Jessica Mikayla

Alanna, “Disney Jr.’s Ariel”

Jessica Mikayla voices Alanna in “Disney Jr.’s Ariel,” an animated musical series inspired by “The Little Mermaid” that follows young mermaid princess Ariel as she embarks on fun-filled, action-packed adventures with her friends throughout their Caribbean-inspired fairytale kingdom of Atlantica.

Both a theater actor and voiceover artist, Mikayla was recently nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance in a Short Form Series for “Disney Launchpad Presents: Project CC,” in which she played the leading role of Paris Brownlee. In 2023, she won a Society of Voice Arts and Sciences (SOVA) Award for Best Voiceover for Outstanding Dubbing in International, TV or Streaming for her work in “Hawa.”

Her additional credits include the OscarⓇ-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” Disney+’s “Diary of a Future President,” “You’re the Worst,” “The Chi,” “Mindhunter,” “Stillwater,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and “LOL Surprise! Tots Road Trip.” She can next be heard as the character Jazz in the upcoming animated series “Good Times.”

A native of Compton, Mikayla volunteers as a children’s church leader. She is passionate about the need to stop gun violence and the importance of literacy in the inner city.