Kelly Kruger

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Kelly Kruger
Born (1984-11-12) November 12, 1984 (age 34)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Other namesKelly Kruger Brooks
Years active2000–present
Darin Brooks (m. 2016)

Kelly Kruger (born November 12, 1984) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for playing Mackenzie Browning on The Young and the Restless. She currently portrays the recurring role of Eva on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Personal life[edit]

She was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, and speaks French fluently.[1]

In 2010, Kruger began dating former Days of Our Lives actor Darin Brooks.[2] In February 2014, they partnered with an organization called Aid Still Required.[3]


At 17, Kelly was discovered by Elite Models while visiting her family in Los Angeles. She worked with multiple teen magazines, Macy’s, Sebastian Hair and others. After working as a model, she began pursuing her real passion of acting. Kelly landed a lead role in the feature film Vampire Clan. Kruger appeared on the CBS daytime soap opera, The Young and the Restless as Mackenzie Browning, from February 2002 to July 2003.[4][5] Kruger also appeared in several movies, as well as one episode each of the TV series Knight Rider and Blue Mountain State. Kelly has appeared on Hit shows such as Entourage, Bones, Criminal Minds, Castle, and Rizzoli & Isles.

In 2014, it was announced that Kruger had joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful, as a day player. Kruger will make her debut as Eva, in an episode as part of the show's location shoot in Paris, in August 2014.[6] Kelly Kruger continues to recur as Eva.

In 2017, Kruger played villainess Joelle in the Lifetime film, Girls Night Out.

On March 9, 2018, it was announced by the Soap Opera Digest that Kruger is returning to The Young and the Restless as Mackenzie, the role that she last played in 2003.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Vampire Clan Heather Ann Wendorf
2004 Mysterious Skin Deborah
2005 Self Medicated Tori
2008 I Heart Veronica Martin Virginia Short film
2008 Infamous Cowgirl Carrie Video
2010 Wreckage Jessica
2011 1 Out of 7 Tasha
2013 Nevermind the Dawn Anne Short film
2015 Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland Julia King Completed
2016 Resurrecting McGinn(s) Anastasie McGinn Completed
2016 Broken Strings Girl Short film, filming
2017 Girls Night Out Joelle TV film
2017 Untitled 3D Horror Taylor Announced


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Undressed Mandy Regular role
2002–2003, 2018 The Young and the Restless Mackenzie Browning Regular role
2006 Criminal Minds Kelly Seymour "North Mammon"
2007 Bones Abigail Sims "The Girl in the Gator"
2007 Entourage Lori "The Young and the Stoned"
2008 Knight Rider Nikki Childress "I Wanna Rock and Roll All Knight"
2010 How to Make It in America Charlie "Keep on Truck'n"
2011 Prayer Hour Abby TV film
2010 Blue Mountain State Julia King "Bowl Game"
2011 Blue Mountain State Julia King "Riot"
2013 Brodowski & Company Heather TV film
2013 Thirtyish Kelsey Crawford TV film
2013 Rizzoli & Isles Jenny Cabot "Partners in Crime"
2014 Republic of Doyle Felicity Shepherd "If the Shoe Fits"
2014 Castle Laura Westbourne "Room 147"
2015–2016 The Bold and the Beautiful Eva Recurring role


  1. ^ "IMDB - Kelly Kruger Biography". Retrieved 2008-11-25.
  2. ^ Di Lauro, Janet. "Catching up with Darin Brooks". Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  3. ^ Parziale, Dan (February 6, 2014). "Tag Archives: Darin Brooks". Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  4. ^ Kroll, Dan J. (January 18, 2002). "New Mackenzie named". Soapcentral. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  5. ^ Kroll, Dan J. (June 11, 2003). "Y&R trims cast of three contract roles". Soapcentral. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
  6. ^ Newcomb, Roger (June 30, 2014). "Kelly Kruger To Appear on 'The Bold and the Beautiful'". We Love Soaps. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  7. ^ "Kelly Kruger Dishes About Y&R Comeback". Soap Opera Digest. March 9, 2018.

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