Rya Kihlstedt

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Rya Kihlstedt
Born (1970-07-23) July 23, 1970 (age 44)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993–2001, 2009-present
Spouse(s) Gil Bellows (m. 1994)
Children Ava Emanuelle
Relatives Carla Kihlstedt (sister)

Rya Kihlstedt (born July 23, 1970) is an American actress.[1] Kihlstedt is best known for her role in the 1997 comedy film Home Alone 3, and for recurring roles in television series Dexter and Nashville.

Life and career[edit]

Kihlstedt was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is a 1991 graduate of Skidmore College in Theatre Arts. She is of Swedish descent. In 1994, Kihlstedt married actor Gil Bellows They have two daughters, Ava Emanuelle (born 1999), and Giovanni (born 2001). She is the sister of Oakland-based violinist, Carla Kihlstedt.

Kihlstedt is best known for portraying Alice, one of the criminals in the comedy Home Alone 3 (1997).[2] She appeared in recurring roles on Showtime drama series Dexter as Dr. Michelle Ross, and on ABC drama series Nashville as powerful producer Marilyn Rhodes. She starred with Peter Gallagher in Brave New World (1998).[3] Others notable television credits include Early Edition, Criminal Minds and NCIS, and supporting roles in films Arctic Blue, Deep Impact, Jaded and Women in Trouble.


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Arctic Blue Anne Marie
1997 Hudson River Blues Laura
1997 Home Alone 3 Alice Rivens[4]
1998 Deep Impact Chloe
1998 Jaded Patricia 'Pat' Long
1999 Frontline Catherine
1999 Say You'll Be Mine Katherine
2009 Women in Trouble Rita
2010 Elektra Luxx Rita Uncredited
2012 Intelligence Jaye Gardner Short film
2013 Three Days in Havana Seanna
2014 The Atticus Institute Judith Winstead
2014 Sticks Deirdre Short film
Year Title Role Notes
1993 TriBeCa Leah Woodward Episode: "The Loft"
1994 Second Greatest Story Ever Told, TheThe Second Greatest Story Ever Told Arleen TV movie
1994 seaQuest DSV Jessie Episode: "Greed for a Pirate's Dream"
1994 Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III Willa TV miniseries
1995 Buccaneers, TheThe Buccaneers Lizzy Elmsworth TV miniseries
1995 Alchemy Louisa TV movie
1996 Swift Justice Diane Rivers Episode: "Retribution"
1996 Early Edition Marcia Roberts Hobson 3 episodes
1998 Brave New World Lenina Crowne TV movie
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Carolyn Episode: "Long Road Home"
2001 She Creature Mermaid TV movie
2010 Covert Affairs Helen Newman Episode: "Walter's Walk"
2010 Criminal Minds Patty Joyce Episode: "JJ"
2011 NCIS Linda Idleton Episode: "Sins of the Father"
2011 Dexter Dr. Michelle Ross Recurring role, 7 episodes
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2012)
2011 Connie Banks the Actor Karen TV movie
2012-2013 Nashville Marilyn Rhodes Recurring role, 8 episodes
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Carolyn Logan Episode: "Love for Sale"
2014 Drop Dead Diva Mayor Ellie Chapin Episode: "Sister Act"
2014 Perception Elena Douglas Episode: "Possession"
2014 Masters of Sex Tatti Greathouse Episodes: "Parallax" and "Dirty Jobs"


  1. ^ Filmography in The New York Times.
  2. ^ Stephen Holden (December 12, 1997). "'Home Alone 3': Of Course He's Still Beating the Bad Guys". The New York Times. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "`Brave New World' Misses The Message". Sun Sentinel. April 19, 1998. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ Home Alone 3 film credits.

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