Hailing from Toms River, NJ, Kerri Edelman is down-to-earth, sweet and authentic while being multi-talented as she pushes the envelope far beyond your typical ‘triple threat’ in the entertainment industry. Graduating with distinguished honors, Phi Beta Kappa, and a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology, Kerri works full-time as a Clinical Supervisor & Clinical/Forensic Psychologist in a Maximum Security Prison leading many to envision a scene analogous to Clarice from Silence of the Lambs. Working in a challenging and dangerous environment, her career is unlike most others. Kerri manages a 150+ bed inpatient psychiatric unit of inmates, supervises 15 clinical staff while conducting research and psychological/forensic evaluations. It is apparent that Kerri possesses the intellect, creativity and analytical skills which are essential to thriving in prison as well as in the entertainment industry, where distinguishing between pathological behaviors, manipulation and deducing the truth is paramount to surviving and being successful.
But what is equally intriguing centers around Kerri’s otherwise unassuming appearance. Petite with a girl next door appeal, it is hard to fathom she works in a prison, let alone is talented in many aspects of entertainment. With each endeavor she pursues, she proves that success can happen exclusively on one’s own terms by hard work, motivation and perseverance. And it is the common theme of positive thinking, supporting others and resiliency that is intertwined in everything Kerri aims for as she recognizes the challenges of the entertainment industry.
As the niece of Composer Randy Edelman (Gettysburg, The Last of the Mohicans & My Cousin Vinny) and Singer-Songwriter Jackie DeShannon (What the World Needs Now is Love & Put a Little Love in Your Heart), Kerri’s intrinsic musical talent as a singer-songwriter, resulted in her working with many original hard rock bands. However, she recently chose to pursue and manage her career as a solo artist by releasing her debut full-length original radio friendly modern rock album, ‘Leave It All Behind’ (www.myspace.com/kerriedelman & available on iTunes). It is not without merit that Kerri has been compared vocally to artists such as Amy Lee, Alanis Morissette and Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries. Kerri has accomplished much in a short period of time including securing air play on college and internet radio stations with her songs ‘Echo’ and ‘Goodbye,’ having her heart-felt ballad ‘Another Life’ placed in the independent film ‘Life Just Happened’ and landing a product endorsement with Flirt Energy Drink along with her athletic nature as a surfer and her pop song ‘Vanilla Skies’ to represent the product. She has performed at venues such as The Stone Pony, The Saint, Bar Anticipation and Hot Topic Stores.
Fans of Kerri Edelman are bound to hear more music on the horizon from her as a solo artist along with her being a featured artist on the music of various musicians/bands. She was recently featured as an artist on Liquid Eclipse’s album ‘A Drift.’ Kerri has also branched out into doing voice-over work where she was featured as a creepy little girl voice on a major sound track for Fear Itself at Legend Skream Park (Mishawaka, IN) during Halloween season.
Composing forensic evaluations and music is not her only form of writing, as she is a writer for several magazines including Really Great Magazine and Talent Spotlight Magazine. Her articles combine aspects of psychology and entertainment often focusing on a self-help perspective.
As mentioned above, providing support to others is paramount in all aspects of her life, which recently led to the launch of her own internet radio show, ‘The Kerri Edelman Show’ (www.blogtalkradio.com/kerriedelman). Becoming highly successful in only a matter of months, Kerri has interviewed many well-renowned comedians, musicians, authors, film makers and entrepreneurs with the purpose and goal of her show to promote and spread the names of her guests to the masses. Some of her guests have included: Howard Stern Show Writer Richard Christy, Comedy Writer Jim Shaughnessy, Comedians Don Jamieson, Jim Florentine, Mike Bocchetti, Josh Blue, Mike Morse & Joseph Anthony, Horror Actress Suzi Lorraine, Film Maker Michael Merino and Entrepreneur Dave Magrogan. Her show has been getting major publicity and was recently mentioned on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio during The Howard Stern Show News about her interview with Howard Stern Show Writer & Metal Drummer Richard Christy!
Up next for Kerri is the desire to collaborate and write for a television show or movie as well work as a media consultant where she brings to the table extensive experience from working in the field of psychology and the entertainment industry. And with so much more to offer, there is no doubt that she will be a key person in the world of television/film with contributions from her psychological background and her life experiences to result in a dramatic, entertaining and intriguing story. They say that dynamite comes in small packages and Kerri sure does make that statement true with a capital TNT!
For press and interview inquires as well as for management and booking information, please contact Kerri Edelman at firstname.lastname@example.org
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