Ana Cruz Kayne: The Filipino American 'Barbie' Star| Inquirer

Get to Know Ana Cruz Kayne, the Filipino American ‘Barbie’ Star

/ 07:40 AM July 12, 2023

Get ready to meet Ana Cruz Kayne, a rising actress on the entertainment scene who makes a gleaming impact as Supreme Court Justice Barbie in the movie ‘Barbie.’

This Filipino American star, known for her exceptional portrayal of different characters, is set to captivate viewers with her remarkable performance.

With her impressive acting stints, unique background, and pride in her Filipino roots, Kayne is bringing an exciting combination of representation and talent to the big screen.

What is Ana Cruz Kayne’s background and career?

A 39-year-old actor of Jewish and Filipino descent, this rising star was born in New Haven, Connecticut. She started navigating the entertainment world after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and Italian literature from Columbia University.

With a strong academic foundation, Kayne decided to follow her acting pursuits. And she succeeded, ultimately establishing her name in the industry.

Her acting career started in 2007 when she had her TV debut in an episode of the TV series “Guiding Light,”as reported by Yahoo News. Ever since, she has appeared on other TV shows.

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You might recognize her from her notable appearances in shows such as “Rescue Me,” “Louie,” and “Law and Order.” In the realm of cinema, Kayne has played minor roles in movies like “The Beginner” (2010), “Uncertainty” (2008), “Another Earth,” (2011), “Little Women,” (2019), and “Saint Janet” (2014).

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Last year, she played the role of Lacey in the Netflix series “Partner Track.” Although Netflix canceled the show, her performance is unforgettable.

Determined, Kayne still pursued other projects. Later this year, viewers can catch her in an upcoming Netflix series, “Painkiller.” She will play the character of Brianna Ortiz, showing her talent and versatility.

Embracing her Filipino Roots in her Fashion Statements

As someone of Filipino descent, Kayne proudly embraces her heritage. This is evident at the Hollywood premiere of “Barbie,” where she graced the carpet wearing a stunning pink “terno.”

It is a traditional Filipino attire, and she donned the beautiful ensemble by fashion designer Dennis Lustico. He honored Kayne’s roots with his design, which drew attention and praise from fashion aficionados and fans.

In an interview with Screen Rant, she described how she felt about her role. “We’re all brilliant, we’re all gorgeous, and we’re all joyful. That is empowerment: a freedom of thought and joy and fulfillment. Making it your own was how you wanted to embody that. I actually feel like costumes had a lot to do with that, because when they put me in the big robe for the Supreme Court Justice, I was like, ‘I am so powerful.’” 

Kayne’s participation in “Barbie” has a valuable meaning that goes beyond her portrayal of Supreme Court Justice Barbie. It entails the growing significance of diversity and representation in the entertainment scene.

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With her talent and heritage, she is an inspiring model for other aspiring individuals seeking an entertainment career. In addition, she brings forth a fresh take on the iconic character exemplifying the spirit of inclusivity that resonates with viewers globally.

If you’re a Barbie fan or a film enthusiast, mark your calendars on July 21 for the highly awaited release. As Ana Cruz Kayne graces the big screen, she will captivate viewers with her exceptional talent by bringing a new perspective to the beloved character.

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