Actress, writer, and screenwriter Harley Jane Kozak (Susan Jane Kozak) hails from the United States. The 1982 horror movie The House on Sorority Row featured Jane in her feature film debut. Between 1985 and 1989, she played Mary Duvall in a recurring role on the soap opera Santa Barbara.
Harley Jane Kozak Biography
Additionally, she played a supporting role in When Harry Met Sally… (1989) and Clean and Sober (1988). She played the lead in the blockbuster studio movies Arachnophobia (1990) and Parenthood (1989).
Through the rest of the 1990s and into the 2000s, Harley kept acting in movies. Later, she decided to concentrate on writing. Since 2004 Jane has released five mystery books. Her first book, Dating Dead Men, won an Agatha, Anthony, and MA cavity Award.
Kozak graduated in 1980 from the Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Regarding her name, she has stated that “Harley” was a nickname given to her by a former boyfriend who was a Harley-Davidson motorcycle owner; nevertheless, she later legally changed her name.
Harley Jane Kozak Age
Susan Jane Kozak was born on January 28, 1957 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S. She is 66 years
Harley Jane Kozak Family
Jane was conceived by Joseph Aloysius Kozak, an attorney, and Dorothy (née Taraldsen), a university music professor. Jane’s mother had three-quarters Norwegian and one-quarter Swedish ancestry, while her father was of Slovak background. She was the newest child born into an eight-child household.
Mary, Dorothy, and Ann are her three sisters. In addition, Jane has four brothers: Peter, Andrew, John, and Joseph. When she was a year old, her father passed away. Kozak was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, and after graduating from high school moved to New York City. She eventually spent twelve years working as a waitress.
Harley Jane Kozak Marriage
After six years of marriage, Harley Jane Kozak and actor Van Saantvord got divorced in 1997. Jackson is the name of the son they share.
Kozak chose to concentrate on her acting profession and raising her son after divorcing and hasn’t remarried. She has made several film and television appearances, such as in “Parenthood,” “Arachnophobia,” and “The Favor.”
Harley Jane Kozak Children
Two sons and a daughter are the children of Harley Jane Kozak. Her first kid, a son named Jake, was born in 1995; her second child, a daughter named Audrey, was born in 1998. In 2000, she gave birth to her third child, a son called Dashel.
Harley Jane Kozak Career
In the 1980s and 1990s, Kozak began her acting career by making several appearances in movies and television programs. She has starred in such well-known movies as “Parenthood,” “The Favor,” and “Arachnophobia.” She additionally appeared on other well-known TV programs, including “Santa Barbara” and “The Guiding Light.”
Kozak has a distinguished writing career in addition to her job as an actress. She is the author of a number of books, including the well-known Wollie Shelley mystery series, which also includes the novels “Dating Dead Men,” “Dead Ex,” and “A Date You Can’t Refuse.” Since her books have been well-received, Kozak has garnered numerous nominations, including those for the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards.
Kozak has experience writing for both film and television as a screenwriter. She co-wrote the screenplay for the 1999 movie “The House on Haunted Hill” and has written episodes for shows including “Diagnosis: Murder” and “Monk.”
While Kozak’s acting career has stalled recently, she still writes and is a prominent figure in the writing community.
Harley Jane Kozak Books
She has written several books including:
Keeper of the Moon
A Date You Can’t Refuse
Dating Is Murder
Dating Dead Men
Harley Jane Kozak Net Worth
The star of House of Sorority Row is thought to be worth $5 million.