Before she knew her wild storytelling and over dramatized performances to get out of trouble with her parents and teachers was called acting, Ryanne McKay was just a highly imaginative kid that wanted to entertain every soul she came into contact with.
She would gather her brothers to put on mini plays for her family, and when she was 10 begged her parents to let her sing at a talent show, when she wasn’t allowed to go, her mother promised to let her audition for a play... and thus, she found her calling.
In high school, she fought to get the theatre program back in school, and later was labeled by her principal as “his favorite non conformist.”
Ryanne knew she wanted to do nothing more than acting, and though many advised her to choose a more stable career, she didn’t take no for an answer. She applied to “The new school of Drama” in New York City, when she didn’t get in due to grade point average, and a month left before high school graduation, she applied to two more schools in New York and was accepted on scholarship to both.
Four months after she left performing arts school, she starred in “Too Lickrish” her first feature film, where she relocated to Barbados for filming.
She now lives in Los Angeles, where she continues to chase her dreams, and not take no for an answer. Ryanne has been nominated for Best Actress at the Nice International Film Festival in south of France.
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