Moira Kelly

  • Birth Place: Queens, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Hails from a musical family and is an accomplished violinist, drummer and flutist.
  • Caught the acting bug in high school while appearing in a production of the musical Annie.
  • Made her professional acting debut in the 1991 TV flick Love, Lies and Murder; also in 1991 appeared in the theatrical films The Boy Who Cried Bitch and Billy Bathgate.
  • Breakout year was 1992 when she snatched her first leading role as a figure skater in The Cutting Edge, played dual roles opposite Robert Downey Jr. in Chaplin, and replaced Lara Flynn Boyle in David Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.
  • Provided the voice of Nala in Disney's 1994 feature The Lion King.
  • TV notoriety came when cast as media consultant Mandy Hampton on the first season of The West Wing in 1999.
  • Achieved lasting TV success as single mom Karen Roe on One Tree Hill.

Awards

  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Peter Kelly — Father
  • Anne Kelly — Mother
  • Eamon Hewitt — Son
  • Ella Hewitt — Daughter
  • Steve Hewitt — Husband

College

  • Marymount Manhattan College, New York, New York, United States (BA in Drama, 1990)

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