Born In: Southington, Connecticut, United States
Lisa Robin Kelly was an American actress, famous for her role as Laurie Forman in the series, ‘That '70s Show’. Prior to her role in ‘That '70s Show’, she had done small roles in several situation comedies. She is also notable for her appearances in the episodes of ‘Charmed’, ‘The X-Files’, ‘Murphy Brown’ and ‘Silk Stalkings’. During the final phases of her life, she was in the news for wrong reasons. She was arrested numerous times on various charges like drink and drive, domestic violence, obscenity in public and consumption of drugs, which eventually caused her death. The actress spent her last days in a rehab center where she was being treated. Lisa’s life story can be summed in just a phrase –a life full of talent and great potential, ended far too soon.
Died At Age: 43
Spouse/Ex-: Robert Joseph Gilliam (m. 2012–2013)
father: Thomas Carl Kelly
mother: Linda Diane (née Grimm) Kelly
Born Country: United States
place of death: Altadena, California, U.S.
U.S. State: Connecticut
Lisa made her acting debut in 1986, with a minor role in an episode of a daily soap titled ‘Married… with Children’. After her stint with the series, she started appearing in cameo roles in many popular television shows such as ‘Murphy Brown’, ‘The X-Files’, ‘Sisters’ and ‘Silk Stalkings’.
She even appeared in a few obscure, straight-to-video telefilms. Lisa finally earned her big break through the popular American sitcom ‘That '70s Show’, when she played the role of Laurie Forman, and with that came the celebrity status that she was looking for. Her portrayal of a promiscuous elder sister of Eric Forman, gave her the much awaited success. Her Farrah Fawcett like hairstyle started a fashion trend among young girls.
After she had filmed the first few episodes, Lisa was replaced by Christina Moore. The producers of the show labeled this as part of a creative decision, whereas in reality, it was Lisa’s falling public image that caused the termination of her contract.
Married... with Children – This was Lisa’s debut television series. The series aired its first episode on April 5, 1987, and was the longest-running sitcom at that time. Lisa appeared as Carol in the episode titled, ‘Kelly Doesn't Live Here Anymore’, which was aired in 1992. She was once again seen in another episode titled, ‘Breaking Up is Easy to Do: Part 1’, as Heather Talrico.
Silk Stalkings – Lisa was next seen in this crime drama that was aired on CBS channel. Though the series started on November 7, 1991, Lisabecame part of it only in1994, when she featured in the episode titled, ‘Killer Cop’. In the episode, she played the character of Gina Nelson.
That '70s Show – This was the show that brought Lisa under the spotlight. She played Laurie Forman, who always pesters her brother and her promiscuous acts are often enjoyed by her friends as they provide them with entertainment. The character was well received by the audience and thus, Lisa became a household name. The series broadcast its first episode on August 23, 1998, and ran for the next eight years.
She had a tumultuous relationship with boyfriend, John Michas, and their relationship eventually ended on a bitter note. Lisa later married Robert Joseph Gilliam.
Lisa was legally charged for drunken driving in August 2010, in North Carolina. This was when her image started to deteriorate.
All these were happening while she was consuming drugs and was eventually admitted to a rehab center in California.
Lisa Robin Kelly died on August 15, 2013, while she was asleep in her rehab enclosure. She was 43.
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