Atlanta native, kiki Finley, shifted into different phases of her career since 1993. She started in music and acting as a professional performer, touring the United States, Alaska and Canada.
In 1997 kiki moved to New York to pursue her career in acting. She lived in New York, became an award-winning equity actress and toured the entire United States and Alaska. kiki performed in some of theatre’s most recognized productions, such as: Swan Lake, West Side Story, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Oliver Twist, Little Orphan Annie, The Wiz, The Color of Justice and many others. She has performed in some of the most prestigious venues such as The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, The Promenade Theatre in New York and The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA. She shifted to the big screen in 1999 - 2004. She was able to garner rolls on such films as: Road Trip, Boycott, Remember the Titan’s and Drumline.
In 2006, kiki became a Celebrity Makeup Artist for Lawrence Fishburne, Bill Cosby, Kim Fields, Nene Leakes, Tyson Beckford, Iggy Azalea, to name a few. Her work has graced the pages of Vogue, Elle, Essence, O Magazine, Jet, Ebony, Modern Dog and others.
In 2012, she founded Front and Center Theatre Production and began teaching performance art and directing stage plays for underprivileged youth offenders of Dekalb County Juvenile Court & Los Angeles County Juvenile Hall. kiki has worked on the production team of Real Housewives of Atlanta, America’s Supernanny, Steel Magnolias, Scary Movie 5, Soul Train Music Awards, The Grammy Awards, Ridiculous Cakes, and Judy Justice (formerly Judge Judy), to name a few.
Currently, kiki is a proud member of the Recording Academy (Los Angeles Chapter), Guild of Music Supervisors, Women in Film and Women in Music. She manages the sync licensing roster for some of the music industry’s most amazing award-winning female film composers of this time as well as publish soundtracks. She challenges the norm with a mission to make a footprint in such a male dominated industry. She also encourages her talent to hold firm to ownership and stomp through doors as opposed to waiting on someone to open them. With an academic background in Philosophy of Law (Pre-Law concentrating on Music & Sports) at Arizona State University, she has been able to guide her talent in the direction to create an experience for their audience to remember for years to come.