While born in Canada, she spend a couple of years in England as a child and also lived in Madeira, an island in Portugal for 7 years, due to her dads soccer career.
They later moved to Prior Lake, Minnesota where she grew up and which she calls her home.
Her father’s athletic side has not only been an influence for her brother Teal but also for Kylie who used to play basketball, soccer and ran tracks when she was younger.
She tried out for Season 6 of American Idol. Although she was clearly talented, she was cut from the show during the Hollywood round. She also modeled and after her modeling agent suggested to try out acting she moved to LA to pursue an acting career.
In 2010, she appeared as Kathleen in an episode of ‘Days Of Our Lives’.
It didn’t take long before she landed her first film role. In 2011, she starred as Jordan Lundley in Disney’s ‘Prom’ alongside Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell and Dean Norris, who she later worked with on ‘Under The Dome’. In the same year, she also did a movie with Jonah Hill called ‘The Sitter’, playing his love interest.
In September 2012, Kylie was cast as Lacey Porter on ABC Family’s ‘Twisted’. The series was originally titled ‘Socio’, but was renamed during production in early 2013. The pilot was shot in October 2012 in New York City and was ordered as a series in February 2013. The 19-episode first season began with a sneak peek on March 19, 2013, before its official premiere on June 11, 2013. The second half of the season aired from February 11, 2014 through April 1, 2014. Sadly, the show was canceled after just one season.
In 2014, Kylie did a short film called ‘No Kid-ing!’ playing Lauren.
In May 2014, ‘Tut’ was first announced by Spike. Kylie was cast as Suhad, a beautiful and endearing girl of Mitanni descent, who unknowingly saves Tutankhamen’s life and develops a strong bond with the Pharaoh. Her co-stars included Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley and her Twisted co-star and good friend Avan Jogia.
In 2015, Kylie joined the third and last season of ‘Under The Dome’, playing Eva Sinclair, a young anthropologist and love interest of Dale Barbara played by Mike Vogel. Kylie also played the role of Dawn, the daughter of Eva and Dale, and the new queen of the Kinship. The 3rd season premiered on June 25, 2015 on CBS.
On January 14, 2016, Kylie was cast as Ginny Baker on ‘Pitch’. The pilot was sold on September 8, 2015, by series creators Dan Fogelman and Rick Singer. Fox ordered the pilot to be shot on the same day as Kylie was cast. The pilot episode was picked up to series on May 10, 2016. Major League Baseball cooperated in the production of the series. The series was filmed in San Diego, California, and features the Padres, the club the protagonist plays for. The famous Petco Park was used for filming the baseball scenes.
Kylie played Ginny Baker, the (fictional) first female pitcher in Major League Baseball. The series received positive reviews from television critics, with Kylie receiving lots of praise for an outstanding performance and Kylie was named one of Variety’s 10 TV Stars to Watch.
Although the show was well received by critics, it was canceled after only one season.
“My heart is heavy. Pitch will not be returning. I don’t have some eloquently thought out caption, because I’m still processing it all. Ginny Baker has profoundly changed my life and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to play a role that resonated with so many people. I wasn’t ready to let go of Ginny, but more than anything I wasn’t ready to let go of my Pitch family- the cast, crew, creators and writers, thank you for the magic. MOST IMPORTANTLY!!!- Thank you to all of the fans who took the journey with us! Your support and love for the show has always moved us deeply! I love you all. Ginny Baker out.” – Instagram (May 2, 2017)
In 2017, Kylie was cast in the comedy ‘Game Night’ alongside Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman. The movie premiered on February 23, 2018 and grossed over a 100 million dollars worldwide and received great reviews.
In June 2017, a parody featuring Drake impersonating Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry in a parody of Jordan Peele’s instant-classic 2017 horror film ‘Get Out’ was released. Kylie played Steph’s wife, Ayesha Curry.
On December 14, 2017, it was announced that Kylie has been cast as the lead role Christie Love in the 70s’ reboot ‘Get Christie Love’, the hourlong drama from Power creator/showrunner Courtney Kemp and producers Vin Diesel, Debra Martin Chase and Shana C. Waterman, which has a pilot production commitment at ABC.
The pilot episode of ‘Get Christie Love’ was shot from March 14, 2018 – April 5, 2018 in New York City and the Bahamas. Sadly, ABC decided not order the pilot to series.
Kylie guest starred in an episode of ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’, playing Detective Devin Holiday which aired on February 28, 2018. She also lend her voice to various characters in an episode of ‘Robot Chicken’ which aired on June 24, 2018.
On April 10, 2018, Kylie announced via instagram that her and her boyfriend of two years Jon-Ryan Alan Riggins got engaged on April 8, 2018 in the Bahamas.
On August 3, 2018, Kylie was cast as Angie Richardson in Ava DuVernay’s four-episode Netflix series ‘When They See Us’, which is based on the real life events of the notorious case of five teenagers of color who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The series started filming August 6, 2018 in New York City and premiered on May 31, 2019, on Netflix. It received critical acclaim upon its release and many award nominations.
On March 27, 2019, it was announced that Kylie had joined the cast of the sci-fi thriller ‘Warning’ alongside Patrick Schwarzenegger and Rupert Everett. The film was shot in Poland and is currently in post-production.
On June 19, 2019, it was announced that Kylie is joining the cast of the upcoming USA series ‘Brave New World’, playing Frannie Crowne. The series is based on Aldous Huxley’s best-selling novel ‘Brave New World’ and is currently filming in England.
Kylie is also set to star in the comedy ‘Eat Wheaties!’ alongside Tony Hale, Alan Tudyk and Elisha Cuthbert. The project is currently in pre-production.