Kelly Lynch

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Kelly Lynch
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Lynch in 2007
Born (1959-01-31) January 31, 1959 (age 63) [1]
Years active1983–present
(m. 1992)

Kelly Ann Lynch (born January 31, 1959) is an American actress and model. Her notable film roles include Cocktail , Road House , Drugstore Cowboy , Curly Sue . and TV show roles in The L Word (2004–2005, 2009), and Magic City (2012–2013).


Early life

Lynch was born in Golden Valley, Minnesota, the daughter of Barbara, a modern dancer, and Robert Lynch, a restaurateur.[ citation needed ] She attended the Guthrie Theater. She worked as a flight attendant after leaving college [2] and worked as a model for the Elite modeling agency before acting.[ citation needed ]


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 , and was nominated for 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 the films 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

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
1988 Bright Lights, Big City Elaine
1988 Cocktail Kerry Coughlin
1989 Warm Summer Rain Kate
1989 Road House Dr. Elizabeth "Doc" Clay
1989 Drugstore Cowboy DianneNominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
1990 Desperate Hours Nancy Breyers
1991 Curly Sue Grey Ellison
1993 Three of Hearts Connie Czapski
1993For Better and for WorseCatherine VernetTelevision film
1994 Imaginary Crimes Valery Weiler
1994 The Beans of Egypt, Maine Roberta BeanNominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
1995 Virtuosity Madison Carter
1995 White Man's Burden Marsha Pinnock
1996 Heaven's Prisoners Annie Robicheaux
1996Persons UnknownAmanda
1997 Cold Around the Heart Jude Law
1997 Mr. Magoo Luanne LeSeur/Prunella Pagliacci
1998 Homegrown Lucy
1999Brotherhood of MurderSusan MartinezTelevision film
2000 Charlie's Angels Vivian Wood
2001 Joe Somebody Callie Scheffer
2002 The Slaughter Rule Evangeline Chutney
2002 Searching for Debra Winger HerselfDocumentary film
2003 Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story Jean MurrayTelevision film
2003 Dallas 362 Mary
2005At LastSara Wood
2005 The Jacket Jean Price
2005 Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life Diane PetersenTelevision film
2005Welcome to CaliforniaSusanna Smith
2006 The Visitation Morgan Elliot
2007 Normal Adolescent Behavior Helen Meyer
2008 Visual Acoustics HerselfDocumentary film
2009 The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll Maggie
2009A Good Funeral Junior
2010 Kaboom Nicole
2010 Passion Play Harriet
2012A Dark PlanCaren
2012The Oyler House: Richard Neutra's Desert RetreatHerselfDocumentary film
2014 Glass Chin Mae Graham
2014Seattle RoadAunt Patty
2015 The Frontier Luanne
2015Kepler's DreamAmy
2020 On the Rocks uncredited


1986 The Equalizer BartenderEpisode: "Prelude"
1987 The Hitchhiker Teresa / MelissaEpisode: "Joker"
1987 Miami Vice Lori 'Blondie' SwannEpisode: "Death and the Lady"
1995 Fallen Angels LolaEpisode: "Red Wind"
2001 Ally McBeal Gloria AlbrightEpisode: "Boy's Town"
2004–2005 Fatherhood Angie Bindlebeep26 episodes
2004–2005, 2009 The L Word Ivan AycockRecurring role, guest role
2008 The Cleaner Erica SmithEpisode: "Rebecca"
2010–2011 90210 Laurel CooperRecurring role, 15 episodes
2011 Memphis Beat Marie MinettiEpisode: "Identity Crisis"
2012–2013 Magic City Meg BannockRecurring role, 13 episodes
2017 Mr. Mercedes Deborah HartsfieldMain role. 10 episodes

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