Kelli Renee Williams (born June 8, 1970) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Lindsay Dole on the legal drama The Practice and as psychologist and deception expert Dr. Gillian Foster on Lie to Me. Kelli Williams was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of actress Shannon Wilcox and plastic surgeon John Williams. Her parents divorced when she was 13. She has one brother and two half-brothers. Williams earned her Screen Actors Guild card before her first birthday by appearing in a diapers commercial, and appeared in several other commercials as a child. She attended elementary school at Lyce Franais, and graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1988. While attending school, she was active in the performing arts department. After starring opposite General Hospital's Steve Burton in the school's production of Romeo and Juliet, she was signed by an agent.
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