Kelli Giddish Biography, Career, Family, Spouse and Net Worth

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 Who is Kelli Giddish?

Kelli Giddish is a well-known American television, stage, and film actress. Since 2011, Giddish has portrayed NYPD Detective Amanda Rollins in the NBC crime-drama television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She previously portrayed Di Henry on the ABC soap opera All My Children (2005-2007), Dr. Kate McGinn in the Fox crime-drama series Past Life (2010), and Annie Nolan Frost in the NBC crime-drama series Chase (2010-2011).

Kelli Giddish Career

2005-2010: Early career

Kelli played Diana Henry on the soap opera All My Children from 2005 to 2007. It was confirmed in July 2007, by Soap Opera Weekly magazine that she and All My Children parted ways in a mutual decision and that she would make her last appearance as Di on September 19, 2007. Giddish appeared in the thriller movie Death in Love (2008), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and played the role of Courtney in the web series The Burg. The same people responsible for The Burg also created All’s Faire, in which she played the role of Cindy.

Kelli, Ravi Patel, and Nicholas Bishop were cast in Fox’s reincarnation drama pilot Past Life. The WBTV-produced project revolved around past-life investigators. She played a Ph. D. in psychology and cognitive research who believes in reincarnation. On May 18, 2009, it was announced that Fox had ordered Past Life to series, airing midseason 2010 at 9:00 PM EST on Tuesdays. On February 9, 2010, it premiered and was then canceled on February 18. She then starred as the central character, U.S. Marshal Annie Frost, in the police procedural drama Chase, which premiered on NBC in the fall of 2010. Giddish earned rave reviews for her ability to portray the lead character in the series, but it was pulled in early February 2011. On April 6, 2011, NBC opted to air five new episodes of Chase on Saturday nights with the first starting on April 23, 2011.

2011-present: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Giddish guest starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the episode ”Outsider” as rape victim Kara Bawson in January 2007. It was then announced on June 27, 2011, that she would join the cast of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for its 13th season together with Cold Case’s Danny Pino coinciding with Christopher Meloni’s exit from the series. She told TV Guide during summer filming, ”Everybody on the set is really excited and energized. They’ve lost a family member with Chris Meloni leaving, but they’ve been very accepting of us. Amanda is thrilled to be here working with these people, and so am I.”

Kelli made her breakout as Detective Amanda Rollins in the 13th-season premiere, ”Scorched Earth”, in which the character first works together with Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay). She then expressed confidence that viewers would warm up to Rollins and another new character, Nick Amaro (Pino), with time. At the conclusion of Season 13 of Law & Order: SVU, Giddish weighed in on her first season, and she said she and Pino received not only a ”very warm welcome” from SVU’s cast and crew, but saw their respective characters explored more than they could hope for in their first season. Her castmate Ice-T, who has portrayed Detective Odafin Tutuola since the show’s second season, praised both Kelli and Pino in the wake of Meloni’s departure. Her character was then promoted on April 16, 2020, to 2nd-grade class detective, in ”Solving For The Unknowns”.

Other ventures

Giddish appeared in the music video for ”Nadine” by Project Jenny, Project Jan, in 2011. She then appeared in the music video for ”All Love is Lost” by Body Count in May 2018. Her SVU co-star Ice-T’s band, from their 2017 album Bloodlust with Max Cavalera from Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy as a special guest.

A photo of Kelli Giddish
A photo of Kelli Giddish

How old is Kelli Giddish?

Kelli Giddish is aged 42 as of 2022, having been born on April 13, 1980, in Cumming, Georgia, U.S. She shares her birthday with famous people including Ron Perlman, Allison Williams, Sylvie Meis, Jonathan Brandis, Josh Gordon, Baron Davis, Carmen Carrera, Nikita Kiosse, Hunter Pence, Glenn Howerton, and Dylan Frances Penn, among others.

Kelli Giddish Family

Who are Kelli Giddish’s parents?

Kelli Giddish was born to Charles Giddish and Nita Giddish in Cumming, Georgia. Her paternal grandfather inspired her interest in acting by taking her to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Giddish’s maternal grandmother was also very supportive of her interests. Her entire family was very supportive of her acting performance in high school and college.

Does Kelli Giddish have siblings?

Giddish was born to her parents into a family of two children. She has one sibling, brother Eli Giddish.

Kelli Giddish Education

Giddish attended Forsyth Central High School in Georgia, where she was involved with a local drama teacher, Yatesy Harvey, who was her mother’s friend and ran a community theater. She then joined the University of Evansville in Indiana, where she majored in theater performance before graduating.

Kelli Giddish Interests

Giddish took part in sports in high school and was a member of their championship softball team and in 1998 was the State Literary Champion for Girls Dramatic Interpretation.

Kelli Giddish Spouse

On June 20, 2015, Giddish married Lawrence Faulborn in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, but later divorced in 2018. The couple had two children together before their divorce and separation. She then married Beau Richards on November 7, 2021.

Kelli Giddish Kids

Giddish has two children from her marriage to Faulborn. She has a son Ludo Faulborn, born in October 2015, and another son Charlie Ralph Faulborn, born in November 2018. Both pregnancies were written into Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Kelli Giddish Height

Giddish has a sexy, beautiful, and curvaceous body adding up to an average height of 5 ft 6 in (1.7 m) and a weight of 58 kg (128 lbs).

Kelli Giddish Net Worth

American professional television, stage, and film actress, Giddish has been active from 2005 to the present in her acting career. She has been able to garn an accumulative net worth of approximately $10 million as of 2022.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Witches of the Caribbean Clara
2006 Walls Sara Short film
2008 Death in Love Young Mother
2008 The Understudy Simone
2012 Breathless Tiny


Year Title Role Notes
2005–07 All My Children Diana “Di” Henry Series regular
2006–09 The Burg Courtney Web-series, 13 episodes
2007 Damages Heather MacDonald Episodes: “Sort of Like a Family”, “Because I Know Patty”
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Dana Stipe Episode: “Depths”
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Kara Bawson Episode: “Outsider”
2008 All’s Faire Cindy Web-series
2008 Without a Trace Ariana Murphy Episode: “Rise and Fall”
2009 Life on Mars Carol Episode: “Coffee, Tea or Annie”
2010 Past Life Dr. Kate McGinn Series regular, 9 episodes
2010–11 Chase Annie Frost Series regular, 18 episodes
2011, 2014 The Good Wife Sophia Russo Episodes: “Getting Off”, “Closing Arguments”, “A New Day”, “The Line”
2011–present Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Det. Amanda Rollins Series regular; Season 13-present
2014 Chicago Fire Episode: “Nobody Touches Anything”
2014–15 Chicago P.D. Episodes: “Conventions”, “They’ll Have to Go Through Me”, “The Number of Rats”