Carolyn Bridget Kennedy is an award-winningSAG-AFTRA actor and filmmaker living in Los Angeles.
Carolyn is an active member of SAG-AFTRA, the Television Academy (Los Angeles), Women in Film (Los Angeles), Raindance Los Angeles, Film Independent (Los Angeles), The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Alberta Media Production Industries Association, Women in Film & Television Alberta, Women in Film & Television Vancouver as well as Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers.
In 2018, Carolyn wrote, produced, and starred in 5 micro short films, 2 of which garnered 26 laurels from film festivals in New York, Los Angeles and Berlin, Germany, including multiple wins for Best Microfilm, as well as both a Best Actress in a Comedy win and a Best Actress in a Comedy nomination for Carolyn. Carolyn was also a Finalist for Best Performance of Fest. In 2019, she was selected into Women in Film Los Angeles’ year-long Mentorship Program as both an actor and content creator.
Carolyn studies acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, in their Advanced Class, and improv at The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade. She also performs stand up at comedy clubs in LA.
After a long career as a paralegal, Carolyn began her creative journey in late 2011 with her first acting class, while living in a region where film and television was not a prominent industry. In 2012 she conceived of a character and became the writer, director, producer and star of a one-woman webseries “The Bridget Linden Show”. She created 125 episodes, which have over 1 Million views on YouTube.
In 2015, Carolyn created her first scripted comedy webseries “Danger Pay”, for which she was the writer, producer and lead actor. She won awards for Leading Actress from IndieFEST Film Awards (California) and Accolade Global Film Competition (California) and was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy at LA WEBFEST (California). The series won Best Sketch Comedy at Asia Web Awards (Korea) and an Award of Merit from Elevation Indie Film Awards (Ireland). It was nominated for Best Pilot at WebFest Montreal; Best Fiction Web Series at the Alberta Film and Television Awards; and Best Ensemble Cast at Asia Web Awards (Korea). In addition, Danger Pay was also accepted at festivals in Los Angeles, Rome, New York, Miami and Austin.
Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Carolyn wrote, produced and starred in her first short comedy film “Super Speed Dates”. “Super Speed Dates” won Best Original Story at Los Angeles Film Awards and an Award of Merit from Canada Shorts Film Festival. It was nominated Best International Short Comedy Film at Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase. In addition, it was accepted at festivals in Toronto, Nevada, Florida, Austin, and Winchester, UK.
As an emerging director, she has director-shadowed on Season 5 of “Caution: May Contain Nuts” (Sketch Comedy TV Series), and on the short film “Sir John A”. She is the creative force behind her production company, Demure Duchess Pictures.
Carolyn is a Celebrity Spokesperson for Auxilia Italia, an international charitable organization focused on assisting women and children. She has overcome personal obstacles, including losing over 110 pounds over two decades ago. Her perseverance, down to earth nature and unique sense of humor have earned her a strong following on social media. She has been featured in online publications, print magazines, talk shows, podcasts and radio shows around the globe.
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