On and off screen mother, best known for her incredible fashion sense and loving maternal instincts, Kelly Rutherford stars on TV’s hottest show “Gossip Girl,” where she plays the role of Blake Lively’s character’s mother, “Lily van der Woodsen.” Created by Josh Schwartz, the hit show airs Monday nights at 9 pm on The CW Network. The show is shooting its highly-anticipated fourth season now.
Prior to “Gossip Girl,” Rutherford was last seen on television starring opposite Benjamin Bratt and Dennis Hopper in the Jerry Bruckheimer series “E-Ring” on NBC. She notably starred in the 1990s hit series “Melrose Place” for three seasons, in the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated 40’s drama “Homefront,” and in the comedy “Brisco County Jr.” Additionally, her made for television movie, “No Greater Love,” has become a holiday classic.
In film, Rutherford appeared in “Scream 3,” “I Love Trouble” with Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte, and the independent film “Swimming Upstream.” Kelly has also appeared in numerous short films including “The Tag” with Djimon Hounsou for director Peter Winther and “Disturbance at Dinner,” a black and white film about a blind girl who finds love by listening to her heart.
Kelly travels between Los Angeles and New York with her two young children Hermes (3 yrs) and Helena (1 yr). She is a supporter of the (RED) campaign through Bugaboo, the Step Up Women’s Network, Healthy Child Healthy World, and is an avid environmentalist who values an organic and green lifestyle personally and for her family. In September 2009, Kelly was named Big City Moms’ MOM OF THE MONTH in NYC and prior to that was honored at the Step Up Women's Network Inspiration Awards.