ellyFrances

Actor & Model

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Highlights...

 

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 affairsand 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.

IMDB PAGE

Music video: one take, "Stay"

STATS

...available in cm

Height: 5'8

Weight 118lbs

Eyes: grey

Hair: brown (warm)

Bust 36''

Waist 25''

Hips 35''

High hip 78''

Collar 12''

Shoulder 16''

Sleeve length 21''

Out-seam 43''

In-seam 31''

Hat size small

Wrist 6''

Thigh 18.5''

Calf 12''

Shoe 8 US

Canadian

USA residency

LOCATION: Denver area

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QUICK DATA

BA Psychology, Canada

Post Graduate diploma: Interactive multi-media

Korean Language Levels 1, 2

PhD Candidate: Psychology

ALT. MEDIA EXPERIENCE:

Journalism

Art Direction

Casting

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.

JEI Cast & Crew, Full Sentence English

 
 
 

Representation

Contact - CO, USA

925 W. 7th Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80204

303.561.1199

​jordan@donnabaldwin.com (voice)

rhonda@donnabaldwin.com (on-camera)

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