Kelly Carlson Biography & Photos

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

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