Playing Age: 16 – 25
Kendal Kennedy completed her MA in Theatre Practice from UCD and The Gaiety School of Acting in 2017. Previous to this she completed a BA in Musical Theatre at UCLA in Los Angeles CA. She has studied with the Royal Shakespeare Co., trained in stage combat recently with Jack Cosgrove at the Gaiety School of Acting and in her BA at UCLA alongside Tai Chi. Kendal has also studied improvisation at Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City in Los Angeles.
Recent film credits include performing at the The Stoles music video The Age of Deception Dir. Fabio Rao, “Realtín” in The Spinning Heart (short) Dir. by Niall Pringle, Tinder Profiles pilot Dir. Colin O’Donnell, interviewing Ian Hunt Duffy and Simon Doyle for their film Gridlock short listed for the 2018 Academy Awards, Ray Hyland’s short 4 Ex Players and Dann Oritz-Osteinssen’s feature Harmonies of a Triton. Recent theatre credits include The New Irish Playbook at the Etcetera Theatre in London, Close by Nathan Allen at the Smock Alley Theatre and directing and choreographing her own show The Dress at The Smock Alley Theatre as part of the MA Theatre showcase.
Kendal has been cast in theatre from the Royal Shakespeare Co. She was cast as ”Regan” in King Lear performing alongside Olivier Award winning Kathryn Hunter (Harry Potter) as “Lear” and directed by critically acclaimed Helena Kaut-Howson.
In 2015 Kendal was cast as a series regular on a multi cam sitcom pilot co directed by Emmy award nominee Ellen Gittelsohn (Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, Roseanne) and with Emmy award winning producer Russ Woody (The Middle, The Drew Carey Show, Mad About You). Russ, pulled Kendal aside after her performance on set and told her she had a special quality about her acting that is rare and a quality a lot of comedic actors hope for. Similar to that Ellen said she was highly skilled in acting, very natural, fresh, comedic, and that they barely had to direct her.
Kendal trained as a gymnast for nine years and began dance at age three. She studied acting, dance and voice at performing arts schools she attended from the age of 12-18 and competed in dance companies outside of school in the styles of jazz, contemporary, ballet and acrobatics. She continues to train as in stage combat and as a dancer and keeps up her floor skills from gymnastic being able to perform acrobatic skills such as back handsprings and walking on her hands.