Andi Matheny is a 25-year veteran of Hollywood with an eclectic resume that includes acting, hosting, commercials, voice overs, theater, a one-woman show, stand-up and improvisational comedy performance, and a live stunt show where she shot guns and cracked a whip. We thought that would get your attention.
Andi has always enjoyed writing comedy and creating content. She performed stand-up comedy in venues in Los Angeles and San Francisco, including The Improv, The Comedy Store, The Ice House and The Punchline. Her one-woman show "Andi's Act" was a critical favorite and she appeared in dozens of other plays in the LA area. She was also a member of the comedy improv group ComedySportz.
During this time Andi held a series of odd jobs, including writing greeting cards, selling RV’s, waitressing, and performing a live stunt show at Universal Studios. She was also doing stand-in work for game shows, a stint which led to her first hosting job for Ralph Edwards/Stu Billett productions, a comedy game show pilot called Bring on the Boys. Several pilots followed, as did the nationally syndicated series Kwik Witz, Essentials on TLC, Fit Resort and Spa on FitTV, and Friends or Lovers on USA.
Andi filmed dozens of commercials, including spots for Breathe Right, Nyquil, Expedia, USPS, Equal, Toyota, Snickers, Entemann's to name a few. She was also the spokeswoman for Olay on TV in the US and in print in Europe. She lent her voice for several ads as well, for clients like Hilton Hotels, Sunkist, Disney, Microsoft, 7-Eleven, Taco Bell, Hewlett Packard, Time Warner, IHOP and Sprint.
Andi also made several appearances on TV shows and film. She did several sketches on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, played a ditsy psychology teacher on Zoey 101, a perky TV host opposite Salma Hayek on Ugly Betty, an annoyed soccer mom opposite Simon Baker in The Mentalist and appeared nude to Tony Shaloub's chagrin in Monk. She was also featured in the indie film American Zombie.
Andi's recent credits include David Makes Man, Garden Party for the Hallmark TV network, Devious Maids, The 5th Wave, The Shadow Effect and the recurring role of Dr. Kelly Whitley on FOX's medical drama The Resident.
In 2010 Andi moved to St. Petersburg, Florida and opened The Andi Matheny Acting Studios. She has taught hundreds of students who have in turn started their acting careers in the southeast and beyond.
Andi's directorial debut, the comedy short The Newest Member, won the Jury Prize for Best Florida Film in the 2017 Sunscreen Film Festival. Her web series Good Morning St. Pete! won Best Web Series in the 2018 Sunscreen Film Festival and earned Andi the 2018 Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival award for Best Leading Actress. GMSP! is currently making the film festival circuit before its general release in spring 2019.