Kihlstedt at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International
July 23, 1970|
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Alma mater||Skidmore College|
|Years active||1993–2001, 2009–present|
|Spouse(s)||Gil Bellows (m. 1994)|
|Relatives||Carla Kihlstedt (sister)|
Rya Kihlstedt (born July 23, 1970) is an American actress. She is known for co-starring in the 1997 comedy film Home Alone 3, and for her recurring roles as Dr. Michelle Ross in the Showtime crime drama Dexter and Marilyn Rhodes in the ABC musical drama Nashville.
Early life and education
In 1995, Kihlstedt played Lizzie Elmsworth in the BBC adaptation of Edith Wharton's last novel, The Buccaneers. However, she is best known for her role as Alice Ribbons, one of the criminals in the comedy Home Alone 3 (1997). In 1998, she starred with Peter Gallagher in the TV movie Brave New World loosely based on Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel of the same name.
She had recurring roles in the Showtime crime drama Dexter as Dr. Michelle Ross, and in the ABC musical drama Nashville as Marilyn Rhodes, a powerful record producer. From 2015 to 2016, she starred as Erica Kravid in the NBC science fiction drama miniseries Heroes Reborn. In 2016, she was cast as Tig Notaro's mother Caroline in the Amazon Video original series One Mississippi.
Kihlstedt's other notable television credits include Early Edition, Criminal Minds and NCIS, and her other film credits include supporting roles in Arctic Blue, Deep Impact, Jaded and Women in Trouble.
|1993||Arctic Blue||Anne Marie|
|1997||Hudson River Blues||Laura|
|1997||Home Alone 3||Alice Ribbons|
|1998||Jaded||Patricia 'Pat' Long|
|1999||Say You'll Be Mine||Katherine|
|2009||Women in Trouble||Rita|
|2012||Intelligence||Jaye Gardner||Short film|
|2013||3 Days in Havana||Rita|
|2015||The Atticus Institute||Judith Winstead|
|1993||TriBeCa||Leah Woodward||Episode: "The Loft"|
|1994||The Second Greatest Story Ever Told||Arleen||TV film|
|1994||seaQuest DSV||Jessie||Episode: "Greed for a Pirate's Dream"|
|1994||Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III||Willa||TV miniseries|
|1995||The Buccaneers||Lizzy Elmsworth||TV miniseries|
|1996||Swift Justice||Diane Rivers||Episode: "Retribution"|
|1996||Early Edition||Marcia Roberts Hobson||3 episodes|
|1998||Brave New World||Lenina Crowne||TV film|
|2000||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Carolyn||Episode: "Long Road Home"|
|2001||She Creature||Mermaid||TV film|
|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 film|
|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"|
|2015–2016||Heroes Reborn||Erica Kravid||Series regular, 11 episodes|
|2016||Once Upon a Time||Cleo Fox||Episode: "Firebird"|
|2016||Ray Donovan||Jeannie||Recurring role, 2 episodes|
|2016||One Mississippi||Caroline||Series regular, 5 episodes|
|2016||Her Last Will||Maggie||TV film|
|2017||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Lady Basha||Episodes: "A Life Spent" and "A Life Earned"|
- Filmography in The New York Times.
- 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.
- "`Brave New World' Misses The Message". Sun Sentinel. April 19, 1998. Retrieved April 6, 2013.
- "Heroes Reborn: About the Show". NBC.com. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
- Petski, Denise (2016-05-17). "Rya Kihlstedt Joins Tig Notaro's 'One Mississippi' Amazon Series". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-11-20.