Laila Lockhart Kraner is an American actress who has been acting since she was six years old. She has been a part of many movies and TV shows like Gabby’s Dollhouse 2021, Black-ish and more.
When she was a kid, she always loved entertaining her parents and siblings with her singing and dancing skills. After her family moved from Boca Raton, Florida to Los Angeles, she decided to take acting classes.
Gabby’s Dollhouse 2021
Gabby’s Dollhouse 2021 is a Netflix original series that follows the adventures of kitty enthusiast Gabby and her pal Pandy Paws. The show is a mix of animation and live-action.
In this animated series, Gabby uses a pair of magical cat ears to shrink in size and transport herself into her dollhouse where she can run fun adventures alongside her friends. The series also explores important messages about a growth mindset.
The characters are very cute and well-made. The in-sync animation is also impressive.
Gabby’s Dollhouse is an uplifting show that encourages children to find creative ways to overcome challenges. The show also emphasizes that mistakes can be learning experiences.
Black-ish is an American comedy that follows the life of Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross). The series is set in Los Angeles and explores issues like family, religion, and racism.
Unlike other sitcoms, this show isn’t afraid to address race, culture, and discrimination. It takes on these issues with grace, heart and thoughtfulness.
The show’s cast is made up of some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Miles Brown, Marcus Scribner, Marsai Martin, Laurence Fishburne, Jenifer Lewis and Deon Cole.
According to TV Line, they are all expected to return for the 8th season of Black-ish. The cast is filled with a variety of characters who have all gone through significant life changes during the course of the show’s run.
While the cast members have been through a lot, each one has had a great time doing it. Scribner, for example, has praised the cast and crew for the “hilarious, inspiring, and heartwarming experiences that we shared together.” He also thanked Barris, ABC, and Disney for creating and bringing black-ish to the airwaves.
The Secret of Sinchanee
Director Steven Grayhm (also starring) delivers an ambitious supernatural thriller in The Secret of Sinchanee. It opens with a chilly, evocative winter woodland setting and then drops us in the middle of lore about the Sinchanee, a peaceful mixed-race tribe who were persecuted by a sinister sect of white settlers.
The mythology is well-told and evokes a feeling of mystery. The plot, however, veers into dark territory when it begins to connect with a missing persons’ case the homicide detectives are investigating.
The film is a bit too long and drags at times, despite the solid acting from its ensemble cast. The script is also full of unneeded scenes that seem like they should have been trimmed out to speed up the pace.
A crackling 10-part American drama, Shots Fired chronicles the aftermath of two racially motivated homicides. The murder of a black teenager and a white man by a police officer sparks a DOJ investigation that takes two investigators to a small North Carolina town where racism has been ingrained since the days of slavery.
The story is anchored by Ashe Akino (Sanaa Lathan), a DOJ veteran who travels to Gate Station County to work with Preston Terry (Stephan James). The pair exposes a cycle of discrimination that goes from the local law enforcement department to the governor’s office.
A lot of the show focuses on Ashe’s personal life, including her PTSD, serious anger issues and bitter custody battle with her ex. But, it’s these elements that are a little frustrating to watch.