Kaylee DeFer Biography

Kaylee Anne DeFer is an American former actress famously known for playing the role of Hillary Gold on The War At Home and Ivy Dickens on the teen drama Gossip Girl. She also runs two businesses, one is her own fashion chain Milkitla and the other is her food business “The Trencher Girls”.

Early life

Kaylee DeFer was born on September 23, 1986, in Tuscan, Arizona, the United States to father David DeFer and mother Cynthia DeFer. she is not the only kid in the family and has a brother named Link DeFer. Kaylee attended Pusch Ridge Christian Academy in Tucson. Her first ever role was in musical theatre when she was only 8 years old. In high school, she portrayed the main character of Kim MacAfee in the musical Bye Bye Birdie. While she was a teenager, she left her hometown and shifted to Los Angeles to pursue her lifelong dream of being an actress.

Kaylee DeFer Career

In 2003, when Kaylee was merely a teenager, she moved to Los Angeles to become a professional actress and achieve her dream. In March 2004 she made her debut with an appearance in the Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh. Since then, Kaylee made a number of appearances on North Shore as Emily, in Quintuplets as Stephanie, and on The Mountain as Scarlett the following year. In 2005 she made her film debut by playing the role of Des in the action comedy film Underclassman. Kaylee. The same year she was also signed up for the role of Hillary Gold in the American sitcom The War at Home where she played the main role. DeFer was also seen in the drama film Flicka as Miranda Koop.

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Subsequently, over the years, she was seen in television shows such as Shark as Katie Dobbs in 2007, in 2009 in the series Ghost Whisperer as Angie Halsenback and as Tory Payne in Bones, and finally in the drama series CSI: Miami as Valerie Metcalf. In 2010 she was seen on the sets of the popular comedy series How I Met Your Mother as Casey and the same following year she made her highlighting appearance in the teen drama Gossip Girl as Ivy Dickens/ Charlie, which made her the main character in season 6 of the series.

In 2011, Kaylee featured in three films named In My Pocket, Renegade and Red State, and also featured on an episode of Friends with Benefits as Mary Webber. Kaylee also made an appearance through her role as Rebecca White in the television film Layover. She was last seen in the role of Michelle in the film Darkroom. The actress has announced in May 2013, that she plans to take a break from acting after the birth of her son.


Kaylee DeFer Biography

Real Name Kaylee Anne DeFer
Birth Date 23 September 1986
Age (as of 2022) 35 Years
Birth Place Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Libra

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimetres – 168 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 59 kg  –  in Pounds –  130 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim


Father David DeFer
Mother Cynthia DeFer
Sister None
Brother Will DeFer, Lincoln DeFer


School Pusch Ridge Christian Academy
College Not Known

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Is she a lesbian? No
Husband Michael Fitzpatrick (m. 2015)
Children One (Theodore Ignatius Fitzpatrick)
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Personal life

Kaylee was in a relationship with Michael Raymond Pereira, who is a Jewellery designer since 2002. The couple was engaged but in January 2012, Kaylee called off the engagement. Later in May 2013, Kaylee along with Michael Fitzpatrick announced that they are expecting a baby and are 20 weeks pregnant. The two were not planning on a baby nor they were planning to marry anytime soon. However, on July 25, 2015, both of them tied the knot and now have three sons, Theodore Ignatius, Sebastian Danger, and Rémy Lincoln.

Kaylee DeFer Net worth

As of 2020, the former actress’s net worth is estimated to be around $800 thousand dollars. Kaylee who was last seen playing roles on the screen back in May 2013, has been on a break ever since. Side-by-side being a mom, she also runs her two businesses.


  • Kaylee Anne DeFer is an American former actress known for starting as Ivy Dickens on Gossip Girl and Hillary Gold on The War at Home.
  • She resides with her husband Michael Fitzpatrick and their three lovely sons in Los Angeles
  • She has over 29.1k followers on Instagram.
  • Kaylee had previously auditioned for the role of Raina Thorpe on Gossip Girl but bagged the role of Ivy Dickens.
  • She has co-founded a food business named The Trencher Girls along with her best friend, Nicola Tallarico.

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