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DeFer at the Denim Habit grand opening in New York City in October 2011
|Born||Kaylee Anne DeFer
September 23, 1986
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
In 2004 DeFer made her acting debut on the Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh. She has since made a number of guest appearances on television shows such as Ghost Whisperer, CSI: Miami, How I Met Your Mother, and Quintuplets. DeFer appears on the cover of the Reeve Oliver album Touchtone Inferno which was released in December 2007.
In May 2004 DeFer was cast as Scarlett on The WB drama series The Mountain. The series follows the personal lives of the staff and friends at a remote ski resort. The series premiered on September 22, 2004 but was cancelled after four months due to low ratings.
In April 2005 DeFer landed a role on the Fox sitcom The War at Home. The series centers on the day to day life of Gold family whom reside in Long Island, New York. DeFer portrayed teenager Hillary Gold, the eldest child who frequently misbehaves. The series premiered on September 11, 2005 to 7.2 million viewers but received generally negative reviews from critics. The series ran for two years. The series was not renewed due to low ratings.
In April 2011 The CW announced DeFer would have a major-recurring arc in both the series fourth and fifth season of Gossip Girl. DeFer had previously auditioned for the role of Raina Thorpe but she did not receive the part. DeFer portrayed the role of Ivy Dickens, a con artist who pretends to be Charlotte "Charlie" Rhodes to get access to her trust fund. DeFer was reunited with The Mountain cast member Penn Badgley. The critical reception of the character had been positive until her appearance in the fifth season received less than favorable reviews. DeFer reprised her role of Ivy in the series' sixth and final season and was listed as a main cast member.
DeFer subsequently began dating Michael Fitzpatrick, lead vocalist for the band Fitz and the Tantrums, and in May 2013, she announced that they were expecting a child together. DeFer gave birth to their son, Theodore Ignatius Fitzpatrick, in September 2013.
|2006||Powder Puff Principle, TheThe Powder Puff Principle||Young school board president||Short film|
|2011||In My Pocket||Molly|
|2012||Layover||Rebecca White||Television film|
|2004||Deerings, TheThe Deerings||Lexi||Unsold Fox pilot|
|2004||Drake & Josh||Cute girl||Episode: "Guitar"|
|2004||North Shore||Emily||Episode: "Secret Service"|
|2004–2005||Mountain, TheThe Mountain||Scarlett||6 episodes|
|2005||Listen Up!||Brooke||Episode: "Inky Dinky Don't"|
|2005–2007||War at Home, TheThe War at Home||Hillary Gold||Main cast|
|2007||Shark||Katie Dobbs||Episode: "Shaun of the Dead"|
|2008||Family Guy||Dakota (voice)||Episode: "Tales of a Third Grade Nothing"|
|2009||Ghost Whisperer||Angie||Episode: "This Joint's Haunted"|
|2009||Bones||Tory Payne||Episode: "The Gamer in the Grease"|
|2010||Ghosts/Aliens||Dawn Bayard||Unsold Comedy Central pilot|
|2010||CSI: Miami||Valerie Metcalf||Episode: "Getting Axed"|
|2010, 2013||How I Met Your Mother||Casey||2 episodes|
|2011–2012||Gossip Girl||Ivy Dickens/Charlie Rhodes||Guest star (season 4); main cast (seasons 5–6); 30 episodes|
|2011||Friends with Benefits||Mary Webber||Episode: "The Benefit of Mentors"|
- Johnson, Zach (January 26, 2012). "Gossip Girl Star Kaylee DeFer Ends Engagement!". Retrieved September 21, 2013.
- Eggenberger, Nicole (May 8, 2013). "Kaylee DeFer Pregnant: Gossip Girl Actress, 26, Expecting First Child With Boyfriend Michael Fitzpatrick, 42". Us Weekly. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
- Takeda, Allison (September 21, 2013). "Kaylee DeFer Gives Birth to Baby Boy With Boyfriend Michael Fitzpatrick!". Us Weekly. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
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