Kelly Rowan Biography

Kelly Rowan Biography
Kelly Rowan (born on October 26, 1965 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian actress well known for her modeling career and her popular character Kirsten Cohen on the FOX TV series The O.C.

Biography

 

Kelly Rowan began modeling in her college years to earn extra cash, becoming involved in acting while working in commercials. A graduate of Toronto's Northern Secondary School, as well as a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Kelly began her acting career in 1980. Appearing in such movies as The Gate, Hook, Three to Tango, and A Girl Thing, Rowan remained a recognizable face without a well-known name for years, guest-starring 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, Kelly guest-starred in three episodes of Boomtown, playing "Marian", the deceived wife of David McNorris (Neal McDonough). (Kelly Rowan returned for one last episode in 2003). That same year, she was cast as Kirsten Cohen on the new FOX program, The O.C., alongside Peter Gallagher, Tate Donovan, Adam Brody and Melinda Clarke, with whom she appeared on an episode of CSI. She was a main character on The O.C. and for her role as the recovering alcoholic she won the Prism Award, for which she had already been nominated the previous year.

Kelly has volunteered as an actress with the Young Storytellers Program. Kelly Rowan has also starred in TV-husband 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.

On June 20, 2007 it was announced that Kelly is engaged to the Canadian billionaire David Thomson.



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