Known for movies

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SpouseRichard Schiff
FactRelease of her book, "The S Factor: Strip Workouts for Every Woman". [2003]

Sheila Kelley is an American actress, choreographer, producer, and writer. She is best known for her role as Gwen Taylor on the television series L.A. Law.

Sheila Kelley was born on October 21, 1961 in Buffalo, New York. Her parents are James and Mary Kelley. She has two brothers, Kevin and Sean. Sheila Kelley attended Kenmore West High School. After high school, she studied acting at the Juilliard School in New York City.

Sheila Kelley’s acting career began in the 1980s. She made her television debut in an episode of the series Miami Vice. She has also appeared in episodes of the series L.A. Law, Cheers, and Seinfeld. In addition to her work on television, Sheila Kelley has also appeared in the films The Accidental Tourist (1988), Steel Magnolias (1989), and Sommersby (1993).

Sheila Kelley’s choreography work includes the film Strictly Ballroom (1992) and the television series So You Think You Can Dance (2005-present). She has also served as a producer on the television series L.A. Law and So You Think You Can Dance. In addition to her work in television and film, Sheila Kelley is also a writer. She has written two books, The Rhythm of Family (2010) and Leading Ladies: Dancing with the Stars (2011).

Sheila Kelley is married to actor Richard Schiff. They have two children together, Daisy and Gus.

Sheila Kelley has a net worth of $4 million. Her salary is not known at this time. However, she has earned significant earnings from her work as an actress, choreographer, producer, and writer.

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Full NameSheila Kelley
ProfessionActor, Author, Film producer, Dancer
EducationNew York University, Tisch School of the Arts


SpouseRichard Schiff
ChildrenRuby Christine Schiff, Gus Schiff
ParentsCatherine Holway Thom Kelley, Jay Hilary Kelley


MoviesThe Guest, Dancing at the Blue Iguana, Matchstick Men, Singles, Pure Luck, Mozart and the Whale, Some Girls, One Fine Day, Bloodworth, Soapdish, Nurse Betty, Last Weekend, Breaking In, Staying Together, Mortal Passions, The Jennie Project, Deconstructing Sarah, Mind Prey, Where the Heart Is, The Cha...
TV ShowsSisters

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1Sheila holds fitness retreats each year where women are immersed in and learn about themselves and about feminine culture.
2Release of her book, "The S Factor: Strip Workouts for Every Woman". [2003]
3She was a classically-trained ballerina and soloist with the Westmoreland Ballet Company before attending NYU's Tisch School of Arts as a Dance major.
4Developed a post-pregnancy exercise routine known as "The S Factor" which combines yoga, dance and erotic movements. Also wrote a book on the exercise routine.
5Was a co-star and producer for Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000), about strippers. Intrigued by it all, she actually started stripping classes in Los Angeles as a way to provide a workout for the mind, body and spirit, and her course is now in great demand.
6Talented, lovely dark-haired actress who formed The Elephant Company, a theatre group, in the 1980s.




Last Weekend2014Vivian
The Guest2014/ILaura Peterson
NCIS2012TV SeriesVictoria Dearing
Gossip Girl2011-2012TV SeriesCarol Rhodes
Hawaii Five-02010TV SeriesNancy Harris
Lost2010TV SeriesZoe
Bloodworth2010Louise Halfacre
The Sopranos2006TV SeriesLee
Mozart and the Whale2005Janice
Blind Justice2005TV SeriesAllison Crider
Matchstick Men2003Kathy
The Division2003TV SeriesTess Stanton
MDs2002TV SeriesPam Kellerman
The Jennie Project2001TV MovieLeah Archibald
Family Law2001TV SeriesJennifer Palmer
Dancing at the Blue Iguana2000Stormy
Nurse Betty2000Joyce
ER1998-1999TV SeriesCoco Robbins
Mind Prey1999TV MovieAndi Manette
Touched by an Angel1998TV SeriesCarrie Carver
Santa Fe1997Leah Thomas
One Fine Day1996Kristen
Sisters1995-1996TV SeriesDr. Charlotte 'Charley' Bennett
Wings1995TV SeriesSarah
The Secretary1995TV MovieDeidre Bosnell
A Passion to Kill1994Beth
Deconstructing Sarah1994TV MovieSarah Vincent / Ruth
Mona Must Die1994Rachel McSternberg
The Hidden Room1993TV SeriesSusan
So I Married an Axe Murderer1993Sherry (uncredited)
L.A. Law1990-1993TV SeriesGwen Taylor
Full Stretch1993TV SeriesPam Pearson
Singles1992Debbie Hunt
Passion Fish1992Kim
Wild Blade1991Ginger
Pure Luck1991Valerie Highsmith
The Chase1991TV MovieRoxanne
Where the Heart Is1990Sheryl
Staying Together1989Beth Harper
Mortal Passions1989Adele
Breaking In1989Carrie aka Fontaine
The Fulfillment of Mary Gray1989TV MovieKate
Thirtysomething1989TV SeriesCheryl Eastman
Private Debts1989ShortJessie Burdette
Some Girls1988Irenka
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami1988TV MovieTrish
The Betty Ford Story1987TV MovieCharlotte
Tonight's the Night1987TV MovieTanya


Desperate HousewivesTV Series choreograper - 1 episode, 2010 dancing trainer - 1 episode, 2010


Dancing at the Blue Iguana2000producer


Why I Dance2015Documentary short special thanks


The Ricki Lake Show2012TV SeriesHerself
Polar Opposites2012Documentary shortHerself
Actors Entertainment2010TV SeriesHerself
Whatever Happened To?2008TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006TV SeriesHerself
Tricks of the Trade: Making 'Matchstick Men'2004Video documentaryHerself - 'Kathy' (Audition Tape) (as Sheila Kelly)
Weakest Link2002TV SeriesHerself
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV Special
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite Dramatic Television Series
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV SeriesHerself
The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite Drama Series

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Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006TV SeriesHerself
L.A. Law 100th Episode Celebration1991TV MovieGwen Taylor (uncredited)

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