Kelly Mantle can currently be seen alongside Tammie Brown in the web series #TheBrownsShow. Kelly also recently guest starred on the TV show, “Lucifer.” Last year, Kelly made Oscars history by being the first person ever to be approved and considered by The Academy for both Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress for their performance in the movie “Confessions Of A Womanizer.” Kelly is the first openly gender-fluid person to be considered for an Oscar. Kelly is also featured in the movie “Middle Man” alongside Jim O’Heir and Andrew J. West in theaters now.
Kelly has guest-starred on a whole bunch of TV shows like Rizzoli & Isles, Eagleheart, The New Normal, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mike & Molly, New Adventures of Old Christine, Southland, CSI, Judging Amy, Nip/Tuck, Cold Case, Will & Grace, George Lopez, and a recurring role on NYPD Blue.
Kelly was also featured on LOGO’s stand-up comedy special, “DragTastic NYC” and season six of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
As a stage actor, Kelly has starred in over 50 plays in the theatre. Kelly wrote & starred in their critically-acclaimed one-person show “The Confusion Of My Illusion” which was produced at the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Theatre at the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
As a singer, songwriter, and musician, Kelly has released three albums which have been hailed by critics everywhere. Kelly is currently in the studio finishing up their fourth album to be released in 2020.
Kelly grew up in Oklahoma like their uncle, the late great Mickey Mantle. (Yep…Kelly’s a switch-hitter too.) Kelly received a B.F.A. in Theatre from the University of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Second City in Chicago.