Kendra Carelli was born in North Carolina to an American-father and Austrian-mother. Growing up in a cross cultural environment, many summers were spent in Europe visiting family and backpacking around the world. At a young age - she gained insight to many different cultures, lifestyles and religions.
When her family was not traveling they were at home on their farm. Kendra recalls, "There was no television or computer access, so my brother, little sister and I had to get imaginative - we spent our days playing in the woods, tracking animal footprints, building fairy forts, playing with worm snakes, you know the usual kid stuff." Her parents said, "Kendra was always putting on home plays and telling stories, climbing trees to get away from the bad guys, speaking in new accents and made up languages - she kept us entertained so there was really no need for television or cable".
After graduating high school she went to college for Business, but felt she was missing something. One Summer home from university, she discovered what it was - she found an acting studio with the encouragement of her mother. She spent the summer immersed in the craft, and began working on independent films while training and finishing her Business degree. After receiving her bachelors of Science - she began her professional acting career.
Kendra is one to be on the lookout for - as she continues to rise. Be on the lookout for her in a large Marvel movie set to release in 2017 and a popular Emmy awarded Netflix show releasing this Fall.
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