Kaleena Kiff

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Kaleena Kiff
Born(1974-10-23) October 23, 1974 (age 37)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Other namesHelena Kiff
OccupationActress, producer, director
Years active1980 – present
 
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Kaleena Kiff
Born(1974-10-23) October 23, 1974 (age 37)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Other namesHelena Kiff
OccupationActress, producer, director
Years active1980 – present

Kaleena Kiff (born October 23, 1974) is an American actress, producer, and director. Kiff is best known for her roles in the sitcoms Love, Sidney and The New Leave It to Beaver. Kaleena is correctly pronounced Kuh Lee Na (kuh-LEE-nuh).

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Career

Born in Santa Monica, California, Kiff began acting in the early 1980s. In 1982, she appeared in the NBC comedy Love, Sidney as Patti Morgan opposite Tony Randall and Swoosie Kurtz. In 1985, she landed the role of Kelly Cleaver, daughter of Wally (Tony Dow) and Mary Ellen Cleaver (Janice Kent) in the 1985 revival series The New Leave It to Beaver. After the series ended in 1988, Kiff acted sporadically in mainly bit roles

In 2008, she produced the musical short E vuoto per amore (He Is Empty for Love), directed by Galen Fletcher, screened at the Red Rock Film Festival.[1] In 2008 she directed a short film titled Alice & Huck, starring Allison Mack from the TV series Smallville. The short won three accolades at The Big Easy Shorts Festival: Best director (for herself), Best Editing, and Best Drama.[2] Currently she is co-creating and directing the first five episodes of a Science Fiction/Fantasy called Riese the Series which airs this fall.[3]

Filmography

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1987Jaws: The RevengeAdditional Voices
1988Oliver & CompanyAdditional Voices
1990Ghost DadAdditional Voices
2005When Jesse Was Born
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Executive producer
2007Locked Out
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Producer
2008Alice & Huck
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Director, producer
He Is Empty for Love
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Producer
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1980The JeffersonsLiza1 episode
1981Sidney Shorr: A Girl's Best FriendPatti MorganTelevision movie
1981–1983Love, SidneyPatti Morgan44 episodes
1983Still the BeaverKelly CleaverTelevision movie
Memorial DayKaraTelevision movie
An Uncommon LoveLindsayTelevision movie
Family TiesYoung Mallory1 episode
1984Three's CompanyMuffit1 episode
Pole PositionDaisy (Voice)13 episodes
1985Down to EarthRoxanne1 episode
1985–1988The New Leave It to BeaverKelly Cleaver100 episodes
1986Headin' Home for the HolidaysJennyTelevision movie
Credited as Helena Kiff
1987Popeye and SonDee Dee (Voice)Unknown episodes
1991Never ForgetStudentTelevision movie
2005SmallvilleWarehouse Worker1 episode
2008SupernaturalFemale victim1 episode

Awards and nominations

YearAwardResultCategorySeries
1983Young Artist AwardNominatedBest Young Actress in a Comedy SeriesLove, Sidney
1988WonBest Young Actress in a Cable Series or SpecialThe New Leave It to Beaver
1989

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