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.
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. Shes
especially memorable as the sweet, killer-robot
slayer Alison Parks in the entertaining romp
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 HBOs 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 the SyFy channels GILA! THE GIANT
Currently Kelli is in development with several
projects as actor/producer, and lives in Hollywood.