Performing and visual artist, author, educator, and entrepreneur Kerry Perdue is a native Californian who grew up in Orange County and the San Francisco Bay area. After graduating from the University of Southern California with both a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree, Kerry went on to work in various aspects of the entertainment and creative industries. Among her many projects, Kerry wrote and produced advertising campaigns for Fortune 100 companies, coordinated scripts for Black Entertainment Television, and costumed Elisha Cuthbert for Academy Award nominated Director Roland Joffe and "The Goldbergs" Costume Designer Jennifer Marlin. Kerry has also taught various English, Drama/Film, Rhetoric, and Literature courses at The University of Texas at Dallas, Saddleback College, McCoy Rigby Entertainment, Tarrant County College, and Pasadena City College. As a professional Meisner-trained artist, Kerry trained with Janet Alhanti and appeared in stage, television, and film productions alongside artists such as Bill Cosby, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, Robert Urich, Eric McCormack, and Sean Hayes. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. Kerry comes from an artistic family - her grandfather Robert H. Hildebrand’s photographs were recently the focus of a six-month solo exhibition and lecture series at the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum. Her grandmother, Jane Cullum, was a saxophonist for the Ina Ray Hutton and Her Melodears band. Another member of Kerry's family, Dick Glasser, wrote and produced albums for Andy Williams, Johnny Cash, Dean Martin, Hank Williams Jr., Vikki Carr, and The Everly Brothers.
Kerry's hobbies are reading, painting, collecting vintage clothes, and spending time with her rescued and crazy pomeranian, Midge ("Motormouth Midge") from recycledpoms.org.
Kerry's comedy novel A Spoonful of Black Widow is available on Amazon.
Kerry's piece Lady with Blue Eyeshadow and Dangling Earrings will be on display at Blue Line Arts Gallery from June 3-July 16, 2022. Piece is 5x7" and is framed and matted to approximately 11x14". Please contact the gallery directly for purchase inquiries.
Kerry appears as herself in Duran Duran's Face for Today official video.
Kerry's piece Thought was on display at Blue Line Arts Gallery.
The feature film Snuff featuring Kerry as Krys screened at the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, California.
OC Weekly writer Aimee Murillo led a Q&A with Director Dave Barton and the cast.