M A R I S A K E N N E D Y
A D V O C A T E // W R I T E R // A C T O R
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.
She was recently featured in FORBES for her work with Final Draft on their new diversity and inclusion software.
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
Best Web Series
Made in NY, DaaF Comedy
Best Urban Narrative Short film
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
single rules highlights
all reels edited by marisa kennedy