Rya Kihlstedt (born July 23, 1970) is an American actress.[1] She is known for her role in the 1997 comedy film Home Alone 3, and for recurring roles in television series Dexter and Nashville.


Contents 1 Life and career


Life and career[edit | edit source]

Kihlstedt was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is a 1991 graduate of Skidmore College in Theatre Arts. She is of Swedish descent. In 1994, Kihlstedt married actor Gil Bellows They have two children, Ava Emanuelle (born 1999), and Giovanni (born 2001). She is the sister of Oakland-based violinist, Carla Kihlstedt.

In 1995, Kihlstedt portrayed Lizzie Elmsworth in the BBC adaptation of Edith Wharton's last novel, The Buccaneers. However, she is best known for portraying Alice, one of the criminals in the comedy Home Alone 3 (1997).[2] In 1998, She starred with Peter Gallagher in the film Brave New World.[3]

She appeared in recurring roles on Showtime drama series Dexter as Dr. Michelle Ross, and on ABC drama series Nashville as powerful record producer Marilyn Rhodes. As of 2015, she is starring as Erica Kravid on the NBC series Heroes Reborn.[4]

Others notable television credits include Early Edition, Criminal Minds and NCIS, and supporting roles in the films Arctic Blue, Deep Impact, Jaded and Women in Trouble.

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