Kelly Ryan

Kelly Ryan

Actor and screenwriter in Los Angeles, California

About Kelly

Kelly Ryan grew up in a big family in Central Florida, one of nine kids in the middle of an orange grove. She performed in every school play from kindergarten through high school and in many local community theater productions and when Hollywood came to her small town in Florida she got her first opportunity to work on a feature film as a featured extra player. After school she moved to NYC to develop her acting chops studying various styles of acting, Stellar Adler being her favorite and performed in Off-Off Broadway productions but soon Los Angeles called and she answered. She received a nomination for "BEST ACTRESS IN A SHORT FILM” at the Method Fest in the 34 minute psychological dramatic short film ‘Turn Around’ playing the lead, Christy Logan. The role gave her an opportunity to portray a woman wracked with human despair, major insecurities and desperate lifestyle struggles and her performance brought forth an awareness of the depth of acting she is capable of achieving. Kelly’s TV credits include an appearance on HBO’s ‘Hung’, Adult Swim’s ‘Childrens Hospital’, the Bravo pilot ‘True Fiction‘ and Amazon Studio’s ‘Good Girls Revolt’.


Name: Kelly Ryan

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Actor and Screenwriter

Credits

  • This Is My Neighborhood

    This Is My Neighborhood (2017)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Nothing Like the Sun

    Nothing Like the Sun (2016)
    Film (Drama and History) Actress In the mid-twentieth century, Alice Mitchell works as a prostitute on the street. After her situation worsens, she unsuccessfully attempts to reconcile with her estranged family over her homosexuality. She takes shelter at a Christian household and wins them over by falsely adopting their faith, despite opposition from their in-law, Lillian. While there, Alice's infatuation with the family's daughter, Annabel, grows. After Lillian reveals Alice's homosexuality, Alice redoubles her efforts to rid herself of it to no avail as she succumbs to a relationship with Annabel. Their relationship is discovered. In desperation, Alice commits to faith instead and starts a relationship with a man, reconciling her with her parents. But she falters when confronted by Annabel again, struggling to decide between leaving with her and remaining with her own family. Through a final confrontation with Lillian, Alice makes her final choice. Written by Horsehead Cinema

  • Good Girls Revolt

    Good Girls Revolt (2016)
    Television (Drama) Actress A look at the personal and professional lives of employees at an American news magazine in the late 1960s.

  • Give Me a Ring

    Give Me a Ring (2016)
    Film (Short and Mystery) Actress Dr. Lisa Johnson, while writing a paper for a medical journal, pushes the ethical boundaries when she experiments with her psychiatric patient. However, the table turns when she misdiagnoses the patient and unwittingly ends up involved in a crime.

  • Lane and Russell

    Lane and Russell (2015)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actress In the world of Lane & Russell, everyday is an adventure. Lane is the ultimate confrontationist. Russell is the ultimate pacifist. Together they are - unexplainable. Do they save the world in this movie? Uh... no. Make it to work on time? Umm, well, they're...uh...working on that... Written by Anonymous

  • Dead Ringer

    Dead Ringer (2015)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Coop

    Coop (2015)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Point of Origin

    Point of Origin (2014)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Actress A young mother-to-be ventures alone to a remote town to confront her biological father, where she uncovers an unexpected past.

  • Curdled

    Curdled (2013)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Family) Actress Curdled is the story of Mara, an over forty divorcee, nervously anxious to tell her nineteen year-old daughter and 'BFF,' Tara, that she is expecting another child. Mara hosts a post forty prenatal support group at their house. But, when Tara enters, she misinterprets the gathering and thinks her mother is dying! Tara realizes Mara is not dying and learns what to expect when her own mom is expecting. In the end, in a completely unexpected turn of events, Mara and Tara gain a new understanding of the joys and laborious pains of motherhood. Written by Anonymous

  • Smokey

    Smokey (2013)
    Film (Short, Action, Drama and Family) Actress When a young girl is thrown from her horse, her faithful dog Smokey refuses to leave her side.

  • Blood Relatives

    Blood Relatives (2012 - 2013)
    Television (Crime) Actress Real life cases about families and the murders that tore them apart.

  • Childrens Hospital

    Childrens Hospital (2012)
    Television (Comedy) Actress Explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Their dedication to their personal lives is relentless, interrupted only by the occasional need to treat sick children.

