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The only female member of the sketch comedy troupe the State, comedian Kerri Kenney is also a writer, voice actor, and musician. She was born in Connecticut to Larry Kenney, who was the voice of many TV characters (including Sonny the Coco Puffs bird and Lion-O on Thundercats) as well as a regular on the Don Imus radio show. While studying at N.Y.U., she started a joke band called Cake Like with actress Nina Hellman and fashion designer Jody Seifert. The project turned into a real band with Kenney as the lead singer, bassist, and lyricist. After the debut release Delicious on John Zorn's Avant label, Cake Like released Bruiser Queen and Goodbye, So What? on Neil Young's Vapor label.



Meanwhile, Kenney was writing and starring on The State, which aired for three seasons on MTV. After the TV series was canceled, she continued to work with her fellow cast members on various comedy projects. Viva Variety was a spoof on European variety shows that aired for two seasons on Comedy Central. Kenney played glamorous hostess the former Mrs. Laupin, along with co-host Mr. Laupin (Tom Lennon) and sidekick Johnny Bluejeans (Michael Ian Black). On the big screen, she appeared in several independent comedy projects with Troma vet Will Keenan, including Love God, Terror Firmer, and Waiting. Taking after her father, she also provided voices for the animated television series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Disney's The Weekenders, Clerks, Kim Possible, and Invader ZIM. In 2001, she made it to prime-time network television as domestic Pam on the CBS sitcom The Ellen Show. After Ellen was canceled, she reunited with State friends Tom Lennon and Ben Garant to come up with a reality cop show spoof. As co-creator, writer, producer, and cast member, Kenney helped make Reno 911! one of the most highly rated shows on Comedy Central in 2003. The same year she got a chance to work with her dad on the VH1 special SuperSecret TV Formulas.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
87% Other People
  • Aunt Lynne
2016
No Score Yet Hell & Back
  • Madame Zonar
2015
37% Dealing With Idiots
  • Caitlin
2013
25% Fun Size
  • Barb
2012
60% Wanderlust
  • Silver-Kathy
2012
7% All About Steve
  • Miss Hancock
2009
78% Role Models
  • Lynette
2008
23% Balls of Fury
  • Showgirl
2007
34% Reno 911!: Miami
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Deputy Trudy Wiegel
2007
0% National Lampoon's Pledge This!
  • Kathy
2006

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Appearing
  • Performer
No Score Yet Children's Hospital
2010
  • Actor
21% Anger Management
2012
  • Mel
69% Teachers
2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet Burning Love
2012-2013
  • Jay
91% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Gwen
No Score Yet Nick Swardson's Pretend Time
2010-2011
  • Actor
No Score Yet Us & Them
2014
  • Gwen
No Score Yet Reno 911!
2003-2009
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Dep. Trudy Wiegel
98% It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
2005
  • Therapist
93% New Girl
2011
  • Captain Jan Nortis

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