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Kaylee DeFer (images | Web site | Twitter)
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz., according to her Wikipedia profile.
Best Known For: Kaylee has co-starred in a few short-lived series over her career but probably hit her key to fame when she debuted late in season 4 of Gossip Girl in a Single White Female-ish plotline. (She joins the cast full-time in season 5, helping soften the blow of losing Connor Paolo and fellow crush Jessica Szohr. Taylor Momsen left, too, but no great loss there.)
She also co-starred in Kevin Smith's Red State. Earlier work included the WB drama The Mountain (with a pre-Gossip Girl Penn Badgely -- whether they worked together a lot, I dunno) and the Fox sitcom The War at Home.
Other TV guest appearances include CSI: Miami, court drama Shark, this year's development-hell escapee sitcom Friends With Benefits, and the sitcom How I Met Your Mother (where she shared a steamy kiss -- and a flash-forward life as parents -- with fellow crush Rachel Bilson, and there ain't nuthin' wrong with that). Film work also includes the Nick Cannon movie Underclassman and fellow crush Alison Lohman's Flicka remake.
cover of the band Reeve Oliver's 2007 album Touchstone Inferno (Amazon | iTunes).
Why Ye Olde Podcaster Likes Her: Besides being shapely and gifted with an intense gaze, her Gossip Girl turn allowed her to really stir things up in her first story arc. She played a trouble maker quite well, and it should be fun to see what else she has to offer.
Film and TV-movie Credits: True Love Waits (pre-production) (Amazon | iTunes) * Darkroom (post-production) (Amazon | iTunes) * Mattie (completed) (Amazon | iTunes) * In My Pocket (Amazon | iTunes) * Red State (Amazon | iTunes) * Ghosts/Aliens (2010 TV-movie) (Amazon | iTunes) * Flicka (2006) (Amazon | iTunes) * The Powder Puff Principle (2006 short) (Amazon | iTunes) * Underclassman (Amazon | iTunes)
Voice Work: Family Guy, season 7: "Tales of a 3rd Grade Nothing" (Amazon | iTunes)
|With Blake Lively on Gossip Girl.|