Connie Kirk is a bicoastal actor traveling between New York City and Portland, Oregon. Smart, funny and collaborative, she recently appeared in three short films by Oriel Pe’er and James Augustus Lee.
Her comedic and dramatic range also landed her a principal role as the "Smart Lady" in Tanner Parson’s film, Way to Heaven, an Official Selection at the Columbia Gorge International Film Festival, and an Honorable Mention at the Love Unlimited International Film Festival.
A vibrant spokesperson, Connie has booked numerous corporate films, including Intel, Choice Hotels, Xerox and MasterCard, commercials, print work and voice overs. She studied with Austin Pendleton at HB Studio in New York City, Shelly Lipkin in Portland, Oregon and at Curious Comedy Club, where she also performed. Conversational in Spanish, her dialects also include British, Greek, Southern, New York and Minnesotan.
Formerly the marketing director for KenArnoldBooks, she worked closely with The Rev. Malcolm Boyd, best-selling author, civil rights icon and the former business partner of Hollywood legend Mary Pickford (www.malcolmboyd.com).
Connie’s published credits include essays and poetry that appeared in Funny Times, Angels on Earth Magazine, Defiance!, The Anchor, Afterthoughts, and Collages and Bricolages. She’s written three middle grade books, one endorsed by best-selling author, James Howe (Bunnicula).
Born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, she earned her B.A. Degree in Speech Communication with a Minor in Spanish from the University of Minnesota. She worked as a Flight Attendant for a major airline, then received her M.A. Degree in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU, where she pursued doctoral studies.
Interests include singing, dancing (including Greek folk), theatre, languages, travel, tennis, philanthropy and old movie classics. A member of SAG/AFTRA, Connie values warmth, humor and appearing in smart, funny, soulful roles in film and television.