Born in Helena, Montana, Kerry Cahill grew up an army brat in small rural towns of Montana, Oregon and Texas. Cahill studied Drama at Loyola University New Orleans; the British American Drama Academy Oxford; and Queen's University Belfast, later moving to Chicago to study with Second City, the Profiles Theater and Rick Snyder. In New Orleans Cahill has worked with children's programs at Young Audiences, Voices for Children and the Contemporary Arts Center. Cahill's film break came under the direction of Werner Herzog in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Cahill continues to act and write for theater in New Orleans; earning Big Easy Awards for her performances in Zombietown and Lysistrata.