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Kelly Rowan Biography
Kelly Rowan (born October 26, 1965) is a Canadian television and film actress and former fashion model. She is best known for portraying Kirsten Cohen on the FOX TV series The O.C.
Kelly Rowan Personal Life
Rowan was born in Ottawa, Ontario, and is a graduate of Toronto's Northern Secondary School. At the age of 19, she left the University of Western Ontario and then attained her degree in English Literature to join the cast of the Canadian series Mount Royal. Though Rowan has discussed what a tough decision it was to leave university, the young actress found the opportunity to shoot the show in Paris, France too irresistible. Rowan went on to further her education, studying acting at the British American Drama Academy in London and, upon returning to North America, relocating to New York to study at the city’s famed Neighborhood Playhouse.
On June 20, 2007, it was announced that Rowan is engaged to the Canadian billionaire David Thomson. They broke off their engagement just before she gave birth to their daughter on April 28, 2008.
Kelly Rowan Career
Rowan attended playwriting courses at the University of California, Los Angeles, and has written her own play. She began modeling in her college years to earn extra cash, becoming involved in acting while working in commercials. Her acting career took off in 1980. Appearing in such movies as The Gate, Hook, Three to Tango, One Eight Seven, and A Girl Thing, Rowan remained a recognizable face without a well-known name for years, guest-starring in television shows such as The Outer Limits, Growing Pains, Da Vinci's Inquest, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Dallas. In 1993 She won a Gemini award for her work in the TV-movie Adrift.
In 2002, Rowan guest-starred in three episodes of Boomtown, playing "Marian", the deceived wife of David McNorris (Neal McDonough); she returned for one last episode in 2003. That same year, she was cast as Kirsten Cohen on the new FOX program, The O.C., alongside Peter Gallagher, Tate Donovan, Adam Brody, Benjamin McKenzie, and Melinda Clarke, with whom she appeared on an episode of CSI. She was a main character on The O.C., and for her role as the recovering alcoholic mother, she won the Prism Award, for which she had already been nominated the previous year.
Rowan has volunteered as an actress with the Young Storytellers Program. She has also starred in TV-husband Peter Gallagher's music video, Still I Long For Your Kiss, a song from his album 7 Days in Memphis, which was released in 2005. She also appeared in the television movie In God's Country.
Rowan has also starred in a film with Freddie Prinze Jr., Jack and Jill vs. the World, which was released on April 4, 2008. Also completing her third project for Lifetime, producing a TV movie titled She Drives Me Crazy, which starred former co-star Clarke. Rowan is currently filming a new movie titled Good Times Are Killing Me as the female lead opposte Rupert Graves. Another film, Tracing Iris in which she will play the role of Kate Mason is currently in discussions.
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Kelly Rowan Net Worth | Celebrity Net Worth Kelly Rowan net worth: Kelly Rowan is a Canadian actress who has a net worth of $25 million dollars. Kelly Rowan was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She then went on to study at the British ...
Kelly Rowan - Filmbug Kelly Rowan starred in the feature film Candyman 2: Farewell to the Flesh. Other recent film credits include Assassins and Hook. Rowan won critical acclaim and a Gemini Award for her starring role in the television film Adrift. She studied ...