More Kelly Lynch Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Jacket)Kelly Lynch gained international acclaim for her role in Gus Van Sant's groundbreaking film Drugstore Cowboy, following a successful career as a model. She earned an Independent Spirit award nomination for her role in The Beans of Egypt, Maine, and most recently appeared in the independent dramas The Slaughter Rule, starring Ryan Gosling, and Dallas 362, written and directed by Scott Caan, as well as the television movie Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story, starring Thora Birch.
Bio courtesy Warner Independent for "The Jacket" (12-Mar-2005)
Biography #3Best known for her critically acclaimed work in Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy, Kelly Lynch continues to show her range in films. Lynch most recently co-starred in Showtime's Brotherhood of Murder playing the wife of a white supremacist played by William Baldwin.
Previously, Lynch starred in Homegrown with Billy Bob Thornton and Hank Azaria and in director Stanley Tong's Mr. Magoo, where she learned to perform her own stunts. She also starred as Alec Baldwin's ill-fated wife in New Line's Heaven's Prisoners, directed by Phil Joanou.
Lynch first got Hollywood's attention as Matt Dillon's junkie wife in Drugstore Cowboy for director Gus Van Sant. Lynch's performance earned her much critical praise, including an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress. She received her second nomination for the critically acclaimed independent film The Beans of Egypt, Maine with Martha Plimpton. Other film credits include White Man's Burden, opposite John Travolta; Virtuosity, opposite Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe; Three of Hearts, opposite William Baldwin; Curly Sue, for director John Hughes, and Imaginary Crimes, opposite Harvey Keitel.
Lynch was born in Minnesota and moved to New York to study acting with Sanford Meisner. She became a top model for the Elite Talent Agency and segued into acting when director Roger Donaldson cast her in his film Cocktail opposite Tom Cruise.
Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment (01-Jan-2000)