Kylie Sparks is an actor, writer, singer, producer, activist, pug owner, and brunch enthusiast primarily based in Los Angeles as well as a local hire in Tulsa/NE Oklahoma and New York City. Their pronouns are she/her and they/them.
Kylie has been acting since she was a child, debuting as the star of IFC Films' PIZZA (winner of the Producer's Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards), and has steadily worked in Film, Television, Digital, Commercials, and Theatre since, most recently on Dekkoo's I'M FINE, Go90's THREADS, and FOX's WEIRD LONERS. She also produced cult web spoof LA GIRLS with creative partner Tiffany Ariany, which was featured in Variety and numerous other publications. As the star of the long-running series SQUARESVILLE, she was nominated for the IAWTV award for lead actress in a comedy and shares the Best Ensemble award for her performance as Esther, and was number one on Comedy TV Is Dead's "Women to Watch" list for her traditional and digital media work.
As a writer, they are the creator and writer of the Astronauts Wanted series "#rulesofspringbreak," which aired exclusively on Snapchat, and their first feature screenplay, "Mission Hills," was a Second Round (Top 15%) selection at the 2015 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition and nominated for the Top Unproduced Screenplay award at the Nice IFF and Madrid International Festivals in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Currently, she is developing a half-hour single camera pilot in the vein of "Broad City" and "Difficult People,” a feminist horror/suspense feature, and an unscripted hybrid music/travel series. They are also a published journalist and essayist with bylines in Racked (Vox Media), INTO, Femsplain, LifeIvy, TheVideoInk, Ms. In The Biz, and Wonderly, as well as being the regular Los Angeles Dodgers beat journalist for Expanded Roster.
As a singer, Kylie is trained in musical theatre, jazz, and pop/rock styles under Peisha and Adriana McPhee, Sheri Sanders, John Rubinstein, and Parmer Fuller, and has performed in numerous cabarets around LA, most recently the "Washington On Our Side" Hamilton Charity Shows, which has been named by LA Magazine as one of the "Top Weekend Activities in LA."
Kylie holds a BA from USC, and is an alum of UCB, the Broadway Theatre Project, UCLA Performers Institute, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In their very-limited down time, she enjoys volunteering, boxing, going to Dodgers games, and brunch, and working with action groups to create progressive change, including recently canvassing and phone banking for Katie Hill in CA-25 to flip the district.