Kira Soltanovich Born in the former Soviet Union, and raised by immigrant parents in San Francisco, Kira Soltanovich has plenty to laugh about. “Like most kids, my parents took me to Disneyland… not for the rides, for the lines. They assumed there’d be food at the end of them.”
A staple on the comedy scene, Kira has worked in the entertainment world as a writer, actor, and producer. Her first television option was with New Line Television for the hybrid comedy, Weren’t You Scott Baio?. Her feature film What’s Your Sign? was optioned with Terra Firma at Universal later that year.
She’s written for Joan Rivers on the TV Land series How’d You Get So Rich? and for such Disney stars like Selena Gomez, Mitch Musso and Debby Ryan on the Disney show Pranksters. Most recently, Kira sold a pilot to Disney called Weekly Squeak, the network’s first clip style promotional show.
You can catch her on Showtime in the critically acclaimed comedy special Hot Tamales Live, and in her own half-hour, comedy special for the Showtime network called Here Comes Trouble.
She’s been a recurring character for seven years on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as the voice of “The Photo Booth.”
A Series Regular on the Oxygen and nationally syndicated show, Girls Behaving Badly, she has also appeared on such shows as PrankStars, Hell’s Kitchen, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Fresh Baked Videos on Spike. And also, listen for Kira as the voice of “Carla”, in the animated series, Iggy Cool. You can catch her on two FOX shows, Red Eye and Reality Binge as a correspondent.
She has shot several pilots for Comedy Central, The Food Network and VH1, including a brand new Celebrity, Sports and Entertainment pilot called Box Seat with Dennis Rodman and Jose Conseco. Kira has hosted shows on FOX, E!, and VH1. She headlines clubs and colleges, and tours the world entertaining troops in USO shows.
Lastly, she has performed in a myriad of comedy competitions and festivals, including Last Comic Standing, The Cape Town International Comedy Festival, Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots, and several times at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.
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