Preston, Kelly 1962–

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PRESTON, Kelly 1962–

(Kelly Palzis)


Original name, Kelly Kamalelehua Palzis; born October 13, 1962, in Honolulu, HI; daughter of Peter (a personnel director) and Linda Carlson (an administrator of a mental health center) Palzis; married Kevin Gage (an actor), c. 1985 (divorced, c. 1987); married John Travolta (an actor), September, 1991; children: (second marriage) Jett Travolta, Ella Bleu Travolta. Education: Studied acting at the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, and with Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Religion: Church of Scientology.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Manager—Joel Stevens Entertainment, 11524 Amanda Dr., Studio City, CA 91604. Publicist—Wolf/Kasteler/Van Iden and Associates Public Relations, 335 North Maple Dr., Suite 351, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actress. Appeared in commercials and print advertisements; worked as a professional model. Spokesperson for the Children's Health Environmental Coalition.


Film Appearances:

Dhyana, Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared–Syn, Universal, 1983.

(As Kelly Palzis) Doreen, 10 to Midnight, Cannon, 1983.

Roseanne, Christine (also known as John Carpenter's Christine), Columbia, 1983.

Deborah Anne Fimple, Secret Admirer, Orion, 1985.

Marilyn McCauley, Mischief, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1985.

Cini, 52 Pick–Up, Cannon, 1986.

Tish, SpaceCamp, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1986.

Sara Lee, Love at Stake (also known as Burnin' Love), TriStar, 1987.

Shirley Butts, A Tiger's Tale, Atlantic, 1987.

Violet, "Titan Man," Amazon Women on the Moon (also known as Cheeseburger Film Sandwich), Universal, 1987.

Marnie Mason, Twins, Universal, 1988.

Miranda Reed, Spellbinder, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1988.

Bonnie Grant, The Experts (also known as Les experts), Paramount, 1989.

Karen Landers, Run, Buena Vista, 1991.

Amanda Hughes, Only You (also known as Love Stinks), LIVE Home Video, 1992.

Jean Starr, Love Is a Gun, Trimark Pictures, 1994.

Vera Blanchard, Double Cross, Summa Video, 1994.

(Uncredited) Kathleen, Waiting to Exhale, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1995.

Avery Bishop, Jerry Maguire (also known as The Agent), Columbia/TriStar, 1996.

Kelly Houge, Curdled, Miramax, 1996.

Kelly Houge, From Dusk till Dawn, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1996.

Rachel, Citizen Ruth (also known as Meet Ruth Stoops), Miramax, 1996.

Ann Beam, Nothing to Lose, Buena Vista, 1997.

Linda Green, Addicted to Love (also known as Forlorn), Warner Bros., 1997.

Gabby Frost, Jack Frost (also known as Frost), Warner Bros., 1998.

Kate Newell, Holy Man, Buena Vista, 1998.

Herself, Junket Whore, 1998.

(Uncredited) Herself, Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (documentary), Northern Arts Entertainment, 1998.

Bebe, Bar Hopping, J & J Film Company, 1999.

Jane Aubrey, For Love of the Game, Universal, 1999.

Chirk, Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (also known as Battlefield: Earth), Warner Bros., 2000.

Donna Roselli, Standing Room Only, Buena Vista, 2000.

Herself, Welcome to Hollywood, PM Entertainment Group/Phaedra Cinema, 2000.

Rose, Daddy and Them, Miramax, 2000.

Libby Reynolds, What a Girl Wants, Warner Bros., 2003.

Mom (Joan Walden), The Cat in the Hat (also known as Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat), Universal, 2003.

Sherry, View from the Top, Miramax, 2003.

Lawyer, Happy Endings, 2004.

Lucy Collins, Eulogy, Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Susan Kennan, Return to Sender, Intandem Films, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

(As Kelly Palzis) Gillian McCandless, Capitol, CBS, beginning 1982.

Mary Lee, For Love and Honor, NBC, 1983.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Kelly Palzis) Redhead, Lone Star, 1983.

Laura, The Perfect Bride (also known as Stephanie's Wedding), USA Network, 1991.

Diana Marley, "The American Clock" (also known as "Arthur Miller's The American Clock"), TNT Screenworks, TNT, 1993.

Rebecca Carver, Cheyenne Warrior, 1994.

The young Rose Davies, Mrs. Munck, Showtime, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Ginger, Little Surprises, Showtime, 1995.

Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary, NBC, 1999.

Herself, The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 2001.

Herself, Making the Movie: Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat, MTV, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 16th Annual CableACE Awards, TNT, 1995.

The American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg (also known as The 23rd Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Steven Spielberg), NBC, 1995.

Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger, TNT, 1998.

The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1999.

Presenter, The 31st Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Girl on beach, "Fathers and Other Strangers," Eight Is Enough, ABC, 1979.

(As Kelly Palzis) Wendy, "For Old Times Sake," Hawaii Five–O, CBS, 1980.

Ginger, "On Dying High," Quincy (also known as Quincy, M.E.), NBC, 1982.

(As Kelly Palzis) Anna, "Things That Go Creep in the Night," CHiPs, NBC, 1983.

Amy Braddock, "The Long Flight," Blue Thunder, ABC, 1984.

(As Kelly Palzis) Sherry Meyers, "The Hardcase," Riptide, NBC, 1984.

Linda, "The Switch," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1990.

The Dave Thomas Comedy Show, CBS, 1990.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1991.

Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1992.

The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003.

Herself, Intimate Portrait: Kelly Preston (documentary), Lifetime, 1999.

Herself, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999.

Herself, Fear Factor, NBC, 2001.

Herself, The View, ABC, 2002.

Herself, "John Travolta," Biography (also known as A & E Biography: John Travolta), Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

Herself, "John Travolta," Revealed with Jules Asner, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Herself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2003.

Herself, The Montel Williams Show, syndicated, 2003.

Herself, The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, multiple episodes in 2003.

Herself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2003.

(In archive footage) Herself, "101 Biggest Celebrity Oops," E!'s 101, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Mary Lee, For Love and Honor, NBC, 1983.



(Uncredited) Herself, Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation, Warner Home Video, 2000.

Herself, Not Under My Roof, Children's Health Environmental Coalition, 2001.



E, September, 2001, p. 34.

Good Housekeeping, February, 1997, pp. 80–85.

Harper's Bazaar, January, 1999, pp. 92–96.

Health, November, 2002.

In Style, July, 2000, pp. 198–203.

People Weekly, January 13, 1997, pp. 65–67.

Premiere (Great Britain), July, 1997, pp. 22–23.

Redbook, June, 1998, pp. 84–88; July, 2002, pp. 104–106, 108, 110.