Kelly O'Neal is a multi-disciplinary performing and visual artist, and the founder of Mean Mama Dog Productions.
As an actor she has worked in film, TV, classical theater, musical theater, performance art, and stand-up comedy. Her recent work in film and TV includes appearances in "Last Vegas," "Nashville," "The Last of Robin Hood," and "Candy Jar." Look for her in the upcoming films "I, Tonya" and "Those Who Deserve to Die, " and the tv show "Good Girls."
As an independent filmmaker, KellyO wears many hats: performer, writer, director, producer, designer, props-maker, and editor. In addition to this feature, Mean Mama Dog, LLC produced the web series, The Gilda Sue Rosenstern Computer Internet Show, and the silent short based on the work of Robin Spriggs, Ozmandroomunculus.
KellyO's paintings and drawings have been exhibited in galleries and commissioned for books, periodicals, and board games. She is the co-illustrator of Robin Spriggs’s Capes & Cowls: Adventures in Wyrd City.
As a vocalist, she has performed in jazz and country bands, and she was a founding member of the 90's glam/funk musical extravaganza, Superchick and Goodpussy (much to her father's chagrin).
She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Florida State University, studying with Joseph Papp, Roger Rees, and Raul Julia, among others. She also attended The North Carolina School of the Arts, and PAVAC, Miami's performing arts high school.