Actress and singer Jean Louisa Kelly was born in the United States on March 9, 1972. The daughter of J. Joseph Kelly III and Wendy Kelly, Kelly was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her mother taught piano, and her father taught English to high school students.
She was a student at Easton High School in Maryland’s Easton. Kelly earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Columbia College of Columbia University in 1994.
She wed James Pitaro in 1997. They have two kids.
She and Jennifer Garner have a close friendship, and she even hosted Violet Anne Affleck’s baby shower and conducted an interview with Garner for Self magazine in 2005.
Jean Louisa Kelly top movies, TV shows
Jean Louisa had roles in the original Broadway production of Sondheim’s Into the Woods (as Snow White and the understudy for Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood), and she played Tia Russell in the John Candy movie Uncle Buck before starting college. She participated in undergraduate plays, such as those put on by the Barnard College Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
She participated in a variety of other movies after making her acting debut as Tia Russell in Uncle Buck (1989) with John Candy, including The Fantasticks (1995) and Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995). She played Kim Warner in the CBS sitcom Yes, Dear from 2000 until 2006.
Kelly played a telephone operator who challenged AT&T. She voiced the title role in Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders. Kelly appeared Off-Broadway at the York Theatre in Paul McKibbins and B.T. McNicholl’s The It Girl, based on the 1927 movie It.
Jean Louisa Kelly awards and nominations
Louisa was nominated for the Young Artist Award during her early years in the spotlight.