Actress-singer Jean Louisa Kelly

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on June 3, 2001

Singer/actress Jean Louisa Kelly was wonderful in Mr. Holland's Opus. What is she doing now?
—Billy S., Texas

Jean Louisa Kelly, 29, now co-stars in the CBS sitcom Yes, Dear and can be seen in the upcoming movie The Fantasticks. The Worcester, Mass., native graduated from Columbia University in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in English. Kelly comes from a musical background—her father and siblings play instruments and her mother teaches piano. She began singing at a young age and has studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance. Her first professional performance was at age 11 starring in Annie at Rhode Island's Theater by the Sea. Kelly's other movie credits include Uncle Buck. Television credits include Mad About You, Law & Order, and Homicide: Life on the Street. Kelly is married and lives in Los Angeles.