Kelly Lynch

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Kelly Lynch
Kelly Lynch 2007.jpg
Lynch in 2007
Born Kelly Lynch
(1959-01-31) January 31, 1959 (age 55)
Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 1983—present
Spouse(s) Mitch Glazer (1992-present)

Kelly Lynch (born January 31, 1959) is an American actress.

Life and career[edit]

Lynch was born in Golden Valley, Minnesota, the daughter of Barbara, a modern dancer, and Robert Lynch, a restaurateur.[1] She attended The Guthrie Theater. She worked as a flight attendant after leaving college.[2] She was working as a model for the Elite modeling agency before acting.[3] In the 1980s, she studied with acting instructor Sanford Meisner. After several small roles, Lynch was cast in her breakthrough role in the feature film Cocktail (1988).[3]

In 1989, Lynch starred opposite Patrick Swayze in the action film Road House, for which she received critical acclaim, and won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in the crime drama Drugstore Cowboy, directed by Gus Van Sant.[4][5] She was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994). She turned down the role of Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct (1992).[2] Lynch later had leading roles in a number of independent movies and co-starred in several Hollywood feature films, including Desperate Hours (1990), Curly Sue (1991), Three of Hearts (1993), Imaginary Crimes (1994), Virtuosity (1995), Heaven's Prisoners (1996), Mr. Magoo (1997), and Homegrown (1998). In the 2000s, Lynch has had supporting roles in films like Charlie's Angels (2000), Joe Somebody (2001), and The Jacket (2005).

On television, Lynch had the recurring role of Ivan Aycock from 2004 to 2009 in the Showtime drama series The L Word. She later joined the cast of The CW teen soap 90210 (2010-2011) as Laurel Cooper.[6] She returned to cable television with the recurring role of Meg Bannock in Magic City (2012-2013), created by her husband, Mitch Glazer.[2]

Lynch has been married to producer and writer Mitch Glazer since 1992 and has a daughter, Shane, born in 1985, from a previous relationship.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Portfolio Elite Model
1986 Osa Osa
1988 Bright Lights, Big City Elaine
1988 Cocktail Kerry Coughlin
1989 Warm Summer Rain Kate
1989 Road House Doc
1989 Drugstore Cowboy Dianne Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
1990 Desperate Hours Nancy Breyers
1991 Curly Sue Grey Ellison
1993 Three of Hearts Connie Czapski
1993 For Better and for Worse Catherine Vernet Television film
1994 Imaginary Crimes Valery Weiler
1994 The Beans of Egypt, Maine Roberta Bean Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
1995 Virtuosity Madison Carter
1995 White Man's Burden Marsha Pinnock
1996 Heaven's Prisoners Annie Robicheaux
1996 Persons Unknown Amanda
1997 Cold Around the Heart Jude Law
1997 Mr. Magoo Luanne
1998 Homegrown Lucy
1999 Brotherhood of Murder Susan Martinez Television film
2000 Charlie's Angels Vivian Wood
2001 Joe Somebody Callie Scheffer
2002 The Slaughter Rule Evangeline Chutney
2002 Searching for Debra Winger Herself Documentary film
2003 Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story Jean Murray Television film
2003 Dallas 362 Mary
2005 At Last Sara Wood
2005 The Jacket Jean Price
2005 Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life Diane Petersen Television film
2005 Welcome to California Susanna Smith
2006 The Visitation Morgan Elliot
2007 Normal Adolescent Behavior Helen
2008 Visual Acoustics Herself Documentary film
2009 The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll Maggie
2009 A Good Funeral Junior
2010 Kaboom Nicole
2010 Passion Play Harriet
2012 A Dark Plan Caren
2014 Glass Chin Mae Graham
2014 The Frontier Luanne
2014 Seattle Road Aunt Patty
2015 Kepler's Dream Amy

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Equalizer Bartender Episode: "Prelude"
1987 The Hitchhiker Teresa / Melissa Episode: "Joker"
1987 Miami Vice Lori 'Blondie' Swann Episode: "Death and the Lady"
1995 Fallen Angels Lola Episode: "Red Wind"
2001 Ally McBeal Gloria Albright Episode: "Boy's Town"
2004-2009 The L Word Ivan Aycock Recurring role, 6 episodes
2008 The Cleaner Erica Smith Episode: "Rebecca"
2010-2011 90210 Laurel Cooper Recurring role, 15 episodes
2011 Memphis Beat Marie Minetti Episode: "Identity Crisis"
2012-2013 Magic City Meg Bannock Recurring role, 13 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelly Lynch Biography at Film Reference
  2. ^ a b c "Kelly Lynch". TV Guide. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Kelly Lynch- Biography". Yahoo!. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  4. ^ "Kelly Lynch, Ex-Model, Plays Drugstore's Spunky Junkie". People. November 6, 1989. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Drugstore Cowboy (1989)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Mickey O'Connor. "Kelly Lynch Signs On to 90210". TVGuide.com. 

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