Kelli Maroney began her career acting and studying at the Guthrie Theater in her native Minneapolis. Like her fellow horror heroine Barbara Crampton, Maroney’s first roles were on daytime television: evil adolescent Kimberly Harris on RYAN’S HOPE and the vengeful Tina Clayton Lord Roberts on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. She made her film debut as ‘Spirit Bunny’ Cindy Carr in the teen comedy classic FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982).
Maroney achieved her greatest enduring cult popularity, however, in the horror and science fiction genres with NIGHT OF THE COMET (1984) and CHOPPING MALL (1986). Maroney has often cheerfully poked fun at her own B-movie starlet image in numerous TV guest star appearances, such as a crazed evangelist on HBO’s TRUE BLOOD. She has also continued to act on the stage in Los Angeles in productions such as PINK at the Renegade Theater, OUTWARD BOUND at the Hudson Backstage, THE EDGE OF ALLEGIANCE at the Met theater.
Maroney lives in Hollywood and has several projects in development as actor/producer.