Jean Louisa Kelly - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 15, 2022

Jean Louisa Kelly
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Uncle Buck (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $6 million

Personal Details

Born on : March 9, 1972 (age 51)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jean Louisa Kelly
Birth Place: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: J. Joseph Kelly
Mother's Name: Wendy Kelly
Siblings: N/A
High School: Easton High School
University: Columbia University's Columbia College
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: May 25, 1997
Husband's Name: James Pitaro
Children: 2

Sean Pitaro (son)
Josey Pitaro (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.63 meter (5 feet 4 inch)
Weight: 53 kg (116.84 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 8.5 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 27 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Jean Louisa Kelly?

Jean Louisa Kelly is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in the TV series Yes, Dear, and films The Fantasticks, Uncle Buck, and Mr. Holland's Opus.

Jean Louisa Kelly – Age, Parents, Siblings

Jean Louisa Kelly was born on March 9, 1972, in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. She was born to her mother Wendy Kelly, a music teacher, and her father J. Joseph Kelly, a high-school English teacher. There is no information to claim that she has a sibling(s) or is the only child of her parents.

young Jean Louisa Kelly (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Jean Louisa Kelly attended Easton High School. She went on to study at Columbia University's Columbia College, graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

The ethnicity of Kelly is Caucasian.

Jean Louisa Kelly – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Kelly married her longtime boyfriend James Pitaro on May 25, 1997. Pitaro is a media executive and attorney who was named president of ESPN in March 2018. With her husband, she has two children- son Sean Pitaro (born in the summer of 2003) and daughter Josey Pitaro (born on April 12, 2006).

The couple seems to be happy in their marriage, even after more than 20 years together. There are no rumors of divorce surrounding them.

Jean Louisa Kelly, James Pitaro (Image: Instagram- posted 2020)

Jean Louisa Kelly – Career

Early Days

Kelly had already found success as a child actor. In her teens, she played Snow White in the Broadway cast of Sondheim's Into the Woods followed by the role of Tia Russell in the film Uncle Buck (1989) and as Maria in American Shaolin (1992). After college graduation, she resumed her career as an actress.

Films, Series

Over the years Jean Louisa Kelly has starred in the films Mr. Holland's Opus (1995), A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999), Ant-Man (2015), The Neighbor (2018), The Call of the Wild (2020), Top Gun: Maverick (2020), etc. Moreover, in the last three decades, she has done extensive work in TV series. 

Some series in which she has portrayed character(s) include Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders (1996), Cold Feet (1999), Yes, Dear (2000-2006), Hero Factory (2010-2013), Outcast (2017), The Fosters (2018).

Also, Jean Louisa Kelly is known for appearing in the TV films Harvest of Fire (1996), The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998), Hallmark Channel’s Chance at Romance (2013), Lifetime’s Zoe Gone (2014), etc.

Jean Louisa Kelly in Uncle Buck (Image: Daily Star)


On the set of Top Gun: Maverick, Jean Louisa Kelly has worked with fellow actors Monica Barbaro, Lewis Pullman, Manuel Jacinto, Danny Ramirez, and Charles Parnell.

Jean Louisa Kelly – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Kelly is estimated to be around $6 million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Jean Louisa Kelly – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media platforms Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Jean Louisa Kelly is followed by thousands of followers. Her YouTube channel has over 600 subscribers and she also runs an official website-

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