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Kelly-Ruth Mercier

Kelly-Ruth Mercier is a Maritimer from Halifax, NS, of Eastern Canadian and Quebecois lineage. She holds a BA-Acting from Dalhousie University and an MFA-Directing from the University of British Columbia. K-R has worked in theatre, film, television and in music; she's bridged both fiction and documentary; she moves easily between comedy and drama; she is a sought-after instructor and acting coach; she works as an actor, director, producer, writer, and has experience as a visual effects producer. A recipient of the MPPIA Award, the Director's Guild of Canada (BC) Kickstart Award, and support through BC Film, NS Arts Council, and National Film Board (FAP), Kelly-Ruth is a graduate of the prestigious Women in the Director's Chair Program and the CTV / CWWA Career Advancement Module. Her films have been nominated for dozens of Leo Awards, have been programmed internationally and broadcast on CBC. She is regularly invited to participate in juries including the Leo's, the Gemini's, and for WIDC. In 1990, at age 22, she founded the Provincial Drama Academy at the Stephenville Festival in Newfoundland, and has taught classes and workshops from coast to coast for professional schools, for unions and associations, and at the college and university level.

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Cast Credits

The Night Agent (2023)
Guest starring as Waitress
So Help Me Todd (2022)
Guest starring as Judge Melanie Morris
Family Law (2021)
Guest starring as Kim Vanderhausen
Snowpiercer (2020)
Guest starring as Annie (8 episodes)
The Twilight Zone (2019)
Guest starring as Belinda
Project Blue Book (2019)
Guest starring as Jean
Morning Show Mysteries (2018)
Guest starring as Mother
The Good Doctor (2017)
Guest starring as Dr. Donna Malkin (3 episodes)
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (2016)
Guest starring as Jeanette
iZombie (2015)
Guest starring as Mo
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (2013)
Guest starring as Charlie's Neighbor
Bates Motel (2013)
Guest starring as Nurse Penny (2 episodes)
Once Upon a Time (2011)
Guest starring as Manager
The Killing (2011)
Guest starring as Case Worker
  • Episode 2x04: Ogi Jun (Apr 15, 2012) [Co-Star]
Supernatural (2005)
Guest starring as Woman Passenger
Cold Squad (1998)
Guest starring as Nancy Pitts
  • Episode 7x03: Teen Angel (Sep 18, 2004) [Co-Star]
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