• Lisa Kelly was born on 8th December 1980 in Grand Rapids, Michigan USA
• She is best known for her appearance on the reality TV series “Ice Road Truckers” (2007-2017)
• She obtained a license to drive a truck and was hired by the Carlisle Transportation
• She has inspired numerous ladies to become truckers and has a net worth of $500,000
• She is married to Traves Kelly, an Aleut Native Alaskan, since 2008.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthDecember 8, 1980, March 5, 1970
DiedAugust 15, 2013, Altadena, California, United States, August 15, 2013, Altadena, California, United States
SpouseTraves Kelly, Robert Joseph Gilliam

Who is Lisa Kelly?

Lisa was born on the 8th December 1980 in Grand Rapids, Michigan USA, and is best known to the world for her appearance in the reality TV series “Ice Road Truckers” (2007-2017), aired on the History channel.

Early Life

She spent her first six years of life in Grand Rapids, but then moved to Sterling, Alaska with her parents. While there, she finished high school, and then returned to Michigan as she enrolled at Cornerstone University. Unfortunately, Lisa found that college was not for her, and decided to start looking for work.

Before She Became Famous IRT

Kelly found a job for herself as a school bus driver, while in her free time she was a motocross rider. She focused more on freestyle motocross, and soon became a champion. However, she then decided to pursue a more stable job, and opted out for a place in the trucking industry of America. She first had to obtain a license to drive a truck, but although unusual for a woman, that wasn’t a problem since Lisa had experience in riding or driving everything from a motorcycle to a bus. She was subsequently hired by the Carlisle Transportation, and in the beginning had to work twice as hard because she was a woman, to earn a name for herself.

Television Career and Rise to Prominence

After several years of work for the Alaskan trucking company, her work was awarded when she was chosen as part of the cast for the History channel reality series “Ice Road Truckers” in 2007. Thanks to her good work, Lisa’s contract lasted for ten years, which not only increased her net worth, but it also lead to her being featured in the spin-off show – “IRT: Deadliest Roads” (2010-2011). With her most recent appearances, Lisa became known around the world and an idol in Alaska to all females who wanted a place for themselves in the world. She has inspired numerous ladies to become truckers, and to pursue careers in the automotive industry. Lisa has also driven her truck outside the US, visiting Canada, Peru and Bolivia as well, among other countries, such as India.

Do You Know How Rich Lisa Kelly Is?

Lisa’s career has really just started, but she has already managed to earn herself a decent net worth – let’s see exactly how much. Well, according to authoritative sources, her wealth is estimated at $500,000, but there is little doubt that Lisa’s net worth will increase in future years. She is awaiting her return to “Ice Road Truckers”, having recently completed filming for season 11, and has several other projects in her mind too.

Life Behind the Scene and Romantic Relationships

When she is not at work, Lisa enjoys horse riding, snowboarding, hang-gliding, and she is also quite fond of animals, as she owns a miniature horse, a cat Tanzi and also brought a puppy named Rampur Jackson on her travels, especially when she was in the Himalayas,.

Lisa is a married woman; back in 2008, she married Traves Kelly, who is an Aleut Native Alaskan. The two lovers started a relationship in 2004, and after four years decided to exchange their vows.

General Info

Full NameLisa Kelly
Date Of BirthDecember 8, 1980, March 5, 1970
DiedAugust 15, 2013, Altadena, California, United States, August 15, 2013, Altadena, California, United States
Height1.7 m, 1.7 m
ProfessionTruck driver, Actor
EducationThe Theatre School at DePaul University
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseTraves Kelly, Robert Joseph Gilliam
ParentsThomas C. Kelly, Linda Diane Grimm


Music GroupsCeltic Woman
TV ShowsIce Road Truckers, That '70s Show

Social profile links




Ice Road Truckers2007-2017TV Series documentaryHerself - Ice Road Trucker / Herself - Ice Road Trucker: Polar Industries / Ice Road Trucker / ...
Ice Road Truckers Canada2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Luciana by Night2013TV SeriesHerself
IRT: Deadliest Roads2010-2011TV SeriesHerself - Trucker
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV SeriesHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia


  1. Jerry ulick Reply

    I love the show ice road truckers. I drive truck here semi and pup. It is sad to here that about here. I have to say she will be sadly missed.

    My prayers and thoughts

    • Jerry,
      Lisa Kelly isn’t dead, you are thinking of Darrell Ward, he is the one that died on IRT

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