Kirby Howell-Baptiste Biography

Kirby Howell-Baptiste

Kirby Howell-Baptiste was born and raised in London, England. From a very young age Kirby had the desire to perform, she was first enrolled in acting classes at the Anna Scher Theatre (now known as the Young Actors Theatre) by her Mother at the age of 8. She continued to act and study drama throughout her high school career, starring in and directing a number of pieces including 'The Permanent Way', and 'Rita, Sue and Bob Too'.Upon leaving school, Kirby starred in 'Echoic', an original West End play with the Talawa Theatre Company, Britain's foremost Black-led Theatre company. She also starred in a number of TV shows, most notably in the BBC's Holby City and Channel 4's Cape Wrath. Kirby's passion then led her to study acting at the East 15 Acting School where she starred in 'Aalst', and the stage adaptation of the Danish film 'Festen'.
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Upon moving from London to Los Angeles, Kirby continued her studies at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, where notable roles included Patricia in 'Sight Unseen', Brenda in 'Four Dogs and a Bone', and Mrs Muller in a production of John Patrick Shanley's 'Doubt'. She Also starred in Pendleton King's 'Cocaine' with award winning director Sasha Krane.Kirby continues to study her craft at John Kirby Studios, and work as an actress in Los Angeles.

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