Kelli Maroney

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Kelli Maroney
Kelli Maroney.jpg
Photo courtesy of Kelli Maroney.
BornKelli Joan Maroney
(1965-12-30) December 30, 1965 (age 48)[1]
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
NationalityAmerican
Other namesZoe Kelli Simon
OccupationActress
Years active1979 – present
Spouse(s)Alex Simon (2001-2003)
Website
http://www.kellimaroney.com
 
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Kelli Maroney
Kelli Maroney.jpg
Photo courtesy of Kelli Maroney.
BornKelli Joan Maroney
(1965-12-30) December 30, 1965 (age 48)[1]
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
NationalityAmerican
Other namesZoe Kelli Simon
OccupationActress
Years active1979 – present
Spouse(s)Alex Simon (2001-2003)
Website
http://www.kellimaroney.com

Kelli Joan Maroney (born December 30, 1965[2]) is an American film and television actress. Maroney is best known for her early roles on the television soap operas Ryan's Hope and One Life to Live and the movies Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Night of the Comet.

Career[edit]

Maroney's most notable television roles were her first: Kimberly Harris Beaulac on the soap opera Ryan's Hope (1979-1981, 1982-1983) and Tina Lord on One Life to Live (1984-1985).

Her best known film roles were in the 1982 comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High as a cheerleader named Cindy, the 1984 science fiction movie Night of the Comet as Samantha Belmont; as well as two low-budget slasher films, The Zero Boys (1985) as Jamie, and Chopping Mall (1986) as Alison.

Maroney is credited in one film (Audition) with the stage name Zoe Kelli Simon. Maroney will star in the remake of the 1980 psychological horror film Don't Look in the Basement.[3]

Appearances[edit]

Maroney was featured on the cover of the October 27, 1980 issue of People (alongside fellow soap opera actresses Genie Francis and Kristen Vigard) and interviewed in the related story about the "teen temptresses" of daytime television.[4]

An interview with Maroney was featured in Jewel Shepard's Invasion of the B-Girls, a non-fiction book composed of interviews with popular scream queens and in Night of the Comet.[5] She appeared on the Joan Rivers Show in the 1990s in a cheerleading uniform. The segment was about B-movie starlets. Joan Rivers had Kelli scream for her and then tried screaming herself. She has made guest appearances on TV shows, among them Family Feud, Simon & Simon, Murder, She Wrote, FBI: The Untold Stories, and Chicago Hope.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1982Fast Times at Ridgemont HighCindy
1983SlaygroundJolene
1984Night of the CometSamantha
1986Chopping MallAlison Parks
1986Zero Boys, TheThe Zero BoysJamie
1987Big Bad Mama IIWillie McClatchie
1988Not of This EarthNurse Oxford
1989JadedJennifer
1989Transylvania TwistHannah
1990Hard to DiePorno Wife
1991Servants of TwilightSherry Ordway
1993Midnight WitnessDevon
1999Sam and MikeShort film
2004AuditionBrettShort film
2011Lip ServiceJanice
2012Dark Star HollowSarah Rose BarteauxPost-production
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1979-1982Ryan's HopeKimberly Harris319 episodes
1984CelebrityJossieTV miniseries
1984One Life to LiveTina LordTV series
1986Simon & SimonAngela FieldingEpisode: "Eye of the Beholder"
1986Murder, She WroteCissy BarnesEpisode: "Menace, Anyone?"
1991FBI: The Untold StoriesBonnie KellyEpisode: "Kill for Love"
1997Pretender, TheThe PretenderReporterEpisode: "Dragon House: Part 1"
1999Chicago HopeGrace McNeilEpisode: "Home Is Where the Heartache Is"
2008True BloodTelevangelistEpisode: "Mine"
2010Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!KelliEpisode: "Re-Animated"
2012GilaDeputy WilmaTV movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nightofthecomet.info/cast/sam.html
  2. ^ http://www.nightofthecomet.info/cast/sam.html
  3. ^ "Josh Vargas' Don't Look in the Basement Redux Update". DreadCentral. 
  4. ^ Rein, Richard K.; Gail Birnbaum; Bob Lardine (October 27, 1980). "Sexy and Sweet". People. People.com. pp. Vol. 14, No. 17, pg. 80–84. Retrieved October 23, 2008. 
  5. ^ Kirst, Brian (April 27, 2012). "Q&A: "NIGHT OF THE COMET" star Kelli Maroney talks her career". Fangoria. Fangoria.com. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 

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