- Chandler Kinney is related to Juice Wrld through her mother who was cousins with the American rapper
- The-23-year-old is an African-American actress, producer, singer, writer, and dancer; she made her acting career debut in 2012 at the age of 9 and gained a first-degree black belt at 13
- She has a great interest in providing for the less privileged, advocating for mental health, and also has a big dream of working with Lupita Nyong’o
Chandler Kinney is a 23-year-old versatile entertainer who has also drawn attention as Juice Wrld’s first cousin once removed. The 5 feet 8 inches tall Kinney is best known for her acting career and for featuring in films and series such as Pretty Little Liars (2022), Lethal Weapon (2016-2019), and the Zombies series.
With more creativity, talent, and willingness to explore, Chandler has opened herself to being a celebrated singer, writer, model, dancer, and philanthropist.
What to Know About Early Life, Family, and Education of the Zombies Actress
Chandler Kinney was born in the capital city of California, Sacramento on August 3, 2000.
The 23-year-old was raised alongside 2 brothers in the bustling entertainment city of Los Angeles.
Her father is often known as Mr. Kinney while her mother is Taryn Kinney – a producer, strategist, writer, and a great supporter of Chandley’s career.
Looking towards another area of her life, Chandler started exposing herself to entertainment at a young age. She began dancing at the age of 3 in 2003 and later started martial arts when she was 10. At 13, she gained her first-degree black belt.
All About Her Education
The American actress was mostly home-schooled at an earlier age. She later attended Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Chandler also went to the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC, as well as the Los Angeles Ballet Academy where she further honed her dancing talent.
More into her education and with the aim of developing her acting skills, Chandler went to Marnie Cooper School of Acting – a school owned by the acting teacher and coach Marnie Cooper. The founder of the school, Marnie also trained several famous people such as Miley Cyrus, Mila Kunis, and Brenda Song.
In 2018, she was accepted by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Are Juice WRLD and Chandler Kinney Related?
Juice WRLD (Jarad Anthony Higgins) and Chandler are first cousins once removed. He was the younger cousin of her mother.
Despite the blood ties, they did not seem to have a close relationship.
This is evident in the fact that while she may have posted several images and videos of people on social media, there is no trace of her sharing any of them (she and the rapper). Even when Juice WRLD died in 2019 and many celebrities paid tribute to him, there’s no link to her following this path despite her mother’s post about him.
Also, Juice WRLD’s account on Instagram still exists but she neither follows him nor did he follow her.
What to Know About Her Career
Chandler started dancing at an early age and was involved in martial arts. Her first professional TV job was when she appeared in a commercial for an apparel company called GAP.
She appeared in other commercials before she started her professional acting career in 2012 when she was about 9 years old.
Her first role was as “Chantel” in Battlefield America. In 2013, she appeared in American Horror Story as “Older Julia”. She also appeared in 90210 as Olivia.
She became widely known for her “Catherine Dillman” role in Gotimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street (2016-2016).
From 2016 to 2019, her career further grew with her “Riana Murtaugh” role TV series, Lethal Weapon. She was featured in about 30 episodes and shared the stage with notable actors such as Damon Wayans, Kevin Rahm, Keesha Sharp, and Clayne Crawford.
In the coming years, she made a great impression on other TV series such as Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 2 (2020) and Pretty Little Liars (2022).
Her Career as a Producer and Writer
Knowing that there is more in her that the world needed to see, Kinney took the path of writing and production.
As a producer, she made her debut in a short film, Unseen. She is also known for producing and writing Across the Pond, a TV mini-series.
Chandler’s height is listed from 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches by different sources.
Whatever the case, the height attached to her is higher than the average height of women in America (5 feet 4 inches).
DNA which makes up about 60-80% of how tall a person turns out may have played a vital role in Chandler Kinney’s height. Putting these same genetics into consideration, studies have shown that most children gain multiple gene variants from their parents which end to determine how tall they become.
Hence, it is safe to say that her parents may be of average height or even taller.
Whatever the case and seeing her height through the lens of her career, her height at 5’6 can be compared to actors such as Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep, and Hilary Swank.
Since sources such as IMDB list her height as 5 feet 8 inches, it is worth saying that she stands at the same height as American actors Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, and Cate Blanchett.
On the aspect of whether Chandler’s height plays any role in her career, it has been proven that there are more average-height actors in Hollywood than tall ones. Hence, it is easier for averagely tall actors to get roles.
If viewing her in the light of 5’6, she will slightly fall under the average tall league which may become easier for her to get roles if height is put into play. Yet, if she is 5’8 as suggested by some sources, then, when height is put into play, she may be cast as a tall woman.
Acting in romantic movies for her height may be slightly challenging when she will act side by side with a shorter actor. This is judged based on the report that most times in casting for romantic films, the male actors are usually taller than the females.
However, it is worthy of note that Chandler Kinney’s height may not affect her career as there are highly successful actors of different heights. Yet, for female actors, most of the highest-paid actors are about 5’6 tall or more. Some of these actors are Nicole Kidman (5’10), Sofia Vergara (5’7), and Angelina Jolie (5’7). Perhaps their heights may have contributed to their financial success in Hollywood – or maybe not!
Fascinating Fast Facts about Chandler Kinner You Should Know
- She was a huge fan of Pretty Little Liars when in high school and later got a role in the series
- Her net worth is estimated at $1.5 million
- The actress learned martial arts to stand a chance against her brothers
- Chandler Kinney dreams of working with Kenyan native and actress Lupita Nyong’o
- The 23-year-old has a foundation called Chandler’s Friends; through it, she has helped disadvantaged children
- Kinney loves to write in her journal to help with her sanity
- The supposed cousin of Juice Wrld has a pen-pal in Ethiopia in the eastern region of Ethiopia
- She is a mental health advocate, a dog lover, and a skincare enthusiast
- The Sacramento-born actress appeared in the Telling Myself music video of Joshua Bassett