Name: Gabriela Soleil Kreszchuk
Age: 14 Years Old
Birthday: May 25th 1995
Location: Mission Viejo, California, USA
Agency: Coast To Coast Talent Agency
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WITHIN (2007) – ALLISON TOMPKINS
THE READING ROOM (2005) – MAJOLI
JOHNSON FAMILY VACATION (2004) – DESTINY JOHNSON
COLDCASE – CHERISE TISDALE – FIREFLIES (2006)
BOONDOCKS – CO-STARRING AS JAZMINE DUBOIS (2005-2006)
ALL ABOUT THE ANDERSONS – SHELLEY
THE HUGHLEYS – ADRIANNA
ER – BRIDGET DAVIS – ALONE IN A CROWD (2005)
HALF & HALF – YOUNG DEE DEE – 8 EPISODES (2002-2006)
I’M WITH HER – SHELLY – THE GREATEST CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (2003)
THAT’S SO RAVEN – YOUNG RAVEN – A FIGHT AT THE OPERA (2003)
MY WIFE AND KIDS – CHARLOTTE – MICHAEL’S TRIBE (2002)
DANNY – ELLA – PILOT (2001)
Making her acting debut at age 6 with a guest role in the Pilot episode of CBS short-lived comedy series “Danny,” Gabby Soleil later landed recurring roles on ABC sitcom “The Hughleys” (2001-2002), UPN sitcom “Half & Half” (2002-2006; she played young Dee Dee) and Adult Swim’s animated series based on the comic strip by Aaron McGruder, “The Boondocks” (2005-2006; she voiced Jazmine Dubois).
On the big screen, she appeared as the youngest Johnson in the comedy feature film Johnson Family Vacation (2004; alongside Cedric the Entertainer, Vanessa L. Williams, Bow Wow and Solange Knowles) and will soon complete her upcoming film, a drama-thriller called Within.
Childhood and Family:
On May 25, 1995, Gabby Soleil was born in Mission Viejo, California. Her mother, recalled her birth: “As soon as she came out, the sun shined.” That’s why she was named “Soleil” (pronounced So-lay), which means “sun” in French.
Soleil learned to read at 5 and is an A student in the advanced GATE program at Rainbow Elementary School in Moreno Valley. She lived with her grandparents, Paul and Lonnie Catledge.
The Reading Room
Spotted by a talent manager on a Beverly Hills street, Gabby Soleil had her first job in an advertisement for Met Life, and then in Target and Radio Shack commercials. Meanwhile, she transitioned into TV series and appeared in the Pilot episode of CBS short-lived comedy series “Danny” in 2001 (she was 6 years old at the time). She then landed a recurring role as Adriana (2001-2002) on ABC sitcom “The Hughleys” and guest starred in an episode of ABC sitcom “My Wife and Kids.”
In 2002, Soleil scored another recurring role, this time as the young Dee Dee (the adult version was played by Essence Atkins), on UPN sitcom “Half & Half.” She stayed on the popular show until 2006. Meanwhile, Soleil could be seen in an episode of Disney Channel children’s show “That’s So Raven” and ABC sitcom “I’m with Her.” She also had a recurring role as Shelley (2003-2004) on the WB show “All About the Andersons.”
Soleil debuted in feature film in director Christopher Erskin’s poor comedy movie Johnson Family Vacation (2004), playing the youngest Johnson, alongside Cedric the Entertainer, Vanessa L. Williams, Bow Wow and Solange Knowles. Afterward, she returned to television to guest star in a February 2005 episode of popular NBC medical drama “ER” and played a supporting role in the thoughtful TV movie The Reading Room (2005), alongside James Earl Jones and Joanna Cassidy.
From 2005 to 2006, Soleil lent her voice to character Jazmine Dubois on Adult Swim’s animated series based on the comic strip by Aaron McGruder, “The Boondocks.” Recently, in November 2006, she was spotted as a guest on CBS an hour-long cop drama “Cold Case.” As for her upcoming project, Soleil will soon complete her next film, Within, a drama-thriller by director Hanelle M. Culpepper.
Gabriela Soleil Kreszchuk came into the world on May 25, 1995, in Mission Viejo, a day her mother, describes as overcast until she gave birth.
“As soon as she came out,” she said, “the sun shined.”
One of her middle names, Soleil (pronounced So-lay), became her stage name. The French word, which means sun, seems a perfect fit for a girl who is cheerful even when faced with the pressures of balancing an acting career with third grade.
“I sing all the time. I sing when I do my homework,” said Gabby, who learned to read at 5 and is an A student in the advanced GATE program at Her School in Moreno Valley
Grabbing a microphone from a mini-karaoke machine at the home of her grandparents Paul and Lonnie Catledge, with whom she lives, Gabby belted out a love song by The Cheetah Girls.
“Set me free. I’d rather rescue myself,” she sang as she grooved across the floor in a comic book print skirt and black boots, moving to some fancy dance steps. She laid the facial expressions on as thick as maple syrup.
Lonnie Catledge said when Gabby was younger, she sang and generally entertained passengers and the crew on plane trips. “(Pilots) said, ‘Gabby, we’ll see you in Hollywood!’ ”
Said her mom: “She was born a drama queen.”
Gabby caught the eye of a talent manager on a Beverly Hills street, Catledge said. She scored her Screen Actors Guild card – coveted by many an aspiring older actor – at the tender age of 4.
Her first job was an advertisement for Met Life, in which she looked so heart strings-tugging cute it would be hard to resist buying insurance to protect a child’s future.
Next came commercials including spots for Target and Radio Shack. She recently finished an Oscar Mayer ad in which she sings the classic, “I want to be an Oscar Mayer wiener” ditty.
At the mention of the commercial, Gabby broke into song: “And if I’m an Oscar Mayer wiener, everyone will be in love with me.”
Charming moments like that helped win her roles on television shows such as “The Hughleys” and “Half and Half” on UPN, “I’m With Her” on ABC and “That’s So Raven” on the Disney channel.
• Gets straight A’s in school
• Is in the GATE program at school
• Learned to read at 5
• Lives with her grandparents
• She LOVE horses her mom said she could get one when she turns 12.
• She has been riding since she was 6.
• John Henton gave her a big white stuffed horse on her last shooting day for The Hughleys.
• She like music by Destiny’s Child, Bow Wow, Ciara and Christina Milian.
• She’s mixed with Spanish, White and Black (She think thats sooo cool).
• She love reading and writing stories, she says “It allows you to create things and thats always fun”.
• Hair Color: Brown
• Eye Color: Brown
• Color: Purple
• Actors: Raven, Gabrielle Union, Samuel L. Jackson, Will Smith and… HERSELF! (She’s just kidding)
• Shows: That’s So Raven, The Suite Life of Zach and Cody, The Saddle Club
“I want to go to a top school like Yale, Stanford, Princeton or Harvard,” she said. “I want to make sure my English is great and make sure I can carry on an intelligent conversation. If (you) don’t know other things besides acting, then I don’t think you’re going to succeed in life.”
CREDIT: Gabby Herself