Kelli Maroney

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Kelli Maroney
Kelli Maroney.jpg
Born Kelli Joan Maroney
(1965-12-30) December 30, 1965 (age 48)[1]
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Nationality American
Other names Zoe Kelli Simon
Occupation Actress
Years active 1979 – present
Spouse(s) Alex Simon (2001-2003)
Website
http://www.kellimaroney.com

Kelli Joan Maroney (born December 30, 1965[2]) is an American film and television actress. Maroney is best known for her early roles on the television soap operas Ryan's Hope and One Life to Live and the movies Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Night of the Comet.

Career[edit]

Maroney's Daytime TV stints were as Kimberly Harris Beaulac on the soap opera Ryan's Hope (1979-1981, 1982-1983) and Tina Lord on One Life to Live (1984-1985).

Her best known film roles were in the 1982 comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High as Cindy Carr, "Spirit Bunny", the 1984 science fiction movie Night of the Comet as Samantha Belmont; as well as cult films The Zero Boys (1985) as Jamie, and Chopping Mall (1986) as Alison.

Later television credits are "Face Down" playing a schitzophrenic femme fatale opposite Joe Mangtenga, and TV envangelist on HBO's "True Blood".


Appearances[edit]

Maroney was featured on the cover of the October 27, 1980 issue of People (alongside fellow soap opera actresses Genie Francis and Kristen Vigard) and interviewed in the related story about the "teen temptresses" of daytime television.[3]

An interview with Maroney was featured in Jewel Shepard's Invasion of the B-Girls, a non-fiction book composed of interviews with popular scream queens and in Night of the Comet.[4] She appeared on the Joan Rivers Show in the 1990s in a cheerleading uniform. The segment was about B-movie starlets. Joan Rivers had Kelli scream for her and then tried screaming herself. She has made guest appearances on TV shows, among them Family Feud, Simon & Simon, Murder, She Wrote, FBI: The Untold Stories, and Chicago Hope.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1982 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Cindy
1983 Slayground Jolene
1984 Night of the Comet Samantha
1986 Chopping Mall Alison Parks
1986 Zero Boys, TheThe Zero Boys Jamie
1987 Big Bad Mama II Willie McClatchie
1988 Not of This Earth Nurse Oxford
1989 Jaded Jennifer
1989 Transylvania Twist Hannah
1990 Hard to Die Porno Wife
1991 Servants of Twilight Sherry Ordway
1993 Midnight Witness Devon
1999 Sam and Mike Short film
2004 Audition Brett Short film
2011 Lip Service Janice
2012 Dark Star Hollow Sarah Rose Barteaux Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1979-1982 Ryan's Hope Kimberly Harris 319 episodes
1984 Celebrity Jossie TV miniseries
1984 One Life to Live Tina Lord TV series
1986 Simon & Simon Angela Fielding Episode: "Eye of the Beholder"
1986 Murder, She Wrote Cissy Barnes Episode: "Menace, Anyone?"
1991 FBI: The Untold Stories Bonnie Kelly Episode: "Kill for Love"
1997 Pretender, TheThe Pretender Reporter Episode: "Dragon House: Part 1"
1999 Chicago Hope Grace McNeil Episode: "Home Is Where the Heartache Is"
2008 True Blood Televangelist Episode: "Mine"
2010 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Kelli Episode: "Re-Animated"
2012 Gila Deputy Wilma TV movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nightofthecomet.info/cast/sam.html
  2. ^ http://www.nightofthecomet.info/cast/sam.html
  3. ^ Rein, Richard K.; Gail Birnbaum; Bob Lardine (October 27, 1980). "Sexy and Sweet". People. People.com. pp. Vol. 14, No. 17, pg. 80–84. Retrieved October 23, 2008. 
  4. ^ Kirst, Brian (April 27, 2012). "Q&A: "NIGHT OF THE COMET" star Kelli Maroney talks her career". Fangoria. Fangoria.com. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 

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