Kelli McCarty
Birth Date:
Liberal, Kansas, USA
Birth Place:
September 6, 1969
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“I enjoy acting, and I really like sex, so this was the perfect opportunity to combine two of my passions.” Kelli McCarty

Kelli McCarty is an American actress and adult film performer. On television, she is perhaps best known for playing Beth Wallace on the daytime series “Passions” (1999-2005, 2006) and for her recurring roles on “Even Stevens” (2001-2002) and “Beyond the Break” (2006-2007). McCarty received an Adult Video News nomination for her starring role on her first hardcore adult film, “Faithless” (2009). She also appeared in many softcore adult films during her career. Prior to acting, the Kansas native was crowned Miss USA title in 1991.       

Currently, McCarty is separated from her husband Matt Dearborn, whom she married in 2000.  

Kansas Beauty

Childhood and Family:

Kelli McCarty was born on September 6, 1969, in Liberal, Kansas. She attended Wichita State University and won the title of Miss Kansas during second year of college. She is member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.

On July 7, 2000, Kelli married Matt Dearborn.

Miss USA


Competing as Miss Kansas USA, Kelli McCarty ended up winning the Miss USA beauty contest in 1991, making her the first contestant from Kansas to win the title. She went on to represent the USA in the Miss Universe pageant.

McCarty kicked off her acting career in the mid-1990s. She made her television debut in an episode of “Dream On” called “Long Distance Runaround” (1995) and her feature film debut in “364 Girls a Year,” a 1996 comedy directed by Rocco Urbisci. She continued to guest star in television shows like “Night Stand” (1997), “Silk Stalkings” (1997), “Melrose Place” (1999), “Diagnosis Murder” (1999) and “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1999, 2000). She landed the supporting role of Tina Morgan on Art Camacho's action movie, “Recoil” (1998), which starred Gary Daniels, Gregory McKinney and Thomas Kopache, and appeared with Renee Rea, Tracy Ryan and Stephen Harvard in the direct to video release “Fast Lane to Vegas” (2000).

McCarty's career received boost when she was cast as the maniacal Beth Wallace on the NBC soap opera “Passions” (1999-2008), created by James E. Reilly. She played the character from August 23, 1999 to July 18, 2005 and from May 12 to July 14, 2006.       

Meanwhile, a thirty something McCarty launched her career in soft porn world in the early 2000s with a part in “House of Love” (2000), opposite Catalina Martone, Tracy Ryan and Susan Featherly. It was followed by appearances in other soft core movies and videos such as “Hollywood Sex Fantasy” (2001), “Desire and Deception” (2001), “Talk Sex” (2001), “Girl for Girl” (2002, with Sebastien Guy and Tracy Ryan), “Passion's Peak” (2002).

“I did not do an adult film to jump-start my career. I just did it because I thought it would be interesting. I was sort of bored, and one day I woke up and I thought, “You know, I want to know what it would be like to be a porn star, and let me see if I could make that happen.” Kelli McCarty  

Apart from her tenure on “Passions,” McCarty had a recurring role as Ms. Lovelson in the Disney Channel Original Series “Even Stevens,” starring Shia LaBeouf and Christy Carlson Romano,  from 2001 to 2002, and guest starred in the TV series “Phil of the Future” (2004), “Summerland” (2004) and “That's So Raven” (2005).

After leaving “Passions,” McCarty played the recurring role of Ronnie in the N teen drama series “Beyond the Break” from 2006 to 2007. She portrayed Miss. Avery in the made for TV film “What's Stevie Thinking?” (2007), which starred Selena Gomez, Lalaine and Armando Molina, and Tori Simon in “Polycarp” (2007), a horror/thriller film starring Michael Paré, Charles Durning and Beverly Lynne.

In 2008, McCarty signed with adult entertainment company Vivid Entertainment. Her first hardcore adult movie, “Faithless,” featured her in explicit, non-simulated sex scenes and was released on February 4, 2009. She was nominated for an Adult Video News Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Callie White in the film. McCarty then starred in the spoftcore films “Dangerous Attractions” (2010), “Love Test” (2011, TV), “The Teenie Weenie Bikini Squad” (2012, TV), “Busty Housewives of Beverly Hills” (2012) and “Dark Secrets” (2012, TV).     

Besides, McCarty appeared as Phyllicia in two episodes of the TV comedy series “Co-Ed Confidential” and appeared with David Lohnes, Nalita Murray and Elyse Ashton in “Fortune's 500” (2012), a drama film directed and written by Andrew Miles.


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