Fourteen-year-old newcomer Kyliegh Curran is poised to step into the spotlight, starring opposite Ewan McGregor in Warner Bros.' gripping supernatural thriller, "Doctor Sleep." The film, which was released November 8, is directed by Mike Flanagan from his own screenplay based upon Stephen King's best-selling novel.
"Doctor Sleep" continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in the classic "The Shining." Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance (Ewan McGregor) has fought to find some semblance of peace. At the heart of the story is Abra Stone (Kyliegh Curran), a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the "shine." Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat (Rebecca Ferguson) and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.
Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra's innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before - at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.
Next for Kyliegh is a starring role in Disney Channel's upcoming "Sulphur Springs," a live-action, time travel mystery series that takes place in a haunted hotel. She portrays 'Harper,' a bright-eyed, mystery obsessed teen whose classmate 'Griffin' has just moved into a hotel rumored to be haunted by a girl who went missing decades ago. Together, they discover a secret portal that allows them to travel back in time to investigate the unsolved mystery. Production is set to begin in early 2020 in New Orleans.
Kyliegh was born in Miami, FL on December 10, 2005 to Traci-Liegh Johnson and Shannon Curran. She is the granddaughter of esteemed writer and Professor Emeritus, Dr. Whittington B. Johnson. She began her professional acting career at the age of seven, performing diverse roles in regional theatre productions for The Miracle Theatre/Actor's Playhouse in Coral Gables, FL.
At ten years old, Kyliegh landed a coveted role on Broadway, starring in the principal role of Young Nala in Disney's award-winning musical "The Lion King." In 2017, Kyliegh appeared in the independent film, "I Can I Will I Did," in the role of Lily opposite Selenis Leyva and Mike Faist. The film won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Asian American International Film Festival.
A triple threat, Kyliegh loves to sing, dance and act, and she also enjoys writing. She is a passionate young advocate and looks forward to aligning with organizations that support early literacy and storytelling in schools, as well as animal causes. Her varied interests range from studying foreign languages, to baking and gardening, to knitting and crocheting. Additionally, Kyliegh is vegan and is environmentally conscious.