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 RYAN’S HOPE. Maroney went on to play the vengeful Tina Clayton Lord Roberts on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.
She made her film debut as the ‘Spirit Bunny’ Cindy Carr in the teen comedy classic FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH.
Kelli achieved her greatest enduring cult popularity with her delightful turn as the endearingly spunky Samantha in the science-fiction end-of-the-world NIGHT OF THE COMET. She’s especially memorable as the sweet, killer-robot slayer Alison Parks in the entertaining romp CHOPPING MALL.
As self-deprecating humor is one of her trademarks, 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. Maroney acted in and co-produced the award-winning festival short SAM AND MIKE. She has made numerous TV guest star appearances, and most recently appeared as a crazed TV Evangelist on HBO’s TRUE BLOOD.
Los Angeles stage highlights include stripper Brandy in the long-running hit PINK at the Renegade Theater, taking over for Carrie Ann 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 home-maker Grace in the web series ROCKNROLL, INC., as Janice, the stage mom-from-hell in the soon to be released comedy LIP SERVICE and as the brave cougar Deputy Wilma Power in Jim Wynorski’s GILA! THE GIANT MONSTER.
Currently Kelli is in development with several projects as actor/producer, sadly she recently lost her soulmate Sasha, the wonder dog.