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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 couple of 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. 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 looking forward to diving into the Chicago market more and more, but I am glad to say (as a self proclaimed Start Trek enthusiast) that you can now find me performing regularly on the Otherworld Theatre stage in Starship Edsel: An Improvised Star Trek Satire! An who knows where else 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: 11/17/23


Upcoming Performances:

Starship Edsel

Come see me in this Star Trek improv satire, performances every other 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:

The Worlds Divide Animated Feature Premiere!

I am proud to have been a part of this amazing indie animated film, The Worlds Divide, by the immensely talent Denver Jackson had it's big screen premier at the Spark Animation Festival this November in Vancouver!

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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