Kerri Pomarolli's Bio:
Born in Dearborn, Michigan, Kerri Pomarolli now lives in Los Angles in her beach apartment along with her famous hammock.
It all started at the tender age of 2 when Kerri found her comedic calling, she knew how to tell jokes and became addicted to making people laugh.
Her very Southern mother had different plans for her and enrolled her immediately in dance classes where Kerri found a way to express her other talent. She was well on her way to becoming a professional dancer when tragedy struck at age 11. She was diagnosed with Scoliosis and went through extensive and painful treatment. Finally, she had spinal fusion surgery that placed two metal rods in her back and allowed her to live a normal life, but she knew her dreams for a ballet career were over.
Devastated but determined, she decided to try acting. Kerri got the phone book and called the local theater company and said “Hello my name is Kerri Pomarolli I’m 11 and I want to be an actress”. She auditioned and was cast, as the lead role in Lillian Hellman’s “The Children’s Hour”. She got the theater bug.
Her accomplishments proceeded through high school performing in theater, musicals and commercials. She toured Italy with a classical theater study program through the University of Michigan and performed in the Greek Operetta, “The Bachae”.
She graduated from Northville High School and was accepted at University of Michigan where she received her Musical Theater BFA and joined the Alpha Phi Sorority.
During her summer semester she studied at Stella Adler Conservatory in NYC and went on to London to study at the British American Drama Academy and was offered a role in “Revenger’s Tragedy” at the prestigious Young Vic Theater. She impressed director Simon Stokes (Dangerous Liaisons) so much he cast Kerri in the lead role as Vindice even though the part was written for a man.
After college Kerri moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.
She graduated from the two-year program at Second City and performed on the main stage in LA with “The Thompsons” for a season. She also studied at the Groundlings for Improv and joined the award winning theater ensemble, “The Actors Coop”. Kerri paired up with known television actor Gary Hershberger to co-found the inspirational drama ministry, “Act In Faith” that is getting rave reviews for their honest and heartfelt dramas on life’s tough issues. They perform at marriage conferences and church events across the country with the theme, Real Life, Real Problem, and Real Faith.
Kerri Pomarolli is now one of the fastest rising stars in the Clean comedy business. She has brought her high energy and lethal wit to a variety of audiences, leaving them eager for more. Kerri brings her uplifting humor and comical musing of life experiences to mainstream and Christian venues. Kerri is animated, original and contagious, combining her acting, writing and comedy skills; she is building a reputation as being a much sought after performer.
Her accomplishments include being invited to perform in sketch roles on the Jay Leno Show 25 times, a comedy guest on Lifetime’s Operation Style, a recurring character role on ABC’s Port Charles, performed on Comedy Central, played the character “Kim” on TBN’s,“It Is Written”, among other television appearances, appeared in 8 films and performed in over 75 theater productions.
She is currently touring comedy clubs, schools and churches with her inspirational stand up routine and promoting her new CD “Comedy Without Compromise” Volume 1.
She is also on a book signing tour promoting her new book, If I’m Waiting on God, Then What Am I Doing on the Christian Chatroom? Confession of a Do It Yourself Single, about her real life dating adventures. Kerri’s proactive tactics and comical musings from her actual experiences will make you laugh out loud one moment and your heartbreak in another.
“I moved to LA to pursue my dreams… famous actress/trophy wife. I went to church only when there was parking and did things exactly the way I planned them. Funny how even though I was getting worldly success and my mom had things to brag about at bridge I wasn’t happy. I knew something had to change. I silently prayed one night while sitting in a show… ‘God I just want to perform… however You see fit. I just want to come back to You.’
“That was the most powerful prayer because the very next day things changed. I started a ministry called Act in Faith that provides original dramas for churches with Hollywood actors and directors. We’ve been touring ever since. In the midst of that, God led me to stand up comedy. Not only did He want me to talk about HIM, He wanted me to do it in Hollywood where He wasn’t getting much stage time. I said YES and everything took off from there. It’s been my honor and passion to go out, talk about HIM and what He’s doing in my life, to people from all walks of life—and I’m loving every minute of it.”
Visit Kerri's website at www.kerripom.com