American actress, television presenter and model


Growing up on America’s east coast, mainly based in New Jersey, Kelly-Anne found a passion for performing arts. She excelled in ballet, singing, and acting as a teenager, taking part in local theatre productions.

While in New York City receiving her BA degree, Kelly-Anne enjoyed taking acting classes. An NYC based modelling agency also signed Lyons, which began her modelling career. Shortly before graduation, Lyons was scouted by a UK based modelling agency who encouraged her to move to London, which she did one week after receiving her university degree, magna cum laude. Among the brand campaigns she has modelled for are Special K, The Body Shop, Fila, Fitness First, Microsoft, John Lewis, Wolford and Ted Baker.

However, acting has always been Lyons focal point and her credits on stage include Footloose, Father of the Bride, and Much Ado About Nothing.

Kelly-Anne Lyons


Kelly-Anne first burst onto the UK comedy scene playing the title role in the online sitcom Chelsey OMG!, produced by comedy veterans Channel X. The series accrued more than an expected cult following, with over three million viewers.

Kelly-Anne’s breakthrough role was as Kelly-Anne Manhattan, the lead female role in BBC’s Dick and Dom’s Funny Business, in which she played the funny sidekick to children’s favourites Dick and Dom.

Lyons became known for her various outrageous characters in hidden camera shows such as MTV’s Flash Prank, Channel 5’s Secret Interview, ITV1’s Fool Brittania, BBC1’s Richard Hammond’s Secret Service, and National Geographic’s Ape Man.  Lyons also played Tess in the BBC3 sitcom, Badults.

Lyons played Felicity Bond in the twice BAFTA nominated BBC comedy, DNN.

Lyons supports Versus Arthritis Charity (previously Arthritis Care) and The Stroke Association. Kelly-Anne has been in remission from Juvenile Arthritis for 15 years, and her Dad is a stroke survivor.
Lyons was proud to become a British Citizen on St Georges Day 2012, making her a dual citizen of England and the USA.
Kelly-Anne Lyons


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Eyes: Green
Hair: Brown
Height: 5’7”

Dr. Marina – Spy School
Zodiak Media for ITV1, Gary Brooks

Hip Hop Granny, Cheerleader, Various – Super Movers
BBC Sport for BBC, Paul Benham

Kelly-Anne (herself) – Dial Hard
Electric Ray for Dave

Rochelle – Hacker Time 5
CBBC, Emma Carroll

Lead (Various) – Bad Robots (Two Seasons)
Objective for E4, Ben Spiteri

Kelly-Anne (herself) – Match of the Day Kickabout

Kelly-Anne (herself) – Ultimate Brain
Zig Zag Productions for CBBC

Kelly-Anne (herself) – Jedward’s Big Adventure
Initial for CBBC

Felicity Bond – DNN (Two Seasons)
CBBC, Geoff Coward

Tess – Badults
Comedy Unit for BBC3, Ben Kellett

Lead (various) – Ape Man
Blink Media for National Geographic, Jack Jameson

Lead (various) – Richard Hammond’s Secret Service
Endemol for BBC 1, Julian Smith

Britney – Fool Brittania
ITV Studios for ITV 1, Paul Young

Lead (various) – Secret Interview
Twofour Productions for Channel 5, Charlie Anderson/Meyrick Cook

Lead (various) – Flash Prank
Splash Media for MTV, Al Campbell

Kelly-Anne (herself) – GagStars
BBC Comedy, Stuart Gillies

Kelly-Anne Manhattan – Dick and Dom’s Funny Business
BBC Comedy for BBC2/CBBC, DezMcCarthy/ Natalie Bailey

Anne-Marie – The Wedding Video
Baby Cow, Simon Hook

Kelly-Anne (herself) – Magic Numbers
Celador for ITV1

Jordan, the Clown – That’s My Kid!
Zodiak Entertainment for ITV1, George Sawyer

Chelsey Pucks – Chelsey OMG (Internet)
Channel X, George Sawyer

Britney Spears & Shanna Moakler – Celebhead (Internet)
VH1, Cheryl VanOoyen

Young Mum – Super Savers
Pulse Creative, Mark Denton

Tooth Fairy – Microsoft, The Nightmare Before Christmas
Rockabox, Ian Curtis

College Girl – Microsoft, Windows 7
Hungry Man Ltd

Main Girl – BBC, Something to Get Excited About
Red Bee Media, Darren Young

Veep, Series Two
HBO, Vanessa Baker

Kick-Ass 2
Marv Films and Plan B, Vanessa Baker

UK Campaign – Special K

Global Campaign – The Body Shop

Global Campaign – Fitness First

UK Print, Catalogue, Internet – John Lewis

UK Campaign – Weight Watchers

Character Comedy, Improvisation and Hidden Camera, Dance, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Field hockey, Basketball, Snowboarding, Kickboxing, Aerobics, Pilates, Yoga, Driving