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Kelly, Jean Louisa 1972–

KELLY, Jean Louisa 1972–

(Jean Kelly)


Born March 9, 1972, in Worcester, MA; daughter of J. Joseph III (a business owner) and Wendy I. (a piano teacher) Kelly; married James Pitaro (a lawyer), May 24, 1997. Education: Columbia University, B.A., English, 1994; studied voice. Religion: Congregationalist. Avocational Interests: Dancing.


Agent—The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.


Actress and singer. Appeared in television commercials.

Awards, Honors:

Young Artist Award nomination (with Anthony Clark), Young Artist Foundation, most popular mom and pop in a television series, 2004, for Yes, Dear.


Film Appearances:

(As Jean Kelly) Tia Russell, Uncle Buck, Universal, 1989.

Rowena Morgan, Mr. Holland's Opus, Buena Vista, 1995.

Luisa Bellamy, The Fantasticks (musical), 1995, United Artists, 2000.

Athena Allen, Stranger in the Kingdom, Kingdom Come Pictures, 1998.

Laura, Origin of the Species, 1998.

Marguerite Harris, Landfall, Echo Bridge Productions/Tanglewood International, 2001.

Amanda Meyer, Little Red Light (short film), 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Voice, Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders (animated; also known as Princess Starla and theJewel Raiders and Starla and the Jewel Riders), Fox, beginning 1995.

Shelley Sullivan, Cold Feet, NBC, 1999.

Kim Warner, Yes, Dear, CBS, 2000—.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Maria, American Shaolin (also known as King of the Kickboxers), 1991.

Mary Graves, One More Mountain, 1994.

Julia Taft, Tad, The Family Channel, 1995.

Sarah White, Stolen Women, Captured Hearts, CBS, 1997.

Jane Coles, Ruby Bridges, ABC, 1998.

Lucy Hale, The Day Lincoln Was Shot, TNT, 1998.

Holly Moon, The Cyberstalking, UPN, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Daisy, "Breathing Lessons," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1994.

Guest vocalist, Pop Goes the Fourth, PBS, 1996.

Rachel, "Harvest of Fire," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1996.

CBS Celebrity Ski Classic, 2001.

CBS's Funny Flubs & Screw–Ups, CBS, two specials, 2001.

Cohost, Rose Bowl Parade, 2001, 2002.

Funny Flubs & Screw–Ups X, CBS, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Peggy Rae, "Cold Turkey," Grace under Fire (also known as Grace under Pressure), ABC, 1994.

Peggy Rae, "The Holidays," Grace under Fire (also known as Grace under Pressure), ABC, 1994.

Peggy Rae, "With This Ring," Grace under Fire (also known as Grace under Pressure), ABC, 1994.

The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1996.

Sarah Langdon, "Kaddish," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide and H: LOTS), NBC, 1997.

Good Morning America (also known as GMA), ABC, 1997.

Coral Galvins, "Scrambled," Law & Order, NBC, 1998.

Diane, "The Buried Fight," Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1998.

Diane, "A Pain in the Neck," Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1998.

Diane, "The Honeymoon," Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1999.

Guest, The Early Show, CBS, 2000.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2000.

Lisa Harris, "The Ex–Files," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2001.

Hollywood Squares, 2001.

Guest, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2002.

Guest cohost, The View, ABC, 2003.

Guest, On–Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Home, ABC, 1998.

Immediate Family, ABC, 1998.

Stage Appearances:

Title role, Annie (musical), Theatre by the Sea, Rhode Island, c. 1983.

Snow White and understudy for Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel, Into the Woods (musical), Broadway production, c. 1987.

Betty Bounce, R.S.V.P. Broadway, Canadian production, 1997, later Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Betty Lou Spencer (title role), The IT Girl (musical), York Theatre Company, Theatre of St. Peter's Church, New York City, 2001.

Young Sally, Follies (musical), Wadsworth Theatre, Los Angeles, 2001.

Beth, "Merrily We Roll Along" (musical), Reprise! Broadway's Best, Freud Playhouse, Los Angeles, 2002.

Divas Simply Singing (benefit performance), Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles, 2003.

Loesser Is More (benefit performance), 2003.

Tribute to Fred Rogers, Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre, 2003.

Amy, "Company" (musical), Reprise! Broadway's Best, Freud Playhouse, 2004.

Appeared as Luisa, The Fantasticks (musical), Columbia Musical Theatre Society; as the title role, Gigi (musical), Northshore Music Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; member of ensemble, JukeBox Review, Hersheypark, Hershey, PA; as Fredrika, A Little Night Music (musical), Public Theatre, Boston, MA; as Emily, Our Town, Columbia Players, New York City; and as Gloria, Wait until Dark, Nickerson Theatre, MA. Also appeared in Remember Me.



The IT Girl (original cast recording), 2002.



DirecTV, July, 2002.

Empire, Issue 77, 1995, p. 56.

Fitness, July, 2002.

TV Guide, October, 1999.


Jean Louisa Kelly Official Site,, January 1, 2005.

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