Life and achievements
Some of the ancestors of Rya Kihlstedt are of Swedish descent. She graduated in 1991 from a study of theater arts at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.
Kihlstedt debuted in a major role opposite Rutger Hauer in the action thriller Arctic Blue from 1993. In the miniseries The Buccaneers (1995 ), she appeared alongside Carla Gugino and Mira Sorvino. In the action-comedy Home Alone (1997) she played the role of working for North Korea spy Alice Ribbons, trying the boy Alex Pruitt (Alex D. Linz) remove a computer chip. In the SF- TV thriller Cloned Future ( 1998) was followed by a bigger role alongside Peter Gallagher and Leonard Nimoy. In 2001, she played in the SF thriller Angel of Death from the depths in which they took over the title role.
Awards and nominations
- 2012: Screen Actors Guild Award nomination in the category Best Acting Ensemble in a Television Series - Drama for Dexter ( shared with Billy Brown, Jennifer Carpenter, Josh Cooke, Aimee Garcia, Michael C. Hall, Colin Hanks, Desmond Harrington, CS Lee, Edward James Olmos, James Remar, Lauren Vélez and David Zayas )