Known for being the daughter of two established Hollywood celebrities, Kyra Monique Kotsur’s father, Troy Kotsur is a well-known American film and television actor and theatre artist, and her mother, Deanne Bray is a notable actress.
Kyra’s father has several awards and accolades to his credit, including the fame of being the first deaf actor to win the British Academy Film Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Critics’ Choice Movie Award for his noteworthy supporting role in the film CODA (2021). He also won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for the aforesaid film, becoming the second deaf actor to win an Academy Award after Marlee Matlin.
Kyra’s mother is popular for playing Sue Thomas in the show Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, who also appeared in recurring role as Emma Coolidge in the television series Heroes.
Kyra Monique Kotsur’s Family Background
Kyra was born on 8 September 2005 in a family of artists. She must be pursuing her studies since she is just 16 years old now as of 2022. Kyra’s father Troy was born and brought up in the suburb of Phoenix, Mesa, Arizona. He graduated from Gallaudet University where he studied theater, television, and film.
Kyra’s mother was born deaf in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California on May 14, 1971. She grew up in southern California and Seattle, where she attended Washington State School for the Deaf for grade 8. Being bilingual, Deanne knows ASL and English. He was mostly raised by her father who learned some basic ASL. Kyra’s mother married actor Troy Kotsur, who is also deaf since the age of 9 in 2001. Taking a cue from her mother, who was born deaf, and to develop a better understanding of ASL skills, and American sign language, she appeared in her first ASL (Assessment of Listening and Speaking) test in 2019.
Kyra Monique Kotsur’s Career
Kyra has not officially started her career, as she is still focusing on her studies to build a better future for herself. Kyra’s father got his initial success with the musical Big River in 1985, in which he acted with actor Lyle Kanouse. The musical was produced by Deaf West Theatre production. Kotsur starred in the play Cyrano, based on Cyrano de Bergerac, directed by Stephen Sachs in 2012. Kotsur made his directorial debut with the 2013 feature film No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie.
Deanne joined the deaf dancing group “Prism West” at a Deaf festival at California State University, Northridge. Presently she co-hosts “DVD Your Pregnancy: What To Expect” which is focused on guiding pregnant women with hearing impairment.
Kyra Monique Kotsur’s Family Net Worth
Born as the child of film and television artists, Kyra lives a royal, life with her parents. According to online sources, her father, among the richest deaf actors, has an estimated net worth of $10-$12 million, while her mother has also generated a wealth of 1.5 million from her career in acting. The real estate and properties owned by the couple are yet to be confirmed. Deanne has also been involved in various social initiatives to improve primary and elementary education for deaf children. She also serves as a spokesperson for Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K).