Actor & Model
Of her broadcasting work, Kelly's collaboration with national broadcasting station EBS is especially dear to her: "Sunday Storytime with Kelly" was a light-hearted family-focussed radio show in the wake of the 2014 Sewol disaster, a tragedy that claimed the lives of 326 people - many of whom were children.
Kelly led televised morning segments for Korean media giants Arirang (world affairs) and EBS news, occasionally portraying a comical "awkward plain Jane" character on Arirang's "Korea Today" in search of zany, trendy, "active" living choices. In 2016-2017, Kelly helped craft a current best selling franchise for private cable TV channel JEI TV. She hosted and co-wrote the first of many spin-offs of popular "Full Sentence English" franchise.
As a voice actor, Kelly voiced commercials, games, films, documentaries, and several award winning animations - including one special effects film that debuted at Cannes Film Festival 2018 (showing was in English, dubbed by Kelly). She was known for her "natural resonance" when singing in character voices, often favoring children's songs which she often wrote and produced in her home studio. In 2019, Kelly began work on a USA-based docuseries highlighting the journey of an expat performer. She currently runs a private group on Facebook that aims to educate, protect and provide ethical work for expat actors.
Kelly continues to train with Piers Studios NYC (2014 - present), Denver Center for Performing Arts (2019), Jordan Leigh (Donna Baldwin 2019-). Casting workshops:
Ivy Isenberg 2014, Seoul.
Music video: one take, "Stay"
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Hair: brown (warm)
High hip 78''
Sleeve length 21''
Hat size small
Shoe 8 US
LOCATION: Denver area
BA Psychology, Canada
Post Graduate diploma: Interactive multi-media
Korean Language Levels 1, 2
PhD Candidate: Psychology
ALT. MEDIA EXPERIENCE:
A global creative; from Canada to Seoul to America --- That's quite a change!
A Canadian citizen, Kelly began modeling with Elite Toronto and Vogue Models & Talent (Hamilton, Toronto) as a student. Unexpectedly, she relocated, and resumed her creative career in Seoul, S. Korea. As an expat, Kelly worked for nearly 20 years in casting, PR, performance, education, branding, journalism, and as the owner of a small creative content company. To read an article profiling Kelly as a prominent woman in Korean entertainment, click here.
As a model, Kelly was often told she toed the line between 'commercial and edgy', and enjoyed booking commercial print work. However, she quickly transitioned into acting - particularly voice and broadcasting. She regularly hosted TV programs targeting the ESL community; productions showcasing Korea to the world, and was a familiar character actor in English language TV documentaries. She wore many hats.