Carolyn Bridget Kennedy

Carolyn Bridget Kennedy

Actor (SAG-AFTRA, ACTRA) Filmmaker at Demure Duchess Pictures
Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, Filmmaker, Director and Comedian

Los Angeles, California

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October 2014
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About Carolyn

Carolyn Bridget Kennedy is an award-winning actor (SAG-AFTRA, ACTRA) and filmmaker living in Los Angeles.

Carolyn is an active member of the Television Academy (Los Angeles), Women in Film (Los Angeles), Raindance Los Angeles, Film Independent (Los Angeles), SAG-AFTRA, ACTRA, 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.

She is an improv maven having completed: Advanced Improv at The Groundlings (with an invitation to Writing Lab in their Performance Track); the Upright Citizens Brigade program; and the Conservatory Grad Revue Program at Second City Hollywood. She also performs stand up at comedy clubs in LA.

Carolyn also enjoys writing sketch comedy. She has trained in sketch comedy writing at The Groundlings, as well as private coaching with a former showrunner for MadTV, resulting in her creating a spec Saturday Night Live sketch packet and a late-night television comedy packet. Through Second City Hollywood, she co-wrote and performed in a one-hour sketch comedy Grad Revue Show, “Saturday Night Quarantine Fever”. It ran for three live show dates.

Carolyn studies acting in the Advanced Class at the Beverly Hills Playhouse; at Margie Haber Studios (Master Intensive and Advanced Class); and with Lesly Kahn. She has been cast in numerous short films for American Film Institute, UCLA and USC, as well as other projects.

In 2020, with “isolation” and “online” being the reality, Carolyn created and co-wrote a pilot script for a half-hour comedy series, “InFirm”. It was a Quarterfinalist at the prestigious CineStory Foundation 2021 TV Retreat & Fellowship Competition. It was also a Semi-Finalist in the 2020 FILMMATIC Comedy Screenplay Awards and a Quarterfinalist in the Stage 32 Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest.

Also in 2020, Carolyn directed her first short film “Just Desserts” (which she also wrote and produced), spawned from a directing course with an AFI Fellow. The film stars her 86 year old mother. It garnered 16 laurels from film festivals in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Berlin, including wins for Best First Time Director, Best Indie Film and Outstanding Achievement, as well as a nomination for Best Picture. She then directed her second short film, “The Gift” (which she also wrote and produced). So far, in the festival circuit, it has earned 5 laurels.

Carolyn also directed (wrote, produced, and acted in) a micro short film “Masks” with castmates from her Second City Hollywood Grad Revue Program and in collaboration with an Emmy-nominated composer. It played as part of her Grad Revue Program’s performances. It also earned 22 laurels from film festivals in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Berlin, including a win for Best Comedy, multiple wins for Best Microfilm, and a nomination for Best Picture.

Carolyn is an accomplished voice-over actor, with a national network voice-over booking. In early 2020, Carolyn was cast in the lead role of “Margaret”, the mother in the famed series “Father Knows Best”, for two live performances of a Radio Play produced by SAG-AFTRA at The Autry theater in Los Angeles.

Continuing in early 2021, Carolyn starred in her short comedy film, “Janet”, which she also wrote, produced and directed.

Originally a paralegal in Canada, 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 1.1 Million views on YouTube.

Prior to moving to Los Angeles in 2018, Carolyn created her first scripted comedy webseries “Danger Pay”, for which she was the writer, producer and lead actor. It garnered 21 laurels from film festivals in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Austin, Montreal, Alberta, Rome, Ireland and Korea, including multiple wins for Lead Actress, Best Sketch Comedy and Award of Merit, as well as nominations for Best Pilot, Best Fiction Web Series and Best Ensemble Cast.

Carolyn also wrote, produced and starred in her first short comedy film “Super Speed Dates”. It garnered 13 laurels from film festivals in Los Angeles, Florida, Nevada, Austin, Fort Worth, Toronto and Winchester, UK, including wins for Best Original Story and Award of Merit, as well as a nomination for Best International Short Comedy Film.

After moving to Los Angeles, 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 and Best Actress in a Comedy, as well as 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 is the creative force behind her production company, Demure Duchess Pictures. She is a Celebrity Spokesperson for Auxilia Italia, an international charitable organization focused on assisting women and children.

