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Kelly Preston

Biography

Actress whose film credits consist of Mischief (1985), Jerry Maguire (1996), Jack port Frost (1998), as well as for Love of the overall game (1999). She analyzed theater and episode at the University or college of Southern California. She produced her first Television appearance as the type Wendy inside a 1980 bout of the series Hawaii Five-O. She wedded John Travolta in 1991, as well as the few welcomed their first child, Jett, in Apr 1992, accompanied by a second child called Benjamin and a child called Ella. She co-starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1988 humor Twins.

Quick Facts


Full Name Kelly Preston
Date Of Birth October 13, 1962
Place Of Birth Honolulu, HI
Height 1.68 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Punahou School, University of California, Los Angeles, Pembroke School, Adelaide, University of Southern California
Nationality American
Spouse John Travolta, Kevin Gage
Children Ella Bleu Travolta, Jett Travolta, Benjamin Travolta
Parents Peter Palzis, Linda Carlson
Siblings Chris Palzis
Movies Jerry Maguire, Mischief, Old Dogs, Sky High, What a Girl Wants, Twins, For Love of the Game, The Last Song, Death Sentence, Secret Admirer, View from the Top, The Experts, Spellbinder, The Cat in the Hat, From Dusk till Dawn, Addicted to Love, Jack Frost, Holy Man, Casino Jack, Nothing to Lose, Battlefield Earth, SpaceCamp, Christine, 52 Pick-Up, Broken Bridges, Citizen Ruth, Double Cross, Love Is A Gun, A Tiger's Tale, Eulogy, Daddy and Them, Love at Stake, The Life and Death of John Gotti, Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn, Cheyenne Warrior, Perfect Bride, The Tenth Circle, Curdled, Amazon Women on the Moon, 10 to Midnight, Return to Sender, Only You, Bar Hopping, Run, Struck, For Love and Honor, Mrs. Munck, Little Surprises, Dissonance, American Clock
TV Shows Suburban Shootout, Joey, Fat Actress, Capitol, Riptide, The Renegades, Biography, For Love and Honor
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1 Starred in the video for Maroon 5's hit debut single, "She Will Be Loved".
2 Daughter Ella Bleu Travolta is 10 years, 7 months, and 20 days older than son Benjamin Hunter Kaleo Travolta.
3 Has appeared with Ann-Margret in three films: 52 Pick-Up (1986), A Tiger's Tale (1987) and Old Dogs (2009).
4 Returned to work 2 years, 5 months after giving birth to son Benjamin, to begin filming Adopted (2013).
5 Returned to work 8 months after giving birth to daughter Ella Bleu Travolta, to begin filming View from the Top (2003).
6 Kelly and her husband, John Travolta, have the distinction of having both starred in movies based on Stephen King novels, where the title of each was a girl's name which began with the letter "C". Kelly starred in Christine (1983), John starred in Carrie (1976).
7 The first celebrity friend of the family to see their newborn son Benjamin was Kirstie Alley; she had been looking after their daughter Ella Bleu Travolta at the time of the birth.
8 Had been trying for a baby with her husband John Travolta for three years before conceiving their son Benjamin.
9 (November 23, 2010) Gave birth to her son Benjamin Hunter Kaleo Travolta, with husband John Travolta, three days early via Caesarean section in a Florida hospital, weighing in at 8 lbs 3 oz.
10 (May 18, 2010) Announced that she is three months pregnant with her third child, with husband John Travolta.
11 Adoptive daughter of Peter Palzis, with whose name she began her acting career.
12 Older stepsister of Chris Palzis.
13 Daughter of Linda Carlson. Stepdaughter of Lee Carlson.
14 Eldest son Jett Travolta died on January 2, 2009 of a seizure as a result of Kawasaki Syndrome. He reportedly hit his head in the family's bathtub in their home in the Bahamas.
15 Was among the guests at Tom Cruise's and Katie Holmes' wedding ceremony in Italy.
16 Gave George Clooney his infamous pet pig named Max, which died on December 1, 2006 after it had lived with Clooney for 18 years.
17 She has said that she has English, Irish, German, Scottish, and "about 1/32 Hawaiian" ancestry.
18 She and her husband, John Travolta, are members of the Church of Scientology (members are also commonly known as Scientologists).
19 Her first child with John Travolta, son Jett Travolta, was born 13 April 1992.
20 Studied drama at the University of Southern California and the University of California.
