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Kari Nissena

An award-winning American actress, Kari Nissena has performed extensively on both stage and screen. Covering just about every corner of the industry, she has acted in Film, Television, Theater, Radio, Commercials, Voiceover, and more. With hundreds of acting jobs to her credit, She is known for her complex, character roles. Having played everything... See full bio »

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Hollywood Inc.
Hollywood Inc. Dr. Linda Sanders / Officer Kris Westley / Nurse Kaylee / Drama Queen / Janie Maxi / Karen / Karesa / Karla Marchetti / Kate / Meryl Chandler / Soap Actress
Callous Tammy Young
Silver Patriot
Silver Patriot Camile / Dr. Chameleon
Social Nightmare
Social Nightmare Dr. Greenburg


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 2016 Coffee with Kari (TV Series)
- Pilot (2016)
 2015 Simply Haneef (TV Series)
 2015 The Weight of Blood and Bones (Short)
 2012-2015 Hollywood Inc. (TV Series)
Dr. Linda Sanders / Officer Kris Westley / Nurse Kaylee / ...
- Giving Back (2015)
- Sara (2014) ... Dr. Linda Sanders
- On with the Show (2012)
- You Do It ... Janie Maxi
 2014 The Rogue Report (Short)
Rebecca Flynn
 2014 Gone Doggy Gone
Command Center Chief
 2014/I Crossroads
 2014 Things That Actors Say (Short)
 2013 Defining Mel (TV Series)
Grace 'Clover Moon' Wilson (2013)
 2013 Revenge, Inc. (Short)
 2013 Social Nightmare (TV Movie)
Dr. Greenburg
 2012 The Disappointment of Jonathan Bender (Short)
Cynthia Tanner
 2012 Least Among Saints
 2011 The Casting Workshop (Video short)
Alicia Lynn
 2011 11/11/11 (Video)
 2011 Family 2.0 (Short)
 2010 Intervention: Mike (Short)
 2010 Sexual Harassment Orientation (Short)
 2010/I The Guilty (Short)
 2010 The Rendezvous: A Love Story (Short)
Louis's Therapist
 2010 Taking a Stand (Short)
Mrs. Brown
 2010 Eye on Entertainment (TV Series)
 2009 Callous
Tammy Young
 2009 Dear Lemon Lima
 2008 Humanity's End (Video)
 2008 Worth (Short)
 2008 The Mind Conjurers (Short)
 2008 Just Jordan (TV Series)
Stage Manager
- Boogie Toasties (2008) ... Stage Manager
 2007 A-Date (Short)
 2007 Pashittu (Short)
Woman in film
 2006 Cats on a Plane (Short)
 2006 Protected! (Video short)
Blanche Wiggum
 2005 Silver Patriot (Short)
Camile / Dr. Chameleon
 2005 Passions (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1508 (2005)
 2005 Raw Footage
Viv's Friend
 2004 Huff (TV Series)
- Assault & Pepper (2004) ... Margo (uncredited)
 2004 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Surgery Assistant
- Agatha Ripp (2004) ... Surgery Assistant (uncredited)
- Naomi Gaines (2004) ... Surgery Assistant (uncredited)
 2004 Ringtone Blues (Short)
Betty Sweetheart
 2003 A Simple Choice (Short)
Jogger 1
 2003 Blindsided (Short)
 2003 Teeth of Doom (Short)
 2003 Traxx (Short)
 2003 Music Is a Joke! (TV Short)
 2003 Strange as Angels
 2003 What Should You Do? (TV Series)
- Pencil in the Heart (2003) ... Teacher
 2002 Dual (Short)
Patti Mae
 2001 Resistance
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To star in "Callous", she gained 30 pounds, wore wigs, had 17 costume changes, used an accent, and her character aged a span of 30 years throughout the film. The film went on to win 4 "Best Picture" awards and she won "Best Actress" when it went on the film festival circuit. See more »


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