M A R I S A   K E N N E D Y

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B O D Y + I N F L U E N C E R

 

Marisa is a body positive influencer

and an advocate for social justice and arts in education.

Marisa is currently working on a podcast where she speaks with overweight artists about their unique experiences navigating the world and the obstacles they've faced in their particular industries. You can read some of her personal stories here in her BLOG.

"The truth is, I wouldn't have the fierce loyalty to and love for my body I have now if I hadn't been constantly berated for how I looked. Nothing can make me lose the love I found for myself because I've worked so hard to get here."

She has recently earned certificates and credits for her studies in Social Justice, Moral Philosophy and Constitutional Law.

W R I T E R

Marisa works as a diversity editor for writers who have characters of color and Black issues woven into their scripts.

www.TheDiversityEditor.com

She was recently featured in FORBES for her work with Final Draft on their new diversity and inclusion software. 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurayoungkin/2019/05/22/final-draft-joins-the-fight-for-inclusion-in-hollywood/#3fb86f0776f4

Marisa is the co-producer of the  monthly event,  Act Up! A networking opportunity for writers and actors of color to share their work and meet with industry professionals. Held at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, run by Hip Hop Film Festival and sponsored by Final Draft.

Marisa is currenlty working on a feature and a television series of her own. She is also the co-writer and co-producer of the Single Rules pilot: A fiercely optimistic entrepreneur sets out to improve her life and find that one person to share it with. Her idealism and passion help her conquer her goals while landing her in trouble with love

Nominated for

Best Web Series

Nominated for

Made in NY, DaaF Comedy 

and 

Audience Awards

Nominated for

Best Urban Narrative Short film

and

Best New Urban Filmmaker Short Film

Web series - Comedy Finalist

 
 

A C T O R

Marisa has performed on Broadway in Matilda as well as in the National Tour of Billy Elliot. She's been seen on television in shows such as Mr. Robot (USA), God Friended Me (CBS) and Friends Of The People (TruTV). She is currently the voice of Olivia, the Kahuna of Akala Island on POKEMON, her character spans multiple seasons.

Marisa got her start in the arts when, at age four, she tried to throw her little brother in the garbage can. Her parents put her in dance as a means to release her extra energy and the rest is history. She was named Top 10 Seattle's Best Tapper and won the coveted scholarship to dance at Edge, LA for free when she was just a teenager.

Her brother has forgiven her and they get along very well.

Mr. robot on usa
Pokémon reel
single rules highlights
all reels edited by marisa kennedy

RESUME 

 
 

T E A C H E R

Marisa has participated in The Playmaking Show as an actor with the youth organization 52nd Street Project.

 

She has also had the opportunity to teach for Lincoln Center Education, The Joffrey Ballet School and Broadway Classroom. This has involved teaching music and dances inspired by current Broadway shows as well as teaching songs from the 60's to young people who then perform with the original singers from The Cookies, The Jaynettes, Reparata and The Delrons and more.

 

Marisa was named the 2016 Spotlight Artist for the charity Music For Autism and continues to spearhead concerts for autistic children in the New York City area.

She was also the resident choreographer for a black box theatre on the west coast for two years and has been teaching tap for a decade.

 

C O N T A C T

LEGIT AGENT

THE MINE

212.612.3200

talent@the-mine.com

COMMERCIAL AGENT

Stewart Talent

212.315.5505

www.stewarttalent.com

TO CONTACT MARISA DIRECTLY

marisa@marisakennedy.com

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