Kelen Coleman started her career in 2008 and became a star immediately after she got several roles in the film and television industry. A look at the timeline of her career shows that she has participated in more television than film projects, but overall she has proven to be an asset to virtually every filmmaker she has worked with.
Aside from being known for her appearances on screen, the actress is also known for coming from a family that has talents in various areas of the entertainment industry. Find out who Kelen Coleman is, her popular television shows, and movies in the following paragraphs.
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Who is Kelen Coleman?
Kelen Coleman is a screen actress who began her career in Hollywood in 2008. Kelen Sadie Coleman is the daughter of T. Michael Coleman and Robin Coleman and the sister of Josh Coleman, a popular graphic designer.
Robin gave birth to the actress on April 18, 1984, in Nashville, Tennessee, in the United States of America, but Kelen grew up in Potomac, Maryland, where her family moved during her childhood.
Her father is a producer, filmmaker, videographer, and musician. He was born Thomas Michael Coleman and is a bluegrass and folk musician whose career in the entertainment industry began in 1970. The bass guitarist is known to have collaborated with well-known bluegrass and folk icons such as the Chesapeake Band, American songwriter, and musician Doc Watson and the American bluegrass band The Seldom Scene. His credits in the film industry include Inside the Afghanistan War (2012), Broke: The New American Dream (2009), and Children of Armageddon (2008).
Kelen spent most of her childhood on the same stage with some of her father’s colleagues. While the actress’s father is a Christian, her mother is an Ashkenazi Jewess who also cultivates Jewish traditions.
As for her education, it is not known exactly where Kelen Coleman completed her basic training, but she received her college degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her course of study and the year in which she graduated from that institution is still a mystery.
What are Her Popular Movies and TV Shows?
Kelen Coleman began selling her craft in Hollywood in 2008. A look at the timeline of her career shows that she has played more roles in the television industry than in movies. Regardless of the differences, she has been amazing in virtually every project in which she has played the lead role.
Speaking of television appearances, Kelen Coleman grabbed her first role in the television industry in the critically acclaimed series CSI: NY, where she was cast as Natalie Gerrard. Although her participation in this production did not attract the kind of attention she wanted, the actress did not allow the feedback to weigh on her or prevent her from moving forward.
The following year, the actress has cast as Leigh Ann in the series The Day D and another role as Isabel Poreba in the NBC television sitcom The Office. Her breakthrough finally came in 2012 when she took on the role of Alex in the romantic comedy television series Fox, The Mindy Project. She was a recurring character in the series until 2013. In the same year, she also had a recurring role as Liza Lambert in the political drama series The Newsroom.
To date, The Mindy Project, The Newsroom, and Men at Work (2014) are her popular television shows, while some of her other acting roles include The Ranch as Megan in 2018, The 5th Quarter as Patty in 2018, Me, Myself & I as Abby (2017-18), BoJack Horseman (2014-2017), Super Fun Night as Felicity Vanderstone (2013), The McCarthys as Jackie McCarthy (2014-2015) and Brothers-In-Law as Cheska (2012).
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Kelen Coleman’s first role in a film was as Maddy in the American teen comedy Fired Up!, after which she was cast as Stephanie in the comedy project The Marc Pease Experience that same year. Since then she has had roles in the following films, Children of the Corn: Genesis as Allie (2011), Dorfman in Love as Molly (2011), Cassadaga as Lily (2011), The Polterguys as Jo Branson, (2012), A True Story as Karen (2013), The Night Is Young as Amy (2015), Better Off Single as Lorelei (2016), Flock of Dudes as Krista (2016), Dirty 30 as Claire (2016) and True Memoirs of an International Assassin as Kylie Applebaum (2016).
Of all her projects in the film industry, Children of the Corn: Genesis, Fired Up! and Cassadaga are still her most popular projects in the film industry.