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Kelli Maroney Biography
- Kelli Maroney began her career acting and studying at the Guthrie Theater in her native Minneapolis, MN., then went to New York to study at the National Shakespeare Company Conservatory. Two weeks after she arrived in Manhattan, Kelli was cast as evil adolescent "Kimberly Harris" on the daytime soap opera, "Ryans Hope" (1975). Maroney went on to play the vengeful "Tina Clayton Lord Roberts" on "One Life to Live" (1968). She made her film debut as the Spirit Bunny "Cindy Carr" in the teen comedy classic, Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). Kelli achieved her greatest enduring cult popularity with her delightful turn as the endearingly spunky "Samantha" in the science-fiction end-of-the-world film, Night of the Comet (1984). Shes especially memorable as the sweet, killer-robot slayer, "Alison Parks", in the entertaining romp, Chopping Mall (1986). She cheerfully pokes fun at her own previous B-movie starlet image. Kelli delivered a very strong and impressive portrayal of schizophrenic femme fatale, "Meredith (Merre) Lake", in the superior Showtime mystery thriller, Face Down (1997) . Maroney acted in and co-produced the award-winning festival short, Sam and Mike (1999). She has made numerous TV guest star appearances and, most recently, appeared as a crazed TV evangelist in HBOs "True Blood" (2008). Los Angeles stage highlights include stripper "Brandy" in the long-running hit "Pink" at the Renegade Theater, taking over for Carrie-Anne Moss for the 1940s period piece, "Outward Bound", at the Hudson Backstage, and co-producing and appearing in "The Edge Of Allegiance", at the Met Theater. Kelli Maroney most recently was seen as homemaker "Grace" in the web series, "Rock & Roll Inc.", as "Janice", the stage mom-from-hell in the soon-to-be released comedy, Lip Service (2013), and as the brave cougar, "Deputy Wilma Power", in the SyFy Channels Gila! (2012) The Giant Monster" to be aired September 2012 after a theatrical release over the summer.
Kelli Maroney Filmography
- (2013) Lip Service as Janice
- (2012) Gila! as Deputy Wilma
- (2010) Rick's Martini Bar as Herself
- (2009) Nightmare Carnival as Cindy
- (2008) True Blood as Televangelist (as Kelli Moroney)
- (2007) Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! as Kelli
- (2004) Audition as Brett (as Zoe Kelli Simon)
- (2001) Beat the Geeks as Herself
- (1999) Sam and Mike as
- (1997) Face Down as Merie/Medith
- (1996) The Pretender as Reporter
- (1994) Chicago Hope as Grace McNeil
- (1993) Midnight Witness as Devon
- (1991) FBI: The Untold Stories as Bonnie Kelly
- (1991) Scream Queen Hot Tub Party as Herself
- (1991) Servants of Twilight as Sherry Ordway
- (1990) Hard to Die as Porno Wife (as D. Mason Keener)
- (1989) Jaded as Jennifer
- (1989) Transylvania Twist as Hannah
- (1988) Not of This Earth as Nurse Oxford
- (1987) Big Bad Mama II as Willie McClatchie
- (1987) Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater as Porno Wife (archive footage)
- (1986) Chopping Mall as Alison Parks
- (1986) The Zero Boys as Jamie
- (1984) Celebrity as Joanne
- (1984) Murder, She Wrote as Cissy Barnes
- (1984) Night of the Comet as Samantha
- (1983) Slayground as Jolene
- (1982) Fast Times at Ridgemont High as Cindy
- (1981) Simon & Simon as Angela Fielding
- (1976) Family Feud as Herself
- (1975) Ryan's Hope as Kim Harris
- (1975) Ryan's Hope as Kimberly Harris
- (1975) Ryan's Hope as Kimberly Harris Beaulac
- (1968) One Life to Live as Tina Clayton Lord Roberts Roberts Roberts Rogan Vickers
Kelli Maroney Trivia and Facts
- In 2006 a German rock band, Almost Charlie, recorded a song "Kelli Maroney dont exist no more," about her legal name change to Zoe Kelli Simon and brief attempt to leave the entertainment industry. Today, Kelli Maroney definitely exists once more.
- Interviewed in the book, "Invasion of the B-Girls", by Jewel Shepard.
Kelli Maroney Photoshoots
- "Vanity Fair" (USA), April 2002, Iss. Hollywood Issue, by: Jason Smith, "The Class of '82, The Reunited Cast and Creators of Fast Times at Ridgemont high"
- "Celebrity Skin" (USA), December 1999, Vol. 21, Iss. 82, pg. 72, by: staff, "Vintage Victims: Soapy Screamer"
Kelli Maroney Other Works
- Took over for Carrie Ann Moss for the 40s period piece "Outward Bound" at the Hudson Backstage in Los Angeles.
- Played stripper Brandy in the long-running hit play "Pink" at the Renegade Theater in Los Angeles.