Kerrie Keane has performed on stage and in film and TV for over 30 years. She graduated from McMaster University, Ontario, Canada with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and studied acting with master teachers in Canada and the USA.
In film, she has starred opposite John Lithgow (Distant Thunder (1988) – Paramount), Vanessa Redgrave (Second Serve (1986)), Peter Fonda and Oliver Reed (Spasms (1983)), Elias Koteas (Malarek (1988)) and John Cassavetes (Incubus (1981)). In 1989, she won a Genie “Best Actress” nomination for her lead role in Hitting Home (1988) (aka “Obsessed”).
In television, she has had starring roles in three series – The Yellow Rose (1983) on ABC, Hot Pursuit (1984) on NBC, and Studio 5-B (1989) on ABC, and a recurring role in Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) on Fox. She has enjoyed a wide range of roles in a myriad of TV movies including, A Death in California (1985), “A Degree in Deception”, Mistress (1987), The Perfect Daughter (1996), Murder on Sycamore Street (1992), Divided We Stand (1988) and Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story (1998), opposite Ann-Margret. She had the pleasure of appearing as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). Recently, she has guest-starred on Cold Case (2003), Criminal Minds (2005), Castle (2009), Ghost Whisperer (2005) and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2003), and appeared in the film, 21 and a Wake-Up (2009).
In addition to her ongoing acting career, she is Artistic Director of White Buffalo Theatre Company in Los Angeles, which she founded in 2004. She wrote, directed and produced two original plays, “Fool Am I” and “The Red and White Store”, as inaugural pieces for the company, and has since directed and produced “Trout Stanley” and “Nostalgia and Dreams” at Deaf West Theatre, “Chances” at El Centro Theatre and “Looking for Trouble” at The Lost Studio. She also directed Alan Bowne’s controversial play, “Beirut”, to critical acclaim.