  • Mrs Biggs

    Mrs Biggs (2012)
    Television (Drama) Actress The true story of Charmian Brent (née Powell), the rebellious product of a strict 1950s upbringing, and her whirlwind romance with Ronald Biggs leading to a descent into crime, most infamously 1963's Great Train Robbery.

  • Fatal Encounters

    Fatal Encounters (2012)
    Television (Documentary and Crime) Actress Reenactments that traces the doomed relationships between victim and killer as their paths intertwine, setting the stage for a series of events that lead to murder.

  • Rat-Man: The Series

    Rat-Man: The Series (2011)
    Television (Comedy) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Hung

    Hung (2011)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Actress A former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach finds a way to benefit from his biggest asset.

  • Winner: Best Short Film

    Winner: Best Short Film (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actress A filmmaker, trying to impress a Hollywood producer, claims to be the winner of the Sundance Short Film Competition with his half-second masterpiece.

  • The Brazen Bull

    The Brazen Bull (2010)
    Film (Thriller) Actress An ice cold tale of misguided ambition and savage revenge. Set in the bowels of an iconic derelict Los Angeles high-rise, we follow Lauren and her real-estate investing fiancé as they discover first hand what happens when a madman leads not with emotion, but rather chilling rationality. The Man in question brings a heaping helping of sanity and jet-black humor to the crazy table. The result is a wonderfully off-kilter horror/thriller that never goes where we expect, but rather draws the audience deeper into a surprising world that has dark corners even in the brightest rooms. Written by Hollywood Reporter

  • Hardcover Mysteries

    Hardcover Mysteries (2010)
    Television (Documentary, Crime and Mystery) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Let's Shoot This

    Let's Shoot This (2009)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Thriller) Actress A young aspiring actor at a night club meets a casting director that offers him the chance to audition for a part. However, all is not as it seems in Hollywood and the actor ends up auditioning for murder.

  • Sex in the Ancient World: Prostitution in Pompeii

    Sex in the Ancient World: Prostitution in Pompeii (2009)
    TV Movie (History) Actress The excavations of Pompeii reveal a thriving sex industry with prostitutes ranging from female slaves to male celebrities. But like today sexual promiscuity was not considered proper or even legal. This program examines how such blatant behavior could flourish under fairly strict social norms and whether Pompeii was a sexual hot spot or reflects common practice in the Roman Empire. Written by David Foss

  • Control Tower

    Control Tower (2009)
    Video (Comedy) Actress A sexy dark comedy / drama about a circle of dysfunctional characters who live by their own set of rules and values. Passion, greed, lust, and deception are all part of this story.

  • Basement Jack

    Basement Jack (2009)
    Video (Horror) Actress A young serial killer preys on families during lightning storms.

  • Angels & Demons

    Angels & Demons (2009)
    Film (Mystery and Thriller) Actress Following the murder of a physicist, Father Silvano Bentivoglio, a symbolist, Robert Langdon, and a scientist, Vittoria Vetra, are on an adventure involving a secret brotherhood, the Illuminati. Clues lead them all around the Vatican, including the four altars of science, Earth, Air, Fire and Water. An assassin, working for the Illuminati, has captured four cardinals, and murders each, painfully. Robert and Vittoria also are searching for a new very destructive weapon that could kill millions. Written by XXDustfingerXX

  • Turn Around

    Turn Around (2009)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actress At age 35, Christy Logan discovers that she has been hiding a dark secret. What starts off as curiosity soon has her spiraling out of control as she realizes that what she wants out of life is to be an exhibitionist. It is a lifestyle choice that goes against everything that is expected of her by society, and she struggles with a desperate need to reconcile the role she plays in life, that of a wife and mother, with her hidden identity. Out of desperation to feel fulfilled, she turns to the internet and finds that not only are there others out there like her, but there are those who are willing to meet with her to mutually enact their hidden fantasies. Christy is sucked into the seedy and sometimes dangerous world of meeting up with strangers to take sexual risks in public. And although she is finally living the life she believes should be hers, she is wracked with guilt for her lies and for the double life she has created apart from her family. Written by Anonymous

  • The Candlelight Murders

    The Candlelight Murders (2008)
    Film (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actress 18 year old Rachel Jones is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who is trying to make a new life for herself. But when she's framed for a series of vicious murders by a cunning serial killer, Detective Tischler is slow to accept the fact that she is a victim and not a predator. Written by Pinnacle Media

