Lisa Robin Kelly

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Lisa Robin Kelly
Lisa Robin Kelly.jpg
Born March 5, 1970
Connecticut, U.S.
Died August 14, 2013(2013-08-14) (aged 43)
Altadena, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992–2012

Lisa Robin Kelly (March 5, 1970 – August 14, 2013)[1] was an American actress best known for her roles on That '70s Show and Amityville Dollhouse. Prior to her role in That '70s Show, she had small roles in several sitcoms.


Lisa Robin Kelly was born in Connecticut[1] and raised there in the town of Southington.[2] She made her debut in a 1992 episode of Married... with Children entitled "Kelly Doesn't Live Here Anymore". She appeared again in 1997 on episodes of Charmed and Silk Stalkings, as well as in direct-to-video and TV movies, such as Amityville Dollhouse, Late Last Night and Jawbreaker.

Kelly played Laurie, the promiscuous and malicious older sister of Eric Forman on That '70s Show. She left the show after five years; her character was written out of the show "to attend beauty school". She returned to the show in the fifth season in four episodes, but was replaced with Christina Moore in the sixth season. In an interview with ABC News she admitted that "With That '70s Show I was guilty of a drinking problem, and I ran."[3] Kelly appeared in a 2005 film, The Food Chain: A Hollywood Scarytale.[citation needed]

Legal issues[edit]

In August 2010, Kelly was arrested in North Carolina on a charge of driving under the influence.[4] In November 2010, she pleaded guilty, was fined and sentenced to 12 months unsupervised probation.[5]

On March 31, 2012, she was arrested on a felony charge of corporal injury upon a spouse, and was released on $50,000 bail. The charge was based on a complaint filed by her ex-boyfriend, John Michas.[6][7] She later made public statements saying that she was the one who had been assaulted, and denied Michas' claim that she assaulted him.[7][8] On May 12, 2012, TMZ reported that the LA County DA declined to file charges.[9]

In November 2012, police in Mooresville, North Carolina arrested the 42-year-old Kelly and her 61-year-old husband Robert Joseph Gilliam after responding to a disturbance at their home. Both were charged with assault and released on bond.[10][11]

On June 23, 2013, Kelly was arrested for a suspected DUI when law enforcement responded to a call about a parked car blocking a lane of traffic on the I-5 freeway and she failed a field sobriety test.[12]


Kelly died in her sleep on August 14, 2013, at age 43.[13] Her manager Craig Wyckoff said Kelly had voluntarily checked herself into a rehabilitation facility several days earlier to receive treatment.[13] Los Angeles County Coroner Lt. Cheryl MacWillie said the cause of Kelly's death might take eight to ten weeks to determine while awaiting toxicology results.[14]

On August 21, 2013, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department announced that it had ruled out foul play as a possible factor in Kelly's death, but the final determination could take another couple of months.[15][16] On January 3, 2014, the L.A. Coroner concluded that Kelly's death was due to "multiple drug intoxication"[17][18] ingested orally.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes Sherrie Video
1995 Payback Teenage Girl
1996 Amityville Dollhouse Dana Video
1997 Performance Anxiety Laura Kincaid
1998 Survivor, TheThe Survivor Devin
1999 Kill the Man Nan
1999 Jawbreaker Cheerleader #2
1999 Clubland Carla
2005 Food Chain: A Hollywood Scarytale, TheThe Food Chain: A Hollywood Scarytale Marilyn Short film
2012 SUX2BME Angel Short film
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Married... with Children Carol "Kelly Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
1994 Silk Stalkings Gina Nelson "Killer Cop"
1994 Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story Charlie Greenwell's girlfriend TV film
1994 Renegade Debbie "Sheriff Reno"
1995 Platypus Man Brandi "NYPD Nude"
1995 Spring Fling! Jenny TV film
1995 ABC Afterschool Special Ashley "Fast Forward"
1995 Terror in the Shadows Patty TV film
1995 Sisters Kristy "Deceit"
1995 Murphy Brown Student "The Feminine Critique"
1996 X-Files, TheThe X-Files Terri Roberts "Syzygy"
1996 Hope and Gloria Debbee "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Funicular"
1996 Suddenly Angie TV film
1996 Days of our Lives Jill Stevens TV series
1997 Married... with Children Heather Talrico "Breaking Up is Easy to Do: Part 1"
1997 Jenny Real World Actress "A Girl's Gotta Live in the Real World"
1997 Alone Mary Louise TV film
1998 Poltergeist: The Legacy Janine Kinsey "Hell Hath No Fury"
1998 Fantasy Island Regina "Pilot"
1998 Buddy Faro Rita Nardo "Ain't That a Kick in the Head"
1998 Net, TheThe Net Lucy "Lucy's Life"
1998 Young Hearts Unlimited Molly TV film
1998-2003 That '70s Show Laurie Forman Recurring role (50 episodes)
1999 Charmed Daisy "Love Hurts"
1999 Late Last Night Tristan TV film
2002 Alikes Krystal TV film


  1. ^ a b c "Lisa Robin Kelly Death Certificate -- 'Multiple Drugs' -- 'Oral Ingestion'". January 6, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 
  2. ^ "Lisa Robin Kelly profile". Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut). July 6, 2013. Retrieved August 15, 2013.  Photo caption.
  3. ^ "Lisa Robin Kelly of 'That '70s Show' Seeks Comeback". 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  4. ^ Staff (December 20, 2010). "70s Show' Star Guilty in Drunk Driving Case". Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  5. ^ "'70s Show' Star Guilty in Drunk Driving Case". December 20, 2010. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ Staff (March 31, 2012). "'That '70s Show' Star Lisa Robin Kelly Arrested for Spousal Abuse". Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Lisa Robin Kelly of 'That '70s Show' bemoans 'that picture'". Los Angeles Times. April 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ "'That '70s Show' Star Lisa Robin Kelly – I'm INNOCENT ... My Roommate Attacked Himself!". Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  9. ^ "'That 70s Show' Star Lisa Robin Kelly – Off the Hook in Domestic Violence Case". Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  10. ^ "'That 70s Show' star arrested in North Carolina". Associated Press. November 28, 2012. Archived from the original on November 29, 2012. 
  11. ^ Krumboltz, Mike. "'That '70s Show' star arrested on suspicion of assault". Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  12. ^ "Lisa Robin Kelly ARRESTED - 'That 70's Show' Star Busted on Suspicion of DUI". Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  13. ^ a b "'That '70s Show' star Lisa Robin Kelly dead at 43". Fox News. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  14. ^ "No Answers yet in Lisa Robin Kelly's Sudden Death". CNN. August 18, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Lisa Robin Kelly's Death: Cops Rule Out Foul Play, Hand Case to Coroner". Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  16. ^ Sieczkowski, Cavan (August 19, 2013). "Lisa Robin Kelly Cause Of Death Unknown Despite Autopsy Completion". 
  17. ^ "'70s Show' Actress Lisa Robin Kelly -- OD'd on 'Multiple Drugs". TMZ. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 
  18. ^ Good, Lindsay (January 3, 2014). "Cause of death determined for 'That 70s Show' Actress Lisa Robin Kelly". E! Online. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 

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