Kelly Overton (actress)

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Kelly Overton
ThecollectiveKellyOverton.jpg
Overton in The Collective
Born (1978-08-28) August 28, 1978 (age 36)
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Judson Pearce Morgan (m. 2004)

Kelly Overton (born August 28, 1978)[1] is an American actress, screenwriter, director, and producer.

Early life[edit]

Of Cherokee descent, Overton grew up in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, where she graduated with their highest honor, The Charles Jehlinger Award.[2][3]

Career[edit]

She has performed off-Broadway, in regional Shakespeare, and on several TV shows.[2][4] She began in national television in 2000 in the role of Rainn Wilkins on several seasons of All My Children and then in 2002 returned to theater on Broadway where she debuted in the original stage cast of The Graduate as an understudy for several roles, eventually replacing Alicia Silverstone in the role of Elaine Robinson, opposite Kathleen Turner and Jason Biggs.[2][3][4] After five years in New York she moved to Los Angeles, where she has worked in film and TV.[3] In 2008, with husband Judson Pearce Morgan, she wrote, directed, produced and starred in The Collective.[2][5] She plays Christie Monteiro in the 2010 film adaptation of the fighting game series Tekken.[2] She currently appears in the HBO series True Blood as werewolf Rikki Naylor.

Reception[edit]

Of her role as Andrea Barton in the Numb3rs episode "Hollywood Homicide", reviewer Todd Mason of TV Guide wrote, "Kelly Overton excelled in her small role...".[6] Of her directorial debut with the film The Collective, reviewer Joshua Tanzer wrote, "The Collective is beautifully shot, well crafted",[5] while Farley Elliott of LAist wrote, "The story, while not frighteningly original, is definitely captivating, and the directing is superb. Kelly Overton, who helped to pen the film, is captivating and you really want to see her succeed".[7]

Personal life[edit]

Overton married fellow actor Judson Pearce Morgan in April 2004.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 It Runs in the Family Erica
2004 Breaking Dawn Eve
2005 Ring Two, TheThe Ring Two Betsy
2006 You Did What? Day
2007 Wager, TheThe Wager Tessa
2008 Outsource Alice Short film
2008 Collective, TheThe Collective Tyler Clarke
2009 Under New Management Julie Capp
2010 Tekken Christie Monteiro
2010 In My Sleep Ann
2014 Overtown Filming
2014 Road Home, TheThe Road Home Julie Cambridge Pre-production
2014 Phantasmagoria Adrienne Delaney Pre-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000-2001 All My Children Rain Wilkins Recurring role (17 episodes)
2003 Without a Trace Audrey Rose Episode: "There Goes the Bride"
2003 Practice, TheThe Practice Debbie Huber Episode: "We the People"
2004 Division, TheThe Division Cheryl Madison Episode: "Crawl Space"
2004 Wedding Daze Dahlia Landry TV film
2005 Studio, TheThe Studio Heather Falls Episode: "Pilot"
2006 Desolation Canyon Olivia Kendrick TV film
2006 CSI: NY Lynette Richmont Episode: "Wasted"
2006 Close to Home Lori Hulse Episode: "Still a Small Town"
2006 Desperation Cynthia Smith TV film
2006 Twenty Questions Kate Lewis TV film
2007 Cold Case Johanna Kimball (1981) Episode: "Blood on the Tracks"
2007 Criminal Minds Ranger Lizzie Evans Episode: "Open Season"
2007 Numb3rs Andrea Barton / Tracy Meade Episode: "Hollywood Homicide"
2008 Psych Ashley Episode: "There Might Be Blood"
2009 Medium Robin Aaronson Episode: "Soul Survivor"
2009 CSI: Miami Kaitlyn Sawyer Episode: "Dead on Arrival"
2009 NCIS Metro Det. Megan Hanley Episode: "The Inside Man"
2009 Three Rivers Det. Rena Yablonski Episode: "Alone Together"
2010 Three Rivers Det. Rena Yablonski Episode: "Every Breath You Take"
2010 Madso's War Cheryl Keane TV film
2011 In Plain Sight Grace Haddick / Grace Littleton Episode: "A Womb with a View"
2011 Ricochet Det. Deedee Bowen TV film
2012 Beauty and the Beast Claire Sinclair Episode: "Saturn Returns"
2012-2013 True Blood Rikki Naylor (14 episodes)
2013 Beauty and the Beast Claire Sinclair Episodes: "On Thin Ice", "Trust No One"

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b c d e Del Signore, John (May 22, 2008). "Kelly Overton, Filmmaker". Gothamist. Retrieved January 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c tv.com, Kelly Overton bio, Retrieved July 1, 2009
  4. ^ a b Broadway.com, by Beth Stevens, "Fresh Face: Kelly Overton", Retrieved July 1, 2009
  5. ^ a b >offoffoff.com, By Joshua Tanzer, "Sects and the city", Retrieved July 1, 2009
  6. ^ [2] TV Guide, by Todd Mason (October 6, 2007), "Hollywood Homicide", Retrieved July 1, 2009
  7. ^ [3] LAist, by Farley Elliott (November 230, 2008), "Movie Review: The Collective", Retrieved July 1, 2009
  8. ^ Tanzer, Joshua. "Sects and the city". Off Off Off. Retrieved May 13, 2009. 

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