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Iyana Taesha Martin (born January 3, 1997), known publicly as Iyana Martin, is an American actress and singer. She is best known for being in the pop girl group ILY with her sisters Nicole and Yvette Martin.

Iyana Martin
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Biographical information
Full Name
Iyana Taesha Martin
Nickname(s)
Yana, Ana
Gender
female
Birthday
January 3, 1997
Age
18
Hometown
Atlanta, Georgia
Nationality
American
Professional Information
Occupation(s)
Singer, Actress
Manager
Years Active
1999-2010
2014-present
Fan Group Name
Yanas
Affiliations
Official Website
iyanamartin.net
Wiki Channel Credentials
Shows
Movies
WIP
Roles
Ciara
Signature
Iyanasig

   

BiographyEdit

Iyana Martin started acting when she was 2. She and her older sister, Yvette, always loved to sing and act. When Nicole was little, they realized she was talented too, and immediately started encouraging her to keep her love for music and acting.  Iyana stopped acting when she was fourteen, to begin to pursue a music career, but she reportedly resumed in 2014. At first she tried to pursue a solo career in music, but then decided to be in a band with her sisters.


CareerEdit

1999-2002Edit

Iyana started acting at the age of two, to follow in her older sister's footsteps. She landed her first role as Lala, a little girl that was always at the park in the children's show, Kids R Kids. Drake Sound, the one who played the role of Daddy James, had been in the show for 10 years, and finally decided to retire from acting, which had the show end in 1999. That same year, she landed the role of Myra, the one that always taught a word that begins with M, in another new children's show called Alphabet. The series ended in 2000, when she was three. In 2001, there was going to be a show called Nooooo!, with Iyana as the main character. She never really did figure out what the show was going to be about, as it kept being changed. The series was cancelled altogether and never aired. In 2002, she landed the role of Adriana, in the anti-bullying show Don't Hit Me. She was in four episodes.


2003-2010Edit

Iyana got a role along with her sisters and cousin in the hit show, Family Values. She portrayed Keyanna Owens. Family Values ended in 2007. She tried to get a solo singing career, but failed to do so when family Values ended. They made a spinoff called Wayne's World, but Iyana was not made a series regular or recurring character. She guest starred in one episode. A year later, it was announced she got the part of Alice, the best friend of Flinn in the show Totally Trained. It was this year, 2009, that s he and her sisters started doing covers on YouTube, and singing at events. When TT ended in 2010, Iyana announced she has quit acting. She said, "Acting has been very fun these past few years, and you all have been very good to me. But I feel right now I should just focus on my music career with my sisters. Thank you all so much for the support you've given me, and please continue to support me and this decision."

2011-2013Edit

Nicole got the girl group signed to Wiki Records, under the new name ILY, and released their first official single, "GO".

2014-PresentEdit

Shortly after the announcement of her little sister's new show Dramatically Average, Iyana decided to become an actor again. Since Wiki Channel is a big part of her music career, and her sister's music and acting career, she wants to become a Wiki Channel actress. She is currently not a known Wiki Channel actress.

TelevisionEdit

Show Role Notes Year(s)
Kids R Kids Lala Recurring 1999
Alphabet  Myra Recurring 1999-2000
Nooooo! Holly Never Aired 2001
Don't Hit Me Adriana Minor 2002
Family Values Keyanna Owens Series Regular 2003-2007
Just People Gianne Minor 2008
Wayne's World Keyanna Owens Guest 2008
Totally Trained Alice Series Regular 2009-2010
Life With Twins Ciara Recurring; Acting Comeback 2015

FilmEdit

Movie Role Year
Talked Up Gretchen 2007

DicographyEdit

Note: With Band ILY

Album/EP Song Year Released
N/A GO 2014

AwardsEdit

Year Category Nominated Work Result

2003-2006

Best Family Ensemble

Family Values

(along with Nicole Martin, Yvette Martin, and Sasha Andrews)

WON
2010 Best Best Friend Totally Trained as Alice NOMINATED

Personal LifeEdit

In her spare time, Iyana likes to hang out with her sisters and work on music. She also posts a few solo covers on YouTube, but she mostly sings with her sisters. Her Chatter username is @ILYana.


TriviaEdit

  • Her favorite show on the Wiki Channel is James in Hollywood.
  • She quit acting for about 4 years, when she was 13.
  • She is the middle child of the Martin sisters.
  • She is from Atlanta, Georgia.

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