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|Born||Kelly Rutherford Deane
November 6, 1968
Elizabethtown, Kentucky, U.S.
(m. 2006–2010; 2 children)
Kelly Rutherford (born November 6, 1968) is an American actress known for her roles of Stephanie "Sam" Whitmore on Generations, Megan Lewis on Melrose Place from 1996 to 1999 and as Lily van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl from 2007 to 2012.
In addition to her work on Generations and Melrose Place, Rutherford starred in Homefront (1991–93) as Judy Owen; in The Great Defender as Frankie Collet (1995); in Kindred: The Embraced as Caitlin Byrne (1996); in Threat Matrix as Special Agent Frankie Ellroy Kilmer (2003); and had a recurring role in The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. as femme fatale Dixie Cousins. She also starred as Christine Hamilton in the horror film Scream 3 (2000). She also played the role of Lily Humphrey on Gossip Girl.
Personal life 
Kelly Rutherford Deane was born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky in 1968. Her mother, Harriet (aka "Ann") Edwards, is a model and writer. She has a younger brother, Anthony, and two younger sisters, Courtney and Lindsey. She attended Corona del Mar High School.
Rutherford was married to Carlos Tarajano from June 30, 2001 to January 11, 2002. The couple appeared together in InStyle magazine. A few months after their marriage, Carlos developed a serious heart condition. Rutherford eventually filed for divorce. The marriage had lasted less than a year. He died in 2004.
She married her second husband, German businessman Daniel Giersch, in August 2006. She gave birth to their first child in 2006. In 2009, while pregnant, Rutherford left Giersch and, according to him, did not inform him when she gave birth to their second child. She then accused him of violence and drug dealing, accusations that were not proven, but Giersch's visa had been revoked "for fraud"[clarification needed] and he is barred from entering the United States with their two children. On August 29, 2012, a California judge controversially awarded him custody of their two children in France where he continues to live. The judge ruled that Rutherford can fly to France between acting jobs to see their children.. On August 29, a judge ruled that her two children with her ex-husband would relocate to Monaco to live with him. In a statement, Rutherford's rep said that the star is "devastated that her American citizen children were ordered to live overseas to accommodate their father because he's banned from entering the U.S."
Select filmography 
|1992||Breaking the Silence||Cheryl||TV movie|
|1994||Tis a Gift to Be Simple||Emily Hanover||-|
|1994||I Love Trouble||Kim||-|
|1996||No Greater Love||Edwina Winfield||TV movie|
|1996||Buried Secrets||Danielle Roff||TV movie|
|1997||Dilemma||Woman in bar||-|
|1997||Six Months of Darkness, Six Months of Light||Annie||-|
|1998||The Perfect Getaway||Julia Robinson||TV movie|
|1998||The Disturbance at Dinner||Marian Pronkridge||-|
|2000||Scream 3||Christine Hamilton||-|
|2000||Sally Hemings: An American Scandal||Lady Maria Cosway||TV movie|
|2000||The Chaos Factor||Jodi||-|
|2001||Angels Don't Sleep Here||Kate Porter||-|
|2001||Acceptable Risk||Kim Welles||TV movie|
|2002||Swimming Upstream||Sandra Bird||-|
|2002||Eastwick||Alexandra Medford||TV movie|
|2007||Tell Me No Lies||Laura||TV movie|
- Television series
|1991–1993||Homefront||Judy Owen||Series Regular; 22 episodes|
|1993-1994||The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.||Dixie Cousins||Series Regular|
|1996–1999||Melrose Place||Megan Lewis Mancini||Series regular; Season 5–7; 90 episodes|
|1999–2000||Get Real||Laura Martineau||4 episodes|
|2000–2001||The Fugitive||Helen Kimble||3 episodes|
|2002–2003||The District||Deputy Mayor Melinda Lockhart / Melinda Lockhart||6 episodes|
|2003–2004||Threat Matrix||Special Agent Frankie Ellroy-Kilmer||Series regular; 16 episodes|
|2005–2006||E-Ring||Samantha "Sonny" Liston||Series regular; 21 episodes|
|2007–2012||Gossip Girl||Lily van der Woodsen||Series regular; 121 episodes|
- The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 766. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
- Kentucky birth registration for Kelly Rutherford Deane (#103-51024)
- "Gossip Girl Transformations - Kelly Rutherford". InStyle. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
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