In many professions and endeavors, success can either be deliberate or accidental. Deliberate in the sense that you work towards it, expecting that the end result is a happy ending of triumphant accomplishment. Accidental because sometimes, you simply stumble upon success without following the template set beforehand. This is very common in the acting profession and Olwen Kelly is one of the minorities who has achieved stardom through accidental means.
She made her first credited debut in 2014 but it was in 2016 that her name became recognizable through her performance in The Autopsy of Jane Doe. Since then, she has appeared in a number of other films, including Winter Ridge and Ascension. In this article, we take a closer look at her life and compile five interesting things you can learn about her. Read on.
Olwen Kelly – Bio
It is a curious thing. One day, you are nobody to the world, going about your personal goals outside the consciousness of the media and the rest of the world at large, and then one day, everyone wants to know your name and what you’ve been doing your whole life. It can be both fascinating and terrifying but that is the transition of a successful actor, which Olwen Kelly has been since she starred in The Autopsy of Jane Doe in 2016.
Her life began in Dublin, Ireland on a year or date of birth that is yet unknown. We also do not know much about her parents but we know she was born as one of five children, with four siblings that include three brothers and a sister.
Olwen Kelly has always been interested in becoming an actress, at least since she was a child but sometimes, our dreams do not always come through the path we hoped for.
With the dearth of information about the background of Olwen Kelly, we cannot say definitively if she attended college. However, we have been able to gather some information about the overall life of Olwen Kelly thus far. Without further ado, here is a look at five interesting things about her.
Five Interesting Facts About Olwen Kelly
1. She used to be a model
Olwen Kelly grew up wanting to be an actress but the path did not show up for her. After working in a retail shop for a while in a bid to make ends meet, Kelly’s physical perfection paved a way for her to earn above minimum wage as a model. She was able to model for brands like TK Maxx and Next and appeared in several fashion and brand publications.
Although she has had her breakout role as an actress, Olwen Kelly still takes on modeling gigs.
2. Olwen Kelly is the eldest child in the family
We mentioned earlier that Olwen Kelly was born into a family of five children what we didn’t tell you is, she is the first one. Knowing the responsibilities that fall on the shoulders of the first child, it is tremendous courage and strength that Olwen has chosen to pursue a career in the creative industry where income is not guaranteed.
3. She is not the only creative soul in the family
Not much is known about Olwen Kelly’s family in general but we have been able to gather a little more detail about her family and it turns out that she is not the only one blessed with creativity in the family. At least one other person is her mother, who used to be a singer in the 80s and early 90s. One could even say Kelly got the gene from her mother.
4. Olwen Kelly played a corpse for her breakout role
For many actors and actresses, their breakout role, the one they always point to as the film or TV show that made them famous, is often a dramatic role that at the very least requires them to play a living person, but that was not in the case of Olwen Kelly, however. Having made her debut in the film, Darkness on the Edge of Town, and an unnamed role in her first TV show, Why Life Sucks When You’re in Your 20s, she got her breakout role via The Autopsy of Jane Doe, where she played Jane Doe, a corpse throughout the film.
5. She met her boyfriend in a bar
Either in a bar or online via the multiple of dating apps that exist, that is where modern human beings meet their romantic partners today and that was the case of Olwen Kelly, who met her boyfriend (name still unknown) at a dive bar in Hackney named The Dolphin.
The relationship appears to be going well so far, with the couple living together in London.