Harley Jane Kozak

Highest Rated: 93% Parenthood (1989)
Birthday: Jan 28, 1957
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
The youngest of eight children, Harley Jane Kozak was born in Pennsylvania. Sadly, her father died just a year after she was born, prompting Kozak's mother to move the family to North Dakota, and later to Lincoln, NE, where Kozak would spend most of her childhood. Later deriving her stage name from the legendary Harley Davidson motorcycle series, Kozak made her on-stage debut at five-years-old, when she appeared in a college opera production of Dido and Aneas. Before finishing elementary school, she had landed a recurring role as a fifth grader on the educational TV show Music With Mrs. Kozak; she also joined the Nebraska Repertory Theater as a tap dancer by her junior year in high school.After high school, Kozak moved to New York City, where she studied acting at the highly reputed NYU School of the Arts. After finishing her college studies, Kozak made her feature-film debut in The House on Sorority Row (1983), and landed a regular role on the long-running daytime soap Guiding Light before joining the cast of NBC's Santa Barbara. Her character met a sticky end, even for soap standards -- a neon letter "C" fell from a hotel marquee and crushed her to death. By the late '80s, Kozak had made a tiny appearance in a big film (1989's When Harry Met Sally with Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan); made a larger appearance in a supporting role on Parenthood (1989); and finally starred opposite Jeff Daniels in director Frank Marshall's horror comedy Arachnophobia (1990). Kozak showed her diversity in her following roles, which ranged from sports comedies (1991's Necessary Roughness) to action thrillers (The Taking of Beverly Hills, also 1991) to the sci-fi romance The Android Affair (1995). Kozak also portrayed a bored wife in The Favor (1994) with Brad Pitt, and despite the movie's lack off significant mainstream success, the actress was praised for her work in it. After starring in a variety of film and made-for-television feature roles, Kozak signed on for the ill-conceived ABC sitcom The Secret Lives of Men opposite Peter Gallagher in 1998. In 2004, she took a new turn professionally with the publication of her debut novel, Dating Dead Men. Kozak lives in California with her husband, two dogs, and a cat.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet You Cast a Spell on Me Abby 2015
No Score Yet The Lovemaster Actor 1999
No Score Yet Emma's Wish Joy 1998
No Score Yet Dark Planet Col. Liz Brendan, rebel 1997
No Score Yet The Lovemaster Karen 1997
No Score Yet Titanic Bess Allison 1996
No Score Yet A Friend's Betrayal Abby Hewlitt 1996
No Score Yet Unforgivable Judy Hegstrom 1996
21% Magic in the Water Dr. Wanda Bell 1995
No Score Yet The Android Affair Karen 1995
27% The Favor Kathy 1994
No Score Yet The Amy Fisher Story Amy Pagnozzi 1993
0% All I Want for Christmas Catherine O'Fallon 1991
No Score Yet The Taking of Beverly Hills Laura Sage 1991
31% Necessary Roughness Suzanne Carter 1991
92% Arachnophobia Molly Jennings 1990
No Score Yet Side Out Kate 1990
93% Parenthood Susan 1989
90% When Harry Met Sally Helen 1989
58% Clean and Sober Ralston Receptionist 1988
56% The House on Sorority Row Diane 1983

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
1994-2000
Suicide Doctor
  • 1998
No Score Yet Stargate SG-1
1997-2007
Sara O'Neill
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
  • 1997
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Caroline
  • 1986

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