How it all began
An international beauty born in New York and raised with her West Indian family in Trinidad, Karlie Redd entered the
entertainment arena at an early age. Starting off acting and modeling, by the age of 16 Karlie had over 40 commercials, movies,
and modeling appearances to her credit. Moving back stateside at the age of 12, Karlie continued to hone her skills studying
voice, music and dance at the Harlem School of the Arts. She also toured with the prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Company while
continuing to model and act. Musically, she began her career working with such noted producers as Commissioner Gordon,
Michaelangelo Saulsberry, L.O.S. The Maestro, and Jamaican producer Mickey Bennett to perfect her craft. Karlie has also worked
with and learned from the likes of Sean Kingston, Claudette Ortiz from City High, Da Rock, the legendary KRS-1, new hot rapper
Hot Dollar, Will.I Am, and super producer Lenky responsible for the 1 international smash “Get Busy” by Sean Paul. Karlie has
recorded remixes to the songs “Hate on Me” by Jill Scott and “Bed” by J. Holiday.
Always striving for more, Karlie took an interest in the film industry learning the in’s and out’s of directing and producing in order
to be more well-rounded in her music career. She holds a film degree in directing and producing. As an artist, she recognizes the
value of being knowledgeable of all aspects and hopes to one day be involved in the direction and production of her own music
videos. Influenced by such greats as Celine Dion, Lady Saw and Bob Marley, Karlie’s focus is solidly back on her blossoming music
career. Performing in Los Angeles at venues such as B.B. Kings and sharing the stage with successful contemporary artists such as
Tyrese Gibson and Jamie Foxx, Karlie’s live stage shows are high energy, featuring a full band, dancers, and audience
participation. She is a force to be reckoned with! A young beautiful entertainer who can sing, dance, model, act, write, produce
and direct her own music videos and films. Karlie’s latest single Heartbreaker feat. Young Dro peaked at #26 on iTunes Chart
and #15 on Google Play. Talk about a powerhouse!
Karlie starred in the top-grossing comedy Top Five written and directed by Chris Rock Film alongside Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle
Union, Sherri Shepherd, Cedric the Entertainer and Kevin Hart. The film was released by Paramount Pictures in theaters
worldwide. In the fall of 2014, top-grossing Nollywood film 30 Days in Atlanta directed by renowned Nigerian Comedian AY
starring Karlie Redd, Vivica A. Fox and Lynn Whitfield hits cinemas across Nigeria and selected West African countries. As a
budding entrepreneur, Karlie is the owner of Merci Women’s Store in Atlanta, GA and co-owner of Redd Rum with Local Choice
Inc in stores nationwide Fall 2015. She is the newest brand ambassador for Posner Cosmetics releasing the Karlie Redd by Posner
Cosmetics Line in Summer 2015.
Through her Big House Foundation, a 501 (c) (3), she launched the Karlie’s Angels campaign with a mission to inspire, be a role
model and provide an opportunity for all young women around the world seeking a career in the entertainment industry. She is
here to represent young women who work hard and never give up on their hopes and dreams. She is the perfect example of how
one can accomplish anything you put your mind to. Beauty and brains included, you can have it all!
Her advice to aspiring young adults is “remain humble, confident, never settle and work hard to be the best you can be!”