Michigan actress Calhoun Koenig will guest star on Law & Order Special Victim’s Unit (NBC) on November 29, 2018 . In the episode in which she will appear, Calhoun will co-star with two Hollywood/TV legends, one of whom is Oscar nominee/multiple Emmy-winner.
Having finished most of her scenes this past week in NYC, Calhoun is due to fly back to do a scene with the incomparable Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T later this week. Afterward, she will rush back to Michigan to continue in the much anticipated sequel, “A Bennett-Song Holiday. “
Calhoun Koenig, the daughter of Nancy Oeswein was born in Northern China. She has lived in New York, Delaware and Michigan. She enjoys varied interests including telling great stories; she particularly loves dystopian literature. A singer, dancer, scuba diver, writer, artist, musician-Calhoun plays multiple instruments, she is sixteen years old.
As an actress, Calhoun first appeared as Quadling #1 in the 2013 Sam Raimi production of Oz the Great and Powerful. She has since added 34 credited roles to her resume including her role as Jade Kalani in the Harley Wallen directed, Painted Creek production of “Moving Parts.”
As one reviewer wrote of her in this role, ” The second noteworthy actor in this production is young Calhoun Koenig. As Jade Kalani, the daughter of widowed father Jim Kalani (JT Storm), war buddy of Seth Nichols, we are introduced to her as she is being taught how to handle a sword. To be given a lead which she handles masterfully at her tender age of 14 speaks to what she may yet demonstrate providing she sticks with acting. She could not be surrounded by a finer group of people, both actors, and crew. Lucky girl. They are certain to continue to offer her continued support, and guidance as she develops as an artist. Keep an eye on her.”
Who are these people with whom Calhoun has worked? Other than her Michigan family of actors and crew, she has worked with Hollywood names such as Dennis Haskins, known as Mr. Belvedere in Saved by the Bell and A Million Ways to Die In the West, Billy Wirth, The Lost Boys, MacArthur Park, The Body Snatchers and War Party, John Savage, Deer Hunter (1978), Hair (1979), Salvador (1986). and Thin Red Line (1998), Richard Tyson, Kindergarten Cop (1990), Battleship Earth (2000), Black Hawk Down (2001), Blanca Blanco, Fake News (2017), Torch (2017) and Mission Possible ( 2018), Yan Birch, People Under the Stairs (1991), Santa Barbara (1991). Essence of Echoes (2002). and three time Martial Arts Masters Hall of fame inductee. TJ Storm (AKA Juan Ricardo Ojeda).
Although Calhoun especially loves playing dark, complex characters, it was for her role as Pearl Song, in the Auburn Moon production of “Bennett’s Song” that she won an award as Leading Actor from the International Independent Film Awards.
That’s a wrap!