She trained at Second City and iO Theater. She wrote for years on NBC's hit comedy "30 Rock" and currently writes for Fox's "New Girl." She penned the script for a hit film called "Pitch Perfect", whose sequel was recently greenlighted, and has done a handful of supporting turns on television.
Now, with the release of Matthew Perkins' Kickstarter.com funded film "The Little Tin Man" -- about a dwarf actor named Herman (Aaron Beelner) who makes it his mission to snare a non-Munchkin role in Martin Scorcese's (fictional) remake of "The Wizard of Oz" -- Kay Cannon makes her lead acting debut Saturday, June 1 when "Tin Man" has two screenings at the Seattle International Film Festival.
"Her instincts as a writer enhanced her performance tremendously," Perkins says of Cannon. "We left a lot of room for improv within each scene and she was constantly adding layers to her character and enhancing the overall story."
"The Little Tin Man" was shot in 18 days last May and June in New York City.