Kelly Carlson Bio, Age, Family, Husband, The Reason, Net Worth, Movies

Kelly Carlson Biography

Kelly Carlson born as Kelly Lee Carlson is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role as Kimber Henry in the FX drama series Nip/Tuck (2003).

Kelly Carlson Age

Carlson was born on 17th February 1976 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. She is 47 years old as of 2023. Carlson holds American citizenship and her ethnicity is a mix of Swedish, German, Irish, English, and Norwegian.

Kelly Carlson Height | Kelly Carlson Measurements

The American actress stands at a height of 1.65 m (5 ft. 5 inches). She weighs 50 kg as of 2023. Carlson has dark brown eyes and blonde hair.

Her body measurement is 35-24-35 inches. Also, her shoe size is 9(US), dress size 2(US).  And her bra size is 32C.

Kelly Carlson Family

Kelly was born in a middle-class family. Her mother Mary Joanne was a hairdresser and her late father lee Dixon Carlson was a football coach in a High school college.

Husband | Dan Stanchfield

Kelly is married to Dan Stanchfield secretly. Kelly married Dan Stanchfield (U.S Navy) in a private ceremony with only a few of their close friends and family members just to make their wedding a bit confidential.

She was previously spotted dating Tie Domi before Dan Stanchfield on June 28, 2015. Sources say the pair were profoundly in love with each other.

She was also rumored to have dated Josh Hartnett, a producer of actor cum movies.  In 2007, Kelly also dated Dave Navarro.

Kelly Carlson Children

She does not have any children and she is currently not planning to have any children in the near future.

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Kelly Carlson Education

Carlson is originally from Bloomington, Minnesota, and attended the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Minnesota. She also learned theatre.


She has also modeled besides acting, including ad campaigns for sunglasses by Miller Lite, Rembrandt and Oliver Peoples.  Kelly appeared in Maxim Magazine’s August 2004 issue and on the cover of Stuff Magazine’s October 2004 issue.

She is a spokesperson for Smile Network International, a Minnesota-based humanitarian organization that provides reconstructive surgery and related health care services to poor children and young adults in developing countries.

Kelly is an enthusiastic equestrian since the age of seven, lobbied for a bill to prevent both inhuman transportation of American horses to slaughterhouses in Mexico and Canada as well as roundups of wild horses by government authorities in January 2010.

She began playing in theatre, performing in productions of Vanities, Cheaters, Girls Guide to Chaos, Charlotte’s Web, and Can’t Trust the Mate. In 2001, she also appeared as an extra in the film 3000 Miles to Graceland. Carlson booked a guest role in the Nip / Tuck FX drama series pilot in 2003.

Her character, 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 third season of the show, remaining with the series until it wrapped up in March 2010.

She has appeared in several feature films outside Nip / Tuck, including Paparazzi (2004), The Marine (2006), the direct-to-video sequel Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004) and a supporting role in the comedy film Made of Honor (2008) alongside Patrick Dempsey.  Kelly also made guest spots on Everwood, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, Monk, and The Finder. She is now working as a producer on her first project.

She was initially cast in the 2007 horror movie Dead of Winter (later called Killer Movie) alongside stars like Leighton Meester and Kaley Cuoco, but was replaced by former Pussycat Doll turned actress Cyia Batten before filming began due to creative differences with the director.

After completing work on Nip / Tuck’s final episodes in 2009, she continued to play a recurring role on Melrose Place’s The CW sequel, playing a Hollywood madam.

She also had a short appearance in Degrassi Goes Hollywood, a Canadian television movie. Next, she can be seen in Ghostfacers, an online spin-off of the Supernatural CW dark fantasy series.

In 2001, Carlson was listed on the 50 Most Beautiful list of Tear Sheet Magazine. She was also listed at # 43 on the 2005 Hot 100 list of Maxim magazine, ranked # 41, and ranked # 94 on their 2007 Hot 100 list.

Movies And TV Shows



2008 Made of Honor as Christie Bailey
2008 Player 5150 as Lucy
2007 Shadowbox as Sandy
2006 The Marine as Kate Triton
2004 Paparazzi as Kristin
2001 3000 Miles to Graceland as Motorcycle Gang Member


2013 Jimmy as Ellen Mitchell
2012 The Finder as FBI Agent Gail McHottie
2010 Castle as Ellie Monroe
2009–2010 Melrose Place as Wendi Mattison
2009 Degrassi Goes Hollywood as Herself
2009 Monk as Lola
2007 CSI: Miami as Laurie Atherton
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Sally
2006 Break-In as Marla
2005 Head Cases as Patty Knight
2004–2006 Everwood as Ada
2004 Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation as Private Charlie Soda
2003–2010 Nip/Tuck as Kimber Henry

Kelly Carlson Net Worth

The American actress has an estimated net worth of $500, 000 which she earned by her acting and modeling and also by producing some TV shows and movies. She is currently working as a producer for her new project.

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Actress Kelly Carlson: Owning a firearm was life changing

“Nip/Tuck” actress Kelly Carlson began training in Kali, a form of martial arts from the Philippines, when she was 19. But despite her extensive self-defense training, she found herself in a life-threatening scenario where her martial arts background wasn’t enough.

“Owning a firearm…was life changing for me because women for sure, but even men too can be in a very, very vulnerable position with no options if you have intruders or any scenario where you’re being dominated physically,” Carlson told FOX411. “[A firearm] is the only equalizer you have.”

The 39-year-old revealed a person in her past began stalking her in 2012 and even hired people to break into her home and tap her phones. After several break-ins and being followed on the streets, she contacted law enforcement who were not sympathetic to her situation.

“Law enforcement, they didn’t take me seriously. probably because I’m an actor but also because my situation was a little crazy,” she admitted.

One good thing came out of the scary ordeal: Carlson met her husband Dan after hiring him to teach her counter-surveillance.

“I had learned self defense for many years but I just knew around that time I needed some help,” she admitted. “My attorney and I were interviewing some people that provide security but no one that we interviewed understood counter-surveillance.” Carlson ended up calling a friend on the East Coast who recommended someone who could help her.

“He recommended Dan, who is my husband now,” she said. “I mean, it’s a happy ending because I lived through it but more so I did meet my husband. He couldn’t have been a better trainer and he’s such a good teacher and he didn’t ever question my scenario.”

Carlson understands why a person may “fear firearms,” but she explains “it’s crucial for people to look at it from a logical standpoint and take the emotions out of it because one needs to have that option to save them.”

The actress believes she has the perfect platform to advocate for firearm use and safety not only because of her celebrity, but also because she has a family member who was murdered by firearm.

“I wanted to tell my story because it’s unique where I’ve had a family member be murdered from a firearm and not for a second did anyone think in my family to champion stricter gun laws.”

The Minnesota-born model said that if her view on firearms has hurt her Hollywood career, she doesn’t care.

“It probably has and I don’t know it…I don’t care.” According to Carlson, “people think Hollywood is very anti-guns but California is huge and we have way more support than people think and I’d like people to know that…that was surprising to me and I was happy to know there’s such a huge [firearm] community and that you have a lot resources for safety training.”

Carlson tells her story on an episode of Outdoor Channel’s “NRA: All Access” airing on July 15. She decided to share her past experiences because she’s “a woman who has a little bit of a public platform.”

“If this happened to me, it’s happened to millions of women. I have the responsibility to educate people about firearms and also share my story,” the 39-year-old said. “I’m not telling people to just go get [a firearm], they’re not for everybody. While my message is supportive,  I also very much emphasize on training and safety because it is a dangerous weapon. It’s a lifestyle and it can save your life.”