Kristen Anne Ferraro
SAG/AFTRA ~ AEA
Photos: Guido Venitucci Photograpy 2019
"Ferraro steals the show more than once.
She has one of those faces that lights up the stage"
- Review of "January Thaw" by Virginia Tobias
Currently starring in horror camp feature film
A DEADLY LEGEND
playing in millions of homes in the US/Canada
Kristen Anne Ferraro was born in Springfield, MA, to Ralph, an Educator/Writer, and Anne Marie, a Nurse/Hospice Chaplain. She has one older brother and two younger sisters. She is a proud second-generation Italian-American. Her father was born in Martone, Reggio Calabria, in Southern Italy and immigrated with his mother to Ellis Island in New York. Her mother is of Irish, English, and French descent and is a former Catholic nun.
At the age of 10, Kristen began her performing arts journey, starting in local theater productions. Over the next several years, Ferraro would actively perform in leading roles in straight plays and musicals throughout Western MA and CT. At the ages of 14
and 16, respectively, she won awards in local theatre competitions for Best Performance by an Actress for her role in "Artichoke" (dir. Carroll Britch) and Best Performance by a Supporting Actress for her role in "Graceland" (dir. Robert Freedman ).
Upon high school graduation, she received several art scholarships for her long-standing presence as a performer in theaters throughout Western New England with close to 50 roles under her belt.
While a college student, she consistently played lead roles in summer stock, university musicals and was often a featured soloist in inter-collegiate chorale concerts. During this time, Ferraro was named one of the countries most talented college students by "Who's Who Amongst College and University Students."
After graduating from Bay Path University, she headed to New York City, where she studied the Meisner Technique at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre. Completing the first year of the program, Ferraro was accepted as a second year student among a small and select group of students. At the NP, she studied with well-known industry powerhouses such as Richard Pinter, Ron Stetson, Gary Ramsey, Ian McRae, and Ron Shetler.
Ferraro quickly began working professionally after graduation and headed out on the National Tour of "To Kill a Mockingbird" in the lead role of "Scout." Works that followed included the leading roles in an independent-feature film, multiple NYC-area theatre performances, and dedicated time learning on-set doing TV extra and stand-in work.
After entering the corporate world, Ferraro spent time working as a successful business professional in creative direction, strategic marketing, and communications at companies such as NBC, Forstmann Little & Company, MassMutual, and Cigna. While running her marketing firm, she was honored with the "40 Under 40" award for her business and non-profit contributions in New England under her former married name Kristen Kellner (Kellner Consulting). Ferraro also holds a BS, Business Mgt., from Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA. In October 2018, Bay Path University presented Ferraro with its "Young Alumni Award" for her ongoing success in business, philanthropy, and the arts.
Her first feature film as a producer, "A Deadly Legend," debuted in 2020 and was picked up for North American distribution by Gravitas Ventures and is globally represented by High Octane Pictures.
Kristen enjoys her home with her husband, Eric, in the Southwest in the United States.
Musical Theatre: Comedy
Musical Theatre: Legit
"In a subtly virtuoso performance, Kristen Anne Ferraro became a 12-year old boy for the night and delivered Jason flawlessly"
Review of "Falsettoland" by Clark Gesner,
Composer and Lyricist of the Broadway musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"