Kelsey Scott

Kelsey Scott

Date of Birth

Birthday: February 23
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA

Actress and screenwriter Kelsey Scott portrays Sierra, a formidable survivor of an undead apocalypse, in AMC’s 16-part digital series Fear the Walking Dead: Passage.

Best known for her role as Anne Northup in the Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave and her harrowing arc as Wes Gibbins’ mother, Rose, on How to Get Away With Murder, Scott began her career in the theatre scene of her hometown of Atlanta.

Her television appearances include NCIS, True Detective, Army Wives, Treme and Grey’s Anatomy

Actress and screenwriter Kelsey Scott portrays Sierra, a formidable survivor of an undead apocalypse, in AMC’s 16-part digital series Fear the Walking Dead: Passage.

Best known for her role as Anne Northup in the Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave and her harrowing arc as Wes Gibbins’ mother, Rose, on How to Get Away With Murder, Scott began her career in the theatre scene of her hometown of Atlanta.

Her television appearances include NCIS, True Detective, Army Wives, Treme and Grey’s Anatomy

Scott says she was drawn to both the physical challenges of Sierra’s journey and the character’s emotional complexity. "The short form format has quickly become a pioneer of narrative diversity, and I’m proud to have been part of a storyline that celebrates not only women, but women of color, seizing their destinies and being their own heroes."

For her performance as Sierra, Scott has been nominated for a 2017 Emmy.

 

 

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination
Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series - 2017
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2018 Dynamic and Diverse Celebration
2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration
2017 Performers Nominee Reception
2017 Performers Nominee Reception
2017 Performers Nominee Reception
Kelsey Scott on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
2017 Executives Emmy Celebration
Television Academy performers celebration
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Kelsey Scott, Tamika Simpkins, and Alice Ko enjoy their annual All-Academy Holiday Mixer on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the Saban Media Center in the NoHo Arts District, North Hollywood, California.

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2018 Dynamic and Diverse Celebration
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Kelsey Scott, Kim Estes, and Tanjareen Thomas at the 2018 Dynamic and Diverse Celebration presented by the Television Academy on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, in North Hollywood, California.

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2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration
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Miles Tagtmeyer, Lee Garlington, Kim Estes, and Kelsey Scott attend the Television Academy’s 2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 70th Emmy Awards at NeueHouse Hollywood on Monday, August 20, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

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2017 Performers Nominee Reception
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Kelsey Scott, Felicity Huffman, and Television Academy Governor Patrika Darbo are seen at the 2017 Performers Nominee Reception, presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, Kelsey Scott, and Television Academy Governor Patrika Darbo at the 2017 Performers Nominee Reception, presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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Michael K Williams, Angela Bassett, Kelsey Scott, and Courtney B. Vance are seen at the 2017 Performers Nominee Reception, presented by the Television Academy at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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Kelsey Scott on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Kelsey Scott on the red carpet at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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2017 Executives Emmy Celebration
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Scott Pacheco, Sandi Margolis, Kim Estes and Kelsey Scott attend The Television Academy's 2017 Executives Emmy Celebration at The Montage Hotel on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Tracee Ellis Ross and Kelsey Scott attend the Television Academy's 2017 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 69th Emmy Awards at Montage Beverly Hills on Monday, August 21, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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