Kelly Lynch is an award-winning Hollywood actress who has appeared in several movies and TV series. She is, however, most popular for her role as a drugstore-robbing junkie in the 1981 movie, Drugstore Cowboy. This movie holds a personal significance for the actress as she unwittingly found herself addicted to painkillers during a long hospitalization. Lynch had shattered her legs in a car crash and was placed on Demerol which she thereafter started craving. She was however fortunate to conquer her growing addiction and has now risen to become a major Hollywood star.
Kelly Lynch’s Biography
Kelly Ann Lynch was born on the 31st of January in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Her father’s name was Robert while her mother’s name is Barbara. The actress also has an elder sister named Robin. Lynch’s parents divorced when she was just seven and she and her sister subsequently grew up with their mom, albeit in a grand house provided by their dad.
It was Lynch’s mother who encouraged her to pursue various artistic interests, and she took acting and dancing classes. Kelly Lynch was thus well on her way to a bright future but her youthful exuberance threatened to derail this.
The actress was quite reckless and rebellious as a young adult. She was later forced to re-examine her life after a near-fatal car accident landed her in hospital in 1980, at the age of 20. Lynch, fortunately, made a full recovery and decided to use her second chance well. On leaving the hospital, she promptly moved to New York City where she spent the next three and a half years modeling for various brands.
Her Movies and TV Shows
Kelly Lynch scored her very first role in the 1984 low budget sci-fi film, Osa. Since then, she has gone on to appear in not less than 50 movies. They include Bright Lights, Big City, Cocktail, Warm Summer Rain, Road House, Desperate Hours, Curly Sue, For Better and for Worse, Three of Hearst, and Forbidden Choices.
You will also find her in Imaginary Crimes, White Man’s Burden, Cold around the Heart, Charlie’s Angels, The Beans of Egypt, Maine, Searching for Debra Winger, The Slaughter Rule, The Jacket, Dallas 362, Glass Chin, The Frontier, Kepler’s Dream, and Drugstore Cowboy.
Drugstore Cowboy is a 1981 crime drama about a bunch of drug addicts who specialize in robbing pharmacies and hospitals in order to satisfy their habit. Some of them later end up losing their lives while some attempt to get clean. In the movie, Kelly Lynch played the role of one of the addicts named Dianne. Her excellent performance fetched her a nomination for Best Female Lead at the 1990 Independent Spirit Award.
Lynch’s career has not been limited to the big screens. She has also appeared on TV shows such as Miami Vice, Fallen Angels, Ally McBeal, The Hitchhiker, The Equalizer, The Cleaner, 90210, Memphis Beat, Magic City, Mr. Mercedes, The L Word, and Fatherhood, etc.
Who Is Kelly Lynch’s Husband?
Kelly Lynch is enjoying marital bliss with accomplished Hollywood scriptwriter and producer, Mitch Glazer. Glazer is a native of Florida and was born in the year 1953. He obtained his high school diploma from Miami Beach High School before going on to complete his degree at New York University. Glazer thereafter worked as a reporter for several publications, including Rolling Stone and Crawdaddy! The Florida native delved into the movie industry in the late 70s and has since written the scripts for several films, TV shows, and series. They include Saturday Night Live, Scrooged, Totally Hidden Video, Off and Running, Three of Hearts, Great Expectations, Lost in Translation, The Recruit, Passion Play, Magic City, Rock the Kasbah, and A Very Murray Christmas.
Kelly Lynch and her husband tied the knot in 1992, and have since enjoyed a blissful union. The couple own two modern architectural homes in California, one in Hollywood Hills and another in Lone Pine California. They have also collaborated professionally on the TV series, Magic City. Magic City is a Starz drama about a hotel owner who gets entangled with the Jewish mob all in a bid to ensure the success of his glitzy establishment. It was created, written and produced by Lynch’s husband while she had the recurring role of Meg Bannock. Lynch and her husband do not have a child together. However, the actress has a daughter, named Shane (b. 1985), from a previous relationship. Lynch’s husband, Mitch Glazer, has since adopted Shane as his own daughter.
Height and Weight
Lynch is 5 feet 9 inches tall (1.75m) and her weight is given as 60 kg (132 lb). Her hair color is blonde while her eye color is dark brown. Other body measurements are chest – 34 inches (86 cm), waist – 25 inches (63 cm), and hips – 35 inches (88 cm). Lynch is blessed with natural golden looks which turned out to be a curse at the start of her acting career. The Minnesota native was initially restricted to bimbo parts until she got a chance to show her true talent in Drugstore Cowboy.