Kelly Monisse plays the Bridget Van Ryan in James Pratt’s new feature film, Malibu Crush (2021).
In 2019 she was recognised her work in dramatic short film ‘Arlo’ and after the film’s success at several short film festivals, was featured as a part of Mardi Gras 2020. In 2018, Kelly do-wrote and starred in a short film directed by Eddie Arya, ‘Body in the Backyard’.
Kelly completed her full time studies in Acting at the Actors Centre in 2018. Her journey as an actor began after she had been working professionally as an entertainer in Brisbane’s Burlesque and Cabaret circuit for more than 5 years. After spending a year on the Gold Coast, Kelly moved to Sydney in 2016, following the completion of her Advanced Diploma in Musical Theatre.
Since 2018, Kelly has been honing her skills in improvisation, comedy and clowning at the Westmead Children’s hospital, where she has been employed as a Captain Starlight. She has recently transitioned to working with Camp Quality, where she will continue to work and develop her skills a performer and puppeteer.
Kelly is a passionate advocate for mental wellbeing as well as being a very skilled presenter and public speaker. She is proud to be associated with preventative mental health organisation batyr, where she facilitates workshops for young people aimed at smashing the stigma surrounding mental health.