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 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 plays Felicity Bond in the twice BAFTA nominated CBBC comedy, DNN.
Lyons is Celebrity Supporter for the Arthritis Care Charity. She has been in remission from her Juvenile Arthritis for ten years.
On St. Georges Day 2012, Lyons became a British Citizen, therefore making her a dual citizen of the USA and England.
Kelly-Anne teamed up with Stroke at the start of 2016 and is hosting a charity ride at Boom Cycle on May 25th for Make May Purple. If you’d like to donate to the Stroke Association, please visit www.justgiving.com/spinforstroke.
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