Kyliegh Curran (born December 10, 2005) is an American actress who starred in the 2019 American horror film Doctor Sleep. She performed as Young Nala in a Broadway production of The Lion King. Her first film role, before Doctor Sleep, was the 2017 independent film I Can I Will I Did. She will star in the Disney Channel TV series Sulphur Springs.

Kyliegh Curran
Born (2005-12-10) December 10, 2005 (age 14)
Miami, United States
Years active2010s–present


Curran was born in Miami, Florida on December 10, 2005.[1] She started taking acting classes at seven years old.[2] Her first show was Madeline's Christmas in Coral Gables, Florida.[3] She moved to New York City to pursue an acting career.[4] Through first and second grades, Curran practiced theater at an Actors' Playhouse conservatory close to the Broadway theatre area.[3] When she was 10 years old, she was cast as Young Nala in Julie Taymor's Broadway production of The Lion King.[5] Curran, not finding film-related opportunities in Miami and New York, started attending the British Academy of Performing Arts in Marietta, Georgia and the Renaissance International School of Performing Arts in Milton, Georgia.[3] In 2015, she was cast in her first film role in the independent film I Can I Will I Did, which was released in 2017.[6] While living in Georgia, she auditioned for the horror film Doctor Sleep and was cast in a leading role opposite Ewan McGregor.[3] Following Doctor Sleep, she began work on the TV series Sulphur Springs.[4][7] As part of growing up with an acting career, she is homeschooled.[2]

Living in Atlanta, Curran works with the organizations Girls, Inc. and Reach Out and Read Georgia. She is also involved with environmental issues.[7] Her grandfather is the writer and scholar Whittington B. Johnson.[5]


Year Title Medium Role Notes Ref.
2015 The Lion King Stage Young Nala Broadway production by Julie Taymor [5]
2017 I Can I Will I Did Feature film Lily [6]
2019 Doctor Sleep Feature film Abra Stone [6]
TBD Sulphur Springs Television Harper Produced by Disney Channel [4]


  1. ^ Staff. "Kyliegh Curran Biography". Tribute. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Parker, Najja (November 6, 2019). "Atlanta teen Kyliegh Curran stars in Stephen King's 'Doctor Sleep'". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d Sonenreich, B. (November 15, 2019). "Stephen King's Doctor Sleep Discovers Precious Stone In Georgia". Oz Magazine. Oz Publishing, Inc. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Staff (November 6, 2019). "Kyliegh Curran as Abra Stone". Lapalme. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c Dawson, Angela (November 6, 2019). "Kyliegh Curran Has the Shine in Stephen King's 'Doctor Sleep'". Front Row Features. Retrieved January 27, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c Romano, Nick (August 30, 2018). "Doctor Sleep casts a 'shining' young star as Abra Stone". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Staff (December 1, 2019). "Shimmering Star Spotlight: Kyliegh Curran". YAYOMG!. Retrieved January 27, 2020.

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