On The Phone With Actress Chandler Kinney
Vibrant and strikingly gorgeous newcomer, Chandler Kinney, stars on FOX newest hit series "Lethal Weapon," (Wednesdays 8/7c) as 'Riana Murtaugh' the daughter of LAPD detective 'Roger Murtaugh' portrayed by Damon Wayans. This action- drama packed series combines friendships and humor as it reboots the hit movie franchise.
Born in Sacramento, CA, Chandler always had an energetic and artistic side, loving the art of dance since she was 3. Upon realizing her talent, her family moved her to Los Angeles to begin pursuing her dreams of performing and joined the Debbie Allen Dance Company and Los Angeles Ballet Academy, practicing forms in ballet, jazz, contemporary, pointe and hip-hop. She caught the acting bug when she was cast in Debbie Allen's stage musical "Twist," starring in over 60 shows in Atlanta over the course of 3 months.
While continuing to perfect her craft in acting classes, Chandler
She quickly landed her first national commercial for GAP's "Talk to the Moose" campaign. She has also made other commercial appearances including Jif Peanut Butter, KFC & State Farm Insurance alongside NBA star Chris Paul. These commercials made a pivotal impact on her career, landing her guest starring roles on popular television shows including FX's "American Horror Story- Asylum,"Nickelodeon's "Haunted Hathaways" Disney's "Girl Meets World" and The CW's "90210."
When Chandler is not filming she loves being competitive with her brothers by practicing Tae Kwon Do, where she is a black belt first degree. She also spends her time giving back to foster children by creating handmade blankets that she donates to Los Angeles and Midwestern charities during the winter season. Chandler continues to utilize her love for children by also sponsoring a child through Compassion International Organization being pen pals for the last 2 years with a child in Ethiopia.