|Born||Kerri Lee Randles
June 15, 1971
Decatur, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, writer and producer|
Randles was born in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of Virginia, a secretary, and Terry, a business owner. She attended the University of Illinois at Chicago with an art scholarship but soon switched her major to Theatre. She studied theatre at Victory Gardens with Steven Ivcich and was part of improv with Mick Napier at the Annoyance Theater. She worked on John Hughes' films, Home Alone and Curly Sue as an extra, before earning a chance to audition in Hollywood for Roseanne.
Randles' first break came in 1993 when Oliver Stone gave her a bit part in Heaven & Earth, earning Kerri her Screen Actors Guild card. Her first supporting role came in 1994 when she played Missy in the Showtime Rebel Highway series, Jailbreakers, directed by William Friedkin. Subsequent roles after that included Marilyn Monroe, in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge for HBO, directed by Martha Coolidge, Poor White Trash, and Scenes of the Crime. She recently worked with Angelina Jolie on Clint Eastwood's, Changeling.
In June 2010, Randles' brought her one-woman show Can't You Hear Me Knockin? to the stage, opening the first ever Hollywood Fringe Festival, to rave reviews. Taking over 7 years to develop, her collaboration with renowned stage director, Tony Abatemarco, proved a success. Knockin' hits New York for a limited engagement at Off-Off gem, Manhattan Theatre Source November 2010. A memoir will follow the London production in 2011.
Kerri is also an avid collector of art and is known to produce shows for artists. She collaborated on the Banksy, Barely Legal, Los Angeles show in 2006, and also produced The Sex Lives of Mannequins (Chicago and LA), for Charles Evans, Jr., producer of The Aviator.
- Changeling (2008 by Clint Eastwood) - Operator 6
- The Chosen One (2008 by George Sluizer) - Lily
- Hollywood Horror (2008 by Bernt Capra) - Diane
- Rails & Ties (2007 by Alison Eastwood) - Rosanna
- Scenes of the Crime (2001 by Domenique Forma) - Donna
- Poor White Trash (2000 by Michael Addis) - Suzi
- Babydoll Forever (2000 by Vladimir Slavica) - Babydoll
- Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999 by Martha Coolidge) - Marilyn Monroe
- Jailbreakers (1994 by William Friedkin) - Missy
|Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Kerri Randles|
- "Ellen Dumped My Dog, Too". New York Post. 22 October 2007.
- "Profile: Kerri Randles". The New York Times.
- "Changeling (2008)". IMDB.