A handsome actress who got her start on Canadian television while still a teen, Rowan moved to Hollywood in 1990. Never at a loss for work, she starred in myriad TV-movies (many of them on Lifetime) and occasionally popped up on the big screen in small roles (Assassins
, One Eight Seven
). In the 2000s the prolific blonde finally made her mark on The O.C.
as the Cohen clan's alcoholic matriarch. Rowan gave birth to a daughter in 2008 (the father is her former fiancé, media mogul David Thomson) and has continued to make guest appearances on shows such as CSI: Miami
.Kelly Rowan Fast Facts:
- Studied acting at the British American Drama Academy in London and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York.
- Worked as a fashion model in New York.
- Won a Gemini Award, the Canadian equivalent of an Emmy, for her performance as a mysterious shipwreck survivor in the 1993 TV-movie Adrift.
- Was the executive producer and star of the 2006 Lifetime movie Eight Days to Live.
- Gave birth to a daughter on April 28, 2008.
- Kelly Rowan Relationships:
- David Thomson - Ex-fiancé
- Attended University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada