Kelly Easterbrook is a guest character on NBC series Frasier. She is portrayed by Sela Ward.


Kelly is a supermodel and zoology PhD student, whom Frasier met while on a plane to Acapulco, Mexico, a trip she took as part of her zoological studies for the University of Washington. There they quickly launched into a relationship. At the time Kelly was in the middle of breaking up with her celebrity boyfriend (a football player for the Seattle Seahawks), so to avoid undue media attention she asked Frasier to keep their relationship a secret.

The relationship discreetly continued in Seattle, where unbeknownst to her Frasier found it difficult to maintain his vow of silence. After returning from a modelling job in Hawaii, she told Frasier that she'd be in the Galapagos Islands for two months, so they spend one last night together before she left. She was infuriated when she discovered that Frasier had taken a picture of her while she was asleep to prove that he was sleeping with a supermodel. When she returned to take the film from the camera, she lashed out at him in front of Martin, Daphne, and Niles, finally proving, in an extremely awkward way, that Frasier had in fact been dating a supermodel - 'had been' being the operative tense.

Background information

  • Kelly was played by Sela Ward.
  • The title of the episode Kelly appears in, "Frasier's Imaginary Friend", is a reference to her. No one believed that Frasier had met someone in Mexico due to the secrecy, and even less so once he began to (honestly) enumerate her qualities and skills.

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