Kelly Karbacz Biography

 
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Kelly Karbacz is best known for her role as inmate, Kasey Sankey, on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black.” In 2018, she and her co-stars were nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series’. Karbacz also starred alongside Judd Hirsch and ... (read more)
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Bio:
Kelly Karbacz is best known for her role as inmate, Kasey Sankey, on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black.” In 2018, she and her co-stars were nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series’. Karbacz also starred alongside Judd Hirsch and ... (read more)

Kelly Karbacz is best known for her role as inmate, Kasey Sankey, on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black.” In 2018, she and her co-stars were nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series’. Karbacz also starred alongside Judd Hirsch and Daniel Stern as Joanie Binder in the ABC sitcom, “Regular Joe.” Her other television credits include guest appearances on NBC’s “Do No Harm,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order” and “Third Watch,” CBS’ “Without a Trace” and “Queens Supreme” and FOX’s “Undeclared.”





Kelly appeared as the snarky receptionist, Judy, in the Warner Bros. comedy, “Get Smart”, alongside Steve Carell and Dwayne Johnson. She later reprised her role in the spin-off film, “Get Smart’s Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control”. She also shared the screen with Melissa Leo, as Hannah, in the indie short, “First Breath.”





Kelly made her Broadway debut as Maureen Johnson in “Rent” directed by Michael Greif. She also earned a Helen Hayes nomination for ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical’ for her performance as Emily Andrews, in the world premiere of “Liberty Smith” at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Her other theatre credits include Alfred Uhry's “Without Walls” at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, “Nighthawks” at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, “First Date” at the ACT/5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, "Songbird" at Two River Theater, and “The Sound of Music” at Lincoln Center's New York City Opera, where she starred as Louisa.





Karbacz studied drama at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, part of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: @KellyKarbacz





Kelly Karbacz Awards and Nominations

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Helen Hayes Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical
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