Teen actress Kyla Matthews shines on screen in her role as Ruby Gillis on the award winning television series. Anne with an E. Ruby is an overly emotional and dramatic school friend of Anne’s (Amybeth McNulty) who is completely obsessed with Anne’s love interest, Gilbert (Lucas Jade Zumann). The revival series of Anne of Green Gables, known as Anne on CBC Television in Canada won Best Dramatic Series at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards, and was also nominated for Achievement in Casting. Anne with an E follows the adventures of a young orphan girl Anne living in the late 19th century as she learns to navigate her new life on Prince Edward Island, in this new take on L.M. Montgomery’s classic novels. Season One can be seen on Netflix in the US and Canada. They have just wrapped principal photography on Season 2 of Anne, which should premiere in the fall! Details TBA.
Kyla has been fast tracked as a young actor on the rise working consistently since her first role in 2016 on TV series that include Fox TV’s Wayward Pines (acting alongside fellow Vancouver actress, Emma Tremblay), and Netflix’s Project MC2. She also landed roles on 2 NBC pilots, Reverie and Miranda’s Rights. Although the pilots didn’t get picked up, the roles were amazing opportunities for Kyla to grow as an on-screen actress. Shortly thereafter, Kyla landed a much larger supporting role on the fan favourite series, Signed Sealed Delivered on Hallmark.
Kyla was born and raised in Vancouver BC and got her first taste for acting when she got involved with Project Limelight at the age of 8. As soon as she went on stage, she realized how much she loved acting. Project Limelight has ‘Acting for Film and TV programs’ where she was able to act alongside professional actors and learn about the filming process. Her favourite role was playing an edgy version of Goldilocks for a Project Limelight performance where she sang in a Kiss cover band and was a habitual thief with a criminal record for breaking and entering. Now Kyla would like to give back and participate as a volunteer for the society. (www.projectlielightsociety.org)
Producers and directors are taking notice of Kyla. She is a talent that we will be seeing a lot more in the very near future.
Kyla is available for interviews upon request. Please contact: Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575
Talent Agent: Samantha Jewell | firstname.lastname@example.org | 604 677 7529
Kyla Matthews Social Media Handles:
- Imdb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3753283/?ref_=nv_sr_1
- Twitter: @KylaMatthewsBC
- Facebook: @KylaMatthews13
- Instagram: @kylamatthews
- Kyla’s headshot – Ian Redd
- Kyla as Ruby from ANNE S1 – Ken Woroner