Michael Kelly Married Life, Wife & Net Worth

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Michael Kelly Married Life, Wife & Net Worth

American actor Michael Kelly is famous for his portrayal of Doug Stamper in the Netflix show, House of Cards, from 2013 to 2018.

For his excellent portrayal in the show, Michael was consecutively nominated thrice for Primetime Emmys in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category, from 2015 to 2017. He was again nominated for the same role in the same category in 2019. 

Married Life With Wife & Kids 

Michael Kelly is married to Karyn Mendel. The pair met when Karyn was bartending in the Park Avalon restaurant. There, the pair developed a friendship and gradually started going out. 

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Finally, the couple tied the knot on 10th December 2005. The married duo is parents to two children: a daughter named Frankie Kelly and a son named Clinton Kelly.

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Michael Kelly with wife Karyn Mendel in December 2019 (Photo: Michael Kelly's Instagram)

The family lives in New York. 

Net Worth 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Michael has a net worth of $3 million.

Career: Movies and TV Shows

Initially, Michael wanted to pursue a career in law. He joined Coastal Carolina University in the law program. However, an elective acting course changed his career path. 

And Michael's debut in acting came in 1994; he portrayed a minor role of gym manager in the TV show, Lifestories: Families in Crisis. He continued working in TV shows like Level 9 (2000-2001), Third Watch (2001), The Shield (2002), and Judging Amy (2003).

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Similarly, Michael's movie credits include Out There (2006), Invincible (2006), and Broken English (2007). 

Although he worked in Hollywood from 1994, the actor's big break only came nearly a decade later. He broke out as Doug Stamper in House of Cards in 2013. 

Michael Kelly's Bio & Family 

Michael was born on 22nd May 1969, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. But, the actor was raised by his parents, Michael and Maureen Kelly, in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

His birth name is Michael Joseph Kelly. He has three siblings: two sisters, Shannon and Casey Kelly, and one brother, Andrew Kelly.

 Facts On Michael Kelly

  • Michael was part of a rock band called Leroy Justice. 

  • He stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 meters). 

  • He is a Gemini. 

  • He won the Best Actor (Jury) award for the TV movie, All Square (2018), at Newport Beach Film Festival. 

  • Michael holds lifetime membership of the Actor's Studio.

  • The actor is a graduate of Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia.

  • His children, Frankie and Clinton, appeared as his niece and nephew in an episode of House of Cards season three.

  • He has Irish and Italian roots.