What’s New With Kelli
Kelli was most recently a series regular on Army Wives.
Kelli plays on behalf of Cure Duchenne (www.cureduchenne.org), a charity that aims to put money and research toward curing duchenne, the most common and severe form of muscular dystrophy of which 20,000 boys suffer from and do not live past their mid-twenties.
You could say Kelli was born to be an actress, as she received her first Screen Actors Guild card before her first birthday by appearing in a diaper commercial. She went on to appear in several commercials as a child and by the time she played Juliet at Beverly Hills High School’s production of Romeo and Juliet, she got signed on by an agent.
Kelli went on to star in a variety of roles in TV and film. Her first role in the early 1990s was a second-season role on the TV series Beauty and the Beast. There Goes My Baby marks her feature film debut though she did a variety of made-for-television films leading up to that. After guest-starring in Party of Five, Law and Order and several other TV roles throughout the 90s, she got a break-through role in 1997 as Lindsay Dole Donnell on the David E. Kelley legal drama The Practice.
Throughout The Practice’s 7-year run, Kelli continued to guest star in other shows such as Scrubs, The Lyon’s Den, and Hack as well as appearing in several made-for-TV movies. In 2004, her real-life mother played her on-camera mother in the television movie A Boyfriend For Christmas. From 2008-2011, she played the lead role of psychologist Dr. Gillian Foster in the Fox series Lie To Me for 3 seasons. She continued guest starring on The Mentalist and Criminal Minds. Most recently, Kelli appeared on Army Wives in the spring of 2012, where she was promoted from a recurring character to a series regular.
Kelli has been married to writer Ajay Sahgal since 1996, and the couple has 3 children.