Kelli Barrett

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Kelli Barrett
Kelli Barrett backstage at Rock of Ages (cropped).jpg
Kelli Barrett in 2008
Born (1984-01-26) January 26, 1984 (age 35)
Alma materUniversity of the Arts
Years active2003–present
Jarrod Spector (m. 2014)

Kelli Barrett (born January 26, 1984) is an American actress.


Kelli Barrett was raised by a single mother in Virginia Beach. As a child, she showed interest in acting after seeing Merrily We Roll Along on stage. She sang all the time with her mother stating "She’ll either be a lawyer or an actress because [she] loved to argue." She attended the Governor's School for the Arts before attending University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She continued to act on stage while also appearing on film.[1] Kelli also began booking recurring roles on television such as As the World Turns, Chicago Fire and I Just Want My Pants Back. She made minor appearances on The Good Wife, Person of Interest, Ugly Betty and Blue Bloods. She became part of the successful Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise by portraying Maria Castle in Marvel's The Punisher.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Kelli Barrett is married to fellow actor Jarrod Spector. They considered themselves best friends when they first met as they would collaborate over various performances. They eventually began dating and married on October 26, 2014.[3]


Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Late Night with Conan O'Brien Performer 1 episode
2008–2009 As the World Turns Maddie Coleman Recurring
2010 The Good Wife Bianca Price Episode: "Doubt"
Ugly Betty Trista Episode: "The Past Presents the Future"
2011 A Gifted Man Rachel Lewis Episode: "In Case of Abnormal Rhythm"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dahlia Jessup Episode: "Flight"
2011–2012 I Just Want My Pants Back Jane Recurring
2012 Person of Interest Lily Thorpton Episode: "Super"
Made in Jersey Hannah Atwood Episode: "Cacti"
2013 Chicago Fire Renee Whaley 2 episodes
NCIS Ruby Lemere Episode: "Seek"
2014 Blue Bloods Maryann Russell Episode: "Unfinished Business"
2016 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Phoebe Burnap Episode: "Catfishing Teacher"
BrainDead Polly Savident Episode: "Back to Work: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Congress and How It Gets Things Done (and Often Doesn't)"
2017 The Blacklist: Redemption Cynthia Stegner Episode: "Independence, U.S.A."
Wormwood Isabel Bigley / Broadway Actress TV Miniseries; Episode: "Chapter 2: A Terrible Mistake"
Marvel's The Punisher Maria Castle Recurring
2019 Fosse/Verdon Liza Minnelli Miniseries
Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Syn Vivian Short film
2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic Girl in Black / Talking Mannequin
Red Hook Ellen
2010 Remember Me Miami Brunette
The Switch Jessica
2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins Tommy's Mom
2014 Zarra's Law Vanessa Andreoli
2016 Happy Baby Zahava
Stage roles
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Wicked Nessarose Replacement
2008 Rock of Ages Sherrie Christian Original Off-Broadway Cast
2009 The Royal Family Gwen Cavendish Revival
2011 Baby It's You! Mary Jane Greenberg / Lesley Gore Original Broadway Cast
2013 Doctor Zhivago Lara Guishar Original Broadway Cast
2017 Deathless Samantha Serling World Premiere Cast
2018 Gettin' the Band Back Together Dani Franco Original Broadway Cast


  1. ^ Henderson, Kathy (October 1, 2009). "Kelli Barrett Rolls from Rocker to Classic Ingenue in The Royal Family". Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  2. ^ Sparrett. "Kelli Barrett's Sleep Out Page". Covenant House. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  3. ^ Spaner, Whitney (October 19, 2015). "Learn How Getting Together In Real Life Changed These Co-Stars' Onstage Chemistry Forever". Playbill. Retrieved March 2, 2018.

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