Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Emily Kernan Rutherfurd (born September 18, 1974) is an American actress, known for playing Christine "New Christine" Hunter in the CBS sitcom, The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006-10).Rutherfurd was born and raised in New York City, New York. She is the daughter of Winthrop Rutherfurd Jr. and Mary Spratt (née Kernan) Rutherfurd, himself the grandson of Winthrop Rutherfurd (1862-1944), a well known New York Society figure. Her paternal uncle is Lewis Polk Rutherfurd (b. 1944) who was married to Janet Jennings Auchincloss (1945-1985), the half-sister of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, from 1966 until her death in 1985.
She attended Sacred Heart school on the Upper East Side. She also attended St. Mark's School in Southborough, Massachusetts. She then attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Rollin McCulloch "Loch" Gallagher IV, whom she married in 2003, and their daughter, Grace.
Rutherfurd made her television debut in 1999 as a series regular on the short-lived CBS sitcom Work with Me opposite Nancy Travis and Kevin Pollak. She is best known for her role as Christine "New Christine" Hunter on CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine which aired from 2006 to 2010 and starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Later, she was a regular cast member on The Ellen Show and Married to the Kellys. She had the lead role in Work Mom.
Rutherfurd starred in several television pilots, including The Assistants opposite Heather Locklear and an untitled comedy written by Ben Falcone. She had a recurring role on Will & Grace as a student in Jack McFarland's acting class, and also guest-starred on Last Man Standing, Drop Dead Diva and Hot in Cleveland. Her feature film credits include Elizabethtown, Van Wilder, and Pain & Gain.
|1999||Loves Me Loves Me Not||Sandy Erickson||Short film|
|2006||The Pity Card||Short film|
|2006||Derek & Simon: A Bee and a Cigarette||Sandy||Short film|
|2013||Pain & Gain||Carolyn 'Cissy' DuBois|
|1999-2000||Work with Me||Stacy||Series regular, 9 episodes|
|2000||Live Girls||Kathryn||TV pilot|
|2001-2002||The Ellen Show||Catherine Richmond||Series regular, 18 episodes|
|2003-2004||Married to the Kellys||Mary Kelly||Series regular, 21 episodes|
|2002-2005||Will & Grace||Joanne||Recurring role, 4 episodes|
|2006-2010||The New Adventures of Old Christine||Christine 'New Christine' Hunter||Series regular, 52 episodes|
|2011||The Assistants||Liddy Gribble||TV pilot|
|2011||Love Bites||Julia Clark||Episode: "Stand and Deliver"|
|2011||Last Man Standing||Rebecca||Episode: "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"|
|2012||Up All Night||Laura||Episode: "Rivals"|
|2012||Drop Dead Diva||Olivia French||Episode: "Freak Show"|
|2013||Raising Hope||Kelly||Episode: "Yo Zappa Do: Part 2"|
|2013||Work Mom||Eden||TV pilot|
|2014||Hot in Cleveland||Jodie / Melanie||Episode: "Playmates"|
|2015||Impastor||Marla Simmons||Episode: "Genesis"|
|2016-2017||The Middle||Dierdre Peterson||3 episodes|
|2017||Veep||Sally Newfeld||Episode: "Groundbreaking"|
|2018||Grey's Anatomy||Helen Karev||Episode: "Old Scars, Future Hearts"|