Lisa Robin Kelly

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Lisa Robin Kelly
Lisa Robin Kelly.jpg
Born (1970-03-05)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][2] 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 raised in Southington, Connecticut.[3] She made her debut in a 1992 episode of Married... with Children, "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."[4]

Legal issues[edit]

In August 2010, Kelly was arrested in North Carolina on a charge of driving under the influence.[5] In November 2010, she pleaded guilty, was fined and sentenced to 12 months unsupervised probation.[6]

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.[7][8] She later made public statements saying that she was the one who had been assaulted, and denied Michas' claim that she assaulted him.[8][9] The Los Angeles County District Attorney declined to file charges.[10]

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.[11][12] She later filed for divorce and a restraining order from Gilliam.[13]

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.[14]


Days after checking into Pax Rehab House in Altadena, California, Kelly died in her sleep on August 14, 2013, at age 43, while at the facility.[15][16] On January 3, 2014, the Los Angeles Dept. of Coroner concluded Kelly's death was due to an accidental[17] unspecified oral "multiple drug intoxication".[18][19][20] In June 2014, Kelly's estranged husband filed a lawsuit against the rehabilitation center where she was being treated and subsequently died, claiming negligence.[21] Kelly was also survived by her mother, Linda.[13]


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. ^ Lisa Robin Kelly Death Certificate -
  2. ^ "Lisa Robin Kelly Death Certificate -- 'Multiple Drugs' -- 'Oral Ingestion'". January 6, 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 
  3. ^ "Lisa Robin Kelly profile". Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut). July 6, 2013. Archived from the original on November 19, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2013.  Photo caption.
  4. ^ "Lisa Robin Kelly of 'That '70s Show' Seeks Comeback". ABC News. 2012-04-05. Archived from the original on July 6, 2014. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  5. ^ Staff (December 20, 2010). "70s Show' Star Guilty in Drunk Driving Case". Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ "'70s Show' Star Guilty in Drunk Driving Case". December 20, 2010. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ Staff (March 31, 2012). "'That '70s Show' Star Lisa Robin Kelly Arrested for Spousal Abuse". Retrieved April 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Lisa Robin Kelly of 'That '70s Show' bemoans 'that picture'". Los Angeles Times. April 5, 2012. Archived from the original on January 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "'That '70s Show' Star Lisa Robin Kelly – I'm INNOCENT ... My Roommate Attacked Himself!". Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  10. ^ "'That 70s Show' Star Lisa Robin Kelly – Off the Hook in Domestic Violence Case". Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  11. ^ "'That 70s Show' star arrested in North Carolina". Associated Press. November 28, 2012. Archived from the original on November 29, 2012. 
  12. ^ "'That 70s Show' Star Lisa Robin Kelly -- Arrested for Assault". November 27, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b Lisa Robin Kelly obituary,, August 16, 2013; accessed December 5, 2014.
  14. ^ "Lisa Robin Kelly Arrested - 'That 70's Show' Star Busted on Suspicion of DUI". Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  15. ^ Eby, Margaret (August 17, 2013). "Lisa Robin Kelly's estranged husband blames boyfriend for late actress' relapse". Daily News (New York City). Archived from the original on April 17, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  16. ^ "'That '70s Show' star Lisa Robin Kelly dead at 43". Fox News. Archived from the original on January 4, 2014. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  17. ^ Shira, Dahvi (January 3, 2014). "Lisa Robin Kelly Died from Multiple Drug Intoxication". People. Retrieved November 15, 2014. 
  18. ^ Kenneally, Tim (January 3, 2014). "‘That '70s Show’ Star Died From Multiple Drugs, Coroner Says". Archived from the original on June 17, 2014. 
  19. ^ "'70s Show' Actress Lisa Robin Kelly -- OD'd on 'Multiple Drugs". TMZ. Retrieved 2014-01-03. 
  20. ^ Good, Lindsay (January 3, 2014). "Cause of death determined for 'That 70s Show' Actress Lisa Robin Kelly". E! Online. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  21. ^ Baum, Gary (June 10, 2014). "Estranged Husband of 'That '70s Show' Actress Sues Rehab Where She Overdosed". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on November 19, 2014. 

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