Kala Savage is an actress, writer, musician, and singer. She is known for films like Little Monsters (1989), Dead Write (2007), and Aliens in America (2007). She has also been in the TV series Undressed, Santa Barbara, and 8 Simple Rules.
Equally important to note is – Kala is also the sister of the former hit child stars, Ben Savage and Fred Savage. From 1988 to the late ’90s, her brothers Fred and Ben were on almost all shows and commercials with most of them turning out to be popular among audiences. Kala’s siblings achieved an incredible feat both of whom essentially helped raise over a decade’s worth of kids during the height of their success on television.
Besides, Kala is also the loving wife of Jared Flamm. Here is the full biography of Savage.
- Both of her parents are in the real estate business.
- Kala’s husband Jared is an artist.
- She now resides in Los Angeles with her spouse.
- She is American by her nationality.
Kala Savage’s Date of Birth and Parents
Kala Savage, fully, Kala Lynne Savage was born on October 16, 1978, in Highland Park, Illinois. She is the daughter of Joanne and Lewis Savage, who were, respectively, an industrial real estate broker and a consultant. Kala is the middle child of her parents.
As of 2023, her age is 44, and will be celebrating her 45th birthday anniversary in coming October of 2023.
Savage Has Several East European Ancestry
Her grandparents were Jewish and from Poland, Ukraine, Germany, and Latvia. She grew up following Reform Judaism. Kala has “a good mix” of Jewish ethnic strains in her family. Her father’s parents were from Latvia and Ukraine, while her maternal ancestors were from Germany and Poland via Brooklyn.
She Studied at Hebrew School
As mentioned, Sacage who had a typical Reform Jewish upbringing allegedly studied at a Hebrew school in suburban Chicago. While her elder brother had his bar mitzvah at the Stephen Wise Temple on Mulholland Drive soon after her family moved to L.A, it is unclear where Kala had hers.
She later did her high school at Brentwood School in Los Angeles, California.
Kala Has Two Famous Siblings
As mentioned Kala the middle of her parents’ three children. She has two brothers – the older one is Fred and the younger one is Ben. Her older brother Fred is an actor/director. Fred is known for his role as Kevin Arnold in ABC’s The Wonder Years.
He has also received the People’s Choice Awards and Young Artist Awards. He, in addition, is known for playing the Grandson in Rob Reiner’s The Princess Bride and is also the voice behind the titular Nicklodean protagonist in Oswald.
As for Kala’s younger brother, Ben, he is an actor famous as Cory Matthews on the ABC sitcom Boy Meets World (1993–2000) and its Disney Channel sequel Girl Meets World (2014–2017). The three siblings say they all inspired each other when they started young into acting.
She Used To Pull Pranks On Her Brother Ben Savage
While Kala was not a bad kid, she, as a child, occasionally, was impish. In an interview, her older brother, Fred said how he and Kala used to pull harmless pranks on their younger brother, Ben.
Once when he and Kala then 11 -year-old made their 9-year-old brother Ben a home-brewed drink. Fred said they concocted the potion and put everything from the kitchen in it ranging from ketchup, margarine, salt, pepper, and vinegar.
Kala’s elder brother said they made Ben drink it all and he liked it.
Kala Savage is Also An Actress; Her Movies and TV Shows
Kala followed into the show business shortly after her brother Fred broke into it. She first got into acting with a part on the afternoon soap Santa Barbara. It was during the same time when her younger brother, Ben got the role of Judd Hirsch’s son in Dear John.
The Chicago-born child actress made her film debut in 1989’s Little Monsters as the titular character. The following year, she appeared in the music video for The Traveling Wilbury’s Wilbury Twist.
In 2003, Kala Savage starred in Pulitzer Prize winner, Jules Feiffer’s A Bad Friend at New York City’s prestigious Lincoln Center. Further, the actress has also made appearances in other series such as That ’70s Show, Diagnosis Murder, Felicity, NYPD Blue, and Boston Public, among others.
Fred Savage’s Sister Kala Played in 8 Simple Rules
As mentioned, Savage is better known for her role in the sitcom TV series 8 Simple Rules. She portrayed the character of Lacey/Lacy in the series from 2003-04. Further, Savage appeared in three episodes of the series along with John Ritter, Katey Sagal, and Kaley Cuoco.
She Is Also In The Rock Band
In addition to being a former child actress, Ben and Fred’s sister Kala is also a founding member and co-lead singer of the indie rock band Biirdie (Keyboard and Vocals). She has released two albums with the Los Angeles-based band; 2005’s Morning Kills the Dark and 2008’s Catherine Avenue.
When last reported, the Jewish actress was working on a screenplay entitled The Shoenthals. It allegedly took inspiration from her own childhood as a member of a family that relocates to Hollywood, California, to pursue a career in the TV and film industry.
She took an unofficial break from acting in 2008.
Savage’s Mother Was A Disciplinarian
Despite their respective successes, Fred during one of his interviews said that his parents’ attitude toward him and his siblings didn’t change. Kala’s brother explained they would still be their “Mom and Dad.” He also said it was his mother who was the disciplinarian even when their father was around.
Kala’s father, on the other hand, didn’t care. Her mother didn’t treat them any differently. She reportedly yelled at them and punished them like any other mother.
Kala Savage Is Married To One Of Her Band Members
Since 2003, the actress/singer has been married to her husband Jared Flamm. As per sources, the couple exchanged their vows in 2003. They are married ever since. The musical duo is yet to talk more about the story of their relationship.
Despite that, there are some reports Savage and her spouse Jared met each other in Los Angeles on Halloween in the early 2000s and dated for some before their nuptial.
Her Husband is a Guitarist
Kala’s husband is her fellow Biirdie band member (guitarist and vocalist). He was also the music coordinator of the 2007 film, Daddy Day Camp, which his brother-in-law, Fred directed.
Besides, Flamm is a native of Gainesville, Florida. As of now, Kala resides in LA with her spouse.
How Much is Her Worth?
In 2023, Kala has an estimated net worth of $3 million. Needless to say, the actress has earned a good amount of her wealth from her work in both movies and TV shows. Besides, her brothers Fred and Ben have a fortune of $30 and $8 million respectively.
They are a brother-sister.