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Photo credit: Zoe Mackenzie Photography

About Keely

Hello! My name is Keely Smith. I am a Chicago based actor, an awesomely nerdy Star Trek enthusiast, and I absolutely love storytelling. Stories can change or affect the world, or just one person... and either outcome is a success to me.


I hold a BFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University. Although my first two years in Chicago has been much different than I imaged, with COVID-19 keeping most (if not all) acting opportunities remote. I have been enjoying the opportunity to spend more time focusing on my voice acting career.

I am looking forward to diving into the Chicago market more now, as it is finally become safer to work in person, and exploring all the various mediums that appeal to me as an actor. As an avid gamer (yes I know, my nerd is showing... it's great right?!) it has always been a goal of mine to work in voice over for video games in the future.


I am always interested in making new connections, so please feel free to message me and, if you want, tell me your story! 

“Seize the time... Live now! Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.”  ― Jean-Luc Picard

Recent and Upcoming

UPDATED: 6/1/23

              It's SUMMER! Find out what I'm up to this June below! 

Upcoming Performances:

Rhino Fest 2023

I will be performing at Rhino Fest this June! Come see me in The Monologue Play at the Color Club on the following dates:

Sat, June 3rd 3:00-4:30pm 


Sat, June 17th 3:00-4:30pm

at The Color Club

4146 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618


The Monologue Play is an ongoing piece of work, initially performed by the author himself at open mics in back bar rooms this IN-PERSON/ LIVE performance recreated that very bar environment in a meta-performance, with actors, storytellers, and writers to embody the characters represented. The monologues are crafted from found language combined with creative nonfiction to create short works that examine issues of race, religion, identity, sex, and...The American Myth.


The Monologue Play is a double-bill performance with The Interview!

Producer: Timothy David ReyDirector: J'Sun Howard

Actors: Joy Young, Catrina Evans, Keely Smith.

Starship Edsel

Come see me in this Star Trek improv satire, performances every 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month @ 10pm CST  at the Otherworld Theatre in Chicago. You can see in person OR online in livestream format! You can enjoy this Star Trek based series at the theatre or anywhere in the globe!


Recent Releases:

Videogame Release Tainted Grail: Fall of Avalon

I am very grateful to Awaken Realms for having me in the role Eilidh in Tainted Grail: Fall of Avalon. Try out this Skyrim-like adventure, available now on Steam!

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