Jean Louisa Kelly

Jean Louisa Kelly

Highest Rated: 83% Ruby Bridges (1998)

Lowest Rated: 48% The Fantasticks (1995)

Birthday: Mar 9, 1972

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

A spunky performer with a mass of curly reddish hair and a sweet, innocent air, Jean Louisa Kelly first came to the attention of filmgoers as John Candy's bratty niece, appalled by his antics, in the John Hughes comedy "Uncle Buck" (1989). She further solidified her standing as a rising starlet as the dewy-eyed student who develops a crush on her music teacher (Richard Dreyfuss) in "Mr. Holland's Opus" (1995). A stage veteran, Kelly has also amassed an impressive resume with a wide array of small screen work. While it would seem the musical theater appeals most to her (she has variously been announced to co-star in aborted shows like "The Jazz Singer" and "Little Women"), the actress settled into the routine of series work in the fall of 1999 in NBC's romantic comedy-drama "Cold Feet."

Highest rated movies

Ruby Bridges
Mr. Holland's Opus
The Call of the Wild Uncle Buck The Fantasticks




76% 52% Malignant Jane Doe/Serena (Character) $13.4M 2021
63% 89% The Call of the Wild Katie Miller (Character) $62.1M 2020
No Score Yet 33% The Neighbor Lisa (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Can't Buy My Love Veronica (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 80% Out of the Wild Jessie King (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 39% Friend Request Roz (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 23% Zoe Gone Detective Patricia Henderson (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 68% 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story Tina Weissman (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 33% The Good Mother Rachel (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maternal Obsession Chloe (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 69% The Three Gifts Cherie Green (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cyberstalking Holly Moon (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 50% The Day Lincoln Was Shot Lucy Hale (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Origin of the Species Laura (Character) - 1998
83% 86% Ruby Bridges Jane Coles (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Stranger in the Kingdom Athena Allen (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 86% Stolen Women: Captured Hearts Sarah White (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 67% Harvest of Fire Rachel (Character) - 1996
75% 84% Mr. Holland's Opus Rowena Morgan (Character) $82.6M 1995
48% 49% The Fantasticks Luisa Bellomy (Character) $44.8K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tad Julia Taft (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 57% Breathing Lessons Daisy (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet One More Mountain Mary Graves (Character) - 1994
62% 76% Uncle Buck Tia Russell (Character) $63.9M 1989


64% 86% Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murderers Marzi Eisenberg (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 82% Major Crimes Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
77% 75% Scream Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 92% Sin City Saints Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
95% 91% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 80% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 64% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
88% 94% Burn Notice Emily (Guest Star) 2010
5% No Score Yet Surviving Suburbia Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
24% 40% Gary Unmarried Beth (Guest Star) 2008
60% No Score Yet Eli Stone Julie Lazer (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 86% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yes, Dear Kim Warner (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Feet Shelley Sullivan (Character) 1999
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Unknown (Guest Star) 1998-1999
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1998