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Mini Bio (1)

Kathy Connell produced the Screen Actors Guild Awards® since its inception, serving the first two years as chair of the SAG Awards® Committee and as one of the producers for Screen Actors Guild. In 1996, she stepped down from her position on the SAG Board of Directors to become the first full-time producer of the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

In 2007, Connell was appointed executive producer, national programming for Screen Actors Guild. An advocate for the environment, she helped SAG and the SAG Awards adopt green practices. As a result, in 2011 the SAG Awards were honored with the Environmental Media Association's Green Seal for the third consecutive year.

A strong supporter and activist for actors' rights, Connell served fourteen years on the Board of Directors of Screen Actors Guild, finishing her term of service as SAG's national recording secretary. While an elected official of the SAG Board, she spearheaded the idea for an awards show in which actors would honor actors for outstanding performances each year. Connell led the small group of SAG Board members who devised the entire Awards program - from the categories, rules and design of the award to the sit-down dinner club ambiance - in 14 months, resulting in the highly successful debut on NBC in 1995 of very first Screen Actors Guild Awards. She initiated the concept of the ensemble award.

Additionally, in 1998, she co-produced Annie McGreevy's critically acclaimed The Sheetcake for the American Film Institute.

A second-generation actor, Connell performed in television, commercials and on stage for over 25 years. Among her numerous theater credits are the national tour of The Royal Family with Eva La Gallienne, and appearances at the Syracuse Stage, the Pennsylvania Stage and off-Broadway.

She is the daughter of John Connell and is married to actor Daryl Anderson.

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Spouse (1)

Daryl Anderson (28 July 1984 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (9)

Daughter of John Connell and Mila Connell.
Sister of John V. Connell.
Daughter of actor John Connell.
Producer of the Screen Actors Guild Awards since its inception; devised the ensemble award.
Executive Producer of National Programming for Screen Actors Guild.
Served 14 years on the National Board of Directors of Screen Actors Guild. Served as National Recording Secretary of Screen Actors Guild.
Served as an international jurist for the Irish Film and Television Awards 2011.
Assistant National Executive Director of Awards and National Programming for SAG-AFTRA.
Executive Producer of SAG Awards.

Personal Quotes (2)

You have to acknowledge that Hollywood has been a major force in helping shape and reflect the country," says the show's producer, Kathy Connell. "We're going to give everyone a feel for where we started, what's gone on and where we're going." Connell also expects the unexpected. "This is live television. The actors are going to do what the actors want to do and that's what makes it exciting.
In early 1976, I went to see "27 Wagons Full of Cotton" at the old Playhouse on West 48th. Out came a pretty young actress. It was a nice few minutes but nothing out of the ordinary, I thought. As I watched, I became aware of smoke starting to waft through the theater. The actress continued until the smoke was so distracting that the audience was murmuring. The actors left the stage and the audience vacated the theater until the smoke from an air conditioning malfunction had cleared. The play started over again a half hour later. The actress started again. Everything about her performance was exactly the same but at the same time it was fresh, all new. Wow. I immediately dived into my program to find out whom I was watching. The name was unfamiliar. Meryl Streep, I thought, I'll be seeing more of her.

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