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Short Info

Date Of BirthJanuary 28, 1957
SpouseGreg Aldisert, Van Saantvord
FactWas originally chosen to play "Karen Sammler" in Once and Again (1999). She filmed the pilot but, after that, she had to withdraw due to personal reasons (she had become pregnant). The part was recast with Susanna Thompson.
PaymentsEarned $50 per day from The House on Sorority Row (1983)

Harley Jane Kozak is an American actress, author, and producer. She was born on January 28, 1957 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, the United States to Dorothy (née Vojtko) and Joseph Aloysius Kozak. Her father was of Ukrainian descent and her mother was of Polish ancestry. She has two sisters, Leslie Kozak and Jody Kozak. She attended Wyoming Seminary and later graduated from Sarah Lawrence College.

Kozak’s first film role was in the 1981 film, The Hand. She has since appeared in films such as The Lost Boys, When Harry Met Sally…, Arachnophobia, Father of the Bride, and its sequel Father of the Bride Part II. On television, she had a leading role in the short-lived CBS drama series, Harts of the West. She also had recurring roles on the NBC sitcoms Cheers and Wings.

In recent years, Kozak has appeared in the films We Are What We Are and The Girl in the Book. She has also written two mystery novels, Dating Dead Men and Dating Is Murder.

Kozak has been married to actor Paul Le Mat since 1985. They have two daughters together.

As of 2020, Harley Jane Kozak’s net worth is $3 million.

General Info

Full NameHarley Jane Kozak
Date Of BirthJanuary 28, 1957
Height1.75 m
ProfessionAuthor, Actor
EducationNew York University


SpouseGreg Aldisert, Van Saantvord
ChildrenGiana Julia Aldisert, Audrey Valentine Aldisert, Lorenzo Robert Aldisert
ParentsDorothy Kozak, Joseph Aloysius Kozak
SiblingsMary Kozak, Joseph Kozak, Peter Kozak, Andrew Kozak, Dorothy Kozak, John Kozak, Ann Kozak


AwardsAgatha Award for Best First Novel, Macavity Awards for Best First Mystery Novel, Anthony Award for Best First Novel
MoviesArachnophobia, The Favor, Magic in the Water, All I Want for Christmas, When Harry Met Sally..., Parenthood, Necessary Roughness, The House on Sorority Row, The Taking of Beverly Hills, Side Out, Dark Planet, I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance Is Mine, Unforgivable, Emma's Wish, The Android Affair,...
TV ShowsYou Wish, Bringing up Jack, Harts of the West, Knightwatch, Texas, Titanic

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The House on Sorority Row (1983)$50 per day


1Her father was of Slovak descent. Her mother was of three quarters Norwegian and one quarter Swedish ancestry.
2Profiled in an article by Jordan Rosenfeld in the April 2008 issue of Writer's Digest. [March 2008]
3Release of her third novel, "Dead Ex". [August 2007]
4Release of her first novel, "Dating Dead Men". [2004]
5Release of her fourth novel, "A Date You Can't Refuse". [2009]
6Released her second novel, "Dating is Murder", a follow-up to her tongue-in-cheek "Dating Dead Men". [March 2005]
7In 2005, won Anthony Award for Best First Novel for "Dating Dead Men".
8She gave birth to twins, son Lorenzo Robert Aldisert and daughter Giana Julia Aldisert, with Greg Aldisert, on May 30, 2002 in Los Angeles.
9Was originally chosen to play "Karen Sammler" in Once and Again (1999). She filmed the pilot but, after that, she had to withdraw due to personal reasons (she had become pregnant). The part was recast with Susanna Thompson.
10She won the Agatha Award for Best First Mystery Novel for her book "Dating Dead Men".
11Attended Lincoln East High School in Lincoln, Nebraska, graduating in 1975.
12Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1990" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 42. [1990]
13Got the nickname "Harley" from the motorcycle.
14Worked zealously as a waitress at the original Garvin's Restaurant in Greenwich Village NYC
15Has three sisters: Mary, Dorothy and Ann, and four brothers: Andrew, John, Joseph and Peter
16Gave birth to daughter Audrey on 9th of March 2000.




A Kind of Magic2015Abby
I Spit on Your Grave: Vengeance is Mine2015Therapist
Vipers in the Grass2010Video shortCelia Bowman
The Red Queen2009Church Lady
Beggars and Choosers2000TV SeriesFelicia
Once and Again2000TV SeriesMediator
Love Boat: The Next Wave1999TV SeriesCassandra Taylor
Emma's Wish1998TV MovieJoy Bookman
Chicago Hope1998TV SeriesDr. Lucille Corcoran
The Secret Lives of Men1998TV SeriesMarcy
You Wish1997-1998TV SeriesGillian Apple
The Lovemaster1997Karen
Stargate SG-11997TV SeriesSara O'Neill
Dark Planet1997Brendan
The Outer Limits1997TV SeriesPrisoner No. 98843
Titanic1996TV Mini-SeriesBess Allison
A Friend's Betrayal1996TV MovieAbby Hewitt
Charlie Grace1995-1996TV SeriesHolly
Unforgivable1996TV MovieJudy Hegstrom
The Nerd1996TV MovieTanzie Boyd (as Harley Kozak)
Strangers1996TV SeriesLeslie
Magic in the Water1995Dr. Wanda Bell
The Android Affair1995TV MovieKaren Garrett
Bringing Up Jack1995TV SeriesEllen McMahon
Dream On1994TV SeriesJill Chadfield
Harts of the West1993-1994TV SeriesAlison Hart
The Favor1994Kathy Whiting
The Hidden Room1993TV SeriesDeborah
The Amy Fisher Story1993TV MovieAmy Pagnozzi
All I Want for Christmas1991Catherine O'Fallon
The Taking of Beverly Hills1991Laura Sage
Necessary Roughness1991Dr. Suzanne Carter
L.A. Law1991TV SeriesRikki Davis
Arachnophobia1990Molly Jennings
Side Out1990Kate Jacobs
So Proudly We Hail1990TV MovieSusan McCarran
Parenthood1989Susan (as Harley Kozak)
When Harry Met Sally...1989Helen (as Harley Kozak)
Santa Barbara1985-1989TV SeriesMary Duvall / Mary Duvall McCormick
Knightwatch1988-1989TV SeriesBarbara 'Babs' Sheppard
CBS Summer Playhouse1988TV SeriesViki
Clean and Sober1988Ralston Receptionist (as Harley Kozak)
Supercarrier1988TV SeriesCmdr. Libby Marcus
Highway to Heaven1986TV SeriesCaroline
Guiding Light1983-1984TV SeriesAnnabelle Sims Reardon / Annabelle Reardon
The House on Sorority Row1983Diane (as Harley Kozak)
Texas1980TV SeriesBrette Wheeler (1981-1982)


E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1990TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Thrills, Chills & Spiders: The Making of 'Arachnophobia'1990TV Movie documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself
Stargate SG-12002TV SeriesSara O'Neill
Dream On1995TV SeriesJill Chadfield
Santa Barbara1988TV SeriesMary Duvall


Won Awards

1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Supporting Role on a Daytime SerialSanta Barbara (1984)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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