Tricia O'Kelley

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Tricia O'Kelley
Born Patricia Beth O'Kelley
(1968-09-26) September 26, 1968 (age 46)
Melrose, Massachusetts, U.S.
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Adam Rosenblatt (2007-present)
Children 2

Patricia Beth "Tricia" O'Kelley (born September 26, 1968[1]) is an American actress and producer, best known for her roles as Marly Ehrhardt in the CBS comedy series The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006 – 2010), and as lead character in the 2009 independent film Weather Girl.


O'Kelley began her acting career in commercials. In the 1990s, she founded a resource center for aspiring actors in Chicago that provided workshops, career consultations and seminars.[1] As of the late 1990s, she began her career on television, including guest-starring roles on Frasier, Suddenly Susan, Everybody Loves Raymond, Two and a Half Men, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Back to You, Malcolm in the Middle and starring roles in short-lived series Emeril and That Was Then. She also had a recurring role in The WB family drama series Gilmore Girls, as Nicole Leahy from 2003 to 2004.[1]

O'Kelley is best known for her portrayal of Marly Ehrhardt on the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus, from 2006 to 2010. In 2009, she also starred and executive produced the independent film Weather Girl.[1] She later starred in two television pilots, and from 2011 to 2013 had a recurring role as Camille Boykewich in the ABC Family ten drama series, The Secret Life of the American Teenager.[2] In 2013, O'Kelley starred in the Lifetime movie Missing at 17, and in next year was cast for second season of Lifetime comedy-drama series, Devious Maids, as Tanya Taseltof.[3]

Personal life[edit]

O'Kelley was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, and grew up in La Grange, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.[1] She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Adam, and their two children. In addition to acting, O'Kelley designs a line of greetings cards called Heartsongs.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1998 900 Lives of Jackie Frye, TheThe 900 Lives of Jackie Frye Susan TV movie
1998 George & Leo Mary Episode: "The Bongos"
1998 Closer, TheThe Closer Julie Episode: "The Rebound"
Episode: "The Hand That Rocks the Office"
1998 Holding the Baby Episode: "Father Knows Breast"
1998 Love Boat: The Next Wave Tawny Williams Episode: "Captains Courageous"
1998 Frasier Colette Episode: "Roz, a Loan"
1999 Suddenly Susan Polly Episode: "On a Clear Day You Can Hear Forever"
1999 Hughleys, TheThe Hughleys Debbie Episode: "Why Can't We Be Friends?"
1999 Pretender, TheThe Pretender Carrie Osborne Episode: "Donoterase: Part 1"
1999 Rude Awakening Joan Episode: "Trude Awakening"
1999 Once and Again Lindsay Episode: "Let's Spend the Night Together"
1999 Get Real Amber Episode: "Big Numbers"
2000 Jack & Jill Dan Episode: "Starstruck"
2000 Trouble with Normal, TheThe Trouble with Normal Nancy Episode: "Not the Pilot"
2001 Everybody Loves Raymond Carol Marshall Episode: "Humm Vac"
2001 FreakyLinks Jennifer Lowe Episode: "Me and My Shadow"
Episode: "The Final Word"
2001 Emeril Trish O'Connell 6 episodes
2002 Gatekeeper, TheThe Gatekeeper Jennifer McGregory
2002 That Was Then Sophie Frisch 3 episodes
2003 Two and a Half Men Brooke Episode: "The Last Thing You Want Is to Wind Up with a Hump"
2003 Las Vegas Janet Warner Episode: "Semper Spy"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Debbie Dunbar Episode: "Grissom Versus the Volcano"
2003-2004 Gilmore Girls Nicole Leahy 8 episodes
2004 Malcolm in the Middle Mrs. Welsh Episode: "Dewey's Special Class"
Episode: "Buseys Run Away"
2005 Beautiful Things Leslie Short film
2006 Outside Sales Dagny Green
2006-2010 New Adventures of Old Christine, TheThe New Adventures of Old Christine Marly Ehrhardt Series regular, 88 episodes
2007 Eyes Cynthia Garret Episode: "Whistleblower"
2007 Table Manners Tessa Short film
2007 Pink Conspiracy, TheThe Pink Conspiracy Angela
2008 Back to You Colette Episode: "Hug & Tell"
Episode: "House of Tomorrow"
2009 Weather Girl Sylvia
2011 Untitled Jeff and Jackie Filgo Project Liz TV pilot
2011-2013 Secret Life of the American Teenager, TheThe Secret Life of the American Teenager Camille Boykewich Recurring role, 19 episodes
2012 Downwardly Mobile Mrs. Denby TV pilot
2012 Two and a Half Men Shari Episode: "Something My Gynecologist Said"
2013 Missing at 17 Shannon TV movie
2014 Devious Maids Tanya Taseltof Recurring role
2014 Melissa and Joey Sienna Episode: "The New Deal"


  1. ^ a b c d e "Tricia O'Kelley Biography". Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Tricia O'Kelley Credits". Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 24, 2014). "Tricia O'Kelley Joins 'Devious Maids', Joshua Sasse To Recur On 'The Neighbors'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "The New Adventures of Old Christine Cast: Tricia O'Kelley on CBS". Retrieved 18 August 2011. 

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