All the Fun Facts You Should Know About Actress Kyanna Simone Simpson

You may have spotted Kyanna Simone Simpson on Black Lightning or The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, but you'll want to keep a special eye out for this talented actress in the near future, too.

Read on for a few must-know fun facts about her below!


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Full Name: Kyanna Simone Simpson

Hometown: Decatur, Georgia

Birthday: March 28

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Fun Facts:

1. Beyoncé is her all-time favorite musician. She got to experience her concert in the front row and we are filled with jealously.

"I've been part of the Beyhive my whole life! ????" -Kyanna Simone Simpson

2. She was a competitive cheerleader years before becoming an actress.

"I loved every second of it. I actually had my first audition ever on the same day as our mandatory practice, so I had to sneak out during our water break." -Kyanna Simone Simpson

3. In her wildest dreams, Oprah would play her in a movie about her life. Low-key though, they are already pretty close.

"Fun fact: Oprah said she'd want me to play her in her biopic!" -Kyanna Simone Simpson

4. Marvel's Black Panther made a huge impact on her life.

"I didn't grow up seeing many black superheroes on screen, and I feel like Black Panther provides the powerful representation that black kids need in their lives. Wakanda forever!" -Kyanna Simone Simpson

5. She is a total beast at Rock Band. 

"I play 'expert' on the guitar!" -Kyanna Simone Simpson

6. The Disney princess she relates to most is Tiana. They're both super fierce.

"She works hard for her dreams and believes in her talents. Plus, she's from the South, like me!" -Kyanna Simone Simpson

7. She loves that slides are coming back into style at the moment.

"They make any outfit pop. I wear my Ivy Park slides a lot." -Kyanna Simone Simpson


Kyanna is crazy-talented and doing amazing things, just like the incredible Emilia Kabare. Read her story HERE.