21 After her child Jett was diagnosed with "Kawasaki's Syndrome", an illness affecting children, which resulted in severe allergies and asthma attacks, Kelly has worked tirelessly on behalf of CHEC, the Children's Health Environmental Coalition, which is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents about environmental toxins that can affect children's health and informing them of the many potential health hazards in the environment. Olivia Newton-John is also a CHEC board member.
22 Discovered by a fashion photographer when she was 16, he helped her get work in commercials and even set up for an audition for Brooke Shields' role in The Blue Lagoon (1980). She did not get the part because she was too sultry.
23 Did all of her own singing in the comedy-drama movie What a Girl Wants (2003).
24 Although they never married, Charlie Sheen presented Kelly with a 2.5 karat pink diamond engagement ring when he proposed to her in 1989.
25 Born and raised in Hawaii, except for 15 months at age 5 where she lived in Iraq. Her father was working with the minister of agriculture to improve Iraq's farming conditions.
26 John Travolta and Kelly Preston had two different marriage ceremonies, one week apart. Their first wedding ceremony, conducted on September 5, 1991, officiated by a French Scientologist minister, was found to be unofficial. The subsequent, official ceremony was conducted on September 12, 1991. The couple met during the filming of The Experts (1989).
27 Attended Pembroke School in Adelaide, South Australia and graduated from Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii.
28 She lived with Charlie Sheen from 1989-1990. She was accidentally shot in their apartment in 1990.
29 Was turned down for the role of Emmeline in The Blue Lagoon (1980) which went to Brooke Shields. This was Preston's first film audition.
30 (April 3, 2000) Her second child with John Travolta, daughter Ella Bleu Travolta was born, weighing in at 4.08 kilos (nine pounds).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Curdled 1996 Kelly Hogue
From Dusk Till Dawn 1996 Newscaster Kelly Houge
Citizen Ruth 1996 Rachel
Waiting to Exhale 1995 Kathleen (uncredited)
Mrs. Munck 1995 Young Rose
Love Is a Gun 1994 Jean Starr
Cheyenne Warrior 1994 TV Movie Rebecca Carver
Double Cross 1994 Video Vera Blanchard
The American Clock 1993 TV Movie Diana Marley
Only You 1992/I Amanda Hughes
The Perfect Bride 1991 TV Movie Laura
Run 1991 Karen Landers
Tales from the Crypt 1990 TV Series Linda
The Experts 1989 Bonnie
Twins 1988 Marnie Mason
Spellbinder 1988 Miranda Reed
Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 Violet (segment "Titan Man")
A Tiger's Tale 1987 Shirley Butts
Love at Stake 1987 Sara Lee
52 Pick-Up 1986 Cini
SpaceCamp 1986 Tish Ambrosei
Secret Admirer 1985 Deborah Anne Fimple
Mischief 1985 Marilyn McCauley
Blue Thunder 1984 TV Series Amy Braddock
Riptide 1984 TV Series Sherry Meyers
For Love and Honor 1983-1984 TV Series Mary Lee
Christine 1983 Roseanne
For Love and Honor 1983 TV Movie Mary Lee
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn 1983 Dhyana
CHiPs 1983 TV Series Anna
10 to Midnight 1983 Doreen (as Kelly Palzis)
The Renegades 1983 TV Series Lisa Primus
Quincy M.E. 1983 TV Series Ginger Reeves
Lone Star 1983 TV Movie Redhead (as Kelly Palzis)
Capitol 1982 TV Series Gillian McCandless (1982)
Hawaii Five-O 1980 TV Series Wendy
The Life and Death of John Gotti 2017 post-production Victoria Gotti
CSI: Cyber 2016 TV Series Greer Latimore
Dissonance 2014/II Short Kim
The Stafford Project 2013 TV Series Tabitha
Adopted 2013 TV Movie Karey
Casino Jack 2010 Pam Abramoff
The Last Song 2010 Kim
From Paris with Love 2010 Woman on Eiffel tower (uncredited)
Old Dogs 2009/I Vicki
The Tenth Circle 2008 TV Movie Laura Stone
Medium 2008 TV Series Meghan Doyle
Struck 2008 Short Trista
Suburban Shootout 2008 TV Series Camilla Diamond (2008)
Death Sentence 2007 Helen Hume
Broken Bridges 2006 Angela Delton
Sky High 2005 Josie Stronghold Jetstream
Fat Actress 2005 TV Series Quinn Taylor Scott
Joey 2004 TV Series Donna Di Gregorio
Return to Sender 2004/I Susan Kennan
Eulogy 2004 Lucy Collins
Maroon 5: She Will Be Loved 2004 Video short Socialite (uncredited)
The Cat in the Hat 2003 Mom
What a Girl Wants 2003 Libby Reynolds
View from the Top 2003 Sherry
Daddy and Them 2001 Rose
Bar Hopping 2000 TV Movie Bebe
Battlefield Earth 2000 Chirk
For Love of the Game 1999 Jane Aubrey
Jack Frost 1998 Gabby Frost
Holy Man 1998 Kate
Welcome to Hollywood 1998 Kelly Preston
Nothing to Lose 1997 Ann Beam
Addicted to Love 1997 Linda
Jerry Maguire 1996 Avery Bishop
Little Surprises 1996 TV Short Ginger

