Jean Louisa Kelly is an American actress and singer known for her role as Tia Russell in the 1989 film Uncle Buck alongside actor John Candy. She has appeared in numerous films and television series such as The Fantasticks, Eli Stone, Yes, Dear, Mad About You, Mr. Holland’s Opus, and Grey’s Anatomy. She is known for the many roles she has played in these and other films. She has gained fame and a huge fan base from around the world as well as loyal fans who admire her and her works.
The respected actress has also extended her talent to the stage, and the time she has spent there has furthered her career and strengthened her performances. She has received much praise and a number of awards for her work. Louisa had the wonderful opportunity to play alongside some of the best and brightest actors in the business, performing opposite the iconic Richard Dreyfuss when he was at the peak of his career. With nearly three decades of experience in the acting industry, she can boast an impressive resume that most actors can only dream of.
Age and Background Details
In the records, you will find that Jean Louisa Kelly was born on March 9, 1972, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her family had a strong musical background, so she got the performance bug very early in her life. Even as a little girl she began to play the leading role in the plays of her school, including a production of The Sound of Music, where she only had two lines. When she reached her teenage years, Louisa actively took ballet, jazz, tap, and singing lessons. She received her first role in a production of Annie with Theatre by the Sea in Rhode Island, which led to further roles in other plays and musicals, including a show on Broadway called Sondheim’s Into the Woods. She was only 14 years old at the time.
In her early teenage years, Louisa appeared in “Talent America”. She finished second in the finals and secured herself an agent. In the meantime, she lived in New York City and completed her education at the Professional Children’s School. Her family moved to Maryland, and she got a role as Tia in “Uncle Buck”. After finishing high school, the young actress went to Columbia University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature.
Later, Jean Louisa Kelly was contracted to appear in MCI television commercials in which she played a telephone operator who challenged AT&T. This was followed in 1995 by a role in the live-action musical The Fantasticks alongside Joel Grey and Joey McIntyre, then in Mr. Holland’s Opus, in which she played Rowena Morgan. This led to more opportunities to star in more films, including Landfall, Little Red Light, It’s a Plane, It’s a Bird and It’s Superman. Her other notable appearances on film and television include Princess Whenever and the Jewel Riders, Mad About You, Cold Feet, Burn Notice, Grey’s Anatomy, Sin City Saints.
Louisa has a flourishing career as a musician that has led to the release of an album for children called Color of Your Heart, an EP called Willing and an album called For My Folks.
Jean Louisa Kelly Husband
Louisa is married to James Pitaro. The couple entered into the bond of marriage in an intimate and affluent wedding ceremony on May 24, 1997. James is a lawyer who graduated from Cornell University and received his law degree from St. John’s University. He comes from a wealthy family, as his father owns a pavement contracting company called the Arrow Company in Pleasantville, New York.
The marriage of James and Louisa was blessed with two beautiful children: a son named Sean and a daughter named Josey.
What’s Her Net Worth?
The versatile actress is in demand for roles in television and film, which has helped to strengthen her financial situation. Jean Louisa Kelly currently has an estimated net worth of $6 million, a figure that will surely increase as her career progresses.
Kelly’s Body Measurements
Jean Louisa Kelly has an impressive figure and facial features that make her feel at home in front of the camera. She weighs 53 kg (117 pounds) and her body measurements are 34-24-35 for bust, waist, and hips. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall.
The actress has hazel eyes, and all her facial features are natural because she has never gone under the knife.