Who is Iyana Halley?
Iyana Halley is an aspiring actress and entrepreneur, recognized for roles such as Adult Annie in the TV series “This is Us” (2021-2022), and as Kendy in the TV series “Good Trouble” (2021-2023), in addition to many other roles she’s had so far in her career.
Where is Iyana Halley Today?
Iyana is enjoying her best career years. Her film “Rock the Boat” premiered early in 2023, while she is currently working on the upcoming thriller “One Night Stay”, scheduled for release in 2024. The film is written by Curtis Cardwell and directed by Rick Mordecon, and co-starring Iyana are Stephen Bishop and Essence Atkins.
Iyana Halley Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Iyana Halley was born on 27 January 1993 in Brooklyn, New York City, USA, the daughter of Manny Halley and his wife Yolanda. There is no information on her siblings, moreover, her educational background also remains a mystery.
After school, she moved to Atlanta first and then headed to Los Angeles, feeling that she would have more chances there. Once she settled, she began booking commercials for such successful brands as McDonalds and Wendy’s, among others.
She made her acting debut in 2013 with a role in the scripted show “Justice for All with Judge Cristina Perez”. For years later, she appeared in the TV drama series “Family Time” as Young Regina, sharing the screen with such stars as Omar Gooding, Angell Conwell and Clayton Thomas.
The same year, she portrayed Bria in the film “True to the Game”, written by Nia Hill and Teri Woods, and directed by Preston A. Whitmore II. The movie features stars such as Vivica A. Fox as Shoog, Columbus Short as Quadir Richards, and Erica Peeples as Gena Rollins, and follows the story of a charismatic drug lord attempting to start a new life after falling for a young woman from Philadelphia.
Continuing her career, Iyana Halley took on the role of Casey in the short film “Sins of the Father” in 2017. Directed and written by Doug Jordan, the film also stars Markees Christmas, Chris Devlin, and Omar J. Dorsey, and explores a seemingly ordinary morning in South Central Los Angeles, unraveling a violent whirlwind of militarized policing and gang violence involving Derrick, a gang unit police officer, and Freddie, a high school student.
The same year, Iyana appeared in the TV series “The Mayor”, playing the character Tina in one episode. Created by Jeremy Bronson, the show revolves around a struggling hip-hop artist who runs for mayor to promote his mixtape, and unexpectedly wins the election. The main cast includes Lea Michele as Valentina Barella, Marcel Spears as T.K. Clifton, Brandon Micheal Hall as Courtney Rose, and Bernard David Jones as Jermaine Leforge.
She continued her career by featuring in the film “The Hate U Give” in 2018, in playing the role of Bianca. Directed by George Tillman Jr. and based on the novel by Angie Thomas, the movie stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr Carter. The story revolves around Starr, who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. The main cast includes Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, and Anthony Mackie.
In 2019, Iyana Halley appeared in the film “Skin in the Game”, directed by Adisa. The movie features Samantha Hanratty as Dani, a fifteen-year-old girl abducted off the sidewalk and submerged in the horrific underground world of human trafficking. With no initial assistance from the police, Dani’s mother and an ex-prostitute take to the streets to find her before it’s too late. The main cast includes Elisabeth Harnois, Gideon Adlon, and Angélica Celaya.
Iyana reprised the role of Bria in the sequel “True to the Game 2”, released in 2020 and directed by Jamal Hill, the story following a New York City journalist who becomes the target of a criminal seeking to collect on a debt after her friend’s death. The trilogy continues with “True to the Game 3”, released in 2021 and directed by David Wolfgang, which picks up where the second installment left off, with Gena awakening to find that her mysterious savior is Quadir. Before achieving happily ever after, Gena has 72 hours to return to Philadelphia to check on Bria and Gah Git and inform them of her plans. The cast includes Malik Barnhardt, Starletta DuPois, and Omar Gooding.
Rise to Stardom
Iyana continued her successful career with appearances in several popular TV series. In “This Is Us”, she played the role of Adult Annie in three episodes from 2021 to 2022, in the heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their wonderful parents. Created by Dan Fogelman, the series stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, and Sterling K. Brown.
In the TV series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, she appeared in 2022 episode in the role of Aretha Green (uncredited). The show follows the squad of detectives in the New York City Police Department that investigates sexually related crimes. Created by Dick Wolf, the series stars Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni and Ice-T.
Additionally, Iyana Halley joined the cast of “Abbott Elementary” in 2022, playing the role of Taylor Howard in two episodes. The series follows a group of teachers brought together in one of the worst public schools in the country because they love teaching. Created by Quinta Brunson, the show stars Quinta Brunson, Tyler James Williams, Janelle James and Lisa Ann Walter.
From 2021 to 2023, Iyana Halley portrayed Kendy in the TV series “Good Trouble”. Created by Bradley Bredeweg, Joanna Johnson, and Peter Paige, it stars Cierra Ramirez as Mariana Adams Foster, Zuri Adele as Malika Williams, Sherry Cola as Alice Kwan, and Emma Hunton as Davia Moss. The series follows the lives of young adults navigating the challenges of work, love and friendship in Los Angeles.
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In 2022, Iyana Halley took on the role of Dawn in the film “Wayward”. Directed by Kurt Yochum, “Wayward” follows the story of Dawn, a free-spirited festival-goer who, on her way to a major music festival, picks up a stranger. As the two set out on their journey, they soon find themselves being stalked and running for their lives, pursued by a crazed madman in a Bronco. The film also stars Darius McCrary as Anthony Demme, and Barton Fitzpatrick as Micah.
To speak further of her accomplishments, from 2022 to 2023 Iyana played the role of Wilinda in the TV series “All American: Homecoming”. The series follows the journey of a young tennis star hailing from Beverly Hills and a baseball player from Chicago as they go through all the challenges of college sports. The cast includes GeffriMaya, Sylvester Powell, Peyton ‘Alex’ Smith, and Kelly Jenrette. In the same year, Iyana worked with Idris Elba on the film “Beast”.
Also in 2023, Iyana appeared as Lauren in the film “Black Girl Missing“. The film revolves around a mother named Cheryl, played by Garcelle Beauvais, whose daughter goes missing. Authorities and media dismiss her as a runaway, while focusing on another missing girl who is white. The film is directed by Delmar Washington and also stars Betsy Baker and Jeanette Branch.
According to authoritative sources, Iyana Halley’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 million, as of late 2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Boyfriend, Single
When it comes to her personal life, Iyana is very secretive about it; as a result, there’s no reliable information on her love life. According to reports, she’s currently single and solely focused on her career.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Iyana Halley has black hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 3ins (1.6m), while she weighs approximately 115lbs (52kgs). Her vital statistics are 32-24-34 and her bra size is 32B.