Kelli Garner

Active - 2000 - 2019  |   Born - Apr 11, 1984 in Bakersfield, California, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Comedy Drama

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Biography by Tracie Cooper

California native Kelli Garner's promising film credits include a portrayal of an MS-afflicted high-school student with dreams of success on the beauty pageant circuit in Dreamland (2006), as well as of the love interest of protagonist Justin Conn (Lou Taylor Pucci) in the 2005 comedy drama Thumbsucker. Garner has appeared in Man of the House with Tommy Lee Jones (2005), and Martin Scorsese's The Aviator; she also co-stars in Lars and the Real Girl (2007). Over the next several years, Garner would appear in a number of projects like Going the Distance and The Lie.

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  • Dreamed of playing professional soccer as a young teenager.
  • Was discovered at age 14 at an actor friend's Bar Mitzvah by his agent.
  • Had her film debut at 16 in the short Architecture of Reassurance (2000).
  • Made her feature-film debut in Bully (2001).
  • Plays guitar and writes songs.
  • In 2005, appeared in the Green Day video "Jesus of Suburbia."