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Rocha in Detroit, 2005
|Born||Kali Michele Rocha
December 5, 1971
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Michael Krikorian (2006–present) 2 children|
Kali Michele Rocha (born December 5, 1971) is an American actress.
Rocha is best known to comedic audiences as the Atlantic American flight attendant who had a humorous argument with Ben Stiller's character at the airport in the 2000 hit comedy Meet The Parents (a role she reprised in the sequel Meet The Fockers). She also recurred memorably on Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Anya's vengeance demon pal, Halfrek, as well as William the Bloody's love affection, Cecily. The two characters are considered the same person. Rocha played Stonewall Jackson's wife, Anna in Ron Maxwell's Gods and Generals, an epic drama about the first two years of the American Civil War. Other films include The Crucible, White Oleander, The Object of My Affection, and Ready? OK!.
She has appeared on the Will and Grace episode "Strangers With Candice", as a straight woman who flirted with Will. In spring 2006, Rocha began acting in the short-lived NBC sitcom Teachers. Kali guest-starred in on the February 20, 2007, episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Cindy Marino, an aggressive TV reporter. Also, she appeared on an episode of Bones as a victim's mother. Notably, Rocha plays the character of a fourth-year resident surgeon, Dr. Sydney Heron, at Seattle Grace Hospital in the hit ABC TV series Grey's Anatomy. She was the first of the Buffyverse alums to appear in the Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice universe, including Seth Green, Amber Benson, Adam Busch, J. August Richards, Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nicholas Brendon, and a few others.
Rocha starred in the first and only season of Sherri starring Sherri Shepherd from The View which was loosely based on Shepherd's life. Rocha played Summer, Sherri's boss and eventual friend. It aired on the Lifetime Network.
|1996||The Crucible||Mercy Lewis|
|1997||Liberty! The American Revolution||Eliza Wilkinson|
|1998||The Love Letter||Flossy Whitcomb|
|1998||The Object of My Affection||Melissa Marx|
|2000||Autumn in New York||Shannon|
|2000||Meet the Parents||Atlantic American Flight Attendant|
|2001||When Billie Beat Bobbie||Connie|
|2001||The Weber Show||Sophie|
|2002||Family Law||Kelly Gilbert|
|2002||White Oleander||Susan Valeris|
|2000–2002||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Halfrek / Cecily Addams|
|2003||Gods and Generals||Anna Morrison Jackson|
|2003||Crossing Jordan||Felix Tate|
|2003||Will & Grace||Stephanie|
|2004||Meet the Fockers||Flight Attendant|
|2005||Confessions of an Action Star||Beth|
|2005||Family Plan (TV movie)||Stacy|
|2005||Without a Trace||Liz Murray|
|2005||29th and Gay||HIV Nurse|
|2005||Bam Bam and Celeste||Angela|
|2006||Falling for Grace||Carla|
|2006||Teachers||Principal Emma Wiggins|
|2006||Ira & Abby||Tracy|
|2007||The Call (TV movie)||Wendy 'the Wolf' Wolfram|
|2007||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Cindy Marino|
|2007||Boston Legal||Allison Lovejoy|
|2006–2007||Grey's Anatomy||Dr. Sydney Heron|
|2008||Notes from the Underbelly||Paige Bartlett|
|2008||Over Her Dead Body||Angel|
|2008||Ready? OK!||Halle Hinton|
|2008||John's Hand (short)||Terry|
|2009||Monk (TV series)||Maria Scheter|
|2009||Sherri (TV series)||Summer Dickie|
|2010||Video Night (video short)||Kali|
|2010||Buried||911 Operator (voice)|
|2010||$#*! My Dad Says (TV series)||Roberta|
|2011||Serenity House (short)||Marnie|
|2011||Mr. Stache (short)||Narrator|
|2011||Drop Dead Diva||Dr. Audrey Foley|
|2012||Black Briefs (video)||Kali (segment "Video Night")|
|2012||Modern Family||Party Planner ("Leap Day")|
|2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Ms. Fowler|
|2013||The Loft||Mimi Landry|
|2012||Bits and Pieces||Jodi|
|2013||Space Station 76||Donna|
|2013–present||Liv & Maddie||Karen Rooney|
In January 2008, Rocha announced that she was pregnant. She has a son Barlow Aix Krikorian born August 4, 2008 and daughter Savria Dune Krikorian, born January 25, 2011
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- Kali Rocha at the Internet Movie Database
- Kali Rocha at the Internet Broadway Database
- Kali Rocha at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
- Kali Rocha at TV.com