Mykle McCoslin is a Southern girl at heart, (tall, funny, wild and sexy) — and definitely all woman. Don't let the name fool you. At the age of 5 she began her acting career after her Grandma Elvis — that’s right, Elvis (who was named "Elvis" before "Elvis Presley" was named Elvis) — took her to see the movie Grease. Mykle immediately went back to her grandma’s house to perform songs from the film for her aunts and uncles on her grandmother’s living room coffee table for 25 cents, her first earnings as an actor.
Born in Houston, Texas, Mykle spent every summer growing up in the tiny town of Donie (the smallest town in Texas with a bank) with her paternal grandmother Elvis, learning about the arts and country livin’ through singing, dancing and improvisation. She counts herself lucky to have also spent many summers in Honduras, her mother Emma's homeland, where she learned to read, write and speak Spanish fluently from her godmother, Ana, a school teacher, while also learning about the culture and jovial way of life there.
Half Irish-American, half Honduran, Mykle is proud of her bi-cultural heritage and the gift of being bilingual. She credits her diverse upbringing for her passion and love for acting and travel and truly cherishes how both cultures shaped the woman she is today.
Known for her illuminating, warm personality, and for bringing timeless elegance and grace to the roles she plays, Houston Press compared Mykle in her performance as Hester Solomon in Equus to “a young Ava Gardner, who lights up the stage with her presence.”
Mykle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Southern California and studied acting for many years at the famed Beverly Hills Playhouse under the direction of Milton Katselas, Jeffrey Tambor and Al Mancini. Mykle made her film debut in the award-winning short, ED, and has starred in numerous television shows, including AMC’s Preacher and ABC’s The Astronaut Wives Club, commercials, including McDonald’s, Miracle Whip and feature films, including, Run with the Hunted (with Ron Perlman, Michael Pitt, and William Forsythe) and the upcoming thriller, The Seventh Day, with Guy Pierce. In 2020, Mykle was awarded her first Best Actress Award at the Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival.
A proud member of Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA, Mykle serves as the President of the SAG-AFTRA Houston-Austin Local, and is an activist for union performers. Her greatest accomplishment to date has been her daughter, Poppy Graceyn Burton, who is following in her mother’s footsteps as an actress, among other things.
Mykle tells her story in her upcoming memoir My Grandma Elvis: The Queen of Donie Texas, set to be released in 2021, which she plans on adapting into a screenplay she will direct.