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The Practice, Medical Investigation
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Kelli Williams is the daughter of actress Shannon Wilcox and plastic surgeon John Williams. Her parents divorced when she was 13. She has one brother and two half-brothers.
Williams earned her Screen Actors Guild card before her first birthday by appearing in a diapers commercial, and appeared in several other commercials as a child. She attended elementary school at Lycee Francais, and graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1988. While attending school she was active in the performing arts department. After starring opposite General Hospital`s Steve Burton in the school`s production of Romeo and Juliet, she was signed by an agent.
Her first film appearance was in There Goes My Baby (1994) opposite ER`s Noah Wyle. Also in 1994, she played Jennifer Stolpa in the television movie Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story. She also played a role in 1996 in the 19th episode of the fourth and final season of the hit series Picket Fences as a Amish woman who was raped.
In 1997 she took her most prominent role as Lindsay Dole Donnell on the ABC legal drama The Practice. She has since made guest appearances on Scrubs, The Lyon`s Den and Hack. Williams appeared as Dr. Natalie Durant on the NBC television show Medical Investigation which began in the fall of 2004 and ran for 20 episodes before being cancelled. In August 2008, Williams was cast as Dr. Gillian Foster in the new Fox series Lie To Me.
Williams married author Ajay Sahgal in 1996, and follows Hinduism. The couple has three children: Kiran Ram (born in April 1998), Sarame Jane (born in February 2001), and Ravi Lyndon (born in 2003). She told Marie Claire that she got breast implants when she was 19 and had them removed when she was 22. Williams speaks French and Spanish, and has volunteered with the Young Storytellers Program.
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Kelli Renee Williams
John Williams, Alex Rocco (step father) (actor)
Shannon Wilcox (actress)
Kelli Renee Williams (born June 8, 1970) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Lindsay Dole on the legal drama The Practice, psychologist and deception expert Dr. Gillian Foster on Lie to Me, and Jackie Clark on Army Wives.