Kylie Bunbury plays private detective, Cassie Dewell in ABC’s new drama series, Big Sky.
Bunbury’s mother is American, of Polish and Swedish descent. Her father is Alex Bunbury, a Guyana-born former Canadian soccer player who played for the Hamilton Steelers—a charter club of the now-defunct Canadian Soccer League.
Alex, a striker, scored 27 goals in three seasons with Hamilton and his success playing for the Canadian Men’s National Soccer Team earned him an induction into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame in 2006.
Kylie spent a lot of her youth in Europe. Her father went on to play for West Ham United (English Premier League) and then moved to Portugal’s C.S. Marítimo, going on to become the club’s all-time leading goalscorer in the Primeira Liga with 59 goals.
Alex Bunbury is the current head coach of Minnesota TwinStars FC of the National Premier Soccer League.
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Kylie’s brother, Teal Bunbury, currently plays for the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer. He’s played for both and Canadian and US men’s soccer teams.
Meanwhile, the 31-year-old Hamilton-born actress has built an impressive resume, notably starring as Major League Baseball’s first-ever female pitcher in the 2016 series, Pitch.
Kylie Bunbury’s nearly two-dozen IMDB TV entries include Law and Order, When They See Us, Brave New World, Twighlight Zone, and A Brave New World.
She’s also made several big-screen appearances. Bunbury played Michelle in the 2018 movie, Game Night, which starred Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams.
Her latest entry, Big Sky debuts Tuesday (Nov. 17) at 10 p.m. ET on CTV and ABC.
Big Sky was created by David E. Kelly (Big Little Lies) and based on the series of books by C.J. Box.
According to ABC, it’s “a series about private detectives Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) and Cody Hoyt (Ryan Phillippe), who join forces with Cody’s estranged wife and ex-cop, Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick), to search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. When they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the area, “they must race against the clock to stop the killer before another woman is taken.”