Kelly O’Neal is an actress, singer, writer, director, producer, visual artist, and the founder of Mean Mama Dog. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theater from Florida State University, where she studied with Joseph Papp, Roger Rees, and Raul Julia, among others.
As an actress, Kelly has plied her trade in classical theater, musical theater, performance art, and stand-up comedy. Her recent work in film and TV includes appearances in Last Vegas, Nashville, and The Last of Robin Hood. Look for her in the upcoming films I, Tonya and The Candy Jar.
As the founder and Alpha Female of Mean Mama Dog Productions, KellyO produces whatever the heck tickles her fancy. In addition to Gilda Sue’s web series and feature film, Kelly produced and edited Robin Spriggs’s short film Ozmandroomunculus.
As a vocalist, she has performed in jazz and country bands, and she was a founding member of the 90’s glam/funk musical extravaganza, Superchick and Goodpussy (much to her father’s chagrin).
As a visual artist, Kelly’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited in galleries and commissioned for books, periodicals, and board games. She is the co-illustrator of Robin Spriggs’s Capes & Cowls: Adventures in Wyrd City.
Read about her journey from actor to filmmaker:
“Scratch That Itch.” by Kelly O’Neal
Check out that board game she co-illustrated:
Capes & Cowls: The Superhero Board Game