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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 6 November 1968Elizabethtown, Kentucky, USA
Birth NameKelly Rutherford Deane
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Best-known to television audiences as Lily van der Woodsen, on the hit show Gossip Girl, Kelly played the sophisticated, fashionable, matriarch on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for 6 seasons . Kelly is also known for her former roles in television shows Melrose Place and Homefront, and Brisco county Jr. As well as the film Steam 3. Her most recent projects include playing Laura Wyatt in the ABC hit series Quantico and an online talk show for The View airing soon.

Kelly is an advocate of multiple women's and children's charities including StepUp Women's Network, Healthy Child Healthy World, and she is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Free Arts NYC.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Randi Michel asst

Spouse (2)

Daniel Giersch (18 August 2006 - 6 June 2010) (divorced) (2 children)
Carlos Tarajano (30 June 2001 - 11 January 2002) (divorced)

Trivia (14)

(Summer 2001) Shortly after her wedding her then 31-year-old husband had an unexpected cardiac arrest - he recovered.
Left her then-husband Carlos a week before the airing of an In Style special on celebrity weddings that included footage of their wedding.
Practises yoga together with Lisa Rinna and Marcia Cross.
Friends with The O.C. (2003) actress Kelly Rowan.
Older sister of Anthony, Courtney and Lindsey.
Daughter of Ann Edwards, a model and writer.
Gave birth to her first child at age 37, a son Hermés Gustaf Daniel Giersch on October 18, 2006. Child's father is her second husband, Daniel Giersch.
Gave birth to her second child at age 40, a daughter Helena Grace Rutherford Girsch on June 8, 2009. Child's father is her second husband, Daniel Giersch.
Filed for divorce from her second husband Daniel Giersch, when she was pregnant with their second child, a daughter Helena. They were divorced two days before her 1st birthday.
Was awarded joint custody of her two children with her ex-husband, Daniel Giersch, and they will be relocated to Monaco [September 1, 2012].
Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Cindy Crawford and Valerie Bertinelli, for Cindy's "Meaningful Beauty" anti-aging skin care system.
Filed a restraining against then-husband Daniel Giersch claiming he followed her, her mother and her nanny threatening them. [September 2009]
Was granted that her children Hermes and Helena are allowed to spend the summer with her in the US. The children have been living with their father Daniel Giersch in Monaco since 2012. A California judge ruled in 2012 that since Giersch's U.S. visa had been revoked, Hermes and Helena would live with him in Europe and Rutherford would fly out to visit them even though the parents technically shared joint custody. [May 2015]
Kelly and Matthew Settle, who played husband and wife in Gossip Girl (2007), once dated in real life.

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