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Celia Keenan-Bolger

Years active


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January 26, 1978 (age 46) (

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John Ellison Conlee (m. 2010)

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The Visit, Mariachi Gringo

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Alma mater

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Celia Keenan-Bolger (born January 26, 1978) is an American actress and singer.


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Early and personal life

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Keenan-Bolger was born in Detroit, Michigan. She is an alumna of the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit and the Detroit School of Arts High School (formerly the Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts). She is a graduate of the University of Michigan's musical theatre performance program. She is one of three children, all of whom are involved in the performing arts. Her brother, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, also graduated from the University of Michigan with a BFA in musical theatre in 2007. Already a Broadway veteran, Andrew joined the national touring company of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in the fall of 2007. Her sister, Maggie Keenan-Bolger, who wrote the noted play From the Inside, Out, studied theatre and gender and women's studies at Oberlin College and graduated in 2006.

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She married actor John Ellison Conlee in 2010 and announced that she is six months pregnant with the couple's first child in February, 2015. Their son, William Emmett Conlee, was born on April 29, 2015.


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Keenan-Bolger's regional credits include Johanna in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration in 2002, along with productions at the Goodman Theatre, TheatreWorks and Sundance Theatre Program. In 2003, she originated the role of Clara Johnson in the pre-Broadway world premiere of the Craig Lucas/Adam Guettel musical The Light in the Piazza at Seattle's Intiman Theatre and Chicago's Goodman Theatre. She has performed Off-Broadway in Kindertransport, Little Fish and Summer of '42.

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In 2005, Keenan-Bolger made her Broadway debut starring in William Finn's musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, where she originated the role of Olive Ostrovsky. For this performance, she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She had appeared in the musical from its beginning at the Barrington Stage Company (Sheffield, Massachusetts) in July 2004, to the Off-Broadway production at the Second Stage Theatre in January through March 2005. With the original Broadway cast, she returned to The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for a four-week limited engagement run at the Wadsworth Theatre in Los Angeles from May through June 2007.

She has also appeared on Broadway in the revival of Les Misérables as street waif Éponine from October 2006 to April 2007, for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination.

Keenan-Bolger appeared in the Playwrights Horizons production of the new musical Saved with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and a book by John Dempsey and Rinne Groff in 2008. She appeared in Bachelorette at the Second Stage Theatre and in Adam Bock's A Small Fire, opposite Michele Pawk and Reed Birney.

Keenan-Bolger starred as Mary Flynn in the Encores! production of Merrily We Roll Along, which played at the New York City Center from February 8 through 19, 2012.

In 2011, she starred in the New York Theatre Workshop production of Peter and the Starcatcher, a stage adaptation of the 2004 best-selling children's novel of a similar name. She reprised the role of Molly in the Broadway transfer production of Peter and the Starcatcher, which played at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre from March 28, 2012 through January 20, 2013. Keenan-Bolger received Drama Desk Award and Tony Award nominations for her performance.

Keenan-Bolger played Laura Wingfield in the American Repertory Theater production of The Glass Menagerie alongside Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto and Brian J. Smith, from February 2, 2013 through March 17, 2013. Keenan-Bolger reprised her role in the production's Broadway transfer, which ran from September 5, 2013 through February 23, 2014 at the Booth Theatre. She received a third Tony Award nomination for her performance.

Keenan-Bolger starred in the Lincoln Center production of Sarah Ruhl's The Oldest Boy, which began performances at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on October 9, 2014.

She has sung in concert at the Lincoln Center American Songbook Series and at the Michigan Theatre with Audra McDonald. Keenan-Bolger performed as Martha in the 2005 The Secret Garden World AIDS Day benefit concert. She appeared on the concept cast album of Bright Lights, Big City. She also participated in a reading of Shrek the Musical as Princess Fiona in 2007.

She recently participated in a reading of "The Brave Little Toaster: The Musical" as the titular character. Others involved included Carol Channing, reprising her role as the Ceiling Fan. In early 2015, she is scheduled to appear in a live reading of Eric Carle's "Animals, Animals" for the Autistic Children's Trust in Bangor, Maine.


