Kerry has been a member of the RTI company since 2008. She graduated from Iowa State University in 1995 with a B.A. in English. While at ISU, she performed in several productions, including one of her favorites as Laura in The Glass Menagerie. In 2000, Kerry received an A.A. in Acting from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. While on the east coast, she performed with several theaters in Boston and NYC. Since returning to Des Moines in 2004, she’s garnered a number of local credits, including Hermia in A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Salisbury House and Gardens); Lady Chiltern in An Ideal Husband, Countess Olenska in Age of Innocence (Terrace Hill); Nancy in Frozen and Lois Wilson in Bill W. and Dr. Bob (StageWest). In the fall of 2011, Kerry was honored to receive the Outstanding Alumni award from the English department at Iowa State University, honoring her stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. In September of 2012, RTI produced Sense and Sensibility in which she also played Elinor. Other favorite roles with RTI include Dorine in Tartuffe, Rosalind in As You Like It, Mae in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Natasha in The Proposal, Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, Viola in Twelfth Night, Mrs. Patrick Campbell in A Pyg’s Eye (an RTI original written by James Serpento and Mark Gruber), Lydia in All My Sons, and Nell in Endgame. Her film work includes Choices (Best Actress, 2006 Wild Rose Film Festival), Haunting Villisca, The Offering, and Talkin’ to Loretta, which she co-wrote, produced, and played country-singing icon Loretta Lynn (Certificate of Achievement, Best Iowa Film, 2008 Wild Rose Film Festival).
Kerry and her husband Mic keep busy raising their two active boys Ben and Sam, and trying to keep their Labradoodle Dempsey out of too much trouble.