Kaylee DeFer

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Kaylee DeFer
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DeFer at the Denim Habit grand opening in New York City in October 2011
Born Kaylee Anne DeFer
(1986-09-23) September 23, 1986 (age 27)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
Partner(s) Michael Fitzpatrick
Children 1

Kaylee Anne DeFer (September 23, 1986) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Ivy Dickens on The CW teen drama television series Gossip Girl.

Early life[edit]

DeFer was born in Tucson, Arizona. She attended school at Desert Christian School.

In 2003, she moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in acting.


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 October 2006 DeFer starred in her theatrical film debut Flicka. DeFer portrayed the film's antagonist, Miranda Koop. In 2011 DeFer starred in the low-budget Western film Mattie.

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.

Personal life[edit]

In January 2012, DeFer called off her engagement to jewelry designer Mike Pereria, whom she had been dating on and off since 2002.[1][2]

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.[2] DeFer gave birth to their son, Theodore Ignatius Fitzpatrick, in September 2013.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Underclassman Des
2006 Powder Puff Principle, TheThe Powder Puff Principle Young school board president Short film
2006 Flicka Miranda Koop
2011 In My Pocket Molly
2011 Renegade Mattie Springer
2011 Red State Dana
2012 Layover Rebecca White Television film
2013 Darkroom Michelle
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Deerings, TheThe Deerings Lexi Unsold Fox pilot
2004 Drake & Josh Cute girl Episode: "Guitar"
2004 North Shore Emily Episode: "Secret Service"
2004 Quintuplets Stephanie 2 episodes
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"
- 2014

How I Met Your Mother Casey Episode: " How Your Mother Met Me ".


  1. ^ Johnson, Zach (January 26, 2012). "Gossip Girl Star Kaylee DeFer Ends Engagement!". Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b 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. 
  3. ^ 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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