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 from an abusive mother, to a glamorous movie star, to a super-villain, she seeks out roles that are multi-layered.
Her cast mates have included: Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill, Blade Runner,Splash,), Christopher Atkins (Blue Lagoon, Pirate Movie),Laura San Giacomo (Just Shoot Me, Sex, Lies, & Videotape, Pretty Woman),Danny Trejo (Sons of Anarchy, Machete),Bill Oberst Jr. (Dismal, The Secret Life of Bees),Rose McGowan (Charmed,Scream), Nicholas Turturro (Blue Bloods, NYPD Blue),Beth Grant (The Artist, Crazy Heart, No Country for Old Men), and Oscar-Winner Melissa Leo (Frozen River, Treme, The Fighter) … Just to name a few.
Her current and upcoming projects include: “Actor Transformation”, “The Audition”, “Hollywood Inc.”, & “The Guidette”.