Kelli Williams Biography


Birthday: June 8, 1970 (Gemini)

Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States

Kelli Renee Williams is an American actress known for her roles of Lindsay Dole in the legal drama TV series ‘The Practice’ and Dr Gillian Foster in the TV series ‘Lie to Me’. She has also appeared in films such as ‘There Goes My Baby’, in an important role. Born in Los Angeles, California, she is the daughter of actress Shannon Wilcox. She started appearing in commercials as a child. She began her professional acting career with a guest role in an episode of the TV series ‘Beauty and the Beast’. She was next seen in the TV movie ‘The Case of the Hillside Stranglers’. Her first recurring role in a TV series came in ‘Elvis’. She appeared in her debut film ‘Zapped Again’, in a main role, in 1990. Her fame reached new heights after she started appearing in the legal drama series ‘The Practice’. The show was a huge success and earned lots of awards and nominations. Williams won a Screen Actors Guild Award and was nominated for a Satellite Award.
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Also Known As: Kelli Renee Williams

Age: 54 Years, 54 Year Old Females


Spouse/Ex-: Ajay Sahgal (m. 1996–2017)

father: John Williams

mother: Shannon Wilcox

children: Kiran Ram Saghal, Ravi Lyndon Sahgal, Sarame Jane Sahgal

Born Country: United States

Actresses American Women

Height: 5'5" (165 cm), 5'5" Females

Notable Alumni: Lycée Français De Los Angeles

U.S. State: California

City: Los Angeles

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education: Beverly Hills High School, Lycée Français de Los Angeles

Kelli Williams began her career on television in 1989, with a guest role in the TV series ‘Beauty and the Beast’. The same year, she was seen in the TV film ‘The Case of the Hillside Stranglers’. In the ensuing months, she continued to play guest roles in TV shows, including ‘CBS Summer Playhouse’, ‘Island Son’, and ‘Quantum Leap’.
Her first recurring role was in the 1990 TV series ‘Elvis’ from February to May. She portrayed the role of Mattie Walker. The same year, she made her film debut in the science fiction comedy film ‘Zapped Again’. It was directed by Doug Campbell. The reviews were mostly negative. In the early 1990s, she appeared in several TV films, which included ‘Switched at Birth’ (1991), ‘For Their Own Good’ (1993), ‘Lifepod’ (1993) and ‘Voice from the Grave’ (1996). She also appeared in a few feature films, such as ‘Mr Jones’ (1993) and ‘There Goes My Baby’ (1994).
She gained popularity after her role of Lindsay Dole in the legal drama series ‘The Practice.’ The show was a hit with the audiences and was also appreciated by the critics. It won several awards and nominations, including the Emmy Award twice in 1998 and 1999, in the ‘Best Drama Series’ category. She went on to appear in TV movies such as ‘Sweetwater’ and ‘Flowers for Algernon’.
Her next important role was in the TV series ‘Medical Investigation’ that aired from 2004 to 2005. Williams portrayed Dr Natalie Durant.
From 2009 till 2011, she played the leading role of Dr Gillian Foster, in the crime drama series ‘Lie to Me’. It was met with mostly positive reviews. In 2012, she played a supporting role in the film ‘Any Day Now’. The film was a commercial failure, though the reviews were positive.
From 2012 to 2013, she had a supporting role in the drama series ‘Army Wives’. It was mostly appreciated by the critics and won several awards and nominations. Her recent works include ‘Early Release’ and ‘Christmas Solo’, both TV films, released in 2017.
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Family & Personal Life
Kelli Williams was born in Los Angeles, California, on 8th June 1970, to actress Shannon Wilcox and plastic surgeon John Williams. Her parents got divorced when she was 13. She has a brother and two half-brothers.
Williams appeared in several commercials as a child. She attended elementary school at Lycée Français, and later graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1988. She was active in the performing arts department, and was seen in the school's production of ‘Romeo and Juliet.’
She was married to Ajay Sahgal from 1996 to 2017. They have three children, named Kiran Ram, Sarame Jane and Ravi Lyndon.

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