Thursday, August 18, 2011

Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston (born October 13, 1962) is an American actress and former model.

KELLY PRESTON...knows how to dance ('The Experts' Dance Scene) 1987

Kelly Preston's Baby Bliss

KELLY PRESTON in 'SpellBinder' (USA Theatrical Trailer) 1988

The Last Song: Kelly Preston on Being Miley's Second Mom

Kelly Preston Interview - The Last Song

Death Sentence Kelly Preston interview

Famke Janssen & Kelly Preston _Eulogy_excluded scenes

Kelly Preston Love Is a Gun

Kelly Preston in the movie Metalstorm

Early years

Preston was born as Kelly Kamalelehua Smith in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her mother, Linda,[2] was an administrator of a mental health center, and her father, who worked for an agricultural firm, drowned when Preston was three years old.[3] Her mother married Peter Palzis, a personnel director, who subsequently adopted her; she used his name when she began her acting career.[1][4] She has a younger maternal half-brother, Chris Palzis.[1] As a child, she spent time living in Iraq and Australia. While living in Australia, she attended Pembroke School in Adelaide, South Australia. She later attended Punahou School and studied drama and theater at the University of Southern California.

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While living in Australia, Preston was discovered at 16 by a fashion photographer who helped her get work in commercials and other small parts,[1] which eventually developed into a successful movie career. Her first prominent role in a film came as "popular girl" in 1985's Secret Admirer opposite C. Thomas Howell, in 1985 she also appeared in Mischief (1985 film). Other noteable roles in 1986's SpaceCamp, Twins (1988 film) with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, 1996's Jerry Maguire with Tom Cruise.
She played the girlfriend of her husband, John Travolta's, character "Terl" in the 2000 film Battlefield Earth,[6] and received "Worst Supporting Actress" at the 21st Golden Raspberry Awards for her role in the film.[7] In 2005 she appeared as the flying, superheroine mother of the protagonist in the film Sky High.
Preston was featured in the chart-topping Maroon 5 music video, "She Will Be Loved" in 2004. The video features a love triangle and romantic scenes between Preston and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. In 2008, she was cast in a television pilot for a potential show called Suburban Shootout.[8] She had a short term recurring role on Medium.[8]
In 2008, Preston starred in the Lifetime Original Movie "The Tenth Circle", directed by Peter Markle. The film was shot in Nova Scotia and featured Ron Eldard, Brittany Robertson, Michael Riley, Jamie Johnston and Geordie Brown.[9]
She is a spokeswoman for Neutrogena since 2005 and appears in print and television advertisements.[10]
Personal life

Preston was married to actor Kevin Gage from 1985 to 1989.[11] She also had a relationship with George Clooney,[1] who gave her Max, a pet pig that he kept after the couple split up.[12] She was briefly engaged to Charlie Sheen in 1990,[1][13] but ended the relationship shortly after he shot her in the arm.[13][14]
John Travolta
Preston first met John Travolta in 1987 while filming The Experts.[15] The pair married in 1991. Both flew in on board an Air-France Concorde in September 1991, before their wedding at the Hotel de Crillon, Paris, close to Place de la Concorde. Two ceremonies had to be conducted because the first, performed in Paris on September 5, 1991 by a French Scientology minister (both Preston and Travolta are Scientologists), was not valid. The second ceremony took place a week later, on September 12, in Daytona Beach, Florida.[16] Three children have been born to the couple: Ella Bleu (born April 3, 2000), and Benjamin Hunter Kaleo (born November 23, 2010).
On January 2, 2009, their son, Jett, died while the family was on their holiday vacation in The Bahamas.[17][18] The cause of his death was attributed to a seizure.[19] Jett reportedly suffered from Kawasaki disease as an infant and had a history of seizures.[20][21] On September 24, 2009, long a source of speculation,[22] Travolta and Preston testified that their son had autism and suffered regular seizures. Their revelation occurred as part of testimony they gave at a trial which resulted after an extortion attempt related to their son's death.[23]
On January 23, 2009, three people were arrested in the Bahamas in connection with a multi-million dollar extortion plot against Travolta and Preston around the circumstances of their son's death.[24] One of the men, Obie Wilchcombe, a member of the Bahamian Parliament and former Bahamian Minister of Tourism, was described as a "close friend" of Travolta and Preston.[24] Two others allegedly involved were an EMT named Tarino Lightbourne and a Bahamian senator named Pleasant Bridgewater. Bridgewater was charged with abetment to extort and conspiracy to extort and resigned from the Senate as a result of the allegations.[24][25]
Following Jett's death, the Travoltas decided to have another child, and Preston underwent a fertility treatment; in May 2010, Travolta and Preston announced that she was pregnant with the couple's third child.[26] At age 48, Preston delivered a healthy son, Benjamin Hunter Kaleo, on November 23, 2010.[27][28]

Year Title Role Notes
1980 Hawaii Five-O Wendy Episode: "For Old Times Sake"
1982 Capitol Gillian McCandless TV series
1983 Quincy M.E. Ginger Reeves Episode: "On Dying High"
10 to Midnight Doreen
CHiPs Anna Episode: "Things That Go Creep in the Night"
Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn Dhyana
Christine Roseanne
Lone Star Redhead TV movies
For Love and Honor Mary Lee 1983–1984 (12 episodes)
1984 Riptide Sherry Meyers Episode: "The Hardcase"
Blue Thunder Amy Braddock Episode: "The Long Flight"
1985 Mischief Marilyn McCauley
Secret Admirer Deborah Anne Fimple
1986 SpaceCamp Tish Ambrosei
52 Pick-Up Cini
1987 Love at Stake Sara Lee
A Tiger's Tale Shirley Butts
Amazon Women on the Moon Violet Segment, "Titan Man"
1988 Twins Marnie Mason
The Experts Bonnie
Spellbinder Miranda Reed
1990 Tales from the Crypt Linda Episode: "The Switch"
1991 Run Karen Landers
The Perfect Bride Laura TV movie
1992 Only You Amanda Hughes
1993 The American Clock Diana Marley TV movie
1994 Love Is a Gun Jean Starr
Double Cross Vera Blanchard
Cheyenne Warrior Rebecca Carver TV movies
1995 Little Surprises Ginger
Mrs. Munck Young Rose
Waiting to Exhale Kathleen (uncredited)
1996 Citizen Ruth Rachel
From Dusk till Dawn Kelly Hogue
Jerry Maguire Avery Bishop
1997 Addicted to Love Linda
Nothing to Lose Ann Beam
1998 Holy Man Kate Newell
Jack Frost Gabby Frost
1999 For Love of the Game Jane Aubrey
2000 Bar Hopping Bebe TV movie
Battlefield Earth Chirk Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress
2001 Daddy and Them Rose
2002 Fear Factor Herself
2003 View from the Top Sherry
What a Girl Wants Libby Reynolds
The Cat in the Hat Joan Walden
2004 Eulogy Lucy Collins
Return to Sender Susan Kennan
Joey Donna Di Gregorio Episodes: "Joey and the Dream Girl: Parts 1 and 2"
2005 Fat Actress Quinn Taylor Scott 4 episodes
Sky High Josie Stronghold / Jetstream
2006 Broken Bridges Angela Dalton
2007 Death Sentence Helen Hume
2008 Struck Trista
Medium Meghan Doyle 4 episodes
The Tenth Circle Laura Stone TV movie
Suburban Shootout Camilla Diamond TV series
2009 Old Dogs Vicki
2010 Casino Jack Pam Abramoff
From Paris with Love Woman on Eiffel Tower (uncredited)
The Last Song Kim

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