Kaye Winks

Actress • Writer • Humorist • Voiceovers


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I'm a suburban Chicago girl by blood but a California girl at heart. Actually, no, I'm a citizen of the world at heart but I need more travel buddies! (HOLLA!)

I started off doing storefront theater in Chicago before jumping off the deep end into LaLaLand. My move to Los Angeles brought national commercial and print ad bookings for Honda, Sony, and Hot Pockets among others. I've been on television shows, in (and edited out of) major films, partied in music videos, and I perform stand-up when I'm feeling particularly feisty and my afro is at maximum capacity.

I was classically trained at the Moscow Art Theater's Stanislavsky School in association with the American Repertory Theater and Harvard University. I studied physical comedy and clown with world renowned master clown, Philippe Gaulier. My acting mentor, William (Billy) O'Leary taught me my on-camera technique and I've also coached with Chicago's own Janelle Snow, Black Box Theater, and the Second City. My voiceover training was with the fabulous Jeff Lupetin at Acting Studio Chicago. My writing mentors, the ingenious Jeff Gordon and HBO's Comic Relief producer Jacques Fiorentino, taught me screenwriting at Writers Bootcamp at the beloved Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, California and in booths at overrated L.A. restaurants, respectively.

Traveling, eating, and harassing animals with my overbearing love of all things furry are a few of my favorite things. My ultimate professional goals are to produce work that inspires people to think, represents a wider spectrum of the human condition, creates good-paying jobs for my fellow artists, and does my ma and pa proud.

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