The two siblings have lived in Tracy since they were infants and went to West Valley Christian Academy but are now home-schooled. They live with their mother, who recently moved to the Bay Area so that the kids can focus on their acting careers, though they visit their father, André Bolton, in Tracy on weekends.
Their mother, Shelly Robinson, got the kids into commercials early on. Now, she and her kids have signed a contract with JE Talent in San Francisco.
“They can do what I wanted to do when I was younger,” Robinson said.
Kashan, 7, first appeared in a Macy’s commercial when she was only 8 months old. Everybody told Robinson that her daughter should do some type of modeling, because she seemed precocious at 8 months old. Robinson’s friends recommended Kashan to a modeling agency, and the company hired the baby on the spot.
Kashan has been involved in many commercials, but most notably is recognized for her role in the NBC show “Trauma” as Ava Boone, daughter of Cameron Boone, played by Derek Luke.
“I like the attention, and I have fun doing it,” Kashan said.
She said she enjoys ballet and staying at home with family. If she does not continue with her acting career when she is older, she wants to become a schoolteacher for little kids.
Kohle, on the other hand, is 5 and has been acting since he was 3. Like his sister, he is also on the television show “Trauma.” He plays Ava Boone’s brother, Griffin Boone. He has been involved in many advertising jobs, including ones for Gap.com and Shutterfly.
However, most recently Kohle had his stage debut in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre showing of “Coming Home.” He plays the younger Mannetjie Jonkers in the play about an AIDS epidemic in South Africa.
Kohle prefers television to plays because “plays are every day, and TV is not.” Kohle enjoys playing basketball and football, and if he doesn’t continue acting he aspires to play basketball for the Golden State Warriors.