Kerri Pomarolli

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Kerri Pomarolli
Kerri Pomarolli.jpg
BornDearborn, Michigan
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
GenresChristian comedy, corporate comedy
Websitekerripom.com

Kerri Pomarolli is an American stand up comedian, actress and author based in Los Angeles.[1] She has appeared in over 75 stage productions and had recurring roles on Port Charles, and The Young and The Restless and "General Hospital". She has been in motion pictures such as "DeadLock", and her latest is on Netflix, "The Brennan Manning Story". She starred and co-produced I Love Kerri, which premiered on Sky Angel in June 2009 .[2] She has toured in stage productions from Off Broadway to Italy to playing the leading role of Vindice at the Young Vic Theater in London. She's also toured in many musical productions including" Leader of the Pack" in New York with leading role of Darlene Love.

She has published 4 books. In 2008, she published Guys Like Girls Named Jennie.[3]

She is a majorly sought after corporate motivational speaker with past clients such as Ford Motor Company, Chrysler, and Cisco Systems. She can be seen on Nick at Nite, Moms Night Out, her TV web series Momland with co-star Angela Hoover from Americas Got Talent. She also makes an appearance in The Brennan Manning Story, directed by David Leo Schultz on Netflix now.

Kerri has 29 appearances on The Tonight Show between 2000-2012, toured with everyone from Sherri Shephard from The View to Candace Cameron Bure, Jim Carey to Carol Channing. She has been the host and emcee for The CA Women's Conference with such stars are Marcia Cross, Tippy Hedren and Fran Drescher. She hosted the GMA Dove Awards in 2006 at the Grand Ole Opry. She hosted her own show "Laugh Break" on MOMTV and was a co host for MOMTV at the Golden Globe Awards 2009. She has also appeared on Good Morning America, ShowBiz Tonight, CNN, Lifetime TV, and the Oxygen Channel.

Early life and education[edit]

Pomarolli was born in Dearborn, Michigan. When she was young, her mother enrolled her in dance classes. However, at the age of 11, she was diagnosed with scoliosis and was not able to pursue a career in dancing.[4] A few months later, Pomarolli called a local theatre company and was cast as the lead in a local production of Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour. Later, she worked in commercials and theatre in the Detroit area.[5]

She graduated from Northville High School[6] and joined University of Michigan from where she graduated in Musical Theatre BFA in 1996.[7]

Career[edit]

After graduating from the University of Michigan, Pomarolli moved to Hollywood and pursued an acting career for several years.[7] However, according to her, the roles she was being offered were challenging to her as a person of faith so she branched into stand up comedy.[7][8] She attended Stella Adler Conservatory in New York and also The British American Drama Academy in London.[9]

She graduated from a two-year program at Second City. She also studied at the Groundlings for Improv and joined the theater ensemble, The Actors Coop.[10] She has appeared in more than 75 stage productions, including off Broadway in New York City at the Lambs Theater.[5] Pomarolli co-founded Act in Faith, a drama ministry.[9]

Pomarolli had recurring roles on Port Charles, and The Young and The Restless.[4] She has also appeared on the Tonight Show multiple times playing the parody of Jenna Bush and Tonya Harding.[9] She has also been a correspondent to CNN's Showbiz Tonight on Faith in Hollywood.[11] In 2009, she hosted Laugh Break on Mom TV.[12]

Pomarolli appeared on the Oxygen Network's reality show Tori and Dean: Inn Love,[13] and starred and co-produced I Love Kerri, which premiered on Sky Angel in June 2007.[2] She starred in the comedy movie Engaged that also premiered on the Sky Angel network. Pomarolli was also featured in the documentary Hollywood on Fire, where she talked about the condition of faith in the entertainment industry.[4][14] In 2013, Pomarolli hosted the California Women's Conference.[15] She has a recurring role on Nick Mom Night Out.[16]

Writer[edit]

In 2008, she published her book titled If I’m Waiting on God, Then What Am I Doing in a Christian Chatroom?; in which she wrote true stories of her online dating experience.[17] The book was later published under the name Guys Like Girls Named Jennie.[3] Pomarolli's second book was titled How to Ruin Your Dating Life. Her book "Guys Like Girls Named Jennie", about her life, is slated to be a motion picture pending details 2016/2017. She is a monthly columnist for the magazine "WHOA women" and a featured columnist in many publications nationally.

