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Jean Louisa Kelly

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Born: March 9, 1972 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Rasied in Boylston, Massachusetts
1983:
Played title role in summer stock production of "Annie" at the Theater-by-the-Sea in Matunick, Rhode Island
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Appeared in regional theater productions throughout New England
1985:
Placed second in nationwide talent contest (Talent America); signed by an agent
1987:
Broadway debut in small role of Snow White in "Into the Woods"; also understudied roles of Rapunzel and Little Red Riding Hood
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Family relocated to Maryland
1989:
Film debut (billed as Jean Kelly) playing Tia Russell in "Uncle Buck", directed by John Hughes
1994:
TV acting debut in "Breathing Lessons", a CBS "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production
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Appeared in TV commercials for Ogilvie shampoo and MCI
1995:
Appeared as a young governess hired to tutor the sons of President Abraham Lincoln in the period drama "Tad" (The Family Channel)
1995:
Breakthrough screen role as a student who develops a crush on her music teacher in "Mr. Holland's Opus"
1997:
Had leading role in the stage musical "R.S.V.P. Broadway", produced in Canada
1998:
Signed to portray Ruby Keeler in the stage musical biography "The Jazz Singer", starring Sam Harris; show canceled due to lack of funds
1998:
Cast as the lover of John Wilkes Booth in the TNT production "The Day Lincoln Was Shot"
1999:
Played leading role of an aspiring singer in the sci-fi thriller "The Cyberstalking" (UPN)
1999:
Debut as TV series regular on NBC's short-lived "Cold Feet"
2000:
Co-starred in the CBS fall sitcom "Yes, Dear"
2001:
Portrayed silent star Clara Bow in the Off-Broadway musical "The 'It' Girl"

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