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Actor & Model

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  • 20+ years’ experience as a professional voice actor spanning 4 nations

  • Home studio with editing and production capacity

  • 15 years as a respected media personality in Seoul, S Korea

  • Experience in broadcasting, hosting, live (radio & TV)

  • Experienced with Teleprompters

  • Franchise Development; specializing in ESL-focussed media

 

Kelly Frances is a Canadian citizen, legally residing in America (Denver. CO – currently represented by Donna Baldwin Agency in Colorado). Prior to her 2019 arrival in Denver, she spent nearly 20 years in Seoul, South Korea where she was known for her work as a TV and radio show host, film actor, model, and voice actress. Kelly obtained legal residency in the USA just in time for the COVID quarantine and is extremely eager to put her training and experience into action within the American market. When she isn't working, she's a Crossfit fanatic, runner and MMA enthusiast who enjoys writing, painting and spending time with her cats. 

 

Kelly's voice portfolio includes:

 

  • Working with a partner to produce original songs

  • Singing with versatile, realistic character vocals. 

  • Documentaries

  • Customized children’s song production and performance (from start to finish)

  • Animations

  • Major RPG games, list available upon request

  • Game teaser/trailers

  • Sound chips

  • Audiobooks

  • Commercials

  • Special VFX (immersive film voiceover)

 MEMBERSHIPS: Actors Access

Casting Network

 

VOICE + ON CAMERA TALENT

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Kelly Frances voice actress & spokesperson, nautilus Hyosung

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Kelly Frances as Mary Scranton; Korea: 50 year Celebratory documentary

A GLOBAL CREATIVE

 

A Canadian citizen, Kelly began modeling with Elite Toronto and Vogue Models &

Talent (Hamilton, Toronto). In 2000, she relocated and resumed her creative

career in Seoul, S. Korea. Expat life afforded Kelly a variety of professional 

opportunities in casting, PR, performance, education, animal welfare, 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, aptly titled "Finding the Joy in Work", click here.

 

As a fashion model, Kelly toed the line between 'commercial and edgy’,

often being described as 'overly theatrical'. She quickly transitioned into

acting, specializing in voice broadcasting. Whilst in Seoul, she created and hosted

TV programs targeting the ESL and global community. She especially enjoyed showcasing Korean culture to the world and grew to be a familiar character actor in documentary work. 

 

Of her broadcasting work, Kelly's collaboration with English Broadcasting Station (EBS) is uniquely dear to her: "Sunday Story-time with Kelly" was a light-hearted and family-focused radio show in the wake of the 2014 Sewol disaster - a tragedy that claimed the lives of 326 people, many of whom were children. She also led televised morning segments for Korean media giants Arirang (world affairs) and EBS news, eagerly embracing the challenges of live TV and developing skills as an interviewer. Discovering and sharing people's stories remains one of her passions.

 

In 2014, Kelly portrayed a comical "awkward plain Jane" host on Arirang's

"KoreaToday". In 2017, she co-authored "Full Sentence English, a best-selling franchise for private cable TV channel JEI TV. In addition to her role as a writer, she hosted the first season of "Full Sentence English".

 

On the strictly audio side, Kelly has enjoyed voice roles in commercials, games,films, documentaries, and several award-winning animations - including one special effects film that debuted at Cannes Film Festival 2018 (shown in English), titled "Follow the white Rabbit". A latecomer to professional singing, Kelly was known for her "natural resonance" when portraying children's character voices. She regularly co-wrote and produced children's songs in her home studio, tailoring songs to the needs of clients.

 

Regardless of her location, Kelly is a dedicated activist and advocate for the ethical treatment of Seoul's entertainers. In 2013, Kelly founded Expat Entertainers Korea (EEROK), a private group on Facebook recognized as Seoul’s most critical online community for the protection and education of expat artists. During the past few years, she and her colleagues have enjoyed significant media coverage due to their success in exposing the need for political reform in the Korean entertainment industry; 2022 is set to be a year of change. 

 

Press kit available upon request.

 
 

DONNA BALDWIN AGENCY

925 W. 7th Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80204

303.561.1199

jordan@donnabaldwin.com (voice)

julie@donnabaldwin.com (on-camera)

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