When it comes to child actors, Hollywood is filled with once stars who appeared in one or two hit movies and TV shows but then gradually waned off into obscurity. There are more stories of child actors failing to make the transition into adulthood while being on screen than there are success stories.
But we are not here today to talk about an actress who once showed promise when she was young but of one who grew up on the screen and transitioned into an adult actress while also maintaining a personal life. Kerris Dorsey was born on 9 January 1998 to her parents as Kerris Lilla Dorsey, and she was the second of two daughters who both are in the show business.
The 21 years old actress was one of the child actresses who made it big in Hollywood and is still relevant to her fans and the viewing audiences on predominantly TV audiences. So, here are some facts you should know about the Ray Donovan’s reel life daughter Kerris Dorsey.
Show Business Runs in the Gene
Show business is not exactly fun and games as it looks from the outside. All we see is the glamour and the glitz of the business, but there is a dark side to the whole thing, and it takes a lot to make sure you are not swallowed by the darkness.
Kerris, it seems, is meant to be under the glaring lights of the attention and the camera of the show business. It is because her grandfather was a famous musician Thomas Dorsey who showed a template of how to make it in the industry.
Sibling Tag Team
Kerris is the second daughter of her parents, and she was born more than two years after her big sister Justine Dorsey was born. And like the small sister, the big sister also took some steps in the show business and also appeared in projects together.
The siblings were together in the show 'Brothers & Sisters,' where she was a regular, and she also sang the song 'Best Worst Day Ever' for the movie her sister was starring in. Through it seems Justine did not pursue the acting career as hard as her smaller sister, which is why her last acting credit was in 2009.
Kerris Started in the Show Business at a Pretty Small Age
Kerris was only a kid when she was hired to appear in her on-camera acting job. She was six years old when an advertisement agency hired the actress to promote a product, and soon after her first camera appearance, the actress was ready for the big stage when she appeared in the movie 'Walk the Line' with Joaquin Phoenix, only a year after her first acting job.
She Knows How to Play the Piano and Guitar, Plus She can Read Music
When she was young, the actress was taken by music instruments and considering her grandfather, who was a musician, it was not a surprise. Kerris loved the guitar, and she learned how to play, she also showed some interest in piano, but it was not really for her.
The young actress also started to learn how to read paper music, and her mother signed her up for guitar lessons, which was more suited for the young actress.
Kerris Dorsey’s Movie and TV Credits Including Ray Donovan
The first movie she ever appeared in was 'Walk the Line,' a biopic about Johnny Cash, and she played Johnny’s daughter soon after she was a series regular in the show 'Brothers & Sisters' where she played the character of Paige Whedon for 91 episodes.
In 'Moneyball' starring Brad Pitt, the actress showed off her singing and guitar playing skills when she was playing the daughter of Brad Pitt’s character. But the actress was is most famous for her appearance in the Showtime series 'Ray Donovan,' where she plays the daughter of the titular character.
Watch: Kerris Dorsey as Bridget Donovan in the show Ray Donovan
'Ray Donovan' is the show where we are familiar with the actress as she practically grew up on the screen from 2013 to now when the show is still going on. Her character evolved in the ensuing years, and it is interesting to see her become someone more than just a daughter in the show.
Kerris Dorsey’s Personal Life
As you can see from above, the actress is not particularly free because she’s been in Ray Donovan for the past seven years, and there is a little downtime between the seasons, which is why it was not particularly easy for the actress to find time for personal life.
But she was, however, able to find love for a little while when she appeared in the movie 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.' Kerris and her costar Dylan Minnette found love on set, and from 2014 to 2018, the two were together, but the relationship could not survive more than four years as the couple went their separate ways.
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