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Rocha in Detroit, 2005
|Born||Kali Michele Rocha
December 5, 1971 
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Michael Krikorian (2006–present) 2 children|
Kali Michele Rocha (born December 5, 1971) is an American actress. She is currently best known for portraying the mother of four Rooney children and school's vice principal in the Disney Channel Original comedy series, Liv and Maddie. She has also co-written three episodes.
Rocha's career began on stage immediately after graduating from Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. She was in an August 1993 revival of the Jane Bowles play "In the Summer House" at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Her on-screen debut was in the 1996 cinematic adaptation of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," as Mercy Lewis.
Rocha stood out when she played the Atlantic American flight attendant who argued with Ben Stiller's character at the airport in the 2000 comedy Meet The Parents, a role she reprised in the sequel Meet The Fockers. She also had a recurring role on Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Anya's vengeance demon friend, Halfrek, as well as William the Bloody's love affection, Cecily. The two characters are considered the same person. Rocha played Stonewall Jackson's wife, Anna in Ron Maxwell's Gods and Generals, an epic drama about the first two years of the American Civil War. Other films include The Object of My Affection, Autumn in New York, White Oleander, When Billie Beat Bobby, and Ready? OK!.
She has appeared on the Will and Grace episode "Strangers With Candice", as a straight woman who flirted with Will. In spring 2006, Rocha began acting in the short-lived NBC sitcom Teachers. Kali guest-starred in on the February 20, 2007, episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Cindy Marino, an aggressive TV reporter. Also, she appeared on an episode of Bones as a victim's mother. Rocha has also played the character of a fourth-year resident surgeon, Dr. Sydney Heron, at Seattle Grace Hospital in the ABC TV series Grey's Anatomy.
Rocha starred in the first and only season of Sherri starring Sherri Shepherd from The View which was loosely based on Shepherd's life. Rocha played Summer, Sherri's boss and eventual friend. It aired on the Lifetime Network.
In January 2008, Rocha announced that she was pregnant.
|1996||Crucible, TheThe Crucible||Mercy Lewis||Debut role|
|1998||Object of My Affection, TheThe Object of My Affection||Melissa Marx|
|2000||Autumn in New York||Shannon|
|2002||White Oleander||Susan Valeris|
|2003||Gods and Generals||Anna Morrison Jackson|
|2005||Confessions of an Action Star||Beth|
|2005||Bam Bam and Celeste||Angela|
|2006||Falling for Grace||Carla|
|2006||Ira & Abby||Tracy|
|2008||Over Her Dead Body||Angel|
|2008||Ready? OK!||Hallie Hinton|
|2008||John's Hand||Terry||Short film|
|2010||Video Night||Kali||Video short|
|2011||Mr. Stache||Narrator||Short film|
|2011||Serenity House||Marnie||Short film|
|2014||Space Station 76||Donna|
|2014||Loft, TheThe Loft||Mimi Landry|
|1997||Liberty! The American Resolution||Eliza Wilkinson||TV miniseries|
|1998||Love Letter, TheThe Love Letter||Flossy Whitcomb||TV film|
|2000||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Cecily Addams/ Halfrek|
|2001||When Billie Beat Bobby||Connie||TV film|
|2001||Cursed||Sophie||"... And Then Jack Had Two Dates"|
|2002||Family Law||Kelly Gilbert||"Alienation of Affection"|
|2002||Hack||Joyce||"All Night Long"|
|2002||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Halfrek||Recurring role|
|2003||Crossing Jordan||Felix Tate||"Sunset Division"|
|2003||Will & Grace||Stephanie||"Strangers with Candice"|
|2005||Family Plan||Stacy||TV film|
|2005||Without a Trace||Liz Murray||"Party Girl"|
|2006||Teachers||Principal Emma Wiggins||Main role|
|2006||Standoff||Leanne Benson||"Partners in Crime"|
|2006||Bones||Jackie Swanson||"The Girl with the Curl"|
|2006–07||Grey's Anatomy||Dr. Sydney Heron||Recurring role|
|2007||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Cindy Marino||"Haystack"|
|2007||Boston Legal||Allison Lovejoy||"Duck and Cover"|
|2007||Call, TheThe Call||Wendy 'The Wolf' Wolfram||TV film|
|2008||Notes from the Underbelly||Paige Bartlett||"Friends and Neighbors"|
|2009||Monk||Maria Scheter||"Mr. Monk Fights City Hall"|
|2009||Sherri||Summer Dickie||Main role|
|2010||$#*! My Dad Says||Roberta||"You Can't Handle the Truce"|
|2011||Drop Dead Diva||Dr. Audrey Foley||"You Bet Your Life"|
|2011||Exes, TheThe Exes||Deanna||"An Inconvenient Tooth"|
|2012||Modern Family||Party Planner||"Leap Day"|
|2012||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Ms. Fowler||"Altered Stakes"|
|2012||Puppy Love||Gail||TV film|
|2013||Bits and Pieces||Jodi||TV film|
|2013–present||Liv and Maddie||Karen Rooney||Main role|
- Kali Rocha (Internet Broadway Database)
- "In the Summer House" Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 West 65th Street (Playbill: August 1993)
- Shapiro, Marjorie (March 5, 2000). "Marge Says: The Altruists". Talkin' Broadway. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
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