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Overview (2)

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jean Louisa Kelly was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is an actress known for Yes, Dear (2000); Uncle Buck (1989)--as John Candy's mean-spirited, rebellious niece; Mr. Holland's Opus (1995); and Ant-Man (2015). She has been married to James Pitaro since May 24, 1997. They have two children together: a son and a daughter.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Blogmonstermike

Family (3)

Spouse James Pitaro (24 May 1997 - present)  (2 children)
Children Josey
Parents Kelly, Wendy I.
Kelly, J. Joseph

Trivia (13)

Graduated from Columbia University in 1994, where she majored in English.
In addition to acting, she is also a singer and dancer. The musical film The Fantasticks (2000) showcases all her own singing and dancing talent. She also sang "Someone To Watch Over Me", which was featured in an uncredited performance as background music on The Outer Limits: Worlds Apart (1996) and she sang this song again (and other George Gershwin songs) in the film Mr. Holland's Opus (1995).
Has been close friends with Jennifer Garner since they worked together on the TV movie Harvest of Fire (1996).
Gave birth to her son Sean in summer 2003.
Gave birth to her daughter Josey in April or early May 2006.
Her father was a high-school English teacher; her mother was a music teacher.
Began her career as a child actor in stage musicals throughout New England and New York.
As a child, she took lessons in voice, ballet, tap, and jazz.
Actress, singer, and dancer on stage, television, and film.
Played Snow White and was the understudy for Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood in the original Broadway production of Into the Woods.
Friends with Jennifer Garner.
Played Ella Montgomery in unaired pilot of Pretty Little Liars (2010) but was later replaced by Holly Marie Combs.
Husband was named president of ESPN in March 2018, replacing John Skipper.

Personal Quotes (12)

It's real difficult to sing out in the elements at 2 in the morning in 35-degree weather while you're dancing in a sleeveless chiffon dress.
When they're watching musicals, I've heard people say, 'That's not realistic! Why would they just start singing?' But, I think they can believe it if they try! I mean, science fiction requires a suspension of disbelief, but people allow themselves to sit back and enjoy it anyway.
I always sang around the house. My brother and I would sing songs like 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame' and stuff like that.
I would love for musicals to come back on the screen.
In TV, it is important to get everything on film as fast as possible. You rehearse every day of the week, and each day, the performance may be changed. The process is more result-oriented than in the movies. It's more about working quickly.
There aren't too many things that make you feel better than a little kid seeing you, yelling your name, and running to you.
There weren't a lot of 'Singin' in the Rain' fans in my age group.
John Candy gave me a Hard Rock Cafe jacket, which was awesome because I was really from a very rural, small town, and it seemed so exciting to me. I think my mom still has that jacket.
My family moved from Massachusetts to Maryland after my sophomore year of high school, and that's when I got the audition for 'Uncle Buck.' I took the train into New York, and I think I did the test with John Candy. Then I got the part, and it was my first movie and my first screen anything.
My character in 'Mr. Holland's Opus' was kind of coming of age, learning about a world that was opening up to her.
I'm terrified for what is in store for me as a parent!
You have more time to work in movies. My experience with movies is that you have more time to experiment with the character and camera angles and things like that.

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