Kiersey Clemons voices Eliza, a bartender at the local bar and reluctant BFF to Petey, in Freeform's new animated comedy "Praise Petey."
Clemons is a multifaceted actress who can be seen as Iris West in the DC film "The Flash" and in the Amazon Studios film "Somebody I Used to Know," opposite Alison Brie and Jay Ellis. Clemons most recently wrapped production as the lead opposite Leon Bridges in the FilmNation drama "The Young Wife," which premiered at SXSW to rave reviews. She will also be seen in the Apple TV+ live-action untitled Godzilla film and Titans series based on Legendary's Monsterverse franchise. She will also star in Larin Sullivan's feature directorial debut, "The Young King."
Clemons previously starred in Sophie Kargman's "Susie Searches," which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and opposite Janelle Monáe in Lionsgate's dramatic thriller "Antebellum." Additional credits include the CGI/live-action feature "Lady and the Tramp," for Disney+; Brett Haley's music-themed dramedy "Hearts Beat Loud"; Marc Webb's "Only Living Boy in New York"; "An L.A Minute," which she also co-produced; JD Dillard's Blumhouse thriller "Sweetheart"; and the animated TV series "Fairfax" and "Bojack Horseman." Clemons made her mark on the industry in 2015 with her role of Diggy in Rick Famuyiwa's hit comedy "Dope," which received the Grand Jury prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win an AAFCA as well as nominations for the BET Award, GLAAD Media Award and an NAACP Image Award.
In addition to acting, Clemons is a classically trained musician who has collaborated with GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/artist Pharrell Williams on multiple tracks. Her vocals can be heard in "Dope," "Transparent" and "Hearts Beat Loud."