Kelly Preston

Kelly Preston (born October 13, 1962) is an American actress and former model married to John Travolta since 1991.

Preston was born as Kelly Kamalelehua Smith[1] in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her mother, Linda,[2] was an administrator of a mental health center, and her father, who worked for an agricultural firm, drowned when Preston was three years old.[3] Her adoptive father was Peter Palzis, a personnel director, with whose name she began her acting career, and her stepfather was Lee Carlson.[4][1] She spent time living in Iraq and Australia as a result of her biological father's work when she was a child. While living in Australia, she attended Pembroke School in Adelaide, South Australia. She later attended Punahou School and studied drama and theater at the University of Southern California.[5]


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At sixteen, while living in Australia, she was discovered by a fashion photographer who helped her get work in commercials and other small parts,[1] which eventually developed into a successful movie career. She is a spokesperson for Neutrogena and appears in print and television ads. She played the girlfriend of her husband's character "Terl" in the 2000 film Battlefield Earth,[6] and received "Worst Supporting Actress" at the 21st Golden Raspberry Awards for her role in the film.[7]

She was featured in the chart-topping Maroon 5 music video, "She Will Be Loved" in 2004. The video features a love triangle and romantic scenes between Preston and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. In 2008 she was cast in a television pilot for a potential show called Suburban Shootout.[8] She had a short term recurring role on Medium.[8]

Kelly Preston

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