Kelly Lynch

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Kelly Lynch
Kelly Lynch 2007.jpg
Lynch in 2007
BornKelly Lynch
(1959-01-31) January 31, 1959 (age 55)
Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States
Years active1983—present
Spouse(s)Mitch Glazer (1992-present)
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Kelly Lynch
Kelly Lynch 2007.jpg
Lynch in 2007
BornKelly Lynch
(1959-01-31) January 31, 1959 (age 55)
Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States
Years active1983—present
Spouse(s)Mitch Glazer (1992-present)

Kelly Lynch (born January 31, 1959) is an American actress.

Early Life[edit]

Lynch was born in Golden Valley, Minnesota, the daughter of Barbara, a modern dancer, and Robert Lynch, a restaurateur.[1] She attended The Guthrie Theater. She worked as a flight attendant after leaving college.[2] She was working as a model for the Elite modeling agency before acting.[3] In the 1980s, she studied with acting instructor Sanford Meisner.


After several small roles, Lynch was cast in her breakthrough role in the feature film Cocktail (1988).[3] In 1989, Lynch starred opposite Patrick Swayze in the action film Road House, for which she received critical acclaim, and won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in the crime drama Drugstore Cowboy, directed by Gus Van Sant.[4][5] She was also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for The Beans of Egypt, Maine (1994). She turned down the role of Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct (1992).[2] Lynch later had leading roles in a number of independent movies and co-starred in several Hollywood feature films, including Desperate Hours (1990), Curly Sue (1991), Three of Hearts (1993), Imaginary Crimes (1994), Virtuosity (1995), Heaven's Prisoners (1996), Mr. Magoo (1997), and Homegrown (1998). In the 2000s, Lynch has had supporting roles in films like Charlie's Angels (2000), Joe Somebody (2001), and The Jacket (2005).

On television, Lynch had the recurring role of Ivan Aycock from 2004 to 2009 in the Showtime drama series The L Word. She later joined the cast of The CW teen soap 90210 (2010-2011) as Laurel Cooper.[6] She returned to cable television with the recurring role of Meg Bannock in Magic City (2012-2013), created by her husband, Mitch Glazer.[2]

Personal Life[edit]

Lynch has been married to producer and writer Mitch Glazer since 1992 and has a daughter, Shane, born in 1985, from a previous relationship.[3]



1983PortfolioElite Model
1988Bright Lights, Big CityElaine
1988CocktailKerry Coughlin
1989Warm Summer RainKate
1989Road HouseDoc
1989Drugstore CowboyDianneNominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
1990Desperate HoursNancy Breyers
1991Curly SueGrey Ellison
1993Three of HeartsConnie Czapski
1993For Better and for WorseCatherine VernetTelevision film
1994Imaginary CrimesValery Weiler
1994The Beans of Egypt, MaineRoberta BeanNominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
1995VirtuosityMadison Carter
1995White Man's BurdenMarsha Pinnock
1996Heaven's PrisonersAnnie Robicheaux
1996Persons UnknownAmanda
1997Cold Around the HeartJude Law
1997Mr. MagooLuanne
1999Brotherhood of MurderSusan MartinezTelevision film
2000Charlie's AngelsVivian Wood
2001Joe SomebodyCallie Scheffer
2002The Slaughter RuleEvangeline Chutney
2002Searching for Debra WingerHerselfDocumentary film
2003Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray StoryJean MurrayTelevision film
2003Dallas 362Mary
2005At LastSara Wood
2005The JacketJean Price
2005Cyber Seduction: His Secret LifeDiane PetersenTelevision film
2005Welcome to CaliforniaSusanna Smith
2006The VisitationMorgan Elliot
2007Normal Adolescent BehaviorHelen
2008Visual AcousticsHerselfDocumentary film
2009The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' RollMaggie
2009A Good FuneralJunior
2010Passion PlayHarriet
2012A Dark PlanCaren
2014Glass ChinMae Graham
2014The FrontierLuanne
2014Seattle RoadAunt Patty
2015Kepler's DreamAmy


1986The EqualizerBartenderEpisode: "Prelude"
1987The HitchhikerTeresa / MelissaEpisode: "Joker"
1987Miami ViceLori 'Blondie' SwannEpisode: "Death and the Lady"
1995Fallen AngelsLolaEpisode: "Red Wind"
2001Ally McBealGloria AlbrightEpisode: "Boy's Town"
2004-2009The L WordIvan Beyonce AycockRecurring role, 6 episodes
2008The CleanerErica SmithEpisode: "Rebecca"
2010-201190210Laurel CooperRecurring role, 15 episodes
2011Memphis BeatMarie MinettiEpisode: "Identity Crisis"
2012-2013Magic CityMeg BannockRecurring role, 13 episodes


  1. ^ Kelly Lynch Biography at Film Reference
  2. ^ a b c "Kelly Lynch". TV Guide. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Kelly Lynch- Biography". Yahoo!. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  4. ^ "Kelly Lynch, Ex-Model, Plays Drugstore's Spunky Junkie". People. November 6, 1989. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Drugstore Cowboy (1989)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Mickey O'Connor. "Kelly Lynch Signs On to 90210". 

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