Carolyn 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, with over 88,000 followers on Twitter and 10,000 on Instagram. She has been featured in over 80 interviews, in online publications, print magazines, talk shows, podcasts and radio shows around the globe.



  • Necromancers

    Necromancers (2020)
    Film by Brett Calkins Lead

  • Til Life Do Us Part

    Til Life Do Us Part (2020)
    Film by Aaron Goldenberg Supporting

  • To Feel A Body

    To Feel A Body (2019)
    Film by Justine Chen Supporting

  • Hop Frog

    Hop Frog (2019)
    Film by Mida Chu Lead

  • The Doctors

    The Doctors (2019)
    Television by CBS Co-Star

  • For the Defense

    For the Defense (2018)
    Film by Travis Stone Lead

  • Mad Management

    Mad Management (2018)
    Film by Travis Stone (Comedy) Lead

  • New Age Family

    New Age Family (2018)
    Film by Travis Stone (Comedy) Lead

  • Street Agents

    Street Agents (2018)
    Film by Travis Stone Lead

  • The Specialists

    The Specialists (2018)
    Film by Travis Stone Lead

  • Not a Fairytale

    Not a Fairytale (2018)
    Film Producer

  • Jindua

    Jindua (2017)
    Film by Navaniat Singh (Family) Supporting

  • Herschell Gordon Lewis' BloodMania

    Herschell Gordon Lewis' BloodMania (2017)
    Film by Herschell Gordon Lewis (Comedy and Horror) Supporting A horror anthology comprised of four distinct segments that feature a raucous combination of satirical humor, horror, gore, and enough surprises to satisfy film enthusiasts and horror fans alike.

  • Super Speed Dates

    Super Speed Dates (2016)
    Film by Neil Schell (Comedy and Short) Lead When a group of women attend a Super Speed Dating event, they soon begin to wonder if the men have another side to them.

  • The Bridget Linden Show

    The Bridget Linden Show (2012 - 2015)
    Television by Carolyn Kennedy (Comedy) Series Regular

  • Danger Pay

    Danger Pay (2015)
    Television by Neil Schell (Comedy) Series Regular A beautiful, classy woman takes a high paying job to work for a very strange attorney. She tries to survive his bizarre behavior as she reaches for her real goals in life.

  • WBFTV Comedy

    WBFTV Comedy (2015)
    Television by Neil Schell (Comedy) Series Regular

  • Galaxy Trek

    Galaxy Trek (2015)
    TV Series by Vulcan TV Series Regular

  • Fargo

    Fargo (2014)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actress The all new "true crime" case of Fargo's new chapter travels back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer Lou Solverson, recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate. Helping him piece things together is his father-in-law, Sheriff Hank Larsson. The investigation will lead them to a colorful cast of characters that includes Karl Weathers, the town lawyer of Luverne, Minnesota. A Korean War vet, Karl is a flowery drunk blessed with the gift of gab and the eloquence of a true con artist. Joe Bulo, the front man for the northern expansion of a Kansas City crime syndicate. The new face of corporate crime, Joe's bringing a Walmart mentality to small town America. His number two is Mike Milligan. Part enforcer, part detective, Mike is always smiling - but the joke is usually on you. Bulo and his crew have their sights set on the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo, currently led by ... Written by FX Networks

  • The Right Kind of Wrong

    The Right Kind of Wrong (2013)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Actress In this romantic comedy, The Right Kind of Wrong, Leo Palamino is a failed-writer-turned-dishwasher made famous for his many flaws and shortcomings in a blog called "Why You Suck," a huge Internet success written by his ex-wife. Then Leo meets Colette, the girl of his dreams... on the day she is marrying the perfect man. And so, the ultimate underdog story begins as Leo, a fearless dreamer, risks all to show Colette and the whole wide world all that is right with a man famous for being wrong. Written by SPF

  • Bluff

    Bluff (2013)
    Television (Drama) Actress A crime show that follows the adventures of various police officers and detectives.

  • The Horses of McBride

    The Horses of McBride (2012)
    TV Movie (Drama and Family) Actress When Nicki discovers two horses stranded deep in the Rocky Mountain snow, she is determined to find a way to set them free.

  • Heartland

    Heartland (2012)
    Television (Drama and Family) Actress A multi-generational saga set in Alberta, Canada and centered on a family getting through life together in both happy and trying times.

