- Kecia Pratt-McCullar is the mother of Kyla Pratt who is known to be an actress, voice actress, and singer
- She was a school teacher who got married to a semi-professional basketball player and gave birth to 5 kids
- The mother of the Love and Basketball child actress has also been featured in a movie titled One on One.
Kecia Pratt-McCullar is the mother of famous child-star, Kyla Pratt who was featured in a couple of movies while still a child. Kyla whose career in acting began at the age of 8 has been in movies such as Love and Basketball and The Proud Family Movie.
Kecia Pratt isn’t just the mother of a famous young actress anyway. She also has a movie credit to her name as she featured in the movie One on One. However, could this be her only movie appearance or is there more to know about the mother of the American actress?
Kecia Pratt-McCullar was a School Teacher
The mother of the Dr. Dolittle star was born sometime on May 27 but the exact year of birth hasn’t been made known yet. However, the much known about Mrs. McCullar is that she worked as a school teacher.
She was a teacher at Stephen C Foster Elementary School in Compton. The school is a public school in Compton, California. It was a part of the Compton Unified School District.
From testimonies and reports from Alumni of the school, Kecia was a great teacher who impacted greatly in her students. A Christian by faith, she raised all her kids in the same way.
The mother of Kyla got married to a semi-professional basketball player according to reports. The name of her husband is Johnny McCullar and he is the father of her daughter Kyla Pratt.
She wasn’t one to dictate her children’s career paths but was encouraging of her daughter’s choices. Kyla admitted that the only condition her parents gave her was that she would graduate from school with good grades before becoming an actress.
One of her Children was Convicted at the age of 13
Kecia, from her marriage to Johnny, bore 5 kids and raised them in Los Angeles, California. She has about 3 daughters and 2 sons and the first of her kids, Kyla, was born on September 16, 1986. The identities of her other children are not known safe for one of her sons.
Doheen Pratt-McCullar, one of Kecia’s sons was arrested and convicted for the murder of a 19-year-old young lady named Nicole Williamson. Her son was convicted at the age of 13.
Doheen was sentenced to 10 years in juvenile detention and would have been longer if he was 14 years old. He was however granted pardon and said to be considered for release after serving 8 years in the detention center.
His release consideration happened in 2013 and it infuriated the family members of the murdered young lady.
Kecia Pratt-McCullar was Cast in a Series with her Daughter
As stated earlier, Kecia was cast in the series One on One. She acted in the role of a cafeteria woman in the 2001 series. One on One also has Kyla Pratt, Kecia’s first daughter as a star in it.
The child actress who was not up 10 years old when she started acting was impressive with her performance. Kyla acted in the role of Breanna Barnes, the lead character in the series. Mrs. Pratt’s daughter was a regular cast for a total of 113 episodes throughout the entire 5 years the show was on for. Kecia was however on it for just one episode in 2002.
Her 37-year-old Daughter, Kyla Pratt is an Unmarried Mother of 2
Kyla Pratt-McCullar is a proud mother of two daughters named Lyric Kirkpatrick born on November 17, 2010. Three years after the birth of her first daughter, Kyla gave birth to another daughter. On August 5, 2013, the Fat Albert actress birthed Liyah Kirkpatrick
The father of Kyla’s daughters is a rap artist, songwriter, and tattoo artist famously known as IAM Compton. His real name is Danny Kirkpatrick and he has been in a romantic relationship with Kyla for over a decade.
The couple met long ago at a house party and although their first encounter started off on a rough note, they got to eventually smoothen it out. By 2011, the couple reportedly got engaged but have not made moves to tie the knot yet.
In an interview about 3 years after the engagement, the actress and singer, Kyla, stated that they were not in a hurry to get married. They are obviously happy as they are and are not letting the pressures of getting married get to them.
Kyla Pratt has Been in a Couple of Other Relationships
Kecia Pratt-McCullar’s daughter who started her acting career at the age of 8 has been linked to other men. She started her career by appearing in commercials for brands like Nike and others.
Her most recent relationship remains with the father of her kids whom she has known for more than 10 years. However, she did not begin her dating life with him.
Kyla dated Robert Richard for about a year, from 2003 to 2004. After her relationship with Robert ended, she dated Omarion Grandberry. This relationship also ended shortly after it began (in 2005) and then she moved on.
It was a few years after the end of that relationship that the voice actress met and started dating her fiancé, Danny. They dated for a while before they eventually got engaged after the birth of their first daughter.
Though Kecia’s life and activities have been kept private, she seems to be doing well and is close to her daughter. She has been featured in a couple of posts on Kyla’s Instagram account.
Additionally, she is a grandmother now and is most likely enjoying this role. Mrs. Pratt-McCullar retired from her teaching job a long time ago and has possibly moved on to other things.