She writes a bimonthly advice column Confessions in the magazine Radiant, in Positive Reactions magazine, and is a contributing writer for Hope For Women. Pomarolli also writes a monthly column Report From A Hollywood God Girl in The Chronicle Newspapers a national publication for which she won a writing award. Her latest book, "Moms Night Out", came out with the hit Movie of the same name and is available in stores nationwide. In 2015, she co-wrote and produced the stage musical "The Quarter Slot Sisterhood", based on the book by her mother Barbara Pomarolli. The show opened at The Actor's Co-op Theater and is expected to tour starting in fall of 2016. She also published "Moms Night Out and Other Things I Miss" that came out with the hit movie of the same name with Sean Astin and Patricia Heaton.

Personal life[edit]

She is a professed Christian. She has two daughters, Lucy and Ruby, who live with her in Los Angeles, CA.[18]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Guys Like Girls Named Jennie
  • How to Ruin Your Dating Life, A Christian's Guide for Avoiding [Almost] Every Mistake in the Book
  • It's Not Me It's You (contributing writer)
  • Relevant Nation 50 Revolutionaries Under 40 (co-writer)
  • Two Comics Walk Into a Church

" Mom's Night Out and Other Things I Miss" (Writer) ""Kickin It Old School" (iTunes)" "#I Need Attention"(iTunes) "How to Be a Pitbull for Jesus"(DVD) "Clean Comedy Strikes Back"(iTunes)

References[edit]

  1. ^ E Johns, Jeniffer. "Kerri Pomarolli: The Funny Girl Gets Hitched". The Christian Broadcasting Network. Archived from the original on 10 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Kerri Pomarolli Bio | The Grable Group"
  3. ^ a b "Christian comedienne actress Kerri Pomarolli gets nod for film, Engaged". Christian Film News. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Pomarolli headlines Gordon Hospital's Praise and Prayer concert". The Daily Citizen Dalton. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  5. ^ a b Farmer, Monique (2008), Christian Life in Hollywood, Hope for Women, p. 8
  6. ^ "Twenty-Two and Holding, Kerri Pomarolli Comes Home for August 30 Show". Northville Record. August 7, 2003.
  7. ^ a b c Ann Corrigan, Sara. "Christian comedian Kerri Pomarolli will be featured at Women's Conference at American Baptist East". Courier Press. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Spotlight on 'Good Girl' Kerri Pomarolli". Christian Women. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  9. ^ a b c "Christian comedian finds her mission in God's sense of humor". East Valley Tribune. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  10. ^ Deatherage, Stan. "Clean Comedian Kerri Pomarolli plays the Turnage Theater". Beaufort County Now. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  11. ^ "Paris Hilton's Special Treatment; Stars Who Marry Their Crushes". CNN. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  12. ^ "Laugh Break - Dr Bob Sears". Mom TV. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Husband and Wife Comedians" (PDF). Cross Culture Media. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  14. ^ "Charlotte, N.C., church presents comedian Kerri Pomarolli". Independent Mail. Archived from the original on 10 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  15. ^ "California Women's Conference – Red Carpet Launch Party". California Women's Conference. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
  16. ^ "NickMom Night Out: Coast-to-Coast Episode 3". NickMom. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  17. ^ "Can Faith and Online Dating Mix". Match.com. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  18. ^ "Husband-Wife Duo Presents Clean Comedy". The Aviso. Retrieved 8 January 2014.