Patricia Beth "Tricia" O'Kelley (born September 26, 1968) is an American actress and producer, best recognized as Marly Ehrhardt on the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–10). She may also be known for her recurring role as Nicole Leahy on The WB television series Gilmore Girls (2003–04) as well as the lead role in the independent comedy film Weather Girl (2009).
Patricia Beth O'Kelley
September 26, 1968
Melrose, Massachusetts, U.S.
O'Kelley began her acting career in commercials. In the 1990s, she founded a resource center for aspiring actors in Chicago that provided workshops, career consultations and seminars. As of the late 1990s, she began her career on television, including guest-starring roles on Frasier, Suddenly Susan, Everybody Loves Raymond, Two and a Half Men, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Back to You, Malcolm in the Middle and starring roles in short-lived series Emeril and That Was Then. She also had a recurring role in The WB family drama series Gilmore Girls, as Nicole Leahy from 2003 to 2004.
O'Kelley is best known for her portrayal of Marly Ehrhardt on the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus, from 2006 to 2010. In 2009, she also starred and executive produced the independent film Weather Girl. She later starred in two television pilots, and from 2011 to 2013 had a recurring role as Camille Boykewich in the ABC Family teen drama series, The Secret Life of the American Teenager. In 2013, O'Kelley starred in the Lifetime movie Missing at 17, and in next year was cast for second season of the Lifetime comedy-drama series Devious Maids, as Tanya Taseltof.
O'Kelley was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, and grew up in La Grange, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Adam, and their two children. In addition to acting, O'Kelley designs a line of greetings cards called Heartsongs.
|2002||The Gatekeeper||Jennifer McGregory|
|2005||Beautiful Things||Leslie||Short film|
|2006||Outside Sales||Dagny Green|
|2007||Table Manners||Tessa||Short film|
|2007||The Pink Conspiracy||Angela|
|1998||George & Leo||Mary||"The Bongos"|
|1998||The Closer||Julie||"The Rebound", "The Hand That Rocks the Office"|
|1998||The Love Boat: The Next Wave||Tawny Williams||"Captains Courageous"|
|1998||Frasier||Colette||"Roz, a Loan"|
|1998||The 900 Lives of Jackie Frye||Susan||TV film|
|1999||Suddenly Susan||Polly||"On a Clear Day You Can Hear Forever"|
|1999||The Hughleys||Debbie||"Why Can't We Be Friends?"|
|1999||The Pretender||Carrie Osborne||"Donoterase: Part 1"|
|1999||Rude Awakening||Joan||"Trude Awakening"|
|1999||Once and Again||Lindsay||"Let's Spend the Night Together"|
|1999||Get Real||Amber||"Big Numbers"|
|2000||Jack & Jill||Dan||"Starstruck"|
|2000||The Trouble with Normal||Nancy||"Not the Pilot"|
|2000||The Young and the Restless||Jennifer Crawford||1 episode|
|2001||Everybody Loves Raymond||Carol Marshall||"Humm Vac"|
|2001||FreakyLinks||Jennifer Lowe||"Me and My Shadow", "The Final Word"|
|2001||Emeril||Trish O'Connell||Recurring role|
|2002||That Was Fun||Sophie Frisch||"Pilot", "Under Noah's Certain Terms", "Mayor May Not"|
|2003||Las Vegas||Janet Warner||"Semper Spy"|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Debbie Dunbar||"Grissom Versus the Volcano"|
|2003||Two and a Half Men||Brooke||"The Last Thing You Want Is to Wind Up with a Hump"|
|2003–2004||Gilmore Girls||Nicole Leahy||Recurring role|
|2004||Malcolm in the Middle||Mrs. Welsh||"Dewey's Special Class", "Buseys Run Away"|
|2006–2010||The New Adventures of Old Christine||Marly Ehrhardt||Main Cast; 45 episodes|
|2008||Back to You||Colette||"Hug & Tell", "House of Tomorrow"|
|2011||Untitled Jeff and Jackie Filgo Project||Liz||Unsold TV pilot|
|2011–2013||The Secret Life of the American Teenager||Camille Boykewich||Recurring role|
|2012||Downwardly Mobile||Mrs. Denby||TV film|
|2012||Two and a Half Men||Shari||"Something My Gynecologist Said"|
|2013||Missing at 17||Shannon||TV film|
|2014||Melissa & Joey||Sienna||"The New Deal"|
|2014||Red Band Society||Daniella||"Sole Searching"|
|2014||Devious Maids||Tanya Taseltof||"An Ideal Husband", "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs", "Dangerous Liaisons"|
|2015||Truth Be Told||Gloria||"Psychic Chicken"|
|2015||Mom||Mrs. Lippert||"A Pirate, Three Frogs and a Prince"|
|2016||2 Broke Girls||Marissa||1 episode|
|2017||The Mick||Poodle Pemberton||6 episodes, (2 voice-only)|
|2018||A.P. Bio||Sadie||2 episodes|
|2018||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Brenda||"The Gang Gets New Wheels"|
|2018||Speechless||Candy Kensington||"J-I-- JINGLE T-H-- THON"|
|2019||Good Girls||Lauren||2 episodes|
- "Tricia O'Kelley Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
- "Tricia O'Kelley Credits". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
- Andreeva, Nellie (January 24, 2014). "Tricia O'Kelley Joins 'Devious Maids', Joshua Sasse To Recur On 'The Neighbors'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
- "The New Adventures of Old Christine Cast: Tricia O'Kelley on CBS". Retrieved 18 August 2011.