Kelly Karbacz Bio, Age, Net Worth, Height, Parents, Husband, Movies

Kelly Karbacz (Kelly Ann Karbacz) is an American actress. She is famously known for her role as Kasey Sankey in Orange Is The New Black.

Kelly Karbacz Biography

Kelly Karbacz (Kelly Ann Karbacz) is an American actress. She is famously known for her role as Kasey Sankey in Orange Is The New Black. She joined the cast in their fourth season. Her role is that of an inmate with white supremacist beliefs.

She is a graduate from Stuyvesant High School in New York City. Later on, she attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. The indtitute is part of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. In 2008, she played the part of Judy in the comedy Get Smart. The comedy also starred Steve Carell.

She also appeared in the 2003 film A Tale of Two Pizzas. Kelly has also appeared in a number of American TV shows. Among the shows include; Regular Joe, Undeclared, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Without a Trace and Third Watch.

Apart from television shows, she is also a theatre star. In 2012, Karbacz played the role of Casey in the Seattle production of First Date the Musical.

Kelly Karbacz Age

Kelly Karbacz was born in Queens, New York, United States of America. She was born on 19th February 1978. Her current age is 41 years old as of 2019.

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Kelly Karbacz Height

Kelly Karbacz has an hourglass figure with a beautiful height. She stands 5 feet 6 inches or 1.68 meters. Other information concerning her weight, body measurement, shoe size, bra size, dress size are unknown.

Kelly Karbacz Net Worth

Kelly Karbacz has been acting for the past over a decade now. She has made a huge fortune from her career. Moreover she has some projects for her coming up and we will see her in the screens for a very long time. Kelly Karbacz net worth is currently under review. But definitely her net worth has hit the thousand dollars mark.

She has accumulated most of her income or earnings from her work on movies and TV shows. Her exact salary is yet to be disclosed to the media. However, the average salary for actress in America is anywhere from $50,301 per year or $19.99 per hour.

Kelly Karbacz Parents

Kelly Karbacz was born in Queens, New York. She was raised in both Queens and Manhattan. Apart from that no other information about her parents is really known. We have no information about who her parents are or their occupation. We will update you immediately we get the actual information.

Kelly Karbacz Husband

Kelly prefers a secret and serene personal life. She has not been open with her personal life. We however know that she is married. Kelly Karbacz got married to Phillip James Griffith on 14th September, 2007. Before they finally tied the knot the couple had been dating for a very long time. There are however no details abouth the wedding ceremony.

Kelly Karbacz Movies And TV Shows

  • 1999 Sesame English as Niki
  • 2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Jill Foster
  • 2002 Undeclared as Jane
  • 2002 Law and Order as Jenny Snyder
  • 2002 Rubout as Jennifer
  • 2003 Regular Joe as Joanie Binder
  • 2003 A Tale of Two Pizzas as Lisa
  • 2004 Without a Trace as Sara
  • 2004 First Breath as Hannah
  • 2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Renata Virgini
  • 2007 Queens Supreme as Ms. Schmidt
  • 2008 Get Smart as Judy
  • 2008 Get Smart’s Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control as Judy
  • 2012 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit as Jess Whitley
  • 2013 Do No Harm as Lt. Tracey McCoy
  • 2016–2017 Orange Is the New Black as Kasey Sankey

Kelly Karbacz Interview

Q: How do you prepare for a role?

Kelly Karbacz: For film and television, when I am cast in a role, I research as much as possible and request as much information as I can about the character from the creative team of the project. I re-read the full script and then focus more intensely on my scene work. I memorize my lines early on because it is much easier for me to find the core of my character once the script is in my bones and I don’t have to think about what I’m saying. Music is key for me too, so I find songs that connect me emotionally to the work I need to do. Once I’m on set to shoot, the wardrobe, hair and makeup add another layer and help me figure out how my character moves and behaves. I then put all the elements together and do my very best to give an honest and truthful performance. For theatre, the rehearsal period is very different but I use much of the same preparation.

Q: Tell us about your role in “Orange is the New Black”?

Kelly Karbacz: I play inmate, Kasey Sankey, and she is the leader of the White Power Movement at Litchfield. Sankey was introduced in Season 4 and she aggressively tries to gain the respect of the other inmates and expand the turf for her “family”. She is tough and has a very short fuse, but is a complex character with many layers to her. Sankey says and does undeniably horrific things, but also has these interesting moments of possible redemption. She surprisingly pulls back from confrontation, she tries to rally the other inmates for the greater good, and she tries to acknowledge that the other women are not as bad as she expected them to be. I’m excited for the fans to see her continue to evolve.

