Rya Kihlstedt

Rya Kihlstedt

Jul. 23rd, 1970
Born in
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
5' 8

Rya Kihlstedt's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Heroes Reborn TV Show
Heroes Reborn
The Buccaneers (UK) TV Show
The Buccaneers (UK)
Tribeca TV Show

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Rya Kihlstedt (born July 23, 1970) is an American actress. She is known for her role in the 1997 comedy film Home Alone 3, and for recurring roles in television series Dexter and Nashville.

Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is a 1991 graduate of Skidmore College in Theatre Arts. She is of Swedish descent. She is the sister of Oakland-based violinist, Carla Kihlstedt.

In 1995, Kihlstedt portrayed Lizzie Elmsworth in the BBC adaptation of Edith Wharton's last novel, The Buccaneers. However, she is best known for portraying Alice, one of the criminals in the comedy Home Alone 3 (1997). In 1998, She starred with 'Peter Gallagher' in the film Brave New World.

As of 2015, she is starring as Erica Kravid on the NBC series Heroes Reborn.

Others notable television credits include Early Edition, Criminal Minds and NCIS, and supporting roles in films Arctic Blue, Deep Impact, Jaded and Women in Trouble.

In 1994, Kihlstedt married actor 'Gil Bellows' They have two children, Ava Emanuelle (born 1999), and Giovanni (born 2001).

  • Graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Attended Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY - and graduated in 1991. She was a Theatre Major.
  • Is of Swedish descent.
  • Children: daughter, Ava Emanuelle, born 4 April 1999 and son Giovanni, born 2001.

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