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Kelly Overton is a Native American actress who portrayed Christie Monteiro in the 2010 live-action Tekken film. Overton's best known as Erica in It Runs in the Family, Eva in Breaking Dawn, Betsy in The Ring Two, Cynthia Smith in Desperation and Tyler Clarke in The Collective in which she also co-wrote, produced and co-directed. 

Background

Kelly Overton grew up in Wilbraham, Massachusetts where she was a star athlete, playing soccer, basketball and was even undefeated in Western Massachusetts in the high hurdles.

Introduction to Broadway and Film

She moved to NYC right out of high school to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She graduated with the highest honor, The Charles Jehlinger Award. While in New York, she performed off Broadway in regional Shakespeare, and on several TV shows. Making the leap to Broadway, she debuted as Elaine Robinson in the original cast of The Graduate, starring opposite Kathleen Turner and Jason Biggs. Her career brought her west after 5 years in New York. Since moving to LA, she has worked consistently in film and TV, but never forgetting her roots in the theater.

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Trivia

  • Is a Cherokee Indian.
  • She was undefeated in the high hurdles in Western Massachusetts while in high school.
  • She is a 1997 graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.
  • She starred in Joel Silver's Pilot called "The Studio" with Gina Gershon.
  • Kelly has co-starred with fellow actress Laura Allen on three occasions so far, including: All My Children, The Collective and the Criminal Minds episode "Open Season".

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