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Jean Louisa Kelly



Multi-talented Jean Louisa Kelly began her career in musical theater before moving to TV and film. Born in March 9, 1972 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Kelly began performing as a child. Though she made her Broadway debut at age 14 in the Stephen Sondheim Broadway musical Into the Woods and her film debut in the John Candy hit Uncle Buck (1989), Kelly opted to go to college rather than diving headfirst into an acting career. After she graduated from Columbia University in 1994 with a degree in English, Kelly returned to acting full-time. Along with acting in a number of TV movies, including Breathing Lessons (1994) with Joanne Woodward, Harvest of Fire (1996), The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998), and The Cyberstalking (1999), Kelly displayed her singing talents onscreen in Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) and starred in several little-seen independent films, including Origin of the Species (1998). Though Kelly also starred in the feature-film adaptation of the long-running musical The Fantasticks in 1995, the release was delayed until fall 2000. Along with the long-awaited appearance of The Fantasticks, Kelly also tried her luck with series TV again (after the short-lived Cold Feet in 1999) with the fall 2000 debut of the CBS sitcom Yes, Dear.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story
  • Tina Weissman
2012
No Score Yet The Three Gifts
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Origin of the Species
  • Laura
1998
No Score Yet The Day Lincoln Was Shot
  • Lucy Hale
1998
No Score Yet Stolen Women, Captured Hearts
  • Sarah White
1997
80% Ruby Bridges
  • Jane Coles
1997
No Score Yet Harvest of Fire
  • Rachel
1996
74% Mr. Holland's Opus
  • Rowena Morgan
1995
50% The Fantasticks
  • Luisa Bellamy
1995
No Score Yet Breathing Lessons
  • Daisy
1994
No Score Yet American Shaolin: King of the Kickboxers II
  • Maria
1991
64% Uncle Buck
  • Tia
1989

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Amy Wells
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Rose Ward
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Lisa Harris
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Coral Galvin
23% Gary Unmarried
2008-2010
  • Beth
No Score Yet America's Ballroom Challenge
2006-2015
  • Host
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Sheila DeMarcus
95% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
2013
  • Dr. Keen

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