Starting her acting career with a feature film role in Battlefield America in 2012, Chandler Kinney has basically grown up before our eyes on screen. Known for shows like Girl Meets World (2014), the Haunted Hathaways (2014), Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street (2014), and most recently, Fox’s hit television series, Lethal Weapon, Kinney has definitely become a force to reckon with.
A native-Californian, Kinney grew up not only acting but doing dance as well. The only girl out of three children, the young starlet started studying dance at the age of three-years-old. Perfecting her craft, she became a member of, and is still active with, the Debbie Allen Dance Company and the Los Angeles Ballet Academy, training in ballet, jazz, contemporary, pointe and hip-hop.
As if acting and dance were not enough, Kinney took up practicing martial arts at the age of ten. Completely committed to the discipline, she fast-forwarded her training and received her first degree black belt at thirteen. In an interview with Hydrogen-mag.com, Kinney tells the magazine that one of her earliest and most favorite memories of childhood does not deal with one of her three favorite things, but “include[s] me and my brothers playing in the backyard making dirt pies.”
As if we didn’t know that she was a true fashionista, Kinney confirms it in her interview that “my two favorite [designers] are Jay Godfrey and Alice & Olivia! They both have fun yet sophisticated and classy pieces!” Although the young star does admit that she “…love[s] a good comfy sweater. Oversized sweatshirts are also great to bundle up in!”
Kinney continues the interview, of course, discussing her role as Riana Murtaugh on Lethal Weapon. “I get to be sassy and rebellious and act like a completely different person (which is a blast for me),” she says. “Damon is hilarious. I love when he ad-libs a funny line and catches me off guard while filming! He is seriously a comedic genius and getting to work with him and observe that first-hand has been the best thing! Playing games and telling stories with my TV family is truly one of the best things about being on set! We are always laughing in between takes.”