Kerry Armstrong originally appeared as a weather girl in the 1970s and later landed a role as a key character in the Australian prison drama, Prisoner. Armstrong emigrated to the United States in 1981 where she studied at the Herbert Berghof acting school in New York City. Kerry had numerous work throughout the US. She returned to Australia in 1987. In the 1990s Kerry began acting in Australian television series, including Police Rescue, Ocean Girl, All Together Now and Half Way Across the Galaxy and Turn Left. She gained mainstream success landing the role of Heather Jelly in SeaChange (1998). Not only did Armstrong win both the IF Award and the Australian Film Institute Award for this performance, but - the same year - she won another AFI, for the final season of SeaChange, making her the second actress to win two AFI awards in one year. In 2002 she joined the cast of MDA. Her most recent role was in the film The Oyster Farmer.