Kinna is originally from Levelland, Texas. She has lived in L.A. for the past 9 years. She loves sushi, shopping and being shallow. She hates technical difficulties, paying for refills and being away from her boyfriend.
Kinna has always known that she wanted to be a professional entertainer. Since she was a child, she has been performing. From Sheer Energy Panty Hose commercial parodies for her next door neighbors to standing in front of her house with a tennis racket for a guitar, singing improvised songs as the traffic would go by.
Through grade school and up, Kinna put her focus in the theater, choir and boys. She’s been playing old ladies on-stage ever since she was 11.
After attending South Plains College, where Kinna was just shy of a few credits of graduating because of math, stupid math, she moved to Dallas to attend Kim Dawson’s Acting Conservatory of the Southwest (where she did graduate because she didn’t have to take math, stupid math). She eventually signed with the Kim Dawson Talent Agency and started booking films like Office Space and Where The Heart Is.
In 2001, Kinna moved to L.A. to pursue her acting in television and films. She has appeared on such shows as CSI, Strong Medicine, Bernie Mac and had a recurring role on American Dreams. Some of her other film credits include, Grilled, National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 2, Anarchist Cookbook, Elsewhere, The Suicide and Cupcake. Kinna has won numerous awards for her roles in The Suicide and Cupcake. Kinna is consistently working on content for the web and other creative projects. One of Kinna’s passions is improvisation and live theater. She performs monthly in improvisational theatre at The Groundlings, under the direction of Gary Austin, Founder of The Groundlings. She has been in bands, cabaret acts, sang on numerous cds and continues to find ways to use her voice. She has done voice over work and is classically trained as a singer.
Kinna is currently a guest artist in Del Shores new play, Yellow. As well performing monthly with Dog Bread her improv troupe. She is writing on a one-woman show and other projects for herself. Click on the news section of my site to find out show dates and times for upcoming projects and shows.
Kinna would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support throughout the years. Special thanks to Tony Hale, her nutritionist/trainer, who helped her shed over a hundred pounds and to her boyfriend Jo, for putting up with her and for creating this very site.