Jean Louisa Kelly in Uncle Buck | 1989
Clip Name: Plate Smash
About this actor
Jean Louisa Kelly (born March 9, 1972) is an American actress and singer. She is perhaps best known for her role as Kim Warner on Yes, Dear. Before attending college she already had roles in the original Broadway cast of Sondheim's Into the Woods and in the film Uncle Buck with John Candy. She also took roles in college productions, including with the Barnard College Gilbert and Sullivan Society. After graduation from college, Kelly became well known in the mid-1990s for a series of television commercials she did for MCI long distance, in which she played a telephone operator who challenged AT&T.; In 1995, she starred as Louisa in the musical film The Fantasticks with Joey McIntyre and Joel Grey, although the film was shelved until 2000. The same year, she appeared in perhaps her most prominent role as Rowena Morgan, the muse for the title character of Mr. Holland's Opus. Other films followed in the 1990s. Later starring roles in films have included Landfall (2001), Little Red Light ...