Rya Kihlstedt

Rya Kihlstedt

Rya Kihlstedt (born 23 July 1970) is an American actress.

In 2011, she played Dr. Michelle Ross, Debra Morgan's psychiatrist, on Showtime's series DEXTER.


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Her television credits include Nashville, Heroes Reborn, One Mississippi, Early Edition, Criminal Minds, and NCIS.

Her many film credits include The Buccaneers (1995), Home Alone 3 (1997), Brave New World (1998), Arctic Blue (1993), Deep Impact (1998), Jaded (1998), Women in Trouble (2009), and 3 Days in Havana (2013).

Personal Life

Rya was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster. She attended Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, graduating in 1991. She was a Theatre Major. In 1994, she married actor, Gil Bellows. They have two children. Rya is of Swedish descent.[1]


  • She enjoys working out in a boxing studio.[2]



  1. IMBd
  2. Rya's Tweet
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