “The Underground Railroad,” series directed by Barry Jenkins

Per press release, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead, the historical fiction narrative is about a woman’s journey escaping slavery. Kylee portrays ‘Molly,’ one of the three children featured in this powerful story which was adapted by Academy Award-winning producer/director Barry Jenkins.

READ MORE: William Jackson Harper: ‘The Underground Railroad’ Series Will Start Conversations | WATCH

Influenced by her love of all things Disney and Nickelodeon, the Atlanta native knew that she wanted to be in front of the camera by the age of six and has been working in commercials and modeling ever since that time. 

In an exclusive interview with EURweb.com, Allen gushed about being a part of this prestigious project, her family’s support of her acting goals, and what she learned doing research about this vital moment in American history. Check out our conversation via the clip below. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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