Kelley was born on February 15; she is a native of Glenview, Illinois; she majored in theater and English at the Southern Methodist University and minored in art history.


Kelley is married to actor Jon Hensley (Holden on ATWT) and they have a daughter together Sophie May.  She enjoys collecting antique furniture, quilts and jewelry; as well as working out, cooking and watching old movies.



Additional training in LA included dance at the Jane Perry Dance Studio and acting with her private coaches. She worked for LA producers Michael and Melissa Trikilis, through them she gained industry knowledge about everything from budgeting to casting.


Kelley appeared in the daytime drama Santa Barbara; the primetime television series America’s Most Wanted; and in the television movie, The Gambler; and she was also in these feature films; Charlie Chaplin; Los Posas Road and Guns.


Kelly took over the role of Emily Stewart in July 1992.

For some more info on Kelley/Emily here is a cool website for you to check out Hal & Emily Munson's Hem Place