Kelly Rutherford

Born Nov 6, 1968

Kelly Rutherford is an American actress known for her roles of Stephanie "Sam" Whitmore on Generations, Megan Lewis on Melrose Place from 1996 to 1999 and currently as Lily Humphrey on Gossip Girl.

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1968 Birth Kelly Rutherford was born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, on November 6, 1968, daughter of Ann Edwards. … Read More


1987 18 Years Old Rutherford began her career on daytime soap operas. She appeared on Loving in 1987, and later was cast as a regular on Generations from 1989 to 1991.


1992 23 Years Old In 1992 she joined the cast of the ABC drama Homefront.
1993 24 Years Old From 1993 to 1994, Rutherford was a regular on the Fox series The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. as Dixie Cousins, a saloon singer and con artist who has a brief romantic encounter with Brisco. … Read More
1996 27 Years Old In 1996, Rutherford joined the cast of Fox primetime soap opera Melrose Place, as Megan Lewis.


1999 - 2001 2 More Events
2002 33 Years Old Rutherford filed for divorce in January 2002, after six months of marriage. The wedding was featured shortly thereafter in the February 2002 issue of InStyle magazine.
2006 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Rutherford married her second husband, German businessman Daniel Giersch, in August 2006.
2008 39 Years Old While pregnant with their second child, Rutherford filed for divorce from Giersch on December 30, 2008. … Read More


2009 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Rutherford gave birth to their second child, daughter Helena, in June 2009. … Read More
2012 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Giersch's U.S. visa was revoked in April 2012, after Rutherford's lawyer informed the State Department about issues pertaining to Giersch's businesses, which led the Department to conclude that they had sufficient evidence to deport him. … Read More
2013 44 Years Old In June 2013, Rutherford filed for bankruptcy, stating she had debts of approximately $2 million, primarily due to the $1.5 million she spent on legal fees relating to the divorce and custody dispute with Giersch.
In May 2015, Rutherford was granted temporary sole custody of her children, following a ruling that both her son and daughter be brought back to the United States from Monaco, where they had been living with their father since 2012.
2016 47 Years Old In 2016, Rutherford was cast in the ABC thriller Quantico playing the recurring role of Laura Wyatt.
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