Kelli Garner

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Kelli Garner was born in Bakersfield, grew up in Thousand Oaks, and resides in Calabasas, California. She began her career when she was discovered at a friend's Bar Mitzvah, and made her film debut at age 16 in director Mike Mills's short Architecture of Reassurance (2000), a Sundance Film Festival entry. Her performance captured the attention of ... See full bio »

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Bully Heather Swallers
Horns Glenna Shepherd
The Aviator Faith Domergue


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 2020 Her Body (Short) (post-production)
 2020 What Josiah Saw (post-production)
Mary Milner
 2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Argo Officer Cross (as Kelly Garner)
 2019 The Enemy Within (TV Series)
Kate Ryan
- Sierra Maestra (2019) ... Kate Ryan
- Sequestered (2019) ... Kate Ryan
- The Embassy (2019) ... Kate Ryan
- Chigorin (2019) ... Kate Ryan
- Homecoming (2019) ... Kate Ryan
 2019 I Don't Want to Be Your Love (Video short)
 2016/II Americana
 2015 The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe (TV Mini-Series)
Marilyn Monroe
- Part 2 (2015) ... Marilyn Monroe
- Part 1 (2015) ... Marilyn Monroe
 2015 One More Time
 2014-2015 Looking (TV Series)
Megan Murray
- Looking for Sanctuary (2015) ... Megan Murray
- Looking for a Plus-One (2014) ... Megan Murray
 2013 Two Wrongs (TV Movie)
 2013 Horns
Glenna Shepherd
 2012/III Neighbors (Short)
Maggie Jerritt
 2011-2012 Pan Am (TV Series)
Kate Cameron
- 1964 (2012) ... Kate Cameron
- Romance Languages (2012) ... Kate Cameron
- New Frontiers (2012) ... Kate Cameron
- Diplomatic Relations (2012) ... Kate Cameron
- Secrets and Lies (2012) ... Kate Cameron
 2011/I The Lie
 2010 My Generation (TV Series)
Dawn Barbuso / Dawn
- The Bed In (2010) ... Dawn Barbuso
- Birth/Rebirth (2010) ... Dawn Barbuso
- Home Movies (2010) ... Dawn Barbuso
- Pilot (2010) ... Dawn
- Truth and Reconciliation ... Dawn Barbuso
 2010 Going the Distance
 2009 G-Force
 2009 Taking Woodstock
VW Girl
 2009 American Dad! (TV Series)
- Stan Time (2009) ... Waitress (voice)
 2008 Red Velvet
 2007 Lars and the Real Girl
 2006 Return to Rajapur
Samantha Hartley / Samantha Doyle
 2006/I Dreamland
 2005 The Toast
 2005 Born Killers
 2005 Green Day: Jesus of Suburbia (Video short)
 2005/I London
 2005/I Man of the House
 2005 Thumbsucker
 2005 The Youth in Us (Short)
 2004 The Aviator
Faith Domergue
 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Brittany O'Malley
- Mean (2004) ... Brittany O'Malley
 2003 Regular Joe (TV Series)
- Boobysitting (2003) ... Nikki
 2002 Outside
The Girl
 2002 Related (Short)
 2001-2002 Grounded for Life (TV Series)
- Take It to the Limit (2002) ... Tracey
- Smoke on the Daughter (2001) ... Tracey
 2002 Da Mob (TV Series)
Melanie Spores
- Lo Fidelity (2002) ... Melanie Spores (voice)
 2002 Hometown Legend
 2002 Love Liza
Huffer Girl
 2001 Bully
Heather Swallers
 2001 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)
- The Body (2001) ... Kirstie
 2000 This Is How the World Ends (TV Movie)
 2000 Time Share
Kelly the Beach Girl
 2000 Architecture of Reassurance (Short)
Heather (as Kelly Garner)
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Appeared as Billy Zane's dead wife in Staind's "Epiphany" music video, directed by Fred Durst. See more »

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8 Articles | 21 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kelly Garner


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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I really feel with this film that I've been able to show my soul and my child rather than my body. (On her role as the titular "Real Girl" in Lars and the Real Girl (2007)).


Richard Kerner, a Hollywood manager, met Kellie at a friend's bar mitzvah. He went on to manage Kellie for several years and was the person responsible for her landing the role in Bully (2001). See more »

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