Kelly Bishop is an American actress and dancer. She is popular as Emily Gilmore on the series Gilmore Girls and as Marjorie Houseman in the film Dirty Dancing. Her other notable works include Wonder Boys, Friends with Kids, and Bunheads.

What Age Is Kelly Bishop? How Tall Is She In Feet?

Kelly Bishop was born Carole Bishop on February 28, 1944, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is the only daughter of her parents, Lawrence Boden Bishop and Jane Lenore.

Bishop spent her childhood in Denver, Colorado. There she attended the San Jose Ballet School and trained to be a ballet dancer. Likewise, she also went to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School.

As of 2021, Kelly is 76 years old and stands at the height of 5 feet 6-inch or 168 cm tall.

How Much Is Kelly Bishop Worth?

Bishop has been active in the film industry since 1966. She made her acting debut playing Miss Linden in the movie Step Out of Your Mind.

Eventually, the versatile personality got her big break with the Broadway production of A Chorus Line. She even won Tony Award for her performance in the musical.

Kelly is also a part of movies like An Unmarried Woman, Dirty Dancing, Six Degrees of Separation, Miami Rhapsody, My X-Girlfriend’s Wedding Reception, Wonder Boys, Friends with Kids, A Novel Romance, Saint Janet, and Art of Falling in Love.

Gilmore Girls’ star Kelly Bishop is worth $4 million

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Additionally, she has acted in various TV shows such as Hawaii Five-0, The Thorns, The Baby-Sitters Club, Law & Order, All My Children, The Good Wife, Bunheads, and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. From 2000 to 2007, she portrayed the main role of Emily Gilmore in the comedy-drama series Gilmore Girls alongside Keiko Agena, Sean Gunn, Liz Torres, and Alexis Bledel.

Furthermore, her theater credits include Golden Rainbow, Promises, Promises, Precious Sons, On the Town, Bus Stop, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Proposals, and Anything Goes.

So far, Gilmore Girls‘ star has featured in 44 movies and series. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kelly Bishop has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

Is Kelly Bishop Married? What Is She Doing Now?

Kelly Bishop is a twice-married woman. Previously, she tied a knot with Peter Miller in 1970 and later, divorced.

After that, Bunheads actress Kelly exchanged wedding rings with Lee Leonard on April 15, 1980. Her marital relationship with Lee ended due to his death on December 16, 2018.

Kelly Bishop’s late husband Lee Leonard

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Bishop is the third spouse and a widow of the late television host. The couple used to live a blissful life with their beloved pets in a luxurious house in South Orange, New Jersey. At the moment, the actress is living a single life with all her focus on her career.