Kelly Rowan

Kelly Rowan

Oct. 26th, 1965
Born in
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
5' 7

Kelly Rowan's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The O.C. TV Show
The O.C.
Perception TV Show
Isaac TV Show

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Kelly Rowan is best known for playing "Kirsten Cohen" on The O.C."(2003) for which she won a Prism award for best actress. She recently starred in and executive-produced The Good Times Are Killing Me (2009) (TV) with 'Rupert Graves'.

Her recent indie film credits include Jack and Jill vs. the World (2008) and Mount Pleasant (2006) (for which she was nominated for best supporting actress at the Vancouver Film Festival). She starred opposite 'Samuel L. Jackson' in the Warner Bros./'Mel Gibson' - produced thriller One Eight Seven (1997). Other film credits include Assassins (1995) with 'Sylvester Stallone' and 'Antonio Banderas' and Hook (1991) for 'Steven Spielberg'.

Kelly seems to move effortlessly between the big and small screen. She starred in and executive-produced Eight Days to Live (2006) (TV) and In God's Country (2007) (TV) (both nominated for Gemini awards for Best Television Movie in 2007). She also appeared in the first season of "Boomtown" (2002) for NBC, in addition to starring in The Truth About Jane (2000) (TV) with Stockard Channing, the mini-series A Girl Thing (2001) (TV) for Showtime, and the award-winning Anya's Bell (1999) (TV) for CBS.

Kelly won critical acclaim and the Gemini Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Mini Series for her performance in the CBS movie Adrift (1993) (TV) opposite Bruce Greenwood (I).

Kelly also won a CTV International Achievement Award in 2005.

When not on screen, Kelly is an active executive producer with her producing partner, Graham Ludlow. In 2007, they won a CFTPA indie award for outstanding independent producers for In God's Country (2007) (TV). They have also produced She Drives Me Crazy (2007) (TV) for Lifetime and the CTV network.

  • Appeared with her _"The O.C." (2003)_ (qv) co-star 'Melinda Clarke' (qv) in a _"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000)_ (qv) Season 2 episode: "Slaves of Las Vegas".
  • Changes her hair style every two months
  • Friend of actress 'Kelly Rutherford' (qv) .
  • Gave birth to a baby girl on April 28th, 2008. The father is her now ex-fiancÚ, David Thomson. The couple split just before their daughter's birth.
  • Has attended acting schools such as the British American Drama Academy and Neighbourhood Playhouse.
  • Was in television movies called _The Truth About Alex (1986) (TV)_ (qv) and _The Truth About Jane (2000) (TV)_ (qv).
  • Attended Northern Secondary, University of Western Ontario.
  • Engaged to media mogul David Thomson. They planned to marry before the end of 2007. Billionaire Thomson, 50, is said to be the 10th richest man in the world.

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