How old is Kayla Compton? Age, husband and family of The Flash actress explored

Bruno Cooke June 23, 2021

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With notable roles including Allegra Garcia in The Flash, Californian actress Kayla Compton is breaking into the mainstream in leaps and bounds. So, curiosity about the young actress’s life has been growing – what is Kayla Compton’s age and is she married?

Who is Kayla Compton? Her age, height and more

She may look younger – she plays Allegra Garcia (The Flash), whose birth year is 1999 – but Kayla Compton is 31 years old.

Born 3 February, 1990 (per Filmifeed), Compton hails from Salinas, California. 

She is 5ft 2in and, as of 2021, has 17 acting credits to her name. Notable among them are Allegra Garcia and Maya in American superhero drama series The Flash (ongoing), and Kara in Making Moves (2016).

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Compton is also a budding screenwriter, whose debut In Training is quickly gathering momentum.

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Who are Allegra Garcia and Maya in The Flash?

Kayla Compton plays two characters in The Flash, Allegra Garcia and Maya.

The former is a reformed criminal and meta-human, who can manipulate electromagnetic energy. Born 1999, she is in her early 20s, and first featured in the series in its sixth season.

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Maya, on the other hand, was an assistant geologist to, and adoptive daughter of, the late Dr Harrison Nash Wells. 

Maya died in 2019, and Harrison died the following year. She appeared in seasons 6 and 7.

Who is her husband, Josiah Ruis?

Compton married Josiah Ruis on 13 January, 2018. They celebrated their three year wedding anniversary earlier this year.

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Compton and Ruis met at a church meeting six and a half years before they married. They were friends “for years” before their first kiss during a Christmas party.

They had been together for three years before they became engaged.

The wedding took place in Los Angeles, California. They do not appear to have any children.

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Bruno is a postgraduate student studying global journalism, with research interests in the intersection of the media, storytelling, culture and politics. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Packs Light and Forge Press, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com. He is a Student Ambassador for Tortoise Media, a big fan of Freddie Mercury and a novelist – his debut novel, Reveries, is available on Amazon.