Skyler Shaye will next be seen on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” premiering this summer. Skyler is best known for her as Chole in Lionsgate’s Bratz.
Skyler has been acting since a child. Shaye’s first film was when she was eight years old in The Tin Soldier, which was directed by her godfather, actor Jon Voight (Mission Impossible, Ray Donavan).
Her previous credits include the following television shows; “Family Affair” “Grey’s Anatomy” “Criminal Minds” and “Veronica Mars”.
Skyler currently resides in Los Angeles.
Hi Skyler, Tell us about you?
I’m from Los Angeles. As I like to put it Born and Raised.
When did you first get into acting?
I been acting my whole life. My first film I must have been about 6 years old.
What was your first role, and which one has been your favorite?
My first role was an independent film for my uncle called Reverse Heaven. I remember it was such a dramatic role.
I can’t really say that I have a favorite role. Every role I play is a different character and a different family to play with. Meaning when you work on set everyone becomes family. So every experience is always different.
BRATZ, has definitely made an impact in my career. It’s touched so many young people and till this day I get a lot of tweets and Instagram posts on how much they love the film and they still watch it everyday and that just means so much to me.
Any other member of your family is in the business?
My mom’s side of the family is in the business. My mom was a child actress and a country singer. She still sings. My uncle is a movie producer and my godfather is an actor.
Are you working on any current projects?
I just wrapped up Ray Donovan that will premiere on Showtime July 12th. That was an incredible experience and such a great shot and team to be part of.
Who you would love to work with?
I would love to work with Leonardo Dicaprio. That’s such a dream of mine. He’s an incredible actor.
Who is your favorite Actor/Actress and why?
Have to say Leonardo DiCaprio. He’s very diverse all of his choices that he makes tells the story of who he’s portraying. He’s a very good story teller.
Any advice for upcoming actors?
Hard work. Just keep up the hard work. Never stop working on your craft.
Tell us about your character in Showtime’s hit series Ray Donovan?
Cindy, and Cindy is a hooker. It’s interesting to get into the mind of a hooker. It was a lot of fun researching.
Is there anything you can share about the upcoming episodes?
That’s where you will have to tune in. There’s a long of things that’s taking place on this season of Ray Donovan
And about Chloe in Bratz?
Chloe has touched so many and it’s so rewarding to meet kids who grew up watching BRATZ and still watch it and how much they loved the movie and how they were able to relate it.
What is the best and worst part of being an actor?
With anything there’s always ups and downs.
Acting is a beautiful thing, you can discover yourself in so many ways you are exploring yourself and a person and not only that but you play pretend. You bring a person to life. It’s a fantasy in a sense. The worst part? I guess the negative judgment that the public makes. But it’s what comes with it
What’s your go-to accessory?
My leather jacket. Always need a leather jacket
Who was your role model as a child?
My mom. Definitely my mom, we are very close.
Name 3 things you can’t live without?
Chocolate, coffee and my cell phone.
What do you like to watch on tv?
I don’t watch much TV! I know I should. I just for some reason haven’t gotten into anything.
Favorite movie? why?
I have so many. I can’t say just one! But I’ll give 3 of my favorites. BeetleJuice, Edward Scissor Hands and Titanic
What music can we find on your iPod?
I’m currently listening to The weekend, Ed Sheeran, Hozier to name a few
What’s a normal day in your life?
Hanging out with my friends, shopping, normal fun stuff
Any other hobbies?
I’m into Pilates and running. I been running since I was 14. So that’s something I really enjoy.
Where we can follow you?
Quote: I just read this quote the other day “The flower doesn’t dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes” that goes for anything in life
Food: Sushi for sure
Drink: Coffee, water, and for a fun night out tequila with a splash of grapefruit or a Moscow mule
City: London, I use to go all the time. I am in love with that city. Would love to one day have a place there
Photo Credit: Damon Baker