Initially known for her hosting work on the BET program 106 & Park, Mykie went on to present an online show called The Tea. Also a recording artist, she released several singles on iTunes, including “Imma AKA,” “Stepping Out,” and “Dear Hater.” After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Howard University, she taught drama through a performing arts magnet program in Houston, Texas. Born Mykel Antoinea Gray, she grew up in Denver, Colorado and Houston, Texas, in a family of seven children. When she was young, she began recording in a home studio built by her father and older brother. She was the first person to launch an Instagram show; Donovan Weatherspoon followed her example by creating an Instagram comedy program.