A relatively fresh-to-screen face, Olwen Kelly sprung to the limelight following an unorthodox performance. The Irish star may not be one of the easily recognizable faces in the industry yet but her outstanding portrayal of a corpse in the 2016 horror flick The Autopsy of Jane Doe has undoubtedly established her as a star to watch out for. Here are the reasons why the Irish model cum actress and yoga enthusiast’s profile deserves special mention and should not escape your attention.
Olwen Kelly – Bio
The Celbridge-born actress has not publicly disclosed her exact birthdate. However, Olwen Catherine Kelly is believed to have been born sometime in the 1980s. Going by public records, it is apparent that the Irish star is a pretty private person. There is a scarcity of information regarding her parents, family, childhood, and education.
However, we do know that Olwen is not the only product of her mother’s womb. She is one of the five children born to parents whose identities have not been made public knowledge. It is also common knowledge that the actress inherited her entertainment genes from her mother who was a musician back in the days. Besides the fact that Olwen and her siblings (three brothers and a sister) were raised by their parents, there is no other information readily available about the actress’s family and early life.
If Olwen’s academic records are anything to go by, it is safe to say she was not initially art-inclined while in school. For her tertiary education, the actress ironically studied Science at NUI Maynooth. But right after college, Olwen Kelly relocated to London in 2012 in order to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Endowed with the looks, she first began as a model signed under the Dublin Model agency. She recorded enviable feats as a model, appearing in several publications, as well as in ads and campaigns for top industry brands including Maxx, Next, and TK, among others.
After a few years in the modelling industry, Kelly caught the acting bug and made a switch to Hollywood. She made her acting debut in the 2014 movie Darkness on the Edge of Town. Two years later, she followed it up with a feature on the small screen in the TV series Why Life Sucks When You’re in Your 20’s: It’s Contagious. It was in this same year that Olwen Kelly got her first major breakthrough. The Irish actress garnered a lot of plaudits for her role as a cadaver in The Autopsy of Jane Doe. The 2016 film which chronicles the story of a father-and-son coroner team who faced horrors for dissecting the body of an anonymous woman has undoubtedly, established Olwen as a talented and versatile actress.
The movie was not only a commercial success but also brought the Irish actress widespread acclaim for her role as a corpse. Though Kelly did justice to the role, it was quite tasking as she had to sometimes lay down still for eight hours in a day while filming the horror movie. Olwen Kelly who’s now got her eyes wide open has since followed up with other projects. More recently, she featured in The Obscure Life of the Grand Duke of Corsica, as well as Winter Ridge – both movies were released in 2018.
While Kelly may not be one of the easily recognizable faces in Hollywood yet, her acting career has arguably gained momentum after her outstanding role in The Autopsy of Jane Doe. It is presumed that the talented Irish star, whose acting career is far from over, has a lot more to offer with several other projects still in the works.
Olwen Kelly’s industry efforts as a model and actress have undoubtedly yielded financial rewards. Though her exact salary and net worth have not been disclosed yet, the Irish star is presumed to have amassed a decent fortune while still striving to get to the peak of her career.
Boyfriend Or Husband If Married
Olwen Kelly is obviously one of those public figures who prefer to separate their professional and personal life, choosing to keep the latter under the radar. However, going by public records, it is apparent that the Irish model and actress is not, and has never been married…at least not yet! Nonetheless, Olwen may be a step closer to walking down the aisle with her heartthrob whose identity has not been disclosed. Given their discrete lifestyle, there is little or no information regarding Kelly and her mystery guy’s relationship. But it is no secret that the lovebirds first crossed paths at a Hackney bar and are now cohabiting in their London home.
Despite the mystery shrouding the couple’s relationship, they are presumed to have found true love in each other’s arms and continue to wax strong together. Regardless of Kelly and her mystery guy’s decision to go public or stay private with their romance, fans are hopeful that their love story eventually has a happy ending.
Other Interesting Facts
1. The Celbridge born actress is a yoga enthusiast, an art that helped her successfully portray the role of a corpse in The Autopsy of Jane Doe film. Kelly credits her ability to lie perfectly still for so long while filming the horror movie to her yoga skills and modelling experience.
2. Olwen Kelly has a very active social media life. While she may not be present on all popular social networking sites, the Irish actress has amassed a strong fanbase on her Twitter and Instagram accounts.
3. Kelly has enviable physical features which she does not hesitate to flaunt on social media. The actress stands tall at 5 feet 10 inches, a height that has undoubtedly been of advantage to her in the modelling industry. Olwen Kelly’s other body measurements are bust – 30 inches, waist – 26 inches, and hips – 36 inches.