The Gilded Age (TV Series) as
Mrs. Bruce
- Some Sort of Trick (2023) - Mrs. Bruce
- You Don't Even Like Opera (2023) - Mrs. Bruce
- Let the Tournament Begin (2022) - Mrs. Bruce
- Tucked Up in Newport (2022) - Mrs. Bruce
- Irresistible Change (2022) - Mrs. Bruce
- Heads Have Rolled for Less (2022) - Mrs. Bruce
- Charity Has Two Functions (2022) - Mrs. Bruce
- A Long Ladder (2022) - Mrs. Bruce
- Face the Music (2022) - Mrs. Bruce
- Money Isn't Everything (2022) - Mrs. Bruce
- Never the New (2022) - Mrs. Bruce
The Accidental Wolf (TV Series)
- Sita Ram (2022)
- The Tempress (2022)
Wolverine (Podcast Series) as
Agent Sally Pierce / Original Agent Pierce
- The Cold Blooded (2019) - Original Agent Pierce
- No Escape (2018) - Agent Sally Pierce
- The Changing (2018) - Agent Sally Pierce
- The Red Sunset (2018) - Agent Sally Pierce
- You're Next (2018) - Agent Sally Pierce
- Archaeology of the Night (2018) - Agent Sally Pierce
- Into the Woods (2018) - Agent Sally Pierce
- Hunters (2018) - Agent Sally Pierce
- Underground (2018) - Agent Sally Pierce
- Goodnight Nobody (2018) - Agent Sally Pierce
- A Thousand Ways to Die in Alaska (2018) - Agent Sally Pierce
Diane as
Bull (TV Series) as
Kristen Grayson
- A Redemption (2018) - Kristen Grayson
NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series) as
Federal Marshal Jolene Sawyer
- Sins of the Father (2017) - Federal Marshal Jolene Sawyer
Blue Bloods (TV Series) as
Ellen Turner
- A Deep Blue Goodbye (2017) - Ellen Turner
Breakable You as
Good Behavior (TV Series) as
Daphne Rochefort
- So You're Not an English Teacher (2016) - Daphne Rochefort
Elementary (TV Series) as
Amber Bova
- The Cost of Doing Business (2015) - Amber Bova
The Good Wife (TV Series) as
Wendy Searle
- Driven (2015) - Wendy Searle
The Visit as
Louie (TV Series) as
- Pot Luck (2015) - Julianne
Darwin: The Series (TV Series) as
Charlotte 'Charlie' Darwin
Nurse Jackie (TV Series) as
Goth patient
- The Lady with the Lamp (2014) - Goth patient
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) as
Mavis Summers
- Reasonable Doubt (2014) - Mavis Summers
Submissions Only (TV Series) as
Michelle Loudon
- Another Interruption (2012) - Michelle Loudon
Mariachi Gringo as
The Battery's Down (TV Series) as
Voter Registration Girl
- The Bronx Is Up (2008) - Voter Registration Girl
Heartland (TV Series) as
- Smile (2007) - Alice
Law & Order (TV Series) as
Elaine Fowler
- Murder Book (2007) - Elaine Fowler
The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
- Murder of the First (2002)
The 66th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Peter and the Starcatcher")
The 59th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Opening Number/Serenity Prayer")
Submissions Only (TV Series) (special thanks - 1 episode)
- Somethin' Else (2011) - (special thanks)
Side by Side by Susan Blackwell (TV Series) (special thanks - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2010) - (special thanks)
- Episode #1.3 (2010) - (special thanks)
- Episode #1.2 (2010) - (special thanks)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) - (special thanks)
The Broadway Show with Tamsen Fadal (TV Series) as
- December 24, 2021 (2021) - Self
Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal (TV Series) as
- July 18, 2021 (2021) - Self
- April 11, 2021 (2021) - Self
Stars in the House (TV Series) as
Self / Self - Special Guest
- She Loves Them: Conversations with Laura Benanti & Friends (2021) - Self
- 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE: Original Broadway Cast Reunion (2020) - Self
- Gavin Creel & Friends (2020) - Self - Special Guest
The 2020 Roger Rees Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Presenter
2020 #LiveatFive (TV Series) as
- Celia Keenan-Bolger and Gideon Glick (2020) - Self
Lips Together, Teeth Apart (TV Special) as
Sally Truman
The 73rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Winner
Women of Marvel (TV Mini Series) as
- How Celia Keenan-Bolger balances her career and motherhood (2018) - Self
- Celia Keenan-Bolger on Wolverine: The Long Night's unique recording sessions (2018) - Self
Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary) as
- Before the Show: Celia Keenan-Bolger (2015) - Self
Theater Talk (TV Series) as
Self / Self - Guest
- TONY Wrap Up and TONY Honoree Joan Marcus (2014) - Self
- "The Glass Menagerie" and Susan L. Schulman (2013) - Self - Guest
The Show (TV Series) as
- Episode #2.23 (2014) - Self
- Episode #2.20 (2014) - Self
- Episode #1.33 (2013) - Self
- Episode #1.10 (2013) - Self
The 68th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
Show People with Paul Wontorek (TV Series) as
- Celia Keenan-Bolger (2014) - Self
- Episode #2.27 (2012) - Self
Charlie Rose (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 3 October 2013 (2013) - Self - Guest
The 66th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special documentary) as
Self - Nominee & Performer
The 59th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee & Performer


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