Kelly Rowan

Kelly Rowan


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Birth Date: 1967

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Kelly Rowan was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in 1967. Soon her family moved to Toronto, and there she was raised. She attended the Northern Secondary Toronto and learned in the University of Western Ontario. Back in the days of college, Rowan was modeling in order to earn…more


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    • Kelly Rowan: (about filming The O.C.) We actually really do have fun on the set. There are days when we'll be doing a family scene, a dinner scene, and we'll start laughing and the poor crew is just rolling their eyes saying 'Would they just cut it out?'.

    • Kelly Rowan: You become public property. But the fans are actually quite charming, and they're so effusive about the show.

    • Kelly Rowan: (about The O.C.'s success) I had no idea until we'd been shooting for a while, and there was an event on the beach which we went to, and I got out of the car and there were 1,200 people screaming, and I thought, 'Oh, I guess people are watching this programme'.

  • Amazing

    Just like every other character in The O.C., Kelly Rowan really fits her role really well. In The O.C. she plays Kirsten Cohen, a caring mother with an emotionally abusive father and an alcohol problem. Throughout The O.C. she just amazes you episode after episode with her amazing actor. There's even one specific scene in season 2 that was so extraordinarily well done, it earned her an award for it. Towards the end of the show though she didn't stand out as much and felt like she was just filling in. Not really familiar with her other roles outside of The O.C., but she's just amazing in The O.C.moreless
  • Definately underrated! Kelly Rowan is an awesome actress!

    Kelly Rowan is such an awesome actress. She really does bring life to The O.C. she has always played her character "Kirsten Cohen" well, no matter what the role, mood or personality she's there to act out the best she can.

    Kelly Rowan really touched my heart in the third season of The O.C. when her character became an alcaholic and her family, Sandy, Seth and Ryan had to stage an intervention with a man from a rehab facility for alcaholics.

    Kelly Rowan was the best she has ever been in this scene, she made me and everyone that watches The O.C. cry, the way that she admitted that she was an alcaholic was so sad.

    Heres to kelly, hopefully in the last 8 episodes of The O.C we will see some great acting from her!moreless