Erin Kelly

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Erin Kelly
Erin Kelly (center) on the set of Loving Annabelle, discussing scenes with Katherine Brooks and Diane Gaidry (left), 2005
Born Erin Kelly
(1981-08-21) 21 August 1981 (age 36)
San Diego, California
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present

Erin Kelly is an American film, theater and television actress, best known for her role as Annabelle Tillman in Katherine Brooks' 2006 film Loving Annabelle.[citation needed]


Kelly has collaborated with director Katherine Brooks on three films. Kelly was the title role in Brooks' Finding Kate and Loving Annabelle. Brooks' 2009 feature Waking Madison (starring Sarah Roemer and Elisabeth Shue) saw Kelly taking her darkest role to date as Grace, a mental patient with an addictive personality.

Since 2009, Kerry has her own production company, Rock Rose Entertainment[1], through which she later launched Hitching Post Theatre and the Indie Colorado Cinema Experience (ICCE)[2], showcasing Colorado films [3][4]. Kerry is currently the Artistic Director of the BolderLife Festival, a joint venture between Rock Rose Entertainment and the Bolder Media Group[5][6].

In 2013 Kelly was a BolderLife Festival's panelist in the 2013 Special Panel of Women in Television, Film and Fashion, with Jessica Clark.[7][8]


From 2006–2007, Kelly played a recurring character (also named Erin) in the Hawaii surfer drama Beyond the Break. The show was filmed on location in Oahu, Hawaii.[9].


Kelly has studied improvisation at the Upright Citizen's Brigade since 2006. She co-founded the LA Cafe Plays series at the Ruskin Group Theater, where writers, actors and directors start creating a play at 9 a.m. and must perform it by 7:30 pm. Kelly's Loving Annabelle cohorts Katherine Brooks and Jake Newton have performed with the series.[10]

Also with the Ruskin Group Theater, Kelly has appeared in The Vagina Monologues and Picasso at the Lapin Agile.

In Denver, Colorado, Kelly played lead roles in several theatrical productions, including:[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Kelly was born in San Diego and raised in Boulder, Colorado. Her younger brother Jason Kelly is a singer. In several interviews, Kelly thanks her family for supporting her career (including her lesbian-themed films).[11] She likes to surf, sail and hike.[10]

Kelly graduated from New York City's Marymount Manhattan College in 2000 (earning a BA in Acting). She has also studied with the Meisner Technique School since moving to Los Angeles.[citation needed]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Famished Violet Short film; directed by Heather Holte
2004 Finding Kate Kate Short film
2006 Loving Annabelle Annabelle Tillman
2006 Beyond the Break Erin 6 episodes
2008 The Process Girl Short film; directed by Shad Thompson
2009 Abnormal Abduction Carol Video short; directed by Shad Thompson
2009 Sleepy Joe Jen Short film
2010 Waking Madison Grace
2011 Hippie Go Yuppie Short film
2012 Bizarre Love Triangle Nicole Short film
2014 Girltrash: All Night Long Candace


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