Carolyn Hennesy

Emmy Award-Winning Actress. Entrepreneur. Celebrity. Animal Welfarist.

One of Carolyn’s greatest achievements is helping animals.

As an animal advocate she fights for animals to have the right to exist without the fear of being mistreated, exploited, or exterminated.

Although Ms. Hennesy knew from the age of four, she would follow in her family’s footsteps and become an actress. Today she is a celebrated actor, but her lifelong love of animals is no act.


Carolyn Hennesy advocates for animals to have the right to exist without the fear of being mistreated, exploited, or exterminated. Fueled by that passion, Hennesy continues to help countless animals in myriad ways. When she is not busy acting or writing, Hennesy is passionate philanthropist who lends her time to a number of causes.

She currently serves as an ambassador for the Los Angeles Zoo and American Humane Society. Hennesy also supports numerous animal-related nonprofits, from donations and volunteering to fundraising and public service announcements.

When some of her fans called for action to protest the arrival of a major circus featuring elephants, Carolyn could have joined the chorus calling for a boycott. Instead, she took note of an online message describing the conservation impact of that same organization and replied, “tell me more.” Thus began my wonderful friendship and journey exploring the important preservation work of modern zoos and aquariums with Emmy winner and best-selling author, Carolyn Hennesy.

Few influencers have the courage or take the time to truly learn about impassioned subjects like the value and future of zoological facilities like Carolyn has done. A fierce advocate for animals, Carolyn speaks her mind, lends her talents to raise funds and awareness, and all the while stands fearlessly with those who help animals. She is a masterful storyteller with a wit that entertains, informs, and inspires audiences of all ages.
~Gary Stafford, PhD, Host Zoo Logic Podcast

Author of ZOOmility: keeper tales of training with positive reinforcement, Animal Enrichment Product Consultant, Grand Canyon University adjunct 30+ year zoological professional

Briefly, who is Carolyn Hennesy?

  • Emmy Award-winning actress who has researched the topic and knows the facts about animal advocacy and conservation.
  • Celebrity Ambassador for both American Humane and The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
  • Host of the podcast "Animal Magnetism" discussing real-world conservation and preservation issues with the "greats" in the field.
  • Has traveled extensively to witness and learn about international animal advocacy issues firsthand.
  • Has spoken to the International Marine Mammal Trainers Association, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, California Coastal Commission, and the United States Congress.

Ms. Hennesy is an unparalleled force in making the world a better place for all animals, committing her life to improve their health and well-being.

Hennessy will challenge your audience…

Your audience will be challenged to learn the difference between an animal activist and an animal advocate.

An animal advocate fights for animals to have the right to exist without the fear of being mistreated, exploited, or exterminated.

The attendees will be challenged to take a fresh look at the deceit and hypocrisy of the activists in stark contrast to the live and species saving work being done by some of the most maligned organizations under the most arduous conditions.


IMATA, AZA, U.S. Congress on behalf of American Humane, Los Angeles Zoo, Awesome Ocean, SeaWorld


Ms. Hennesy’s creative accomplishments extend beyond acting. She has made a name for herself as the author of the “Pandora” young-adult book series as well as the New York Times bestseller “The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli.”


Ms. Hennesy is a flying and static trapeze artist, mahjong, escape rooms (67 and counting), and enjoys watching classic films. She is also a certified Hoodoo practitioner, able to work on behalf of others.


Los Angeles, CA

CAROLYN HENNESY is a celebrity who is available for public appearances, master of ceremonies, autograph signings, keynote speaker, and endorsement campaigns.


New & Emerging Trends, Animal Advocate
February 15, 2022