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Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

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"Kendra Munger captures her; the performance is breathtaking." -Director Anne Lower on Kendra's portrayal of doomed actress Peg Entwistle

"One of the most impressive performances was by Kendra Munger as the Beggar Woman. She is such a brilliant singer, the audience doesn't even realize she has some of the most difficult vocals in the whole show. And even though her makeup made her look grotesque, underneath it all you can see she is a very beautiful woman as well as an extremely accomplished actress." -Director and Lee Strasberg Acting teacher Derrel Maury

Kendra grew up in New Canaan, CT, the daughter of a United Airlines pilot and flight attendant, allowing her to travel the world at a young age and experience different people and cultures. The family attended a Quaker Meetinghouse, where work for peace and justice were very much nurtured.

Kendra was drawn to the stage early, performing first in community theatre at the age of 9, and moving to professional theatre at 12. But it was only as an adult that Kendra learned she was continuing a family business. Kendra directly descends from a long line of professional actors who were active on the British stage for generations, spanning over a hundred years in the 1800's!

After majoring in Theatre at Skidmore College, Kendra interned as a performing apprentice at the Jupiter Theatre in Florida, then studied Shakespeare in London, toured the United States with children's theatre companies and played leading roles in regional theatres up and down the East Coast.

Kendra then originated the role of Princess Diana in the much-hyped production of "Queen of Hearts" Off-Broadway, which also landed her on such shows as "Entertainment Tonight", "Access Hollywood" and "Extra."

Moving to Los Angeles brought TV and film credits which have included: Star Trek: Picard, NCIS, A.P. Bio, The Young & the Restless and All My Children, as well as a personal favorite: the recurring role of the ghost of Peg Entwistle (the distraught actress who threw herself off the Hollywood Sign in 1932) in the cult web series "They Live Among Us."

Kendra's love for all animals led her to animal rescue. She has taken in many young and sick animals until forever homes could be found (and she enjoys posting pictures of her own two "foster fails" on Instagram @kendramungeractor)

In the summer of 2017 Kendra was surprised to be diagnosed with stage IV follicular lymphoma, a non-curable but highly treatable form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Following 6 rounds of chemotherapy and an additional 2 years of immunotherapy, Kendra is now what they call "NED" (no evidence of disease). As humor and "searching for silver linings" are Kendra's preferred way of dealing with challenges, she likes to joke that the Universe was just saying that she needed to change her look! When her long blonde hair fell out, casting loved her new, short, edgier style and convinced her to keep it (so thank you, Universe!)

Most recently Kendra has written her first pilot, "Stroked", with writing partner Julie Garnye. The project has producers attached and has generated interest from current series regulars and showrunners.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kendra Munger

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