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Name: Kelly Preston  
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Date of Birth: 13th October 1962
Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Profession: Actress
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Kelly Preston (born Kelly Kamalelehua Palzis on October 13, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American actress.

Preston had a modeling career when she was a teenager. At 16, she was discovered by a fashion photographer who helped her get acting work in commercials and other small parts, which eventually developed into a successful movie career.

Preston has been married to John Travolta since 1991. Preston put her career on hold after the wedding, opting to be a wife and mother when Travolta's career took off again in the 1990s. The couple have two children, a son and a daughter; she also has a son by her first marriage to actor Kevin Gage. Kelly does not use the surname "Travolta" professionally.

Both Preston and Travolta are Scientologists, and Preston appeared in the film Battlefield Earth (produced by Travolta, based on the novel by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard). Her role there is sometimes incorrectly described as "starring" even though she only appears in one scene, as a Psychlo female encountered in a bar (possibly a hooker) whose primary talent is implied to be fellatio.

Recently, she has taken up the issue of overmedication and children. In keeping with Scientology precepts, Preston believes that schools are forcing or pressuring students and their families to medicate them for ADD unnecessarily. She has testified before the Florida state legislature encouraging the passage of a bill to ban such practice. While there is already a federal law to that effect, only schools receiving federal funding are subject to its terms.

She also devotes much of her time to the Children's Health Environmental Coalition (CHEC) (of which she is a board member), a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents about environmental toxins and potential health hazards for children with illnesses. She joined after their son Jett was diagnosed with Kawasaki's Syndrome, an illness that mostly affects children and results in severe allergies and asthma attacks.


Preston's former boyfriends include George Clooney and Charlie Sheen. After living with Sheen for one year (and receiving a very large diamond ring from him), Preston ended the relationship in 1990 shortly after an incident in which Sheen accidentally shot her in the arm.

John Travolta married Kelly Preston twice. Their first wedding (September 5, 1991) was performed by a French scientologist minister, but was later declared illegal. They married again within the month.

In 2004, Kelly Preston was featured in the chart-topping Maroon 5 video, "She Will Be Loved" — featuring a dangerous love triangle and some steamy romantic scenes between Preston and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.

Partial Filmography

  • Sky High (2005)
  • Eulogy (2004)
  • The Cat in the Hat (2003)
  • What a Girl Wants (2003)
  • View from the Top (2003)
  • Battlefield Earth (2000)
  • Addicted to Love (1997)
  • Jerry Maguire (1996)
  • Curdled (1996)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
  • Citizen Ruth (1996)
  • Waiting to Exhale (1995) (uncredited)
  • Only You (1992)
  • Twins (1988)
  • Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
  • SpaceCamp (1986)
  • Christine (1983)
  • Capitol (1982) (TV series)

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