Kinsey was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California and made her stage debut at an early age. She was active in theater throughout junior high and high school, and graduated with Honors from UCSB with a Bachelor’s degree in Dramatic Arts (emphasis in Acting, Writing and Directing) and a minor in Psychology.
She received the Corwin Award for her original script, Sexless, and was invited to write for the esteemed Santa Barbara production company, Dramatic Women. The following year, her play, Screaming in the Dark, debuted at Center Stage Theatre in Santa Barbara. Both of these plays have recently been submitted for publication.
Kinsey subsequently joined the theatrical troop, Genesis West, with Maurice Lord. Credits include playing Shelley in Sam Shepard’s Buried Child, Loretta in Featuring Loretta, Gail in George F. Walker’s Escape From Happiness, and Mae in Maria Irene Fornes’ Mud.
Kinsey produced and starred in Wendy MacLeod's, The House of Yes at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Los Angeles, which was critically acclaimed in the Los Angeles press. She was cast in a Fox Television pilot presentation with Naked Angeles and Fox TV, starring as Dana in Employed, which was later picked up by the network.
Television credits have included Critter Gitters, Scrubs, Fastlane, Hidden Hills, The Mullets, Sleeper Cell and The Ex List.
Film credits include Nuclear Family, a post-apocalyptic film starring Ray Wise and Corin Nemec. Expecting Mary,
premieres this month in Palm Springs. The film stars Elliot Gould, Linda Gray, Lainie Kazan, Cloris Leachman, Della Reese, Oleysa Rulin, Cybill Shepherd and Gene Simmons.
Mr. Nice, starring Rhys Ifans, Chloe Sevigny, David Thewlis and Crispin Glover which premiered at SXSW and Edinburgh to rave reviews.
Slated for a worldwide release later this year. Infestation, Icon’s latest film with Chris Marquette, Ray Wise and Brooke Nevin, scheduled for
theatrical release in 2011 and currently playing on the SyFi Channel. In the psychological thriller, Circle (Michael Watkins), she stars
as a young FBI ingénue, also starring Peter Onorati, Gail Grady and Michael DeLuise. The Kreutzer Sonata (Bernard Rose), starring Danny
Huston, Elizabeth Rohm and Angelica Huston, received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival.
Kinsey played Maggie in the award winning short, Crazy Love, which won Best of Fest at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and gave her the Best Actress nod at the Instant Films Festival. She can be seen in The Shuttle Run, which premiered at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival, and she lent her voice to The Meaning of Life, a Don Hertzfeldt animated film which premiered at Sundance. She costarred with Clancy Brown and Kim Coates in the independent short, Homeowner, and was cast in Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex and More Sex, a George Furth and Actors Studio production that ran at the Matrix Theatre in Hollywood.
Modeling campaigns include Fredericks of Hollywood, Shiseido, Match.com, Connected Magazine, Getty Images, West Bay and Super Soft Lingerie. Commercial credits include Mars Bars, the Farrah Fawcett Promo for “Finding Farrah,” the Entourage Promo, several condo lines including Japan’s Sparkle Club Vacations, Smoke Films and the Shiseido makeup line.
Kinsey is an experienced horseback rider, photographer, Pilates enthusiast, ballet and Salsa dancer, theater junkie, animal lover and an avid camper.
Kinsey is classically trained including Shakespeare and Meisner, and is currently studying here in Los Angeles with Larry Moss, Patsy Rodenburg and Nancy Banks.