Kara Bosworth, seen here with her husband, Kyle and their dog, starred in “Outbreak” back in 1995 when she was known as Kara Keough.
For actress Kara Bosworth, the news of the first U.S.-based diagnosis of the Ebola virus that’s ravaging West Africa hits close to home.
Not only does Bosworth live in Dallas — where Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan is being treated — but as a child star (then known as Kara Keough) she played Rene Russo’s daughter in the 1995 film, “Outbreak,” also starring Dustin Hoffman. It was her character who captured “Patient Zero” the African monkey who brought Ebola to America in that fictional tale.
However, as Bosworth, now 25, told TMZ, she’s not panicking about that killer virus striking in Dallas — though she is deeply concerned the Centers for Disease Control won’t be able to completely quash the spread of the virus, and worries the entire city of Dallas could be locked down under a quarantine.
“A plate of apples [to lure the monkey in “Outbreak”] probably won’t work this time,” Bosworth told TMZ.
More recently, Bosworth, who starred on the reality show, “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” married NFL player Kyle Bosworth in February. She comes from a family of professional athletes. Her dad, Matt Keough, was a Major League pitcher who played for the Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees and briefly for the Cubs during the ’86 season.