Originally from the Twin Cities, Kay Mercedes found her way into acting by idolizing sci-fi and action movies from a young age. Seeing strong female characters, especially women of color, in Star Trek and other sci-fi movies inspired her pursue acting professionally. As the daughter of a mixed race couple in Minnesota, growing up she often felt “other.” Studying acting was how she found her voice in this world.
Kay began taking acting lessons as soon as she could read, and quickly began working in many musical theater and Shakespeare productions in Minneapolis and New York. In addition to Minneapolis based acting schools, she also trained at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Center. After graduating high school, Kay moved to Los Angeles to attend California Institute of the Arts for four years, where she was classically trained in their conservatory BFA program.
Passionate about science-fiction, and all things “nerd,” Kay can answer any comic-book trivia thrown her way, and loves to discuss classic sci-fi films and concepts. She's also a dedicated roller-skater, after many years competing in the U.S. Figure Skating League.
Kay Mercedes is a member of SAG-AFTRA & LA based.
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Represented by ROBERT BARNES MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING
CalArts 2020 Acting Company
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