Kelly Preston Biography

Kelly Preston Biography

Kelly Preston (born October 13, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American actress. She is a 1980 graduate of the Punahou School.



Kelly 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, son Jett and daughter Ella Bleu. Kelly does not use the surname "Travolta" professionally.

Both Kelly Preston and Travolta are Scientologists, and Preston appeared in the film Battlefield Earth (produced by John Travolta, based on the novel by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard). Her role is sometimes incorrectly described as "starring" even though she only appears in one scene. She plays a Psychlo female encountered in a bar.

Recently, Kelly Preston has taken up the issue of overmedication and children. Preston has advocated 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. A federal law to that effect became law in July 2005, only schools receiving federal funding are subject to its terms.

Kelly Preston also devotes much of her time as a board member of the Children's Health Environmental Coalition (CHEC), a 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 syndrome, an illness that mostly affects children and results in severe allergies and asthma attacks.


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