Kelli Barrett is a rising actress working primarily on stage, as well as in television and film. The Virginia Beach, Virginia, native studied musical theater at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and it has served her well as she moved from regional theater roles all the way to Broadway, where she performed in comedies and musicals. After making a modest film debut in a 2004 short film, she joined the soap classic "As the World Turns" in 2008 as Maddie Coleman, appearing in five episodes. As Barrett continued doing theater, she began finding more consistent screen work toward the end of the decade, from a cameo in the romantic comedy "Confessions of a Shopaholic" to a supporting role in the horror comedy "Red Hook" in 2009, and guest spots on TV series including the crime drama "The Good Wife" and the hit sitcom "Ugly Betty," both in 2010. Also in 2010, Barrett made a brief appearance in the higher profile romantic comedy "The Switch," starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, as the wife of Patrick Wilson's character. In 2011, the same year she appeared as one of the original cast members of Broadway's "Baby It's You!," she also played young Tommy Popper's mom in the Jim Carrey family comedy "Mr. Popper's Penguins."