Acting is not for everyone. It’s a very difficult profession filled with a lot of rejection, unknowns and hard work. Despite the rejection, Kabir McNeely knows acting is for him and has already received several accolades for his work.
Kabir McNeely is an award-winning actor, filmmaker, writer, podcast host and an occasional singer-songwriter. Apart from his artistic successes, he is also an advocate for adopted youth, the LGBTQ+ community and foster youths. In 2020, he released a 4-minute short film named Blue Girl. Upon receiving several accolades for the film, he started an audio podcast talk show called The Kabir McNeely Show and announced a sequel. Since, he has also been involved in several other acclaimed short films including Keith and Pink Purple and Blue. One Film Fan described McNeely’s leading performance in Keith as “mature” and “innocent believable”. So far, he has received one film festival nod for the role. He has also received an Official Selection from the Indie Short Fest film festival for Best Supporting Actor in Pink Purple and Blue.
McNeely’s love of acting started in 2012 when he enrolled in his first acting class. He was initially very camera shy and took no interest in acting. Upon taking the class, he started developing interest for the performing arts. He began seriously balancing acting with his schoolwork in 2015 when he filmed a supporting role for a student short film called Ruth. From there, McNeely instantly became a quickly emerging talent in San Francisco. He became an ambassador for the Mixed Roots Foundation and did several PSAs with them. He also took part in local commercials, short films and theatre productions.
McNeely continues to make strides towards success every day as an actor, filmmaker, artist and an activist for LGBTQ+ rights and adopted and foster children.