Emily Rutherfurd

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Emily Rutherfurd
Born (1974-09-18) September 18, 1974 (age 44)
Other namesEmilie Rutherford
EducationConvent of the Sacred Heart
St. Mark's School
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
Years active1999–present
Loch Gallagher (m. 2003)
Parent(s)Winthrop Rutherfurd Jr.
Mary Kernan Rutherfurd
RelativesLewis Polk Rutherfurd (uncle)
Janet Auchincloss Rutherfurd (aunt)

Emily Kernan Rutherfurd (born September 18, 1974) is an American actress, known for playing Christine "New Christine" Hunter in the CBS sitcom, The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–10).

Personal life[edit]

Rutherfurd was born and raised in New York City, New York. She is the daughter of Winthrop Rutherfurd Jr. and Mary Spratt (née Kernan) Rutherfurd,[1] himself the grandson of Winthrop Rutherfurd (1862–1944),[2] a well known New York Society figure.[3] Her paternal uncle is Lewis Polk Rutherfurd (b. 1944) who was married to Janet Jennings Auchincloss (1945–1985), the half-sister of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, from 1966 until her death in 1985.[4]

She attended Sacred Heart school on the Upper East Side.[5] She also attended St. Mark's School in Southborough, Massachusetts. She then attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.[6] She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Rollin McCulloch "Loch" Gallagher IV, whom she married in 2003,[1] and their daughters, Grace and Lila.


Rutherfurd made her television debut in 1999 as a series regular on the short-lived CBS sitcom Work with Me opposite Nancy Travis and Kevin Pollak. She is best known for her role as Christine "New Christine" Hunter on CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine which aired from 2006 to 2010 and starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Later, she was a regular cast member on The Ellen Show and Married to the Kellys. She had the lead role in Work Mom.[7][8][9]

Rutherfurd starred in several television pilots, including The Assistants opposite Heather Locklear and an untitled comedy written by Ben Falcone. She had a recurring role on Will & Grace as a student in Jack McFarland's acting class, and also guest-starred on Last Man Standing, Drop Dead Diva and Hot in Cleveland. Her feature film credits include Elizabethtown, Van Wilder, and Pain & Gain.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Loves Me Loves Me Not Sandy Erickson Short film
2002 Van Wilder Jeannie
2005 Elizabethtown Cindy Hasboro
2006 The Pity Card Short film
2006 Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette Sandy Short film
2013 Pain & Gain Carolyn 'Cissy' DuBois


Year Title Role Notes
1999–2000 Work with Me Stacy Series regular, 9 episodes
2000 Live Girls Kathryn TV pilot
2001–2002 The Ellen Show Catherine Richmond Series regular, 18 episodes
2003 Coupling Sally TV pilot
2003–2004 Married to the Kellys Mary Kelly Series regular, 21 episodes
2002–2005 Will & Grace Joanne Recurring role, 4 episodes
2006–2010 The New Adventures of Old Christine Christine 'New Christine' Hunter Series regular, 52 episodes
2011 The Assistants Liddy Gribble TV pilot
2011 Love Bites Julia Clark Episode: "Stand and Deliver"
2011 Last Man Standing Rebecca Episode: "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"
2012 Up All Night Laura Episode: "Rivals"
2012 Drop Dead Diva Olivia French Episode: "Freak Show"
2013 Raising Hope Kelly Episode: "Yo Zappa Do: Part 2"
2013 Work Mom Eden TV pilot
2014 Hot in Cleveland Jodie / Melanie Episode: "Playmates"
2015 Impastor Marla Simmons Episode: "Genesis"
2016–2017 The Middle Dierdre Peterson 3 episodes
2017 Veep Sally Newfeld Episode: "Groundbreaking"
2018 Grey's Anatomy Helen Karev Episode: "Old Scars, Future Hearts"


  1. ^ a b "WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS; Emily Rutherfurd, Loch Gallagher". The New York Times. 20 July 2003. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Winthrop Rutherfurd Jr. To Wed Mary Kernan". The New York Times. 23 January 1968. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  3. ^ Times, Special To Te New Yor (21 March 1944). "W. RUTHERFURD, 82, LEADER IN SOCIETY; Sportsman, Member of Noted Family, Dies Was Owner of Famous Terrier Kennels". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  4. ^ Staff (May 9, 1966). "Janet Jennings Auchincloss Betrothed". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Emily Rutherfurd". BuddyTV. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Emily Rutherfurd: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  7. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 1, 2011). "Emily Rutherfurd, Rhys Darby Join CBS Comedy Pilots". Deadline TV. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  8. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 7, 2012). "'Arrow' & CBS' Ben Falcone Add To Casts". Deadline TV. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  9. ^ Nellie Andreeva (October 2, 2013). "Emily Rutherfurd Stars In 'Work Mom' Pilot, Jennie Garth In Talks For 'Mystery Girls'". Deadline TV. Retrieved 1 August 2014.

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