Beginning with an episode entitled "Partners In Crime," Preston will play Meghan Doyle, an attractive venture capitalist who likes what she sees when Joe Dubois (Jake Weber) makes a presentation on his new solar power-based invention to her investment firm. Her decision to independently fund and become business partners with Joe ultimately creates tension in his marriage to Allison (Patricia Arquette), it was announced today by executive producer Glenn Gordon Caron.
"We're thrilled to have Kelly join us for the final episodes of Season 4," said Caron. "For the role of Meghan Doyle, a venture capitalist who decides to underwrite Joe, we needed an actress who exuded both intelligence and sexuality. Someone who could stand toe-to-toe with Patricia and Jake, and credibly create chaos in a household and a marriage that is as strong as any on television."
Preston has proven her versatility with strong performances in smaller independent films including From Dusk Till Dawn and Citizen Ruth as well as in hit feature films, including her breakout role in Jerry Maguire opposite Tom Cruise. Since then, she has appeared alongside Michael Keaton in Jack Frost, Jim Carrey in Dr. Seuss' The Cat In The Hat and received critical notices for her role opposite Kevin Costner in For Love of the Game. She appeared in Battlefield Earth, a film produced by her husband of 16 years, John Travolta, and most recently starred with Kevin Bacon in Death Sentence. Later this year, Preston will star in "The Tenth Circle," based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Jodi Picoult.