Caroline Lesley SAG-AFTRA/ACTRA/CAEA
Caroline Lesley is the co-creator of Parachute TV on Periscope. Parachute TV launched in August 2015 and is the first TV channel on Periscope. Parachute programs more than 50 shows a week, with +100 top Periscope creators. It reaches more than one million live viewers and won Digital Entertainment World's 2016 startup award. Parachute also operates Lifestream, the first and largest Periscope influencer network, which helps connect more than 100 top Periscope influencers with brands. Caroline vets all the talent and casts all the shows on Parachute TV and manages the talent on Parachute TV and Lifestream on a daily basis.
Miss Lesley is also an actress/producer & host based in Toronto & Los Angeles. She completed the core track at The Groundlings comedy theater in West Hollywood where she performed on the G3 stage. Previously based in New York City and San Francisco. Lesley is in the movie Fruitvale Station. The film won the Grand Jury prize and the Audience award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival The film went to the Cannes Film Festival, where it received the Future Award.
She is a voice actor who has voiced hundreds of radio and TV commercials. She is the voice of Yoplait and has been voicing several commercials for Yoplait since 2007. She also voiced the character Kam Kamazaki, an evil boy genius, on the Medabots anime TV series. She is the voice of Lidda on the Dungeons and Dragons movie: Scourge of Worlds. Caroline was also the sultry intermission voice of the Basketball Jones podcast. As a singer, Caroline released her own single The Rainbow in 2010.
Lesley is a comedic actress and has performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) in New York City. She also performed her comedic one woman show she wrote, Doppelganger Joe, at the New York International Fringe Festival. She has written and performed sketch videos on Funny or Die with fellow improv performers from the UCB. She appeared in sketches on Details.com and EW.com. She guest starred on TV on The Onion News Network on Independent Film Channel. She recently finished the core track at The Groundlings in West Hollywood and performed on the G3 Stage. She is in the upcoming comedic web series #Currently coming out May 2016.
Watch Caroline’s sketch comedy here: http://www.funnyordie.com/carolinelesley.
Lesley was a red carpet correspondent for Entertainment Weekly's online site www.ew.com from 2006-2009. She covered red carpets for EW parties, film festivals (including Sundance and Toronto International Film Festival) and Emmy and Oscar parties. She interviewed many celebrities, including Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Al Gore.
Other hosting work includes CBC’s show The X, producing segments for CTV’s E-Talk Daily in New York, covering the Tony Awards red carpet and covered the red carpet for the opening of Billy Elliot on Broadway and appeared in the Finding Billy documentary produced by Universal along with Elton John. She hosted two comedic web shows called Simple Do's and Don'ts and The Captain Humphrey's Project.
She currently hosts Puppets Place weekly on Parachute TV on Periscope.
Caroline has starred in many independent films and has produced her own short film titled Audio Guide. Audio Guide screened at the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival and the Long Island International Film Expo.
Stage performances range from Queen Isabella in John Neville’s Shakespearian adaptation Three Kings to Barbie in Bogeyman at the Toronto Summerworks Festival. She toured with Canadian Improv Showcase, which played at the Toronto Fringe Festival. She appeared in 13 episodes on Rogers Cable TV doing "Whose Line is it Anyway?" style of improv with the Canadian Improv Showcase. She also preformed the role of Wendy in the play In Between in Toronto and was featured in NOW magazine.
Other credits include: CBS’ As The World Turns and Soul Food.