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Kelly Preston ACTOR




KELLY PRESTON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
Kelly Preston was born on October 13th, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii with the birth name Kelly Kamalelehua Palzis.  At the age of three her father drowned and her mother soon re-married and Preston spent her childhood living in Iraq as well as Australia.
 
She received her early years education at Pembroke School in Australia as well as Punahou School. Later, Preston went on to enroll at the University of Southern California and studied drama.
 
Her career in the industry began when she was sixteen years old and a fashion photographer took notice of her and helped her find commercial work in Australia.  Her early career roles were appearances on such television series as, "Hawaii-Five-O" (1980), "Lone Star" (1983), "Quincy, M.E." (1983), "Renegade" (1983) and "CHiPS" (1983). 
 
It did not take too long before Preston was appearing in such films as, "Mischief" (1985), "Secret Admirer" (1985), "Spacecamp" (1986), "Twins" (1988), "Jerry Maguire" (1996) starring Tom Cruise and "HolyMan" (1998).
 
As her career in the industry continued, Preston graced the big screen in such feature films as, "Daddy and Them" (2001), "View from the Top" (2003), "What a Girl Wants" (2003), "Euology" (2004), "Return to Sender" (2004) and "Sky High" (2005).   
 
More recently, Preston has been seen on the television series, "Medium" (2008), "Suburban Shootout" (2008) and the films, "From Paris with Love" (2010), "The Last Song" (2010) and soon to release, "Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father" (2012).
 
Kelly Preston has married twice throughout her lifetime, first to Kevin Gage from 1986 through 1988.  She then married her current husband, actor John Travolta in 1991 and they have three children and remain married today.  In 2009, their son, Jett passed away while the family vacationed in the Bahamas.  His cause of death was ruled a seizure and there was a lot of media attention on the situation with three people being arrested for connection with a multi-million dollar extortion plot on Travolta and Preston.   
 
Since 2005, Preston has also been a spokesperson for Neutrogena and along with her acting career, she dedicated countless hours to the Children's Health Environmental Coalition, which is a non-profit organization that educates parents about environmental toxins that can potentially affect a child's health.  

 
Filmography

2012   Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father   

2010   Casino Jack 

2010   The Last Song 

2010   From Paris with Love 

2009   Old Dogs

2008   Suburban Shootout

2008   The Tenth Circle

2008   Medium

2008   Struck

2007   Death Sentence 

2006   Broken Bridges

2005   Sky High

2005   Fat Actress

2004   Joey

2004   Return to Sender

2004   Eulogy

2003   Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat 

2003   What a Girl Wants 

2003   View from the Top

2001   Daddy and Them

2000   Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000

2000   Bar Hopping 

1999   For Love of the Game

1998   Jack Frost

1998   Holy Man 

1997   Nothing to Lose

1997   Addicted to Love 

1996   Jerry Maguire 

1996   Little Surprises 

1996   Curdled 

1996   From Dusk Till Dawn 

1996   Love Is a Gun 

1996   Citizen Ruth

1995   Waiting to Exhale 

1995   Mrs. Munck 

1994   Cheyenne Warrior 

1994   Double Cross 

1993   The American Clock 

1992   Only You 

1991   The Perfect Bride

1991   Run 

1990   Tales from the Crypt 

1989   The Experts 

1988   Twins

1988   Spellbinder 

1987   Amazon Women on the Moon 

1987   A Tiger's Tale 

1987   Love at Stake 

1986   52 Pick-Up 

1986   SpaceCamp 

1985   Secret Admirer 

1985   Mischief 

1984   Blue Thunder

1984   Riptide

1983-1984  For Love and Honor 

1983   Christine 

1983   For Love and Honor 

1983   Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn

1983   CHiPs

1983   10 to Midnight 

1983   Renegade 

1983   Quincy, M.E.

1983   Lone Star

1982   Capitol

1980   Hawaii Five-O 







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