Kelly Kruger is an actress and influencer, who welcomed her first child Everleigh Jolie in September 2019 with her husband Darin Brooks (The Bold and the Beautiful).
Known for her role as Mackenzie Browning Hellstrom on Young and the Restless, for which she earned a pre-nomination for her first Daytime Emmy Award in the Guest Star category (2019) and Eva on The Bold and the Beautiful, Kelly recently completed production on three movies that will be released in 2019. Kruger will star in the romantic comedy From Friend to Fiancé for Hallmark Channel (May 27, 2019), the psychological thriller No Place Like Home and a feel-good Christmas movie A Very Corgi Christmas. She also has an upcoming guest star role in the series finale of IZOMBIE for the CW.
In 2014, Kelly also launched her beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog Madison Charles, and she has subsequently cemented her place as a leading influencer and curator of essential oils.
Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Kelly began performing at the age of 3, dancing, figure skating, playing piano doing gymnastics and local theatre. At the age of 12, she was discovered by a hip-hop group and performed with them on weekends. A local news station discovered that she was the only young Caucasian person in an all adult hip hop / breakdancing group and did a story on her which caught the eye of a Canadian Variety TV show (Sur La Piste) and she was asked to guest star in one of their dance episodes. While shooting that episode, Kelly discovered that acting was her passion, inspiring her current career.
Kelly moved to Los Angeles at 17, after being discovered by Elite Models. She worked as a model for 2 years doing campaigns for Macy’s, Sebastian Hair, multiple teen magazines and more. After hounding a manager to represent her as an actress, she quickly landed the lead role in an independent film called Vampire Clan based on a true story, followed by a contract role on the CBS Daytime series The Young and The Restless. Kruger also appeared in several movies, including Gregg Arakis Mysterious Skin with Joseph Gordon Levitt, Self Medicated and Girl’s Night Out. Her guest star credits include hit shows such as HBO’s Entourage, Blue Mountain State (Netflix), Imposters (Bravo), Criminal Minds (CBS) and The Bold Type (Freeform).
Kelly and her husband Darin Brooks (The Bold and the Beautiful) currently reside in Los Angeles, CA and are excited to be expecting their first baby. People.com broke the pregnancy news here.