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Karen Roe on the SOAPnet's "One Tree Hill"
Perhaps best known to television audiences for her role as Madeline Hampton in "The West Wing," for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Moira Kelly plays Karen Roe, a struggling single mother on the hit drama "One Tree Hill."
Born in Queens, New York, and raised on Long Island, Kelly studied music in high school and pursued a degree in drama at Marymount Manhattan College in New York. While performing in a senior-year theatrical showcase, she was spotted and soon thereafter signed by an agent.
She made her feature film debut in "The Boy Who Cried Bitch." Her other noted film roles include "Billy Bathgate," opposite Dustin Hoffman; "The Cutting Edge"; "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me," directed by David Lynch; "Chaplin," with Robert Downey Jr. and director Sir Richard Attenborough; and "With Honors," opposite Joe Pesci and Brendan Fraser. She also provided the voice of Nala in "The Lion King." Her other film credits include "Unhook the Stars," with Gena Rowlands and Marisa Tomei, and "Dangerous Beauty," directed by Marshall Herskovitz.
Kelly's television appearances include the telefilms "Love, Lies and Murder" and "Daybreak," with Cuba Gooding Jr. She received critical accolades for her performance as Helen Keller in the television movie "Monday After the Miracle" and made her television series debut as the star of the romantic drama series "To Have & to Hold."
Kelly divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.
BIRTHDATE March 6
HOMETOWN Queens, New York