"I was most taken by the performance of Kathleen Simmonds as Helena, scorned, desperate, wooed, embraced, skeptical, wounded, puzzled, relentless, triumphant, she is acrobatic in her transformations, emotionally and physically, a dazzling display." The Front Row Center
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Kathleen holds an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School in New York, and is a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio. She appeared in a recurring role on the Australian hit primetime TV show The Strip, has featured in television and online commercials (in both the US and Australia) for brands such as Adidas, Cognizant and Subway, and has a broad NY theatre repertoire (including:
- Lorna in "Golden Boy" directed by Aaron Latham
- Olivia in "Twelfth Night" and Helena in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for The Drilling Company and Bryant Park Shakespeare
- “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” directed by Estelle Parsons
She has improv training from The PIT in New York (for which she earned a full scholarship), a background as a dance teacher, and is proficient in Southern US, British RP, Irish and Australian accents.
Kathleen is Nicole in Lost And... the series (Official Selection at Brooklyn Webfest!) - coming Spring 2018!
Kathleen's short film "Welcome to New York" was a finalist in the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival short film division.
Short film "Blame" premiered at the 2017 Other Venice Film Festival and the Los Angeles Movie Awards.
Kathleen is currently appearing in Franck Bohbot's I Am An Actor series.