• Kala Savage is a retired actress, best known for her role in the 1989 movie "Little Monsters"
• She was born in Highland Park, Illinois in 1978 and was raised by her mother and father, who were a real estate broker and financial consultant, respectively
• She has appeared in 12 credits, including roles in the TV series "Santa Barbara", "That '70s Show", "Diagnosis Murder", "Felicity", "Boston Public", "8 Simple Rules", "NYPD Blue" and "Aliens in America", as well as in the movies "Dead Write" and "La Cucina"
• She is married to Jared Flamm and enjoys travelling, reading, playing beach sports, watching movies and volunteering at animal shelters
• Kala has a net worth of over $300,000 as of May 2022


Who is Kala Savage?

Kala Lynne Savage was born in Highland Park, Illinois USA, on 16 October 1978 – her zodiac sign is Libra, and she holds American nationality. She’s a retired actress, with 12 credits to her name, probably still known best for her portrayal of Little Monster in the popular 1989 family adventure comedy movie “Little Monsters”. It was directed by Richard Greenberg, starred Fred Savage, Howie Mandel and Daniel Stern, and follows a boy who has found an entire world of monsters under his bed; the film was nominated for two awards.

Early life and education

Kala was raised in Highland Park alongside her brothers Fred and Ben, by their mother Joanne who was a real estate broker, and their father Lewis Savage who was a financial consultant; both Fred and Ben are today famous actors and movie directors, with Fred being known best for his role in the comedy series “The Wonder Years”, and Ben for having starred in the sitcom “Boy Meets World”.

Kala became interested in acting when she was around six years old, as she watched movies and TV series with her family nearly every day. She began appearing in her elementary school plays when she was eight, while she made her debut TV series appearance aged 10, when cast to play Anisa in the popular romantic drama “Santa Barbara”.

It was created by Bridget Dobson and Jerome Dobson, starred A Martinez, Marcy Walker and Nancy Lee Grahn, and follows the lives of members of the wealthy Capwell family; the series aired from 1984 to 1993 and won 47 of the 161 awards for which it was nominated.

Following this role, Kala chose to focus on her studies, and didn’t appear in any movies or TV series in the following 10 years. She studied at a local high school, from which she matriculated in 1997, and because she hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s believed that she hasn’t attended college.

Roles in TV series

In 1999, Kala played Gwen in the episodes “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Three in the Van #2” of the comedy “Undressed”, and in 2001, she portrayed Teenage Paula in the episode “Eric’s Naughty No-no” of the hit romantic comedy drama “That ‘70s Show”.

It was created by Mark Brazill and Bonnie Turner, starred Topher Grace, Laura Prepon and Mila Kunis, and follows a group of teenagers who are living in Wisconsin in the ‘70s; the series aired from 1998 to 2006 and won 16 awards, including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for 77 other awards.

The same year saw Kala appear in an episode of both the mystery crime drama “Diagnosis Murder” and the romantic drama “Felicity”, then in 2002, she played Katie Medavoy in the episode “Oedipus Wrecked” of the mystery crime drama “NYPD Blue”.

Kala appeared in the 2003 episode “Chapter Fifty-Four” of the comedy drama “Boston Public”, while the following year saw her play the supporting character Lacey in the popular comedy drama “8 Simple Rules”, created by Tracy Gamble, and which starred Katey Sagal, Kaley Cuoco and Amy Davidson.

It follows the Hennessy family who have to look after each other now that the family patriarch Paul has passed away; the series aired from 2002 to 2005 and won 10 awards, including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for 12 other awards.

Kala appeared in only one other TV series prior to retiring from acting: she played Mindy Weinblau in the 2008 episode “The Muslim Card” of the comedy “Aliens in America”.

Roles in movies

Kala appeared in only two other movies besides “Little Monsters”. She portrayed Vanessa in the 2007 mystery thriller “Dead Write”, and she played Raven in the 2007 drama “La Cucina”, directed by Allison R. Hebble, and which starred Christina Hendricks, Joaquim de Almeida and Leisha Hailey. The movie follows the love lives of three couples.

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Other credits

Kala made an uncredited appearance in the 1991 short music video “Traveling Wildburys: Wilbury Twist – Original Version”.

She wrote the song “Hey Juanita” for the 2007 family comedy movie “Daddy Day Camp”.

Kala received special thanks for the 2014 documentary movie “What the F@#- Is Cancer and Why Does Everybody Have It?”.

Awards and nominations

She’s been nominated for only a single award: a 1990 Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, for her performance in “Little Monsters”.

What is she doing today?

Since her retirement in 2008, Kala has been focused mostly on collaborating with her husband Jared Flamm, who’s a musician.

Love life and husband

Kala prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but has still allowed her fans to have a glimpse into it. She met her husband Jared sometime in the second half of the ‘90s, and although neither has spoken about the circumstances under which they met, it’s believed that they were introduced at a party organized by their mutual friend.

The two married in 2003, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members, and they have since been staying away from the media’s attention.

Neither Kala nor Jared have spoken of any other people whom they have perhaps been with, and as of May 2022, Kala’s married to Jared Flamm, and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Kala loves to travel, and her acting career had taken her to various US states, while her favorite city to stay in was Los Angeles, California. Since she married Jared, the two have vacationed in various European and Asian countries, while Kala’s dream travel destination seems to be Iceland.

She’s a lover of animals and has two pet dogs; Kala occasionally volunteers at a local animal shelter, together with her husband.

She enjoys reading books in her spare time – her favorite author is Stephen King, while her favorite book is “The Stand”.

Kala’s favorite season is summer, mostly because she likes to sun tan at the beach and drink cocktails, while she’s also keen on playing beach soccer and volleyball.

Kala enjoys watching movies late at night, especially those starring her favorite actor and actress Anthony Hopkins and Amanda Seyfried, such as “The Silence of the Lambs”, “Hannibal” and “Fracture”.

Age, height and net worth

Kala’s age is 43. She has long black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).

As of May 2022, Kala’s net worth is estimated at over $300,000.

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