Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Best known for portraying Kate Moseley in the 1992 film The Cutting Edge, as well as single mother Karen Roe on the teen drama One Tree Hill, Moira Kelly an American actress who was born March 6, 1968. Kelly was born in Queens, New York, to Peter, a concert violinist, and Anne, a nurse.
She graduated from Connetquot Senior High School in Bohemia, Long Island in 1986 and then proceeded to Marymount Manhattan College. She began acting in her youth where she was cast in a small role in her high school’s 1984 production of Annie. Kelly had to decide between acting and her childhood ambition of becoming a nun.
She made her professional acting debut in the movie Love, Lies and Murder, where she played the role of a teenage murderer. She also appeared in the films: The Boy Who Cried Bitch, Hi-Life, and Billy Bathgate before being cast as Donna Hayward in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. Her other roles include Dorothy Day in Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story, Mandy Hampton in the first season of The West Wing, and the voice of Nala in The Lion King and its sequel The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride. She also played Hetty Kelly and Oona O’Neill in Chaplin and a host others.
Kelly married Steve Hewitt, a Texas businessman in 2000 and they have two children: Eamon (born 2003) and Ella (born 2001).