Clare Carey (born June 11, 1967) is a film and television actress.


Carey was born at a Catholic mission in Zimbabwe where her father (a doctor) and mother (a teacher) were serving. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.


Though having acted in many films, Carey is best known for her recurring roles in episodic television, most notable for her role as Kelly Fox on the American sitcom Coach and her role as Macy Carlson, the Olsen twins' mother on the short-lived ABC Family sitcom So Little Time. She has also had recurring roles on Point Pleasant, in the role of Sarah Parker, and bartender Mary Bailey on the CBS TV series Jericho.

She is currently featured in the television series, Crash, as Christine Emory, and recently made a guest star appearance in Eli Stone as a lawyer opposing Eli in court. Carey also did a cameo in the award winning indie film La Cucina that premiered on Showtime in December 2009. She plays Rachel Hunter's girlfriend.

Having appeared in NCIS: Los Angeles in the Season 1 premiere episode, Episode:Identity, Carey later appeared in the main NCIS series in the 200th episode, Life Before His Eyes where she played Ann Gibbs, the mother of Leroy Jethro Gibbs played by Mark Harmon.