Carolyn Bridget Kennedy is an award-winning SAG-AFTRA actor and filmmaker living in Los Angeles.
Carolyn is an active member of SAG-AFTRA, the Television Academy (Los Angeles), Women in Film (Los Angeles), Raindance Los Angeles, Film Independent (Los Angeles), The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Alberta Media Production Industries Association, Women in Film & Television Alberta, Women in Film & Television Vancouver as well as Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers.
After moving to Los Angeles, Carolyn wrote, produced, and starred in 5 micro short films, 2 of which garnered 26 laurels from film festivals in New York, Los Angeles and Berlin, Germany, including multiple wins for Best Microfilm and Best Actress in a Comedy, as well as Finalist for Best Performance of Fest. In 2019, she was selected into Women in Film Los Angeles’ year-long Mentorship Program as both an actor and content creator.
Carolyn studies dramatic acting in the Advanced Class at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. She is an improv maven having completed Advanced Improv at The Groundlings (with an invitation to Writing Lab in their Performance Track), the Upright Citizens Brigade program, and is in the Conservatory at The Second City. She also performs stand up at comedy clubs in LA.
Carolyn also ventured into the world of voice-over with a national network voice-over booking. In early 2020, Carolyn was cast in the lead role of “Margaret”, the mother in the famed series “Father Knows Best”, for two performances of a Radio Play produced by SAG-AFTRA at The Autry theater in Los Angeles.
After a long career as a paralegal in Canada, Carolyn began her creative journey in late 2011 with her first acting class, while living in a region where film and television was not a prominent industry. In 2012 she conceived of a character and became the writer, director, producer and star of a one-woman webseries “The Bridget Linden Show”. She created 125 episodes, which have over 1 Million views on YouTube.
Prior to moving to Los Angeles in 2018, Carolyn created her first scripted comedy webseries “Danger Pay”, for which she was the writer, producer and lead actor. “Danger Pay” garnered 21 laurels from film festivals in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Austin, Montreal, Alberta, Rome, Ireland and Korea, including multiple wins for Lead Actress, Best Sketch Comedy and Award of Merit, as well as nominations for Best Pilot, Best Fiction Web Series and Best Ensemble Cast.
Carolyn also wrote, produced and starred in her first short comedy film “Super Speed Dates”. “Super Speed Dates” garnered 13 laurels from film festivals in Los Angeles, Florida, Nevada, Austin, Fort Worth, Toronto and Winchester, UK, including multiple wins for Best Original Story and Award of Merit, as well as a nomination for Best International Short Comedy Film.
As an emerging director, she has director-shadowed on Season 5 of “Caution: May Contain Nuts” (Sketch Comedy TV Series), and on the short film “Sir John A”. She is the creative force behind her production company, Demure Duchess Pictures.
Carolyn is a Celebrity Spokesperson for Auxilia Italia, an international charitable organization focused on assisting women and children. She has overcome personal obstacles, including losing over 110 pounds over two decades ago. Her perseverance, down to earth nature and unique sense of humor have earned her a strong following on social media. She has been featured in online publications, print magazines, talk shows, podcasts and radio shows around the globe.