Q: What’s your favorite part about working on this project?

Kelly Karbacz: I truly love everything about my job. I have the privilege of being on an international hit show, with the most incredible fans, working alongside one of the most gifted ensembles in television, and that blessing is never lost on me. OITNB, because of Jenji Kohan, and our extraordinary writers, is in a class by itself in the way it sheds light on the most important issues in our current culture. I also love that I get to challenge myself creatively by playing a role so different from anything I’ve ever played before.

Q: Who is your best friend on the set?

Kelly Karbacz: We really are one big, beautiful Orange family. I am close with so many of my cast mates, especially the “new blood” inmates because we all joined the show around the same time and bonded instantly.

Q: What we can expect of Season 5?

Kelly Karbacz: Season 5 is super intense and the stakes are higher than ever. We pick up right where we left off, in the middle of a prison riot and hostage situation. The inmates have taken over Litchfield, fueled by their collective rage over Poussey’s death and the abusive treatment by the new guards. As Season 5 unfolds, viewers will see how this shift of power affects inmates and guards alike, as well as those outside the prison. Unexpected alliances form, backstories shed more light on those who inhabit Litchfield, and audiences will witness the strength of the human spirit as everyone copes with loss and finds the will to carry on. With Sankey, fans will see different sides to her and learn more about her life. She also continues to struggle with her ideology and whether or not it should always dictate her behavior.

Q: What role would you love to play that you haven’t yet?

Kelly Karbacz: I’m not sure if my ultimate dream role has been written yet. However, there are several recent performances that inspire me and certainly make me yearn to play roles of the same caliber- Viola Davis in “Fences,” Robin Wright in “House of Cards,” and Jessica Lange in “Feud.” Clearly, I am drawn to strong, powerful female characters with great emotional depth and rich, compelling stories to tell.

Q: What advice would you give to those who want to be in this business?

Kelly Karbacz: Practice your craft and stay inspired by keeping that passion and fire burning within you. Work on your own projects if you can and witness the art all around you. As far as the acting part goes, you’ll usually end up where you need to be in a scene, without pushing for anything, if you start from a simple, honest place. Stay present and relaxed in the moment, and just talk. The business side is definitely a roller coaster with highs and lows. Stay focused on doing your best work consistently, and people will notice. Run your own race because everyone is on their own path. The roles that are right for you will find their way to you. When it gets tough, do your best to hold onto that hope and positivity that brought you to this crazy show business in the first place, and remember that you usually struggle most right before a big breakthrough.

Q: What other projects are you working on?

Kelly Karbacz: I’m currently working on two theatre pieces- a musical and a straight play. They are both in the early stages so I can’t share any details yet, but I’m thrilled to be able to help develop them. They are meaty, wonderful roles and I’m excited to see how they evolve.

Q: What are the 3 things you can’t live without?

Kelly Karbacz: My family, music and the ocean

Q: What is your favorite healthy food?

Kelly Karbacz: I love a good chopped salad and I live on green tea.

Q: And your favorite cheat food?

Kelly Karbacz: Mint chocolate chip ice cream

Q: How’s your typical day?

Kelly Karbacz: In this industry nothing is typical, every day holds a new adventure.

Q: Something people don’t know about you?

Kelly Karbacz: I started in show business when I was a kid, and my first big break was playing “Louisa” in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Lincoln Center’s New York City Opera.

Q: Five years from now you will be…

Kelly Karbacz: Continuing to play fulfilling roles and working on projects that bring me great joy and satisfaction.

Q: What kind of music do you like?

Kelly Karbacz: I love music in general. I live for John Legend and Bruno Mars, and Hip-Hop, Rap and R&B are my go to music choices, always have been. I can never go wrong with Jay Z.

Q: Do you support any charity?

Kelly Karbacz: In the past, I’ve supported The Alzheimer’s Association, numerous military and veteran organizations and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Q: Your idea of a perfect Sunday is…?

Kelly Karbacz: A day at the beach- sun, sand, walk along the shore, long swim, and reading a good book while I listen to the waves roll in. Follow that up with a delicious meal and then cuddling up on the couch to watch my favorite shows. Ahhh, so nice, right?

Q: Do you have any other hobbies?

Kelly Karbacz: Yoga, Hiking, and road tripping with my husband.

Q: What do you think of Social Media?

Kelly Karbacz: I think it’s a wonderful way to connect with fans, especially the OITNB fans who are the greatest in the world!!!

Q: Where we can follow you?

Kelly Karbacz: You can follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: @KellyKarbacz