Kelly Rowan
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Full Name

Kelly Rowan


October 26, 1965 (age 46)

Place of Birth

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



Years Active


Role In Cyberbully

Kris Hillridge

Kelly Rowan (born October 26, 1965) is a Canadian television and film actress and former fashion model. She is best known for portraying Kirsten Cohen on The O.C.

Early LifeEdit

Rowan was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and is a graduate of Toronto's Northern Secondary School. At the age of 19, she left the University of Western Ontario and then attained her degree in English Literature to join the cast of the Canadian series Mount Royal. Rowan went on to further her education, studying acting at the British American Drama Academy in London and, upon returning to North America, relocating to New York to study at the city’s famed Neighborhood Playhouse.


Rowan attended playwriting courses at UCLA, and has written her own play. She began modeling in her college years to earn money and started acting in commercials. She went on to appear in films such as The Gate, Hook, Three to Tango, and One Eight Seven.

Rowan guest-starred in television shows such as The Outer Limits, Growing Pains, Da Vinci's Inquest, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Dallas. In 1993 She won a Gemini award for her work in the TV-movie Adrift. In 2002, Rowan guest-starred in four episodes of Boomtown, playing "Marian", the deceived wife of David McNorris (Neal McDonough). In 2003 she was cast as Kirsten Cohen on the Fox television series, The O.C.; for her role as the recovering alcoholic mother, she won a Prism Award.

Rowan has volunteered as an actress with the Young Storytellers Program. She has also starred in The O.C. co-star Peter Gallagher's music video, Still I Long For Your Kiss, a song from his album 7 Days in Memphis, which was released in 2005. She also appeared in the television movie In God's Country and in the film Jack and Jill vs. the World. She completed her third project for Lifetime, producing a TV movie, She Drives Me Crazy. In 2008 she completed a TV film, The Good Times Are Killing Me which she was an executive producer for and starred in alongside Rupert Graves.

Rowan gave birth to a daughter in 2008.

In early 2009, Kelly did a cameo role in one episode ("Divorce Party") of CSI: Miami. In 2011, Emily Osment, Kelly Rowan and Kay Panabaker starred in an original 2-Hr movie Cyberbully. In summer 2012, TNT will debut Perception, a drama series with Eric Mccormack, and Kelly will play Natalie Vincent.


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Children of Divorce Unknown TV Movie
1986 The Truth About Alex Ellie Sanders
My Pet Monster Stephanie
Night Heat Melissa Episode: "Trapped"
The High Price of Passion Student #3 TV Movie
1987 The Kidnapping of Baby John Doe Salesgirl TV Movie
The Gate Lori Lee
1988 War of the Worlds Kim Episode: "Goliath Is My Name"
1964–1999 Another World Suzie Strathmore Unknown Episodes
1989 The Long Road Home Cynthia
1987–1994 Street Legal Angelina Episodes: "Beauties and Beasts"
1985–1992 Growing Pains Rachel Episode: "Daddy Mike"
1978–1991 Dallas Dana Episodes: "90265"

Episode: "Smooth Operator" Episode: "Win Some, Lose Some"

1991 Hook Peter's Mother
1992 Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive Gayla Williams
Exclusive Sunny TV Movie
Sweating Bullets Julie Morrisson Episode: "Ocean Park"
1993 Adrift Eliza Terrio TV Movie
1995 Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Annie Tarrant
Black Fox: Good Men and Bad Hallie Russell TV Movie
Assassins Jennifer
1996 Mocking the Cosmos Lydia/Lydathia
1995–1996 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Mattie Shaw 22 Episodes
1997 A Mother's Wish Unknown TV Movie
Rag and Bone Karen Toms TV Movie
The Burning Zone Stacy One Episode
A Match Made in Heaven Jane Cronin TV Movie
One Eight Seven Ellen Henry
1998 Harlequin's Loving Evangeline Evie Shaw
When He Didn't Come Home Carolyn Blair TV Movie
1995–2002 The Outer Limits Isabelle Pierce Episode: "Virtual Future"

Episode: "In Another Life"

1998–2005 Da Vinci's Inquest Michaela Episode: "Little Sister: Part 1"

Episode: "Little Sister: Part 2"

1998 To Have & to Hold Gina Episode: "These Boots Were Made for Stalking"
1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul Mom Episode: "The Handwriting on the Wall"
Three to Tango Olivia Newman
Late Last Night Jill TV Movie
Anya's Bell Jeanne Rhymes TV Movie
A Crime of Passion Marci Elias TV Movie
2000 The Truth About Jane Ms. Lynn Walcott TV Movie
Scorn Sharon TV Movie
2001 A Girl Thing Claire TV Movie
Proximity Anne Conroy
Jet Boy Erin
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Eileen Nelson Episode: "Slaves of Las Vegas"
2002 Greenmail Ashley Pryor
The Man Who Saved Christmas Mary Gilbert TV Movie
2003 Boomtown Marian McNorris
2006 Eight Days To Live Teresa Spring TV Movie
Mount Pleasant Anne Burrows
2003–2007 The O.C. Kirsten Cohen 92 Episodes
2007 In God's Country Judith Leavitt TV Movie
2008 Jack and Jill vs. the World Kate
The Good Times are Killing Me Kate Derby TV Movie
2009 CSI: Miami Katherine Faber Episode: "Divorce Party"
2010 Flashpoint Maggie Perrello Episode 4.2: Severed Ties
2011 Cyberbully Kris Hillridge TV Movie
A War Within Karen Berks Pre-Production
2012 Perception Natalie Vincent