Cerris was born in Cornwall, UK, trained at Central School of Speech and Drama in London, received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and is currently based in Los Angeles, working as actress and producer in film, theatre and televsion wherever that work takes her. She grew up in the tiny hamlet of East Portholland, Cornwall, in a converted Methodist chapel a few feet from the sea. Her playground was the beach, the cliffs and her imagination. One day when Cerris was six years old, her parents hosted a guest whom Cerris entertained with a lengthy and elaborate puppet show. The guest was director Norman Stone who cast her in her first film, shot in Cornwall later that year: A DIFFERENT DRUMMER, BBC biography of poet Jack Clemo. Ever since, Cerris has dreamed of collaborating on film in Cornwall again, particularly with childhood Cornish friend Amyra Bunyard. Cerris and Amyra now co-own Lock & Loru Productions, Ltd., and are taking a slate of features through production.
As our industry shifts and morphs through challenging artistic and financial times, adding producer to her title has enabled Cerris to contribute to the direction of those shifts. It is her passion and joy to bring characters to life; it is her happy responsibility to enable quality scripts and important material to emerge through all stages of production.