Kelly Preston biography

Sky High

Kelly Preston

Date of Birth: October 13, 1962

Born and raised in Hawaii, Kelly Preston also lived in Iraq and Australia where she began to do commercials and developed an interest in advertising. After finishing high school, she moved to Los Angeles and enrolled at UCLA to study acting. Television work followed: Hawaii Five-O, Capitol, The Renegades, For Love and Honor, Quincy and Tales from the Crypt.

The '80s brought with it some leading roles for her in film: Secret Admirer, Mischief, Spacecamp (where she met her first husband Kevin Gage), and Twins, opposite Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Her first marriage only lasted a few years, but in 1989, while on the set of The Experts, she met her current husband, John Travolta.

In the '90s, Kelly worked on various projects. She starred in the films Only You (1992), Citizen Ruth (1996) with Laura Dern, From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) with George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino, the Oscar-winning Jerry Maguire (1996) with Tom Cruise, and For the Love of the Game (1999) with Kevin Costner.

The following decade brought with it more work on the big screen. Kelly appeared in the comedies What a Girl Wants (2003) with Amanda Bynes and View From The Top (2003) with Gwyneth Paltrow, the family-friendly comedy Sky High (2005) with Kurt Russell, and the thriller Death Sentence (2007) with Kevin Bacon.

In 2010, she starred in the drama The Last Song with Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth and Greg Kinnear, and the crime biopic Casino Jack alongside Kevin Spacey. Six years later, she returned to TV for work on three episodes of CSI: Cyber.

Kelly most recently played Victoria Gotti in The Life and Death of John Gotti, which is a biopic of the infamous crime boss. Her husband John Travolta stepped into the role of John Gotti. The film is set to hit theaters in 2017.

Together, John and Kelly had a son named Jett, but he tragically died in 2009 after suffering a seizure in the Bahamas while vacationing with his family. The couple also has a daughter named Ella Bleu.

Kelly Preston Filmography


Sky High

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Comedy, Family
Running Time:  98 min.
Release Date: July 29, 2005
DVD: November 29, 2005

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Cast: Michael Angarano, Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Danielle Panabaker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lynda Carter, Bruce Campbell, Steven Strait, Cloris Leachman, Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald