She has since appeared in scads of television shows. I think I first became aware of her when she co-starred in Marshall Law (1998-200) with Sammo Hung. She had a recurring role on the hit CBS reboot of Hawaii Five-0 as Laura Hills, an aide to the governor. Unfortunately, her character was killed off at the end of the 2011 spring season. (I'm generally not a fan of the device, but this is one situation where I'd love to see a dead character's twin appear.) As a character named Pearl, she's appeared in eight episodes (to date) of The Vampire Diaries.
|As Laura Hills in Hawaii Five-0|
And of course, she's been in numerous films, including:
The Doors (1991)
The Scorpion King (2002)
Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
X2 (2003, a.k.a. X-Men 2: X-Men United)
Her work in action films benefited from her being a black belt in karate. Kelly is also a very fine comedienne, as she demonstrated in the unfortunately short-lived TV series In Case of Emergency (2007). She's in two films -- White Frog and Under the Hula: Life Within the Dance) -- that are currently in post-production.
So, best wishes for a wonderful birthday, Kelly, from Dr. G, one of your biggest fans. Looking forward to seeing you often on both movie and TV screens for many years to come.