Carolyn Bridget Kennedy is a Canadian actress, writer and producer living in Los Angeles. Her achievements have garnered her a Visa to work in the United States in these fields. She is the creative force behind her production company, Demure Duchess Pictures. After a long career as a paralegal, in late 2011 Carolyn began to explore her creative side. With little experience, 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 960,000+ views on YouTube. In 2015 Carolyn created her first scripted comedy webseries “Danger Pay”, about a paralegal who works for a bizarre lawyer, for which she is the writer, producer and lead actress. For her portrayal of Michelle she won awards for Leading Actress from IndieFEST Film Awards (California) and Accolade Global Film Competition (California) and was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy at LA WEBFEST (California). The series won Best Sketch Comedy at Asia Web Awards (Korea) and an Award of Merit from Elevation Indie Film Awards (Ireland). It was nominated for Best Pilot at WebFest Montreal; Best Fiction Web Series at the Alberta Film and Television Awards; and Best Ensemble Cast at Asia Web Awards (Korea). In addition, Danger Pay was accepted or screened at Los Angeles Film Awards; Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards; Roma Web Fest; Web Series Festival Global Hollywood; Web Fest New York; Miami Web Series Festival; Los Angeles Cinefest; and Austin Revolution Film Festival. “Danger Pay” was mentioned by Tubefilter as an “under-the-radar series to check out” and is on both YouTube and Funny or Die. In 2016, Carolyn wrote, produced and starred in her first short comedy film “Super Speed Dates” about a group of women who attend a speed dating event with odd but honest men. Carolyn is credited as “Director in Training”. “Super Speed Dates” won Best Original Story at Los Angeles Film Awards and an Award of Merit from Canada Shorts Film Festival. It was nominated Best International Short Comedy Film at Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase. In addition, it was accepted or screened at Toronto Independent Film Festival; High Desert International Film Festival (Nevada); Austin Revolution Film Festival; Winchester Short Film Festival (UK); Super Geek Film Festival (Florida); Central Alberta Film Festival; and Airdrie Film Festival. Carolyn has been cast in other productions which are listed in IMDb and continues to create her own projects, including feature films and television series. She trains at Beverly Hills Playhouse, Upright Citizens Brigade and The Groundlings in Los Angeles. Carolyn has attended the Toronto Screenwriting Conference and regularly attends the Banff World Media Festival. She has director-shadowed on Season 5 of Caution: May Contain Nuts (Sketch Comedy TV Series), and on the short film “Sir John A”. Carolyn is an active member of the Television Academy, 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.
She is a Celebrity Spokesperson for Auxilia Italia, an international charitable organization focused on assisting women and children internationally. She has overcome personal obstacles, including losing over 110 pounds. Her perseverance, down to earth nature and unique sense of humor have earned her a strong following on social media. She has attracted international attention and been featured in online publications, print magazines, talk shows, podcasts and radio shows around the globe.