Career and Resume Highlights
My Boys Co Star
Mind of Mencia Co Star
Jimmy Kimmel Co Star
West Wing Co Star
All My Children Co Star
Ain't No Mountain, Kila ----dir. Kenny Leon, produced Center Theater Group/Berry Gordy
Big River Roundabout, Alice/Voice of Alice's Daughter------ *Nominated for Denver Ovation Award for Best Supporting Actress in Broadway Touring Production
Children of Eden, Wasteland Soloist----- World Aids Day Benefit with Steven Schwartz
Josephine's Song, young Josephine------ dir. Kent Gash
Ain't Misbehavin' Trinity Rep, Charlaine-------- dir. Kent Gash, Artistic Director Oskar Eustis
Cookin At The Cookery, Narrator---------dir. Roumel Reaux, Denver Center Theater
Hair, Leata-----------Media Theater
Little Shop, Crystal---------dir. Shawn Churchman, Bristol Valley Theater
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it true that Kia has a degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry?
How did Kia get started in the music industry?
A: Worked as an intern for several years for Dallas Austin at Rowdy Records in Atlanta.
How tall is Kia?
Who are Kia's favorite artists of all time?
A. Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle, Whitney Houston, Jill Scott, Lionel Richie, The Clark Sisters, U2, Beyonce.
What does Kia listen to?
A. Everything. Right now, heavy on electronica and indie soul.
Who are Kia's heroes?
A. Maternal Grandmother-Allie Mae Wilkerson-Fish Frying, Party Throwing Diva of Atlantic City
Paternal Grandmother-Alline Jones-Dancing Doyenne of Harlem
High School Guidance Counselor- Dr. Carolyn Cash Stemley who was a champion swimmer at Spelman College
Civil Rights Icon--Dr. Coretta Scott King -"We have a responsibility to walk in love"
What does Kia's name mean?
A. Kia's mother took the name Nia out of a book of Arabic names, changed the first letter and gave it the meaning "one possessing abundant intelligence, kindliness and loveliness". Kia has since discovered that Kia (Kiya) is also an Egyptian name meaning jovial lady. Queen Kiya is believed to be the second wife of King Akhenaten and mother to King Tut.