Kelli Williams

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Kelli Williams

Born

6/8/1970, Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Name

Kelli Renee Williams

Gender

Female
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Biography

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Kelli Williams was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, USA. She saw the light of this world for the first time on 8th of June 1970. She always wanted to act, mainly because she grew up around it. Her mom, Shannon Wilcox, is an actress so it's…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • During the second season of The Practice (1997), Kelli became pregnant with her first child. The pregnancy was not written into the show, and so the writers gave her character the job of re-decorating the law office... easily hiding her expanding belly behind tables and paintings. By the time the fifth season came around, Ms. Williams became pregnant once again, but this time Lindsay was newly married to senior partner Bobby and writers were able to fit it into the storyline. During the show's seventh season, Kelli became 'pregos' once again and, although her on-screen marriage was still on (but hanging by a thread), producers failed to make her character pregnant.

    • Kelli is married with Ajay Sahgal and has 3 children.

    • Kelli has been nominated for three SAG awards. From 1999-2001 she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for The Practice.

    • Williams is married to author Ajay Sahgal, and resultantly follows Hinduism.

    • Kelli looks up to her mother as her role model when it comes to acting. Her mother was a working actress once but not a famous one. She also admires Cate Blanchett.

    • If she could go back to college, Kelli would choose to take up Psychology. She took up an online psychology course when she was pregnant with her daughter.

    • Kelli has been a volunteer of the Young Storytellers Program, a foundation aimed at fostering literacy, self-expression, and self-esteem in elementary school children.

    • Kelli's TV debut was on a sitcom called Day By Day.

    • Kelli was neighbors with Johnny Carson, Sonny and Cher when she was a kid.

    • Kelli has joined the cast of Sisters in Law, a drama pilot for ABC's 2006/2007 season. She will be playing Pamela one of the lawyers at the firm.

    • She graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1988. While there, she was active in the school's performing arts department and starred in Romeo and Juliet.

    • On February 3, 2001, daughter Sarame Jane, was born weighing seven pounds twelve ounces. Sarame was her second child. She gave birth to her third child on July 11, 2003. She named his youngest son Ravi Lyndon Sahgal.

    • Kelli speaks French and Spanish.

  • Quotes

    • Kelli: (on juggling kids and work) It's not as hard as I think it is for women that don't get to take their kids to work with them. I think I'm a little schizophrenic sometimes when I have to memorize my lines, but it's great. It's worth being a little extra tired.

    • Kelli: (on how it is on the set of "The Practice") Because most of the stuff we have to do is so serious, there is a lot of joking behind the scenes. It is a pretty light set. There are a lot of bets as to who will make mistakes during their closing arguments.

    • Kelli: (on how it is to kiss Dylan McDermott) It is really like any other scene at this point because we have done so many of them, and Dylan is cute and all that, but I would really prefer if it was my husband.

    • Kelli: (on her moods during pregnancy) I don't have big mood swings, but when I get overtired, I start crying. Anything can trigger it. Actually, nothing can trigger it.

    • Kelli: (on doing a comedic role) I would love to do silly, comedic things. I'm really silly normally, a little clumsy. I'd like to do something completely different.

    • Kelli: (on her husband's reaction to her steamy love scenes with Dylan McDermott) Sure, it bothers him, but he writes those kinds of scenes himself. I tell him it had to be somebody's wife. Strangely enough, you get to used to it.

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  • Truly acts nice

    10
    I like this actress because she genuinely acts like she is nice. I have seen her on some talk shows and news shows and she does seem like a kind person. I really miss seeing her on shows. Loved her in Lie to Me. I missed that show so much when they cancelled it
  • Great actress.

    10
    Great on "Lie to Me". Also a beautifull woman.
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