Nisha Rathode (Editor)

Kelly Curtis

Updated on
Edit
Like
Comment
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Occupation
  
Actress

Nieces
  
Annie Guest

Role
  
Actress

Name
  
Kelly Curtis


Kelly Curtis 44680289jpg

Full Name
  
Kelly Lee Schwartz

Born
  
June 17, 1956 (age 67) (
1956-06-17
)

Years active
  
1983-present, 1983-1999 (acting)

Relatives
  
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).

Contents

Kelly Curtis Kelly Curtis Picture 3 The Premiere of Fox Searchlight

Superstars their moms jamie lee curtis kelly curtis and janet leigh


Early life

Kelly Curtis Jamie Lee Curtis Picture 35 The Premiere of Fox

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).

Kelly Curtis Kelly Curtis Pictures Tony Curtis Funeral Zimbio

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).

Kelly Curtis iamediaimdbcomimagesMMV5BMjIxNjU3OTExOF5BMl5

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

Career

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.

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
  • Filmography

    Actress
    1999
    Judging Amy (TV Series) as
    Leslie Wirth
    - Last Tango in Hartford (1999) - Leslie Wirth
    1999
    LateLine (TV Series) as
    Shelly
    - Karp's Night Out (1999) - Shelly
    1998
    June (Short)
    1998
    Mixed Blessings as
    Annie Weaver
    1996
    The Sentinel (TV Series) as
    Carolyn Plummer
    - Rogue (1996) - Carolyn Plummer
    - Night Train (1996) - Carolyn Plummer
    - Cypher (1996) - Carolyn Plummer
    - The Debt (1996) - Carolyn Plummer (credit only)
    - Killers (1996) - Carolyn Plummer
    - Siege (1996) - Carolyn Plummer
    - The Switchman (1996) - Carolyn Plummer
    1994
    Search and Rescue (TV Movie)
    1993
    Ex-Cop as
    Officer
    1993
    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) as
    Miss Sarda
    - Captive Pursuit (1993) - Miss Sarda
    1992
    Silk Stalkings (TV Series) as
    Sarah Lawton
    - Curtain Call (1992) - Sarah Lawton
    1991
    False Arrest (TV Movie) as
    Mary Durand
    1991
    The Sect as
    Miriam Kreisl
    1991
    Hunter (TV Series) as
    Amy Rivers
    - The Reporter (1991) - Amy Rivers
    1990
    Thanksgiving Day (TV Movie) as
    Barbara Schloss
    1989
    Kojak: Ariana (TV Movie) as
    Whitley
    1986
    The Equalizer (TV Series) as
    Paula Whitaker / Vicki
    - No Place Like Home (1988) - Paula Whitaker
    - No Conscience (1986) - Vicki
    1987
    Checkpoint as
    Joyce
    1987
    Magic Sticks as
    Shirley
    1983
    Trading Places as
    Muffy
    1983
    The Renegades (TV Series) as
    Cynthia Holtson
    - Target: Marciano (1983) - Cynthia Holtson
    1958
    The Vikings as
    Young Girl (uncredited)
    Director
    2019
    Curling in Stanley (Documentary)
    2018
    Marby Jets Are Go (Documentary)
    2013
    The Night She Came Home!! (Video documentary)
    Miscellaneous
    2010
    You Again (assistant: Jamie Lee Curtis)
    2004
    Christmas with the Kranks (assistant: Ms. Curtis)
    2003
    Freaky Friday (assistant: Jamie Lee Curtis)
    Producer
    2019
    Curling in Stanley (Documentary) (executive producer)
    Soundtrack
    1991
    The Sect (performer: "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" - uncredited)
    Thanks
    2002
    Tales from the Mist: Inside 'the Fog' (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
    Self
    2001
    Biography (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Janet Leigh (2003) - Self
    - Tony Curtis: Tony of the Movies (2001) - Self
    2002
    Hollywood Greats (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Tony Curtis (2002) - Self
    1998
    Celebrity Profile (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Jamie Lee Curtis - Self
    1973
    The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #13.50 (1973) - Self

    References

    Kelly Curtis Wikipedia