Brookelyn Kelly. I currently have 22 years of awesome on me, hoping for a few more. Originally from Las Vegas, the one in Nevada, not New Mexico. I am an actress, model, artist and professionally silly person.
Acting: I started acting in school at a young age, but after years of terrible theater programs at my ghetto Las Vegas schools, I thought maybe acting wasn’t for me. And then I found film. There are few things I love more than being on set and most of those things are baby animals, so they don’t really count (because everyone loves baby animals.) But so I’ve spent the last 3 years doing as many commercials, short films and features as I can get my hands on. Things have really picked up this year as I’ve recently moved to New York City, aka the greatest place on earth. And I am constantly excited about the new projects I find myself in.
Modeling: I started dabbling in modeling when I was 18, I never thought of myself as the model type, but as an actor I will happily dive into any role. So when I was approached about my first shoot I thought, I could play a model. And it has been such a fun past few years of shooting. I modeled for a couple different sportswear companies, a few bank ad, a couple different start up clothing designers, I’ve done a ton of hair work for various salons and hair mags and I’ve modeled for a few different photography workshops. But all in all, I’ve been shooting pretty regularly for the last four years. And now, after years of avoiding it like the plague, I am dipping my toes into runway, having been selected to walk in a couple different shows during fall 2013 fashion week. So we’ll see how that goes down.
Art: So the art part of me is certainly the most unexpected part. I’ve always known that I could draw. I just never did. And then randomly one day when I was 19, I found myself in a tattoo shop with a girl I knew. And I started talking to the owner. I’d never been in a tattoo shop and had never really thought about them. How did people become tattoo artists? “Well,” the owner said, “they bring in a portfolio of drawings and if we like them and think they have potential, we train them. Why, can you draw?” And that my friends, is how I became a tattoo artist. It was the hardest, most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. And while I hope to be able to keep tattooing a part of my life, it has opened a whole wide world for me, and for that reason, I am eternally grateful to it. I now focus primarily on drawing and painting in oil and watercolor.
Professionally Silly Person: I love to play dress up and I love to have adventures. What is life but a collection of experiences? And I don’t want for one second to think that I was too afraid to be myself, whatever that may be. So I play dress up, I am sometimes a street performer, I have had a whirlwind of crazy adventures with hitchhiking and couch surfing. And I just love messing with people, helps keep me sharp.
So yeah, it’s been a wild ride so far, and I am constantly scouring the horizon for opportunities and preparing myself to greet them with all the enthusiasm and grace a potato like me can muster.