Kaytra Parkman is an American actress best known for playing various compelling and complex characters in award-winning indie films such as The Last Protester and In The Basement. She also garnered attention from the LGBTQ+ community for her portrayal of Jordan; an awkward and self-deprecating young women in the the digital series The Flannel Channel. The project quickly landed distribution on the popular queer site TelloFilms.com and a front page article on afterellen.com. Kaytra continued to build momentum with a recurring role on Snapchat's first original scripted series Solve, as well as a leading role in the film Ellie. In 2020, she shot a digital pilot over Zoom during lockdown called (home)Schooled, followed in 2021 by a role in Jay Alvarez's upcoming feature film, Something's More Than One Thing.
Most recently Kaytra was cast as Taylor in Season 2 of the fan-favorite LGBTQ+ Digital Series BIFL: The Series, currently in post-production.
Born and raised in Southern California, Kaytra developed an interest in the arts at a very young age. By 12, she was taking professional acting and music classes in Los Angeles and creating & editing her own short films and online videos. Kaytra attended the competitive Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) for four years, where she excelled at both academics and her daily performing arts classes. Due to her filmmaking and on-camera abilities, she was hired at the age of 15 as Host and Interview Correspondent for SweetyHigh.com's online platform for several years, working with Cat Deeley, Cody Simpson, and Greyson Chance, among others.
Kaytra brings intensity, vulnerability and maturity to her performances, and naturally gravitates towards characters with mystery and edge. A self-proclaimed nerd, Kaytra is obsessed with space, has been known to cosplay her own creations from time to time, and is training to one day become a Jedi Knight.