Kaleena Kiff Biography

American actress, producer, and director

Kaleena Kiff is an American actress, producer, and director. Kiff is known for her roles in the sitcoms Love, Sidney and The New Leave It to Beaver.


Kiff began her acting career in 1980. In 1982, she appeared in the NBC comedy Love, Sidney as Patricia (“Patti”) Morgan opposite Tony Randall and Swoosie Kurtz. In 1984, she landed the role of Kelly Cleaver, daughter of Wally (Tony Dow) and Mary Ellen Cleaver (Janice Kent) in the 1985 revival series The New Leave It to Beaver. After the series ended in 1989, Kiff acted sporadically in mainly bit roles.

In 2008, she produced the musical short E vuoto per amore (He Is Empty for Love), directed by Galen Fletcher, screened at the Red Rock Film Festival. Also in 2008, she directed a short film *led Alice & Huck, starring Allison Mack. The short won three accolades at The Big Easy Shorts Festival: Best Director (for herself), Best Editing, and Best Drama.

She co-created and directed the first five episodes of the online science-fiction/fantasy webseries Riese: Kingdom Falling, which aired in 2009.

In 2014, Kiff produced the comedy thriller film The Legend of Barney Thomson (originally *led The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson).


Awards and nominations


    External links

    • Kaleena Kiff at IMDb

    Kaleena Kiff