Amber Kain

Actress and playwright Amber Kain was born into a family of poets and theater veterans. Her father, poet Gylan Kain, is a founding member of the seminal performance troupe The Last Poets; her mother is acclaimed film and theater costume designer Karen Perry.

An actress since childhood, Amber began writing screenplays after studying film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has worked with such artists as Sam Waterston, Karl Malden, Sam Rockwell and Gregory Hines. Her acting credits include the film Mercy by Richard Shepard (The Matador) as well as NBC’s Law & Order, Playwrights Horizons’ The Heliotrope Bouquet and UNREQUITED: An Evening of Shakespeare at The Public Theater. Writing credits include numerous screenplays, children’s stories & a teleplay for Sex & the City.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Actor Good Black Don’t Crack 1988-89 Season