  • Henry Poole Is Here

    Henry Poole Is Here (2008)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew In a working class neighborhood in Los Angeles, a world weary Henry Poole buys a house, caring little about its lack of amenities. He drinks and eats pizza. Recent stucco work has left a brown stain in a patio wall, and, to Henry's irritation, Esperanza, a neighbor, is certain she can see the face of Jesus in the stain. She brings her priest, then others. Meanwhile, Henry hears his conversations replayed over the fence in another neighbor's yard: it's Millie, about 7, mute, clutching a tape recorder. He tells Millie's mom why he's sad and angry. The face on the wall seems to shed a tear of blood. Is Henry beyond feeling any emotion? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • It's Supernatural

    It's Supernatural (2008)
    Television (Talk-Show) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Grindhouse

    Grindhouse (2007)
    Film (Action, Horror and Thriller) Actress A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. "Death Proof," is a rip-roaring slasher flick where the killer pursues his victims with a car rather than a knife, while "Planet Terror" shows us a view of the world in the midst of a zombie outbreak. The films are joined together by clever faux trailers that recall the '50s exploitation drive-in classics. Written by alfiehitchie

  • The Showbiz Show with David Spade

    The Showbiz Show with David Spade (2007)
    Television (Comedy) Actress A weekly series satirizing the world of entertainment, hosted by David Spade.

  • Passions

    Passions (2006)
    Television (Drama) Actress In the world of power and money, the wealthy and powerful Crane family rule the town of Harmony from their mansion on Raven Hill. But behind the money are many lies and secrets. Most of what the Cranes do affects the other core families: the working class Bennets, the Russells, and the Lopez-Fitzgeralds. The wealthy Hotchkiss family cause's a lot of problems in Harmony. They are heavily involved with the much wealthier Crane family. And everyone must watch out for Tabitha Lenox, who is thought to be the crazy neighbor of the Bennets, but is actually a 300 year old with who plays god with everyones life.

  • Room 10

    Room 10 (2006)
    Film (Short) Miscellaneous Crew Focuses on the life of a nurse who finds deeper meaning in her life after looking after a patient who is dying.

  • Dark Spiral

    Dark Spiral (1999)
    Film Actress In the course of one evening, an unlikely hit man effects the demise of five criminals without ever lifting a finger.

  • Random Acts of Violence

    Random Acts of Violence (1999)
    Film (Action and Crime) Actress When a young man new in town, the impressionable Chris Donds (Esteban Powell), is drawn into the super wealthy scene of Los Angeles after dark, he confuses his morals and beliefs for absolution and opportunity... the life that dreams as fast as it lives. His new lifestyle of carousing and daredevil brushes with the law leads up to an entanglement with the Russian mafia. Soon, Chris finds that his wealth cannot protect him and his friends from the retribution coming their way. Written by Larry B.

  • Ellen

    Ellen (1998)
    Television (Comedy and Romance) Actress Ellen Morgan is a neurotic, 30-something, bookstore employee who tries to get by life in dealing with her various friends who include the outgoing redhead Paige, insecure photographer Adam, her unsure-of-himself cousin Spence, coffee shop guy Joe Farrell, the critical and obnoxious Audrey, and most challenging of all, Ellen also has to contend being around her annoying and overbearing parents Lois and Harold. Written by Anonymous

  • Nowhere to Go

    Nowhere to Go (1998)
    Film (Drama) Actress A rebellious teen threatened with expulsion from school is offered an alternative: an experimental program in which she would counsel troubled children. Initially rebelling from the concept, she finds that her involvement lets her confront her own angers and eventually her family including a loving grandmother. With the help of a new friend, she eventually turns away from her trouble-making boyfriend and makes a new life. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

  • Matlock

    Matlock (1987)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Mystery) Actress "Matlock" features criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock seeking to prove the innocence of his client as he takes on his/her case, of which most involve murders. He does this with the help of a team of people, which changed from season to season but included over the years Conrad McMasters, daughter Charlene Matlock, and Cliff Lewis. Written by grwallace

Education

  • Deborah Aquila - Stella Adler

  • Janet Alhanti - Stanford Meisner

  • George Lorros - Neighborhood Playhouse

  • A.C.T. - Stanislavski (Method)

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