Kayla Brianna Smith is popular as “Kamran Hanna” on NCIS: LA, but do you know she’s also well-known for being the daughter of Kenny Smith and Dawn Reavis?
But who are Kayla’s parents? Keep reading to find out.
Who Are Kayla Brianna Smith Parents?
Kayla Brianna Smith was born to her parents, Dawn Reavis and Kevin Smith. They’ve been her number-one supporter since day one. Even now, Kevin often takes to his IG to feature his little girl and ask for wishes. The last we checked, Kevin posted a childhood IG pic of his daughter on her 29th birthday, captioned, “Everyone please wish my ❤️ lil Lolo HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We love you the MOST!!!”
Likewise, Kayla’s mother, Dawn once promoted her little one on her FB, “Let there be Peace and Joy this Christmas Season… Thank you for checking out this sneak preview featuring the hardest-working young lady I know … My “Sugar Pie” Kayla is all grown up facing grown-up issues the best way she knows how…”
At the time, Kayla had just released her single “What’s Going On.”
Meet Dawn Reavis, Kayla Brianna Smith Mother
Dawn Reavis is Kayla Brianna Smith’s loving mother. She is the daughter of Grant Reavi and Earl-Jean “Jeanie” Reavis (also known as Earl-Jean McCrea), a former pop and R&B singer. Now we know where Kayla inherits her vocal talent from.
For those of you interested, Kayla’s mother, Jeanie was a member of the vocal group, the Cookies along with her elder sister Darlene McCrea. After numerous cover songs, they then went on to become Ray Charles’ backing singers and signed a record deal on Goffin and King’s Dimension and issued “Chains” in 1962.
“Happy Birthday to this beautiful queen, a true spiritual warrior, my Inspiration, my lovely mother. Keep shining Earljean Reavis,” Kayla wished her mother a happy birthday on July 8, 2018.
Dawn Reavis Age
Dawn Reavis was born in July 1964. That made her 58 years of age in 2023.
Also, this means, Dawn had Kayla when she was 28.
Dawn Reavis Job
Dawn Reavis was a script writer for Houston Baptist University and an actress as well. Only recently, she appeared as “Jacqueline” in the TV series Queen Sugar (2022).
Also, you may have seen her as a computer teacher in Run Hide Fight (2020), and a new reporter in The Wedding Bells (2007).
Furthermore, she was an HR Executive at I-See-you.com (2006) and was the voice of Foley Artist in Trios 3: The Escort.
As for her education, she studied MFA (Master in Fine Arts) at Houston Christian University.
Is Dawn Reavis On Instagram?
Meet Kenny Smith, Kayla Brianna Smith Father
Kayla Brianna Smith’s father Kenny Smith is the son of William and Annie Mae Smith. Sadly, his mother, Annie passed away in April 2017. Her death was even discussed before the NBA Playoff games began that month by Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Charles Barkley.
As per Kenny, his mother introduced religion and the power of prayer into his life. Her unconditional belief in him always gave him confidence. And he proudly says that he was a momma’s boy.”
Kenny Smith Age
Kenny Smith was born on March 8, 1965. That made him 57 years of age in 2023.
He is 28 years older than Kayla.
Kenny Smith Job
Kenny Smith is a retired professional basketball player turned television basketball analyst. He played in the NBA from 1987 to 1997. During his career, he played for Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, and Denver Nuggets. When he retired, he held the franchise record for the Denver Nuggets for a career three-point percentage (.425).
Overall, he scored 9,397 points (an average of 12.8 per game) and had 4,073 assists (an average of 5.5 per game).
After retirement from the court, he pivoted towards television and began working as a studio analyst for Turner Sports.
Is Kenny Smith On Instagram?
As of March 2023, find Kenny on Instagram @kennysmith with 618K followers.
Also, here’s his Twitter @TheJetOnTNT.
Are Kayla Brianna Smith Parents Still Married?
No, Kayla’s parents have long divorced. The two were married on July 7 1990 and were separated before 2005.
After the split, Kenny went on to marry the model/actress Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith from September 2, 2006, to 2019. On the other hand, Dawn married Reginald Paul Martin on December 31, 2013, and they were still married at the time of writing this article.
Dawn‘s current spouse, Reginald is a Houston, Texas native who attended the University of Houston and Yates High School. He was working at ExxonMobil Chemical the last we checked.
“The best thing in life is having @reggiemartin28 to love. Happy Birthday to my bestie, my partner, my love,” Dawn featured recently a pic of her husband on IG on March 1, 2023.
How Many Kids Do Kayla Brianna Smith Parents Have?
Kayla’s parents share two kids — Kayla and KJ Smith.
While Kayla needs no introduction, KJ is a professional basketball player who owned Range Media Partners and Range Sports. Like his dad, he was also a national broadcaster at HBCU GO.
“Happy Birthday KJ! Son, you bring smiles, the biggest laughs, and so much fun in life. I pray God continues to bless you for you are truly a blessing to so many others💕 Keep Shining,” Dawn once dedicated a post to KJ on her IG.
Besides Kayla and KJ, Kenny also has two more kids named Malloy and London with his second wife Gwendolyn.
Where Do Kayla Brianna Smith Parents Reside?
Kayla’s parents resided in Houston, TX as of 2023.