Kali Reis is an American actress and professional boxer, best known for playing the role of Kaylee in Catch the Fair One (2021). She is also a world champion in two weight classes, having held WBC female middleweight title in 2016, WBA female Light welterweight title since 2020; the IBO female light welterweight title since May 2021; and the WBO female light welterweight title since November 2021.
This article will bring to light the Biography, Age, Height, Weight, IMDb, Career, Movies/TV Shows, Awards/Nominations, Parents, Siblings, Spouse, Children, Instagram, and Net Worth of Kali Reis. Before we continue, let’s take a look at her profile summary below.
Kali Reis Profile Summary
Date of birth
August 24, 1986
Place of birth
Providence, Rhode Island, U. S.
35 years old
5ft 8in (1.73m)
$1 – $5 million
Kali Reis Biography
Reis was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and is the youngest of five children. She and her siblings were raised by their mother in East Providence, Rhode Island. She is half-Native and half-Cape Verdean, descending from Cherokee, Nipmuc, and Seaconke Wampanoag tribes.
When Reis was a child, she attended and competed in powwows regularly. The name ‘Mequinonoag’, was given to Reis as her Native name and it was given by her mother, the medicine woman of our Seaconke Wampanoag tribe, and means ‘may feathers’, or ‘many talents’. Reis expresses pride in her Native ancestry and carries this name into the boxing ring with her for every fight. Reis was an athletic child and often played rougher sports with the neighborhood boys. She was also involved in her school’s bands/marching bands and color guard, as well as playing high school volleyball. She was also active in basketball and softball leagues since in her junior year of high school
At 14, Reis started boxing out of Manfredo’s Gym in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and was coached by a friend of her mother’s, Domingo Talldog. She later went to school for criminology and also learned how to repair motorcycles at MTTI. She went on to continue her training at Peter Manfredo’s Sr. gym to advance her boxing career. Reis had a successful amateur career, securing the 2007 Rocky Marciano Championship, the 2007 NYC Golden Gloves, and the 2006 New England 154 Championship before going pro.
Reis has also become a strong advocate for Native rights. She is an active supporter of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMWIG) movement, continuously striving to utilize her knowledge and status to educate those around her.
Kali Reis Age
Reis was born on August 24, 1986. She is currently 35 years old and usually celebrates her birthday every 24th of August of each year. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.
Kali Reis Height/Weight
Reis stands at a height of 5ft 8in (1.73m). She has a light-welterweight body.
Kali Reis IMDb Page
Reis has an IMDb page with 1 actress credit, 1 writer credit, and 2 self credits being recorded.
Kali Reis Career
Reis had her first film appearance in 2021, playing the role of Kaylee in Catch the Fair One. She also wrote the film.
Before she went into acting, Kali has involved in a serious motorcycle accident that sidelined her for the remainder of the boxing season in 2012. She later returned in 2013 and fought for the WIBA title in November of that year. After the match, Reis gained further attention in the sport. On November 12, 2014, she won the IBA crown defeating Teresa Perozzi in Bermuda. Reis also coaches boxing for youth and works as a trainer. She won her first major world title in New Zealand against Maricela Cornejo for the vacant WBC World Middleweight title in April 2016.
Kali Reis Movies/TV Shows
Below are the movies/TV shows Reis starred in:
2021: Catch the Fair One
2019: Native Hope Podcast (Podcast Series)
2018: HBO Boxing (TV Series documentary)
Kali Reis Movie Awards/Nominations
Below are the movie awards/nominations Reis has received:
2022: Film Independent Spirit Awards for Best Female Lead; Catch the Fair One (202) (Nominated)
2021: Newport Beach Film Festival: Jury Award for Best Actress; Catch the Fair One (2021) (Won)
Kali Reis Parents/Siblings
Her mother raised Reis and she has 4 siblings but she is yet to disclose their identities.
Kali Reis Spouse/Children
Reis got married to her co-boxer, Brian Cohen, on November 28, 2021. There are yet to have children.
Kali Reis Instagram Account
Reis has an active Instagram account with 2,576 posts and 14.6k followers, and she is currently following 4,007 people. Her handle name is @ko_ndnbxr.
Kali Reis Net Worth
Reis is earning well from her boxing and acting career. Her net worth is estimated to be between $1 – $5 million.