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Kerri Kenney-Silver

Kenney-Silver before shooting a scene of Suburban Shootout in Southampton Village, New York, September 2008
Born January 20, 1970 (1970-01-20) (age 39)
Westport, Connecticut, U.S.
Occupation Actress, Comedienne, Singer, Writer
Years active 1992–present

Kerri Kenney-Silver (born January 20, 1970) is an American actress, comedienne, singer and writer. She is best known for her role as Deputy Trudy Wiegel on the Comedy Central series Reno 911!.


Early life

Kenney-Silver was born in Westport, Connecticut, the daughter of Carol and Larry Kenney, an actor who is known for his classic voice-over work.[1] She has a sister, Ashley, and a brother, Tanner.


During the early 1990s, Kenney-Silver joined with the sketch comedy group The State. The group was picked up for a self-titled sketch comedy show on MTV, The State, which lasted for three seasons between 1993 and 1995. After the show's completion, Kenney-Silver continued working with her fellow troupe members on other projects. In 1996, she co-wrote and starred in Viva Variety, a parody of variety shows that aired on Comedy Central for two seasons.

In 2000, Kenney-Silver followed in her father's footsteps, voicing the character of "Gravitina" in the children's cartoon Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. She has since done a number of voices on the Nickelodeon series Invader Zim. Additionally, she was cast as a regular on The Ellen Show, which aired until 2001. She later found success with other cast members from The State in Reno 911!, a police parody series that entered its sixth season on Comedy Central in 2009. On the show, she portrays Deputy Trudy Wiegel. Kenney-Silver also appeared on the TV series Still Standing. She is also an avid banjo player.

In July 2008, Kerri Kenney-Silver made her debut as "Dame Delilah", the title character in the web series Dame Delilah's Fantasy Ranch & Gift Shoppe. On the site various comedians give video testimony as characters working at or otherwise visiting the fictional Cat House. Kenney-Silver created the series and it was produced by husband Steve Silver and Jared Mazzaschi.[2]

Kenney-Silver was among the cast of Suburban Shootout, a pilot episode directed and executive produced by Barry Sonnenfeld for HBO. The pilot filmed completely in The Hamptons, Long Island, in September 2008. HBO has not announced if it will pick up the pilot for a season. If the network does, Kenney-Silver may leave Reno 911! along with co-star Mary Birdsong, who is also among the Suburban Shootout cast. The pilot is based on the British comedy of the same name. [3]

In late 2008, she appeared in the film Role Models alongside Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott.

She was also in "National Lampoon's Pledge This!".

Personal life

Kenney-Silver was also the lead singer and bass guitarist of the all-female indie rock band Cake Like. She is married to cinematographer Steven V. Silver and they have one son, born on August 6, 2005.


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