FINTY KELLY

ACTOR. SINGER. NYC

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Finty was born and raised in Reading, England. After playing the role of the Grumpy Sheep in her school nativity play at age 5, Finty knew acting was for her. Since then, she’s loved to make people laugh and has always enjoyed writing and filming sketch comedy. 

In 2012 she became a member of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and has since performed with them at the National Theatre in London. 

One of her favourite acting experiences was spending a month at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival playing Imogen in Cymbeline as well as Mrs. Hudson and Mary Morstan in a comedic adaptation of Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four.

Alongside plays she also performed in musicals while growing up and continued to develop her voice by singing in choral units and concerts. In 2013 Finty was awarded a distinction in her Grade 8 singing examination from Trinity College London. 

Finty earned a merit scholarship to train at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated from their Two Year Conservatory Program in April. She then became a member of their prestigious Third Year Acting Company. Through this experience she has been lucky enough to work with Douglas Carter Beane on the World Premiere of To Wong Foo The Musical in the role of Betty Lou. Some of her notable roles at The Academy include Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew, Lilly in Punk Rock, Yvette in Mother Courage and Emma in Stupid Fucking Bird.