Kelly Rutherford stars as Lily van der Woodsen, Serena's mother and a wealthy socialite who is currently engaged to Rufus Humphrey, in the stylish drama Gossip Girl.
Perhaps best known to television audiences as Megan Mancini in the hit series Melrose Place, Rutherford also starred in the drama E-Ring. Her other television series credits include starring roles in Threat Matrix, The Kindred, The Great Defender and Homefront. She also had recurring roles on The District, The Fugitive , Get Real and The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Additionally, Rutherford made guest appearances on such series as Courthouse, Davis Rules and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures. She also had a contract role on the soap opera Generations.
Rutherford appeared in the feature films Swimming Upstream, Scream 3, I Love Trouble and Shakedown, as well as the telefilms Cry Wolf, Acceptable Risk, The Perfect Getaway and No Greater Love.