Rutherford, Kelly 1968–

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RUTHERFORD, Kelly 1968


Born November 6, 1968, in Elizabethtown, KY; daughter of Ann Edwards (a model and writer); brother of Anthony Rutherford (an actor); married Carlos Tarajano (a banker), June 30, 2001 (divorced). Education: Studied acting at Beverly Hills Playhouse, 1989, and at HB Studios in New York City. Avocational Interests: Journal writing, reading, watching old movies, yoga.

Addresses: Agent Steve Glick, William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager Anne Woodward, Catch 23 Management, 301 North Canon Dr., Suite 207, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Ed Goldstone, Visionary Management, 8265 Sunset Blvd., Suite 104, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Career: Actress. Worked as a model; appeared in advertisements.

Awards, Honors: Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding daytime heroine, 1991, for Generations.


Television Appearances; Series:

Loving, ABC, 1987.

Sam Whitmore, Generations, NBC, 19891991.

Bartender Judy Owen, Homefront, ABC, 19921993.

Dixie Cousins, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (also known as Brisco County, Jr. ), Fox, 19931994.

Frankie Collet, The Great Defender, Fox, 1995.

Caitlin Byrne, Kindred: The Embraced, Fox, 1996.

Megan Lewis Mancini McBride, Melrose Place, Fox, 19961997.

Melinda Lockhart, a recurring role, The District, CBS, 20022003.

Special agent Frankie EllroyKilmer, Threat Matrix, ABC, 20032004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Lady Maria Cosway, Sally Hemings: An American Scandal, CBS, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Cheryl, Breaking the Silence (also known as Some Kind of Love ), CBS, 1992.

Daniela Roff, Buried Secrets (also known as Angel Girl and The Haunting of Annalisse ), NBC, 1996.

Edwina Winfield, No Greater Love (also known as Danielle Steel's "No Greater Love "), NBC, 1996.

Veronica, The Big Fall, HBO, 1997.

Julia Robinson, The Perfect Getaway, ABC, 1998.

Jodi, The Chaos Factor, HBO, 2000.

Kim Welles/Elizabeth, Acceptable Risk (also known as Robin Cook's "Acceptable Risk "), TBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, Holidays with the Stars, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

A Merry Mickey Celebration, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 16th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1989.

Herself, The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1999.

The 1999 ALMA Awards, ABC, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Voice, "The Birth of Rock 'n Roll or Too Hip for the Womb," Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (animated), CBS, 1990.

Teech, CBS, 1991.

Diana Wallace, "Afternoon Delights," Bodies of Evidence, CBS, 1992.

"As the Dude Turns (aka: The Lives That We Live)," Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Fox, 1992.

Erika, Davis Rules (three episodes), CBS, 1992.

Christine Lunden, "Conflict of Interest," Courthouse, CBS, 1995.

Christine Lunden, "One Flew over the Courthouse," Courthouse, CBS, 1995.

Christine Lunden, "Order on the Court," Courthouse, CBS, 1995.

Christine Lunden, "Sex, Law and Videotape," Courthouse, CBS, 1995.

Laura Martineau, "Big Numbers," Get Real, Fox, 1999.

Laura Martineau, "Crime and Punishment," Get Real, Fox, 1999.

Laura Martineau, "Denial," Get Real, Fox, 1999.

Roxanne "Roxie" Hill, "Kill Switch," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges ), CBS, 1999.

Helen Kimble, "," The Fugitive, CBS, 2000.

Laura Martineau, "Falling from Grace," Get Real, Fox, 2000.

Rachel, "Nest," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 2000.

Helen Kimble, "Smith 282," The Fugitive, CBS, 2001.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Lisa Rinna, Lifetime, 2001.

Marilyn Lanier, "The Passenger List," Night Visions, Fox, 2001.

Herself, Melrose Place: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Herself, "Reasons the '90s Ruled," E!'s 101, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Also appeared in Sherman Oaks, Showtime.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Helen Kimble, The Fugitive, CBS, 2000.

Alex, Eastwick, Fox, 2002.

Film Appearances:

Person watching television, Shakedown (also known as Blue Jean Cop ), Universal, 1988.

Salesclerk, Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge, Fries, 1989.

Emily Hanover, Tis a Gift to Be Simple, 1994.

Kim, I Love Trouble, Buena Vista, 1994.

Marian Pronkridge, The Disturbance at Dinner (short film), Omni Short Film Distribution, 1997.

Randy, Cyclops Baby (short film), 1997.

Lola Burns, Amberwaves, 1998.

Christina Hamilton, Scream 3 (also known as Ghost-face and Scream 3: Ghostface Killer ), Miramax/Dimension Films, 2000.

Kate Porter, Angels Don't Sleep Here (also known as Backflash 2: Angels Don't Sleep Here ), Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Herself, Longshot (also known as Jack of All Trades and Longshot: The Movie ), MCOne, 2000.

Wendy, The Tag, 2001.

Sandra Bird, Swimming Upstream, RGH/Lions Share Pictures, 2002.



Bikini, February, 1999, p. 45.

Parade, June 7, 1998, p. 20.

People Weekly, July 7, 1997, p. 104.

TV Guide, October 1, 1993, p. 22.

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