  • Off Screen

    Off Screen
    Television by Amazon (Comedy) Lead


  • Official Selection - Web Fest New York (New York, US) - "Danger Pay"

  • Official Selection - Web Series Festival Global (Hollywood, US) - "Danger Pay"

  • Official Selection - Central Alberta Film Festival (Canada) - "Super Speed Dates"

  • Official Selection - High Desert International Film Festival (Nevada, US) - "Super Speed Dates"

  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy - LA WEBFEST (Los Angeles, CA) - "Danger Pay"

  • Official Selection - LA WEBFEST (Los Angeles, CA) - "Danger Pay"

  • Award Nominee - LA WEBFEST (Los Angeles, CA) - "Danger Pay"

  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy - LA WEBFEST (Los Angeles, CA) - "Danger Pay"

  • Nominated: Best Fiction Web Series - Alberta Film & Television Awards (Canada) - "Danger Pay"

  • Official Selection - Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase (Fort Worth, TX) - "Super Speed Dates"

  • Online Screenings - Miami Web Fest (Miami, FL) - "Danger Pay"

  • Semi-Finalist - Austin Revolution Film Festival (Austin, TX) - "Danger Pay"

  • Finalist - Austin Revolution Film Festival (Austin, TX) - "Super Speed Dates"

  • Nominated: Best Int'l Short Comedy Film - Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase (TX) - "Super Speed Dates"

  • Award of Merit - Elevation Indie Film Awards (Ireland) - "Danger Pay"

  • Official Selection - Toronto Independent Film Festival (Toronto, ON) - "Super Speed Dates"

  • Official Selection - Airdrie Film Festival (Alberta, Canada) - "Super Speed Dates"

  • Official Selection - Asia Web Awards (Seoul, Korea) - "Danger Pay"

  • Nominated: Best Sketch Comedy - Asia Web Awards (Seoul, Korea) - "Danger Pay"

  • Nominated: Best Ensemble Cast - Asia Web Awards (Seoul, Korea) - "Danger Pay"

  • Winner: Best Sketch Comedy - Asia Web Awards (Seoul, Korea) - "Danger Pay"

  • Official Selection - Roma Web Fest (Rome, Italy) - "Danger Pay"

  • Winner: Lead Actress - IndieFEST Film Awards (La Jolla, CA) - "Danger Pay"

  • Official Selection - Los Angeles CineFest (Los Angeles, CA) - "Danger Pay"

  • Official Selection - Los Angeles Film Awards (Los Angeles, CA) - "Danger Pay"

  • Official Selection - Los Angeles Film Awards (Los Angeles, CA) - "Super Speed Dates"

  • Official Selection - Canada Shorts Film Festival - "Super Speed Dates"

  • Award of Merit - Canada Shorts Film Festival - "Super Speed Dates"

  • Winner: Lead Actress - Accolade Global Film Competition (Los Angeles, CA) - "Danger Pay"

  • Winner: Best Original Story - Los Angeles Film Awards (Los Angeles, CA) - "Super Speed Dates"

  • Official Selection: Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (Los Angeles, CA) - "Danger Pay"

  • Nominated: Best Pilot - WebFest Montreal (Canada) - "Danger Pay"

  • Semi-Finalist - Winchester Short Film Festival (UK) - "Super Speed Dates"

  • Official Selection - Super Geek Film Festival (Florida, US) - "Super Speed Dates"


  • Killian's Workshop - Commercial Workshop - Killian McHugh

  • Beverly Hills Playhouse - Advanced Scene Study (Current) - Allen Barton, Howard Deutch

  • Flappers Comedy Club - Stand Up - Renee Percy

  • Beverly Hills Playhouse - 12-Week Audition Class - Art Cohan

  • The Groundlings - Master Classes - Lauren Burns, Phyllis Katz

  • The Groundlings - Advanced Improv - Emily Pendergast, Kiel Kennedy

  • Upright Citizens Brigade - Improv 401 - Julie Brister, Betsy Stover

  • The Second City - Conservatory - Tim Paul, Rebecca Sage Allen

  • Scott Sedita Acting Studios - Sitcom Acting Technique - Scott Sedita, Tony Rago

  • Scott Sedita Acting Studios - Comedy & Co-Star Intensives - Scott Sedita, Tony Rago

  • Robert D'Avanzo - On-Camera Audition Class - Robert D'Avanzo

  • Danielle Eskinazi Casting - Commercial Callback Intensive - Danielle Eskinazi

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