Kelli Marie Giddish was born on the 13th April 1980, in Cumming, Georgia USA of part-German ancestry. She is an actress, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Diana ‘Di’ Henry in the ABC soap opera “All My Children” (2005-2007), playing Annie Frost in the NBC crime drama series “Chase” (2010-2011) and as NYPD Detective Amanda Rollins in another NBC crime drama series, entitled “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2011–present).
Early Life and Family
When it comes to speak about her early life, Kelli Giddish spent her childhood in Cumming, where she was raised alongside her brother named Eli, by their father Charles Giddish, and mother, Nita Giddish. She is the granddaughter of WWII veteran Ralph L. Giddish, who would take her to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, and so developed her interest in acting.
Regarding her education, Kelli attended Forsyth Central High School, where she performed in school productions, and won Region Best Actress award in the 1997 One Act competition, as well as the 1998 State Literary Championship for Girls Dramatic Interpretation. Upon matriculation in 2002, she enrolled in the University of Evansville in Indiana, majoring in Theatre Performance. Right after that, she moved to Manhattan, New York City to pursue her career in the entertainment industry as a professional actress.
Rise to Fame
Subsequently, Kelli’s professional acting career started when she made her debut appearance as Clara Niles in the short film “Witches Of The Caribbean” in 2005, which caught the attention of the producer of the ABC soap opera “All My Children”, and she immediately accepted their offer to portray Diana ‘Di’ Henry in the TV series from 2005 to 2007.Concurrently, she was cast in the role of Courtney in the web series “The Burg” (2006-2009). In the meantime, Kelli also landed a small role in the film “Death In Love”, and featured as Simone in the film entitled “The Understudy”, both in 2008. By the end of the decade, she had also guest-starred in such TV series as “Without A Trace” and “Life On Mars”, after which she appeared as Dr. Kate McGinn in nine episodes of the TV series “Past Life” in 2010, and was selected to play Annie Frost in the NBC crime drama series “Chase” (2010-2011). All of these appearances added a considerable amount to her net worth.
Kelli’s next major roles came in 2011, when she was cast as Leah in the TV film entitled “Powerless”, after which she was chosen to feature as Sophia Russo in the TV series “The Good Wife”, which aired until 2014, and the same year guest-starred in two other TV series – “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” Since that year, she has been starring as NYPD Detective Amanda Rollins in the NBC crime drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, which enormously increases her popularity as well as her wealth. Most recently, Kelli appeared in the music video for the song “All Love Is Lost” by Body Count, a heavy metal band.
Kelli Giddish Net Worth
Her career started in 2005 and she has been an active member of the entertainment industry ever since. So, if you ever wondered how rich Kelli Giddish is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $8 million, accumulated through her successful career as a professional actress.
Regarding her personal life, Kelli Giddish has been married to Lawrence Faulborn since June of 2015, when the couple tied the knot at a wedding ceremony held in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. They welcomed their first child, a son named Ludo, in October of 2015. Kelli now divides her time between residences in New York City and Los Angeles.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Speaking about her appearance, Kelli is apparently a beautiful young woman, as she has a long wavy blonde hair and blue colored eyes. She has a slim figure with a height of 5ft 7ins (1.70m) and her weight is reputed to be around 130lbs (59kgs), while her vital statistics are 35-24-35.
Social Media Presence
In addition to her involvement in the entertainment industry as a professional actress, Kelli Giddish is also an active member across many of the most popular social media sites, on which she frequently posts pictures from her private life in her spare time. She runs her official Instagram account, having more than 215,000 followers, as well as her official Twitter account, on which she has almost 150,000 followers.