Who is Kayla Compton?
Kayla Compton was born in Salinas, California USA, on 3 February 1990 – her zodiac sign is Aquarius and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, who’s probably known best for her portrayal of Allegra Garcia and Adult Maya in the action adventure series “The Flash”, created by Andrew Kreisberg, Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti, and which stars Grant Gustin, Danielle Panabaker and Candice Patton. It has been airing since 2014 (Kayla joined the cast in 2017) and follows Barry Allen who receives superspeed after being struck by lightning, and is now helping fight crime in Central City disguised as Flash. The series has won 27 of the 115 awards it has been nominated for, including a Primetime Emmy.
Early life and education
Kayla was raised in Salinas by her parents about whom nothing is known as they prefer to avoid the media; as she hasn’t commented on having any siblings, Kayla’s believed to be an only child.
She attended a local high school at which she became interested in acting after one of her teachers asked if she were interested in appearing in a school play. Kayla instantly fell in love with acting, and went on to appear in many plays until she matriculated in 2008. She then enrolled at the University of Central Florida, from which she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre in 2011.
Kayla has worked on her skills at four acting schools: the Lesly Kahn School, the Annie Grindlay Studios, the Berg Studios, and the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB).
Roles in TV series
Kayla made her debut TV series appearance in 2011, with her portrayal of Monica in the episode “Home Sweet Home” of the comedy drama “Entourage”, and the following years saw her make a guest appearance in an episode of various series, such as the mystery crime drama “Perception”, the romantic thriller drama “Mistresses”, and the drama “Vanity”.
Kayla gained recognition in 2015 after being cast to play Gretchen in five episodes of the action science fiction comedy “Chase Champion”, created by Michael Chaves, and which starred Caleb Thomas, Nathan Davis Jr. and Jesse Cheever. It follows Chaves Champion who receives video game PowerUps in real life. The following year saw Kayla play Naomi in three episodes of the comedy “Bro-Dum”, while she also played Nisha in the episode “Who’s the Father?” of the comedy “Part Timers”.
In 2016 as well, she was cast to portray the supporting character Kara in four episodes of the drama “Making Moves” which starred Patrick Cook, Dexter Darden and Megan Batoon, and follows Ethan Maxwell who comes to Los Angeles from a small city, hoping to launch his career as a dancer. It was nominated for a Streamy Award for Best Drama Series.
Kayla’s most recent appearance in a TV series, other than “The Flash”, has been her portrayal of Chloe in the episode “CHAPTER 3” of the 2018 comedy mini-series “S Is for Revenge” which starred Natalie Pelletier, Maddie McCormick and Carlye Tamaren, but attracted little attention.
Roles in movies
Kayla made her debut film appearance in the 2013 drama “King’s Faith”, which attracted little attention and received mixed reviews. She gained recognition in 2016, after being cast to play Michelle Kester in the action horror comedy “Attack of the Killer Donuts”, directed by Scott Wheeler and which starred Justin Ray, Michael Swan and Kassandra Voyagis. The film follows an accident which turns doughnuts into killers.
Kayla next starred in the 2016 short drama “The Stanford Letter”, and in 2017 she played the supporting character Sarah in the adventure comedy “Highway to Havasu”, which received poor reviews and attracted little attention.
In 2018, she starred in two short movies “Rubies and Diamonds” and “Emily X”, and then in 2020 Kayla played The Girl in the short comedy “The Z Girl Next Door”.
Her most recent movie role has been in the 2020 short horror “Bad Dreams”, written and directed by Tucker Clement, and in which she starred alongside Amanda Benedetto and Taylor Cameron Bone.
Kayla has two writing, one directing and one producing credit. In 2018, she wrote and produced the short movie “Rubies and Diamonds”, and in 2020, she wrote and directed the short film “The Z Girl Next Door”.
She has made guest appearances in an episode of both the talk-show “Popternative” and the podcast “The Man Cave Chronicles Podcast”.
Love life and boyfriend
Kayla hasn’t spoken of any men she’s dated, as she prefers to keep the details of her personal life to herself, however, this has only given birth to various rumors circulating the internet regarding her sexual orientation, and men and women she has perhaps been with. There are many netizens (citizens on the internet) who believe Kayla to be either lesbian or bisexual, and one of her fans has even claimed to have seen Kayla being rather too close to her female friend, however, no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Kayla commented on this.
However, she has recently surprised most of her fans after she uploaded a picture with Josiah Ruis, referring to him as her husband and wishing him a happy three-year anniversary. It appears that the two exchanged vows in the early 2018 and have been together to this day; they don’t have children.
The two met on the set of a movie, as Josiah’s an assistant editor with 12 credits to his name, while he also composed the music for Kayla’s two short films – “Rubies and Diamonds” and “The Z Girl Next Door”.
As of March 2021, Kayla’s married to Josiah Ruis, but doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Kayla’s physically quite active, and has several training sessions at the gym each week, thus her slim figure. One might think that she’s following a strict diet, however, Kayla eats a lot and enjoys taking her friends’ leftovers, as she explains in the description section of her Instagram account.
She’s a huge dog-lover, and her pet dog can be seen featured in numerous pictures she has uploaded onto her Instagram account.
Kayla’s keen on travelling, and has been to various US states to shoot for her movies and TV series – her dream travel destination is Miami in Florida.
She’s interested in music, and can sing, play the guitar and the piano.
Kayla has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Morgan Freeman, Will Smith and Natalie Portman, and a couple of her favorite movies are “The Shawshank Redemption”, “I Am Legend” and “V for Vendetta”.
Age, height and net worth
Kayla’s age is 31. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) and she weighs around 100lbs (45kgs).
As of March 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $100,000.