Joanne Kelly

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Myka Bering on Warehouse 13

Born:

1/1/1980, Bay d'Espoir, Newfoundland, Canada

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  • Canadian stage, film, and television actress Joanne Kelly, most popular for her role as Secret Service Agent Myka Bering on the SyFy original series Warehouse 13, grew up on a farm in Newfoundland, a small town with a population of 700 people. Not having television for entertainment, Joanne occupied herself with reading sci-fi and fantasy books such as the works of JRR Tolkien. After finishing high school at Greenwood Academy in Milltown, Bay d'Espoir in 1996, she moved to Wolfville, Nova Scotia to attend Acadia University where she graduated in 2000. It was in her early-20s that Kelly pursued a career in acting, first appearing in plays and later on auditioning for television gigs in Canada. In February 2002, Joanne made her television debut as Zareth, a Desserian thief possessing chameleon powers, in an episode of the syndicated sci-fi drama Tracker. Soon after, she guest-starred in another sci-fi show called Mentors, which was filmed and set in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Her first series regular role came in the Fall of 2003, appearing as Liberty "Libby" Kaufman in the second season of the post-apocalyptic drama Jeremiah, which starred Luke Perry as the title character. Her other memorable roles include playing Sara Collins, a senator's wife and the object of an FBI search, on the FOX series Vanished and Bianca, the most powerful vampire in Chicago, on The Dresden Files. Prior to her work on television, Kelly was involved with the theatre company Shakespeare by the Sea, where she performed in productions of Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, and Measure for Measure. She also got to tour to the Minack in Cornwall, England for the staging of Romeo and Juliet. Her other theatrical credits include Same Plan Co-op's Seven Stories and HurlyBurly Theatre Company's Macbeth. In 2004, she played a gorgeous hitchhiker in the comedy National Lampoon's Going the Distance. The next two years, Joanne starred in several made-for-TV movies including Whiskey Echo, Playing House, and Heyday!. In 2009. the re-branded SyFy Channel brought her in to play Agent Bering and team up with another Secret Service agent, Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock) and warehouse keeper Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek) to track down and procure mysterious, ancient artifacts on Warehouse 13.moreless

    Birth Name:

    Joanne Kelly

    Gender:

    Female

    Birth Place:

    Bay d'Espoir, Newfoundland, Canada

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    • Joanne: For me, a well-written character is a well-written character. It doesn't matter what genre it's in.

    • Joanne: I'm Canadian so I don't think our government is hiding much. I don't think we have much to hide. I've always been suspicious of the government. I mean, there's conspiracy theories floating around especially after 9/11 and all that kind of stuff. I think it's fascinating that there could be certain people in power that are hiding things from the masses.

    • Joanne: (on doing "Warehouse 13") I'm exhausted and my legs are bruised but the show allows me to be a kid again. And I love conspiracy theories, so it's easy for me to dig in.

    • Joanne: When you're not from the city you have a direct relationship with the environment. My dad hunts. I've eaten moose and caribou for most of my life. My mom has a garden. We compost. That's the way I was raised. That's the way I grew up. So to come to a city where you're so removed from everything, you try to do everything that you can. You recycle, you buy local and organic. You do everything that you can to support a local ecosystem.

    • Joanne: (about working with Saul Rubinek on "Warehouse 13") He's kind of like our dad. He takes care of us. he's lovely and he has so much passion and experience and still loves what he does and cares a lot. Which is great for younger actors like us, to have that on set.

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    • Joanne is 5' 8" (1.73 m) tall. She has natural curly cinnamon-colored hair.

    • If she could choose to become any monster she wants, Joanne would want to be a vampire.

    • For her role as Myke Bering on Warehouse 13, Joanne had to undergo Taekwondo training.

    • Joanne has been an athlete for a long time and used to play basketball, volleyball, and badminton. She also used to run track.

    • Kelly acted as a producer in the Castawayhorse theatrical production of Oleanna.

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