Kelsey Ketzner is originally from Kansas. She moved to NYC the day of high school graduation to begin her competitive journey as an actor, and eventually attended Syracuse University where she got her BFA in Acting and studied Entrepreneurship, too. She expanded her studies to the UK where she trained with the British American Drama Academy and Yale School of Drama, and now lives in Los Angeles.
Kelsey applies her quirky authentic self to her acting and entrepreneurial endeavors, where she inspires and mentors others with dreams of becoming an actor on how to brand, network, and develop the mindset to create the stamina to stand out in the industry.
I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… CREATIVE / INNOVATIVE, BUSINESS MINDED, AMBITIOUS
Acting is… A THERAPY FOR SELF AND OTHERS
My last acting gig taught me… I collaborated with friends... SOMETIMES WHEN YOU'RE STARTING YOU CAN CREATE BETTER CONTENT WITH FRIENDS
Proudest performance moment… ANY TIME I'M ULTRA BRAVE + AUTHENTIC WITH MY CHOICES!
Most embarrassing audition… ANY TIME I'VE PLAYED IT TOO SAFE... WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE, RIGHT?!
Most challenging part... A SHOW IN COLLEGE THAT I PRODUCED AND ACTED IN
The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... WHEN I FOUND CLOSURE IN AN AREA OF MY LIFE BY PLAYING THAT CHARACTER & KNEW THAT THE STORY I GOT TO BE A PART OF HELPED SOMEONE IN THE AUDIENCE UNDERSTAND SOMETHING MORE ABOUT THEM AND THEIR LIVES.
Dying to work with... EMMY ROSSUM
Was born to play... IMOGEN from CYMBELINE
Learn lines by... REPETITION
Get into character by... FILLING OUT AN EXTENSIVE CHARACTER ANALYSIS THAT I HAVE, COACHING, AND RE-READING
Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… I'M REALLY GOOD AT MAKING WELL CRAFTED PAPER MACHE MASKS
Movie I can’t stop talking about... HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS - I feel like I would be Andy Anderson if it was social acceptable
Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… MARVELOUS MRS MAISEL, THIS IS US, TYDING UP WITH MARIE KONDO
Currently reading… EXPERT SECRETS BY RUSSELL BRUNSON... it's about digital marketing. So, maybe not super helpful for acing. My favorite acting book so far is WHY IS THAT SO FUNNY by JOHN WRIGHT
Car karaoke tune… HEY LOOK MA, I MADE IT by PANIC! AT THE DISCO
If I weren't an actor, I'd be... A SHOW HOST and/or ENTREPRENEUR
Stranger Things character that best represents me… I'M UNSURE. WHAT DO YOU THINK?!
If they made a movie about my life, I’d be played by… EMMA STONE, PERHAPS!
Actor crush… BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH - MORE A TALENT CRUSH THAN ANYTHING
If I were a color, I'd be… MAGENTA
Hotel alias… HUDSON KETZNER... That's my dog's name. Maybe not super sneaky, but it always cracks me up when the vet or anyone refers to my dog by his full name.
LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… PHO-NOMENAL ON SANTA MONICA IN WEHO... I know, weird. But I love the garden! // A WALK ON THE BEACH
The best advice I ever got… "WHEN YOU WANT THE BEST FOR OTHERS, THE BEST SHOWS UP FOR YOU"