While taking classes and auditioning, Tricia founded a full-service resource company for actors which provided many resources for the Chicago acting community, including classes, workshops, resume services, career consultations and seminars. Her company also published the largest resource book for actors in the Midwest (1995 & 1996).
During this time Tricia continued to work in the Chicago commercial market, booked a recurring role on The Young and the Restless and landed her first sitcom. She was also honored as one of the 100 Women Making a Difference in Chicago by Today's Chicago Woman (1995), and appeared on the magazine's cover.
In 1997 Tricia moved to Los Angeles, where she has landed dozens of TV roles, including guest star appearances on Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, The Pretender, Suddenly Susan, and ABC's Once and Again. In addition she was a regular on Emeril, where she played Trish, the network executive.
A few years ago Tricia began designing a line of greeting cards that soon became one of Recylcled Paper Greetings best selling lines. Heartsongs are currently carried in select Target Stores and other outlets worldwide where Recycled Paper Greetings are sold.
Tricia currently lives in Los Angeles and, in her spare time, loves to organize the homes, offices and closets of her friends, family and anyone else who will let her. A huge fan of courtroom drama books and detective shows, she would love the chance to be a private investigator for a day.
Tricia O'Kelley Facts
|Patricia Beth O'Kelley
|September 26, 1968 (55)
|Melrose, Massachusetts, USA
|The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006) as Marly Erhardt
|Outside Sales (2005) as Dagny Green
|Gilmore Girls (2003) as Nicole Leahy
|That Was Then (2002) as Sophie Frisch
|Gatekeeper (2001) as Jennifer MacGregor