• Kelli Giddish is an American actress known for her roles in various television series
• She was born in Cumming, Georgia and has a part-German ancestry
• Giddish attended Forsyth Central High School and the University of Evansville
• She is married to Lawrence Faulborn and the couple has one son
• She is active on social media, with over 215,000 followers on Instagram and 150,000 followers on Twitter.

Short Info

Date Of BirthApril 13, 1980
SpouseLawrence Faulborn
FactSister of Eli Giddish, daughter of Charles Giddish and wife Nita. Her paternal grandfather Ralph L. Giddish (Georgia, ca. 1923) enlisted in the United States Army on March 18, 1943 and was a World War II Veteran and nudged her interest in acting along by taking her to the Fox Theater. Her maternal grandmother Dosia Hildebrand was very supportive of her interests.

Who is Kelli Giddish?

Kelli Marie Giddish was born on the 13th April 1980, in Cumming, Georgia USA of part-German ancestry. She is an actress, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Diana ‘Di’ Henry in the ABC soap opera “All My Children” (2005-2007), playing Annie Frost in the NBC crime drama series “Chase” (2010-2011) and as NYPD Detective Amanda Rollins in another NBC crime drama series, entitled “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2011–present).

Early Life and Family

When it comes to speak about her early life, Kelli Giddish spent her childhood in Cumming, where she was raised alongside her brother named Eli, by their father Charles Giddish, and  mother, Nita Giddish. She is the granddaughter of  WWII veteran Ralph L. Giddish, who would take her to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, and so developed her interest in acting.

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Regarding her education, Kelli attended Forsyth Central High School, where she performed in school productions, and won Region Best Actress award in the 1997 One Act competition, as well as the 1998 State Literary Championship for Girls Dramatic Interpretation. Upon matriculation in 2002, she enrolled in the University of Evansville in Indiana, majoring in Theatre Performance. Right after that, she moved to Manhattan, New York City to pursue her career in the entertainment industry as a professional actress.
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Rise to Fame

Subsequently, Kelli’s professional acting career started when she made her debut appearance as Clara Niles in the short film “Witches Of The Caribbean” in 2005, which caught the attention of the producer of the ABC soap opera “All My Children”, and she immediately accepted their offer to portray Diana ‘Di’ Henry in the TV series from 2005 to 2007.Concurrently, she was cast in the role of Courtney in the web series “The Burg” (2006-2009). In the meantime, Kelli also landed a small role in the film “Death In Love”, and featured as Simone in the film entitled “The Understudy”, both in 2008. By the end of the decade, she had also guest-starred in such TV series as “Without A Trace” and “Life On Mars”, after which she appeared as Dr. Kate McGinn in nine episodes of the TV series “Past Life” in 2010, and was selected to play Annie Frost in the NBC crime drama series “Chase” (2010-2011). All of these appearances added a considerable amount to her net worth.

The 2010s and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”

Kelli’s next major roles came in 2011, when she was cast as Leah in the TV film entitled “Powerless”, after which she was chosen to feature as Sophia Russo in the TV series “The Good Wife”, which aired until 2014, and the same year guest-starred in two other TV series – “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” Since that year, she has been starring as NYPD Detective Amanda Rollins in the NBC crime drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, which enormously increases her popularity as well as her wealth. Most recently, Kelli appeared in the music video for the song “All Love Is Lost” by Body Count, a heavy metal band.

Kelli Giddish Net Worth

Her career started in 2005 and she has been an active member of the entertainment industry ever since. So, if you ever wondered how rich Kelli Giddish is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $8 million, accumulated through her successful career as a professional actress.

Personal Life, Wedding, Husband, Son

Regarding her personal life, Kelli Giddish has been married to Lawrence Faulborn since June of 2015, when the couple tied the knot at a wedding ceremony held in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. They welcomed their first child, a son named Ludo, in October of 2015. Kelli now divides her time between residences in New York City and Los Angeles.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Speaking about her appearance, Kelli is apparently a beautiful young woman, as she has a long wavy blonde hair and blue colored eyes. She has a slim figure with a height of 5ft 7ins (1.70m) and her weight is reputed to be around 130lbs (59kgs), while her vital statistics are 35-24-35.

Social Media Presence

In addition to her involvement in the entertainment industry as a professional actress, Kelli Giddish is also an active member across many of the most popular social media sites, on which she frequently posts pictures from her private life in her spare time. She runs her official Instagram account, having more than 215,000 followers, as well as her official Twitter account, on which she has almost 150,000 followers.

General Info

Full NameKelli Giddish
Date Of BirthApril 13, 1980
Height1.7 m
Weight129 lbs
EducationUniversity of Evansville


SpouseLawrence Faulborn
ChildrenLudo Faulborn
ParentsCharles Giddish, Nita Giddish
SiblingsEli Giddish


MoviesBreathless, The Understudy, Death in Love, Witches of the Caribbean
TV ShowsAll My Children, Chase, Past Life, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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1Gave birth to her 1st child at age 35, a son named Ludo Faulborn in October 2015. Child's father is her husband, Lawrence Faulborn.
2Found her dog, Frannie Mae, on the street while filming Chase (2010). She calls her breed 'a side of the roader'. Frannie Mae has starred alongside Kelli on her current show Law & Order SVU.
3Married on a Saturday in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
4Is of German descent and is a first cousin many times removed of Metacomet though his father Massasoit's sister.
5Before Kelli landed her starring role on SVU as Detective Amanda Rollins, she first appeared as a rape victim on the show in Season 8 Episode 12, "Outsider.".
6Sister of Eli Giddish, daughter of Charles Giddish and wife Nita. Her paternal grandfather Ralph L. Giddish (Georgia, ca. 1923) enlisted in the United States Army on March 18, 1943 and was a World War II Veteran and nudged her interest in acting along by taking her to the Fox Theater. Her maternal grandmother Dosia Hildebrand was very supportive of her interests.
7Kelli Giddish moved to New York after graduation and made her debut in "Shoes.".
8Kelli divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.
9While she was in college, she was an Irene Ryan Acting Award finalist and was selected to perform at the Kennedy Center.
10Kelli Giddish began acting at an early age and was a staple in her high school's theater department.
11Kelli was also an athlete and member of her high school's championship softball team.
12Graduated from the University of Evansville in Indiana where she majored in Theatre Performance.




Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2007-2015TV SeriesAmanda Rollins / Kara Bawson
Chicago P.D.2014TV SeriesAmanda Rollins
Chicago Fire2014TV SeriesAmanda Rollins
The Good Wife2011-2014TV SeriesSophia Russo
Powerless2011TV MovieLeah
Chase2010-2011TV SeriesAnnie Frost
Past Life2010TV SeriesDr. Kate McGinn
Life on Mars2009TV SeriesCarol
The Burg2006-2009TV SeriesCourtney
Without a Trace2008TV SeriesAriana Murphy
All's Faire2008TV SeriesCindy
The Understudy2008Simone
Death in Love2008Young Mother
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2007TV SeriesDana Stipe
Damages2007TV SeriesHeather MacDonald
All My Children2005-2007TV SeriesDi Henry / Diana 'Di' Henry / Di
Witches of the Caribbean2005VideoClara


Ice & Coco2015TV SeriesHerself
Good Medicine2014TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2014TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHerself
SoapTalk2006TV SeriesHerself

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