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Kenney-Silver before shooting a scene of Suburban Shootout in Southampton Village, New York, September 2008
January 20, 1970
Westport, Connecticut, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, comedienne, singer, writer|
|Spouse(s)||Steven V. Silver (2004-present; 1 child)|
Kerri Kenney-Silver (born January 20, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, singer and writer best known as a cast member on MTV's The State and for her role as Deputy Trudy Wiegel on the Comedy Central series, Reno 911!.
Kenney-Silver was born Kerri Kenney in Westport, Connecticut, the daughter of Carol Ann (Jacobs) and Larry Kenney, an actor who is known for his classic voice-over work. She has a sister, Ashley, and a brother, Tanner.
During the early 1990s, Kenney-Silver joined with the sketch comedy group The State. The group was picked up for a self-titled sketch comedy show on MTV, The State, which lasted for three seasons between 1993 and 1995. After the show's completion, Kenney-Silver continued working with her fellow troupe members on other projects. In 1996, she co-wrote and starred in Viva Variety, a parody of variety shows that aired on Comedy Central for two seasons.
In 2000, Kenney-Silver followed in her father's footsteps, voicing the character of "Gravitina" in the children's cartoon Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. She has since done a number of voices on the Nickelodeon series Invader Zim. Additionally, she was cast as a regular on The Ellen Show, which aired until 2001. She later found success with Reno 911!, a series on Comedy Central that parodied police reality shows like COPS, which also featured former members of the State, Thomas Lennon, Ben Garant, and Joe Lo Truglio. The show was cancelled in 2009 after six seasons. Kenney-Silver also appeared on the TV series Still Standing.
In July 2008, Kerri Kenney-Silver made her debut as "Dame Delilah", the title character in the web series Dame Delilah's Fantasy Ranch & Gift Shoppe. On the site various comedians give video testimony as characters working at or otherwise visiting the fictional Cat House. Kenney-Silver created the series and it was produced by her husband, Steve Silver, and Jared Mazzaschi.
Kenney-Silver was among the cast of Suburban Shootout, a pilot episode directed and executive produced by Barry Sonnenfeld for HBO. The pilot filmed completely in The Hamptons, Long Island, in September 2008. HBO has not announced if it will pick up the pilot for a season. The pilot is based on the British comedy of the same name.
In December 2011 it was announced that Kenney-Silver and actress Jamie Denbo are currently developing a new series for Comedy Central called "Dame Delilah’s Rabbit Hole Ranch" based on a web series they previously created and starred in.
In March 2012 it was announced Kenney-Silver had been cast a lead role in the upcoming ABC comedy pilot Counter Culture about three aging sisters (Kenney, Delta Burke and Margo Martindale) running their family diner together in West Texas.
Kenney-Silver was the lead singer and bass guitarist of the indie rock band Cake Like. She has had a longtime friendship with actor Nick Swardson since he was a baby, with him attending Thanksgiving dinner. She is married to cinematographer Steven V. Silver and they have one son, Kai, born on August 6, 2005.
|1998||Orange Quarters||First Funeral Mourner|
|1999||Terror Firmer||Woman with Eyeball in Her Cleavage|
|2001||Wet Hot American Summer||Paco's Wife|
|2003||Kim Possible: The Secret Files||The Bebes||voice|
|2006||Pledge This!||Kathy Johnson|
|2007||The Ten||Bernice Jaffe|
|Reno 911!: Miami||Deputy Trudy Wiegel||Also writer and producer|
|Balls of Fury||Cameo appeared|
|The Comebacks||Sports Judge|
|2008||Role Models||Lynette Farcques|
|2009||All About Steve||Miss Hancock|
|1992||You Wrote It, You Watch It||Various Characters|
|1997||Viva Variety||Agatha Laupin||16 episodes|
|1998||Hercules||Gaia (voice)||Episode: Hercules and the Prince of Thrace|
|2000||Hey Neighbor||Dotty||TV pilot|
|The Weekenders||Tish's Mom (voice)||Episode: To Be or Not to Be|
|Buzz Lightyear of Star Command||Various (voice)||5 episodes|
|2001||Clerks||Mother (voice)||2 episodes|
|2001-2002||The Ellen Show||Pam||16 episodes|
|2001-2002||Invader ZIM||Various (voice)||2 episodes|
|2002||What I Like About You||Lisa Lillien||Episode: Pilot|
|2004||Brandy & Mr. Whiskers||Mama Croc (voice)||2 episodes|
|Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker||Alice Karp||Episode: Putt-Putt|
|2002-2006||Still Standing||Marion Fitzsimmons||5 episodes|
|2006||Lovespring International||Beatrice||Episode: The Psychic|
|2002-2007||Kim Possible||Bebes (voice)||5 episodes|
|2008||Pushing Daisies||Alexandria||Episode: Oh Oh Oh... It's Magic|
|2003-2009||Reno 911!||Deputy Trudy Wiegel||88 episodes|
|2010||Tax Man||Bethany||TV pilot|
|Party Down||Aviatrix||Episode: Not on Your Wife Opening Night|
|Childrens Hospital||Dutch Tourist||Episode: Give a Painted Brother a Break|
|Pretend Time||Mrs. Hampton||Episode: Mudslide Junction|
|2011||Raising Hope||Gwen||Episode: Everybody Flirts... Sometimes|
|NTSF:SD:SUV||4-Sight||Episode: The Birthday Party That Was Neither|
|Burning Love||Jay||TV pilot|
|2012||Are You There, Chelsea?||Olga||Episode: Surprise|
|Counter Culture||Billie Haynes||TV pilot|
|Anger Management||Mel||Episode: Charlie and the Slumpbuster|
|It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Therapist||Episode: The Gang Gets Analysed|
- "Kerri Kenney Biography (1970–)". Filmreference.com. 1970-01-20. Retrieved 2012-02-19.
- "Dame Delilah's Fantasy Ranch & Gift Shoppe". Damedelilah.com. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
- "Hamptons familiar location for director". 27east. Retrieved 2012-01-20.
- Nellie Andreeva (March 17, 2012). "‘Reno 911′ Alum Kerri Kenney Lands A Lead In ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Counter Culture’". Deadline.com. Retrieved April 7, 2012.