"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
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 the lead in a number of original works, Olivia in "Twelfth Night" and Helena in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for The Drilling Company, and “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” directed by Estelle Parsons). She has improv training from The PIT in New York, a background as a dance teacher, and is proficient in Southern US, British RP, Irish and Australian accents.
Kathleen's short film "Welcome to New York" was a finalist in the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival short film division. And her short film "Blame" will be premiering at the 2017 Other Venice Film Festival and the Los Angeles Movie Awards.
Check out Kathleen's reel.
Kathleen starred as Lorna in Golden Boy directed by the incredible Aaron Latham (November 2017). PHOTOS.
Kathleen is Nicole in Lost And... the series - coming winter 2018 and premiering at the Brooklyn WebFest in 2017!
Kathleen is Reagan in Binge and Claudia in WINK - to be released December 2017!
Reviews: "(Kathleen Simmonds) won my heart, with Simmonds being my favorite star of the evening" (On Stage Blog). Check out PRESS for more details...
Kathleen is currently appearing in Franck Bohbot's I Am An Actor series.