“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.
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.
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
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
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
“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.