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Kellie Waymire

A correction was made to this article on Feb. 26, 2004.

Actress Kellie Waymire died in Los Angeles on Nov. 13, reportedly of a previously undetected medical condition. She was 36. A coroner’s investigation is under way.

Waymire guested several times on “Six Feet Under,” playing a prostitute friend of Brenda’s. She began her TV career on “One Life to Live,” then moved to Los Angeles and appeared on shows including “Friends,” “NYPD Blue,” “Judging Amy,” “The X Files,” “The Practice,” “Ally McBeal” and “Seinfeld.”

Her most recent appearances, on “Everwood” and “Wonderfalls,” will air in the coming weeks.

Her feature film roles include “Playing by Heart,” “Sunset Strip,” “Buddy Boy,” “Maniacts” and “Screenland Drive.”

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Waymire graduated from Southern Methodist U. and received a master of fine arts in acting from UC San Diego. She acted in community theater as a child and performed at regional theaters including South Coast Repertory, the Pasadena Playhouse and the La Jolla Playhouse. She was a member of Circle X Theater and the Antaeus Company in Los Angeles and was a founding member of the Rogue Theater in New York.

She received a Drama-Logue Award for her performance for the title role of “Sylvia” at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego and the Marines Memorial Theater in San Francisco.

She is survived by her partner, Gary Judson Smoot; her mother and father; and her brother and sister.

A public memorial will be held in Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. at the UCLA Freud Playhouse, Macgowan Hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Kellie Waymire Scholarship Fund, UC San Diego Foundation, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093.

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