Kelly Kruger is an actress and influencer born and raised in Montreal Canada. She speaks French fluently. Kelly began performing at the age of 3, dancing, figure skating, playing piano doing gymnastics and local theatre. At the age of 12 she was discovered by a hip hop group and performed with them on weekends. A local news station discovered that she was the only young Caucasian person in an all adult hip hop / breakdancing group and did a story on her. The story caught the eye of a Canadian Variety TV show called Sur La Piste and she was asked to guest star in one of their dance episodes. While shooting that episode Kelly discovered that acting was her passion and this is what she wanted to do for a living.
Kelly moved to Los Angeles at 17 after being discovered by Elite Models. She worked as a model for 2 years doing campaigns for Macy’s, Sebastian Hair, multiple teen magazines and more. After hounding a manager to represent her as an actress, she quickly landed the lead role in an independent film called Vampire Clan based on a true story, followed by a contract role on the CBS Daytime series The Young and The Restless as Mackenzie Browning.
Kruger also appeared in several mov
ies, such as Gregg Arakis Mysterious Skin with Joseph Gordon Levitt and Self Medicated. Her Guest Star credits include hit shows such as HBOs Entourage, Blue Mountain State (Netflix) Imposters (Bravo) Criminal minds (CBS) and The Bold Type (Freeform)
In 2014, it was announced that Kruger had joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful and would recur as Eva in an episode as part of the show's location shoot in Paris. Kelly also launched her beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog Madison Charles.
In 2017 Kelly played villainess Joelle in the Lifetime movie, Girls Night Out
Kelly currently recurs on The Young And The Restless as Mackenzie Browning Hellstrom and recently completed 3 movies in which she stars, slated to be released in 2019 - the romantic comedy BFF BRIDE, The psychological thriller No Place Like Home and A Very Corgi Christmas. She also has an upcoming guest star in the series finale of IZOMBIE for the CW.
Jan 24th 2019 it was announced that Kelly has been pre nominated for her first Daytime Emmy in the Guest Star category.