Actress. Shakespearean. Lover of sci-fi.
Casey McKinnon is a professional actress born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, holds a BA degree from McGill University, and currently resides in Los Angeles.
She launched her theatre career in 2014 playing a gender-bent Guildenstern in Hamlet Max at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and later that year played Lady Stutfield in Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance at Sacred Fools Theatre. In 2015, she played German journalist Grete in Donald Margulies’ Sight Unseen at The Lounge Theatre in Hollywood’s historic Theatre Row, gaining critical praise as a “sassy delight.”
In 2007, she made her big screen debut in independent western film Six Reasons Why working opposite Colm Feore (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Thor, The Chronicles of Riddick), and has lent her elven features to roles in ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining and Elf Sabers.
Best known for her extensive web series career dating back to 2005, she has earned a number of awards, and accumulated millions of followers online. Her two best known series, sci-fi comedy show Galacticast and comic book review show A Comicbook Orange, went viral multiple times, receiving over 13 million views. She has written about her experience as a web video producer for The Guardian, spoken on panels at conferences including South by Southwest (SXSW) and the San Diego Comic-Con, appeared as a guest on TableTop with Wil Wheaton, produced and directed Sony’s official San Diego Comic-Con coverage, and promoted STEM education by playing a female engineer in NASA’s official YouTube series IRrelevant Astronomy.
Whatever time she has left is probably spent running lines with Wolfie by her side, watching sci-fi and period TV series, or playing video games. A huge supporter of micro-loan organization Kiva, she has also led charity fundraisers for Child’s Play and Movember.
- 2012: IAWTV Awards - Nominated for two awards for "A Comicbook Orange"
- 2010: Clicker Awards - Winner of Best Web Non-Fiction for "A Comicbook Orange"
- 2010: Streamy Awards - Nominated for Best Hosted Web Series for "A Comicbook Orange"
- 2007: Parsec Awards - Nominated for three awards for "Galacticast"
- 2006: Vloggie Awards - Winner of five awards for "Galacticast" including Best Entertainment (Fiction)