Purdee began Karmic Release Ltd. in 1992. Already one of the leading Daytime Television actors of his generation, Purdee began Karmic Release with his wife and long term collaborator Roberta Morris-Purdee in the hopes of bringing to life independant voices that may not be able to find a home otherwise. A leading player on some of America's most beloved serials, from his ground breaking role as Nathan "Kong" Hastings on CBS' The Young and the Restless, Santa Barbara's Jeb (in whose skin Purdee performed the first inter-racial kiss on Daytime Television) to straight shooting District Attorney Hank "The Cannon" Gannon on ABC's One Life to Live. Purdee has been honored with seven NAACP image award nominations, two AUDELCO Award nominations for his efforts in New York's historic "Black Theatres," as well as having played a starring role on The Young and the Restless and One Life to Live over the years of their combined five nominations and three wins of the Daytime Emmy's "Outstanding Drama Series" award. He has been seen most recently on the revolutionary, made for the web, Emmy nominated, series' House of Cards and Tainted Dreams. The latter of which was nominated for the first ever "Outstanding New Approaches in a Drama Series" Daytime Television Emmy in 2014.
Morris-Purdee began her career as the assistant to Academy Award winning Actress and Director Lee Grant. After ten years and fourteen films with Grant, Morris-Purdee opened Karmic Release with husband Nathan Purdee as Grant began documentary production house Feury/Grant Entertainment with husband and producer Joseph Feury. Since then Karmic Release and Feury/Grant have joined forces to make such ground breaking documentaries as the Emmy Award Winning Baghdad ER. Morris-Purdee has Produced more than 18 films with Karmic Release Ltd. since it began in 1992. Her works have been honored with Emmy, Peabody, duPont-Columbia, and Cine Golden Eagle awards, as well as a place on the 1999 Academy Award Short List.
Taylor Armstrong Purdee
Vice-President, New Projects
Taylor grew up within the Karmic Release system. From lending his shadow to portray that of a ten year old Rosie O'Donnell, to being credited on Karmic's Oscar short listed "Wallowitch and Ross: This Moment" with the ever-coveted title of E.P.O. (Executive-Producer's Offspring.) By the age of 17 he had already begun developing new projects for the family business and has been seeking out and developing new stories for the company ever since. Having worked through his late teens as a camera operator on many of Karmic's projects, he now holds a B.A. in Theatre from New York's Fordham University. He has won awards from the Young Arts organization, New York University, Fordham University, The Friar's Club, and SAG, for his work in the arts and academia. His debut feature length documentary "This is Honduras" was recently completed.