Kelly Carlson (born February 17, 1976) is an American actress. She is known for her current role as Kimber Henry on Nip/Tuck. In 2001 she was listed on Tear Sheet Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful list, and in 2003 her career picked up with a role on Nip/Tuck.
Carlson is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and attended the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Minnesota. In addition to acting, she has also modeled, including ad campaigns with Miller Lite, Rembrandt, and Oliver Peoples sunglasses. She appeared in the August 2004 edition of Maxim magazine and on the cover of the October issue of Stuff Magazine.
She is a spokesperson for the Smile Network, a Minnesota-based humanitarian organization that provides life altering reconstructive surgeries and related healthcare services to impoverished children and young adults in developing countries.
Carlson started out in theater, performing in productions of Vanities, Cheaters, Girls Guide to Chaos, Charlotte’s Web and Can’t Trust the Mate. She also appeared as an extra in the film 3000 Miles to Graceland. In 2003, Carlson booked a guest role in the pilot of the FX series Nip/Tuck. Her character, the easily manipulated wannabe starlet Kimber Henry, quickly became popular with audiences, and she appeared in several episodes of the first and second seasons, eventually becoming a regular in the show’s third season. She has remained part of the main cast ever since.
Outside of Nip/Tuck, Carlson has appeared in several feature films, including Paparazzi and The Marine, and the direct-to-video sequel Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation. She has also made guest spots on Everwood, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: Miami.
She was initially cast in the 2007 horror movie Dead of Winter, but was replaced by Cyia Batten before filming began, due to creative differences with the director. She recently completed work on the comedy picture Made of Honor alongside Patrick Dempsey, and has continued to star on the fifth season of Nip/Tuck.
She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
As of February 2008, she is dating former NHL player Tie Domi.
Year Title Role Episode Details
2003 Nip/Tuck Kimber Henry
2004 Everwood Ada Unspoken Truths (2.16)
2005 Head Cases Patty Knight Pilot (1.1)
2006 Everwood Ada The Land of Confusion (4.15)
2006 Everwood Ada Truth (4.16)
2006 CSI Sally Bang-Bang (6.23)
2006 Break-In (TV movie) Marla
2007 CSI: Miami Laurie Atherton Just Murdered (5.21)
Year Title Role
2001 3000 Miles to Graceland Motorcycle Gang Member
2004 Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation Pvt. Charlie Soda
2004 Paparazzi Kristin
2006 The Marine Kate Triton
2007 Shadowbox Sandy – Gamma Woman
2007 Player 5150 Lucy
2008 Made of Honor Christie