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Occupation  Actress
Nieces  Annie Guest
Parents  Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh
Role  Actress
Name  Kelly Curtis

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Full Name  Kelly Lee Schwartz
Born  June 17, 1956 (age 59) (1956-06-17) Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Years active  1983-present, 1983-1999 (acting)
Relatives  Jamie Lee Curtis (sister)
Siblings  Jamie Lee Curtis, Allegra Curtis, Nicholas Curtis, Alexandra Curtis, Ben Curtis
Nephews  Thomas Guest, Raphael Curtis
Movies and TV shows  Trading Places, The Sect, The Sentinel, Magic Sticks
Similar People  Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Allegra Curtis, Nicholas Curtis

Kelly curtis

Kelly Lee Curtis (born June 17, 1956) is an American actress. She is best known for her film roles in Trading Places (1983), Magic Sticks (1987), and The Devil's Daughter (1991).


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Early life

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Kelly Curtis was born in Santa Monica, California, the eldest child of actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. Her sister is actress Jamie Lee Curtis (born 1958). Her paternal grandparents were Hungarian Jewish immigrants and two of her maternal great-grandparents were Danish. She has four half-siblings, from her father's remarriages, Alexandra Curtis (born July 19, 1964); Allegra Curtis (born July 11, 1966); Nicholas Curtis (December 21, 1970 – July 2, 1994), who died of a drug overdose; and Benjamin Curtis (born May 2, 1973).

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Curtis' first appearance on the silver screen was as a young girl in the United Artists action/adventure The Vikings (1958) starring her parents, as well as Kirk Douglas and Ernest Borgnine. Her parents divorced in 1962, after which her mother married Robert Brandt (1927-2009).

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In 1978, she graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, with a degree in Business. She worked briefly as a stockbroker.


Curtis studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. An article in the Los Angeles Times of July 28, 1982, about the play Say Goodnight, Gracie reads, in part, "Kelly Curtis is Ginny, sadly resigned to not being smart but smartly settled for honest responses. Here, writing and performance transcend one-note designation. Seated quietly, Curtis delivers a touching monologue that would have been the heart of another and better play, rather than a disarming moment of inspired simplicity."

She made her motion picture debut at the age of 27, playing the role as Muffy in the John Landis comedy Trading Places (1983) starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. She played the role as Shirley in the comedy Magic Sticks (1987) opposite George Kranz, and starred in the leading role as Miriam Kreisl in the horror film The Devil's Daughter (1991).

On September 14, 1989, she and playwright/producer Scott Morfee (born 1954) were married. The couple were then working together on his play with music, Shout and Twist, which she was not only appearing in, but producing.

Curtis was a regular cast member in the role as Lieutenant Carolyn Plummer during the first season of the crime/action television series The Sentinel (1996) opposite co-stars Richard Burgi, Garett Maggart, and Bruce A. Young. Her guest appearances on TV include roles on The Renegades (1983), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), and Judging Amy (1999). She has worked as an assistant on such films as Freaky Friday (2003), Christmas with the Kranks (2004), and You Again (2010).

Kelly Curtis and her husband live in New York, where they enjoy gardening during off-hours at their home on Long Island.


  • The Vikings (1958) as young girl (uncredited)
  • Trading Places (1983) as Muffy
  • Magic Sticks (1987) as Shirley
  • Checkpoint (1987) as Joyce
  • The Devil's Daughter (1991) as Miriam Kreisl (starring role)
  • Ex-Cop (1992) as Officer
  • Mixed Blessings (1998) as Annie Weaver
  • June (1998) (short film)
  • Production crew

  • Singles (1992), associate producer
  • Almost Famous (2000), technical advisor
  • Freaky Friday (2003), assistant
  • Christmas with the Kranks (2004), assistant
  • You Again (2010), assistant
  • Television films

  • Kojak: Ariana (1989) as Whitley
  • Thanksgiving Day (1990) as Barbara Schloss
  • False Arrest (1991) as Mary Durand
  • Search and Rescue (1994)
  • Series television

  • The Renegades episode: Target: Marciano (1983) as Cynthia Holtson
  • The Equalizer episode: No Conscience (1986) as Vicki; episode: No Place Like Home (1988) as Paula Whitaker
  • Hunter episode: The Reporter (1991) as Amy Rivers
  • Silk Stalkings episode: Curtain Call (1992) as Sara Lawton
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode: Captive Pursuit (1993) as Miss Sarda
  • The Sentinel (1996) as Lt. Carolyn Plummer
  • LateLine episode: Karp's Night Out (1999) as Shelly
  • Judging Amy episode: Last Tango in Hartford (1999) as Leslie Wirth
  • References

    Kelly Curtis Wikipedia