GOSSIP GIRL Kelly Rutherford

Kelly Rutherford: Lily Van Der Woodsen

Date Of Birth: November 6th, 1968  City: Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Perhaps best-known to television audiences as Megan Mancini in the hit series "Melrose Place," Kelly Rutherford stars as Lily van der Woodsen, wealthy socialite and mother of Serena (Blake Lively), in The CW's new drama "Gossip Girl," from Josh Schwartz ("The O.C."), based on the tremendously popular book series about privileged teenagers who attend an elite private school in New York City.

Recently, Rutherford starred in the NBC drama "E-Ring." Her other television series credits include starring roles in "Threat Matrix," "The Kindred," The Great Defender" and "Homefront." She also had recurring roles on "The District," "The Fugitive," "Get Real," and "The Adventures of Briscoe County, Jr." Additionally, Rutherford made guest appearances on such series as "Courthouse," "Davis Rules" and "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure." She also had a contract role on the NBC soap opera "Generations."

Rutherford appeared in the feature films "Swimming Upstream," "Scream 3," "I Love Trouble" and "Shakedown," as well as the television movies "Cry Wolf," "Robin Cook's Acceptable Risk," "The Perfect Getaway" and "No Greater Love."