Biography

Aspiring to become a professional dancer until a congenital hip disorder dashed her dreams, Sheila Kelley turned toward acting and, since her film debut playing the oldest of three sisters who compete to bed the same man in Some Girls (1989), Kelley has built a low-profile but steady career in films. Kelley debuted on television in 1987, but did not attract much notice until she portrayed legal secretary Gwen Taylor from 1990 to 1993 on the NBC courtroom drama L.A. Law. Kelley's subsequent films include John Sayles' Passion Fish (1992) and Mike Leigh's Secrets and Lies (1997). ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi