An accomplished stage actress, Chicago-born Kallie Flynn Childress has participated in a variety of productions, including leading roles in the productions of ''Annie,'' "Wait Until Dark," "Alice In Wonderland" and "Best Christmas Pageant Ever."
She was first seen on television in a 2003 episode of CBS serial drama "Judging Amy" before breaking the film scene in 2004 with the teen film "Sleepover," in which she delivered the Young Artist Award-winning role as Yancy Williams.
Kallie also tried her hand in music, releasing ''Hollywood Hooligans Holiday Christmas'' CD alongside several other young celebrities in 2005.
Childhood and Family:
In Chicago, Illinois, Kallie Flynn Childress was born on April 13, 1988. She has a sister named Krista attending University of Iowa in PreMed.
Kallie is currently attending UCLA for a degree in Advertising.
Chicago native Kallie Flynn Childress started acting at age 5 and had her first role as an orphan in the Kane County Thespian Society presentation of "Annie." In 2001, she joined the National NETworks ''Annie Tour'' and starred as Gloria in a production of "Wait Until Dark" at Pheasant Run Dinner Theatre, Chicago. In the next year, she portrayed the title role of ''Annie'' at Drury Lane Theatre, Chicago. She has since taken part in a variety of productions, including leading roles in the productions of "Alice In Wonderland" and "Best Christmas Pageant Ever."
In 2003, Kallie, who was ''discovered'' by the acting/modeling company Barbizon, was spotted as a guest in episode "Picture of Perfect" in the fourth season of CBS serial drama starring Amy Brenneman, "Judging Amy." In the following year, she played a 13-year-old girl in an action/thriller film entitled "Target" (2004), which was directed by William Webb and stars Stephen Baldwin.
Also in 2004, Kallie was cast in director Joe Nussbaum's teen film, "Sleepover." In the film, she played Yancy Williams, a slightly heavy girl and one of the four best friends (the other three were played by Alexa Vega, Mika Boorem and Scout Taylor-Compton) desperate to improve their social status by challenging the "popular girls" in their school in an all-night scavenger hunt. Her performance received positive reviews, winning her a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress, and alongside the film's cast members, she was nominated a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast.
2005 saw Kallie in National State Farm commercial. She also tried her hand in music, launching ''Hollywood Hooligans Holiday Christmas'' CD alongside other young celebrities including Sara Niemietz, Kristin Klabunde, Saige Ryan Campbell, Kylie Tyndall, Keaton Tyndall, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Ashley Rose Orr, and Anthony Ghannam. The CD is produced by Charles Faris.
Currently, Kallie is working as a host at Bubba Gump at Universal City Walk.
Young Artist: Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress, "Sleepover," 2004