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What a Girl Wants 2003 performer: "Heaven Is a Place on Earth", "Because You Loved Me", "Shout"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Intimate Portrait 1999 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Welcome to Hollywood 1998 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2017 TV Series Herself
The 74th Golden Globe Awards 2017 TV Special documentary Herself - Audience Member
Good Morning America 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Herself
The Insider 2014-2016 TV Series Herself
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
The Doctors 2012-2013 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-2013 TV Series Herself / Herself - At the Vanity Fair Oscar Party
The Conversation 2012 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 9th Annual TV Land Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
Today 2011 TV Series Herself
Kirstie Alley's Big Life 2010 TV Series Herself
Made in Hollywood 2009-2010 TV Series Herself / Himself
Séries express 2009 TV Series Herself
Larry King Live 2009 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2005-2008 TV Series Herself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2008 TV Series Herself
Oscar's Red Carpet 2008 with Regis Philbin 2008 TV Special Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2007 TV Series Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007 TV Series Herself
The Young Hollywood Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
Legends Ball 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
The CMT Music Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Herself
The Reichen Show 2006 TV Series Herself
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Herself
About 'Return to Sender' 2006 Video short Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2003-2005 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1996-2005 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
ESPY Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
Hannity & Colmes 2005 TV Series Herself
Moving Image Salutes John Travolta 2004 TV Movie Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 31st Annual American Music Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
MADtv 2003 TV Series Herself
Biography 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
The Daily Show 2003 TV Series Herself
Revealed with Jules Asner 2003 TV Series Herself
The Montel Williams Show 2003 TV Series Herself
Not Under My Roof 2001 Video short documentary Herself
When I Was a Girl 2001 TV Series
Fear Factor 2001 TV Series Herself - Contestant
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-2001 TV Series Herself
Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation 2000 Video documentary short Herself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The Martin Short Show 1999 TV Series Herself
Mundo VIP 1999 TV Series Herself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 TV Special documentary Herself - Presenter
Intimate Portrait 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Junket Whore 1998 Documentary Herself
Maury 1997-1998 TV Series Herself
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's 1997 Documentary Herself (with John Travolta) (uncredited)
Gomorron 1997 TV Series Herself
Very Important Pennis 1996 TV Series Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg 1996 TV Special documentary Herself (uncredited)
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
The 20th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Awards 1995 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
The 16th Annual CableACE Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Presenter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor 1993 TV Special documentary Herself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2015-2017 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2016 TV Series Herself
Ok! TV 2015 TV Series Herself
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
Good Morning America Weekend Edition 2015 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2015 TV Series Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Hillary! Uncensored: Banned by the Media 2008 Video documentary Herself
Famous 2007 TV Series Herself - Actress and wife
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Herself
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Herself - #63: Acceptance Speech Goofs
Sex Violence & Values: Changing Images 1986 TV Movie Woman with Young Man (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actress Battlefield Earth (2000)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actress Old Dogs (2009)
2004 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actress The Cat in the Hat (2003)


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#Quote
1 I prioritize, I'm a great listmaker and, to try to keep everything organized, I have people who help me out with different things. And just making my kids and my husband come first, keeping us together, is my first priority. And then I fit films into my life.
2 But we ride bikes, we go swimming, you do art projects, you do things as a family. We go to Denny's, my big places to shop are Wal-Mart and Target. Seriously, that's where half of my stuff comes from now. I don't get to go to the super-fancy stores unless I'm out here now. You sort of stay pretty real that way.
3 (quoted in Playboy magazine in May 2003) I got caught playing doctor in my grandma's garage, but, you know, it was very minor, just like sticking things in the heinie.
4 I've wanted to have babies since I was 11. I always babysat. I was making thousands and thousands of dollars doing commercials and still babysitting for $2.50 an hour. Children are our future -- literally. It's such a cliche, but it's so true.
5 There's the jiggle factor in Hollywood. Once I was at an audition and they told me, "You must show your breasts!" and I was like, get outta town. I just laughed and slammed the door on my way out.
6 People have generally been very respectful and we've not been tabloid fodder.
7 When I married John, I put my career on hold to be a wife and to have a child. Before that I didn't have a fabulous career, but I was working. When I decided to resume acting, I had become Mrs. Travolta in many people's eyes so I had to prove myself all over again.
8 [While speaking to People magazine about John Travolta] Everything about my husband is sexy, especially his lips.

#Trademark
1 Deep sultry voice
2 Natural brunette hair
3 Curvaceous, buxom figure

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