Tricia O'Kelley

Patricia Beth "Tricia" O'Kelley (born September 26, 1968[1]) 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).

Tricia O'Kelley
Patricia Beth O'Kelley

(1968-09-26) September 26, 1968
OccupationActress, producer
Years active1998–present
Adam Rosenblatt
(m. 2007)


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.[1] 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.[1]

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

Personal life

O'Kelley was born in Melrose, Massachusetts, and grew up in La Grange, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.[1] 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.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
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
2009 Weather Girl Sylvia


Year Title Role Notes
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
2007 Eyes Cynthia Garret "Whistleblower"
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"
2014 Selfie Maisy "Follow Through"
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


  1. "Tricia O'Kelley Biography". Retrieved 2014-01-25.
  2. "Tricia O'Kelley Credits". Retrieved 2014-01-25.
  3. Andreeva, Nellie (January 24, 2014). "Tricia O'Kelley Joins 'Devious Maids', Joshua Sasse To Recur On 'The Neighbors'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
  4. "The New Adventures of Old Christine Cast: Tricia O'Kelley on CBS". Retrieved 18 August 2011.
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