Kelly Preston was born and raised in Hawaii. As a result of her father’s position with an agricultural firm, Kelly moved to Iraq when she was five years old and also lived several years in Australia as a teenager. Moving back to Hawaii, Kelly appeared in numerous television commercials and developed an interest in an acting career.
Kelly graduated from Punahou High School in Hawaii along with fellow alumni, President Barack Obama.
She then relocated to Los Angeles and enrolled in the University of Southern California where she studied drama and theatre. She would soon land her first role and make her feature film debut in the hit motion picture “Twins.”
Kelly is married to international star, John Travolta. They met while making the film “The Experts” and were married in a quiet and romantic wedding in Paris, France in 1991. They have since taken on the role of being proud parents of three beautiful children, Jett, Ella Bleu, and Benjamin.
Kelly loves spending time with her family, going antiquing, and of course, traveling the world with her children and her husband as pilot.
Kelly is a strong supporter of parents and childrens’ rights, drug rehabilitation, education, and environmental issues. You can find out more about the groups that she supports on the Causes page.