Kelley Menighan Hensley

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Kelley Menighan Hensley

Born

2/15/1967, Glenview, Illinois, USA

Birth Name

Kelley Menighan

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Kelley Menighan, Kelly Menighan
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Biography

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Kelley, who plays savvy businesswoman Emily Stewart, is a graduate of Southern Methodist University where she majored in theater and English and minored in art history. She also studied dance at the Jane Perry Dance Studio in Los Angles and acting with private coaches. Her training also includes…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Kelley is a spokesperson for the "March of Dimes" charitable organization, a cause that is close to her heart.

    • Kelley and husband Jon consider co-stars Martha Byrne (Lily) and Michael Park (Jack) among their close friends.

    • Kelley and Jon's third child, Georgia Grace, is nicknamed Gigi after Kelley's maternal grandmother.

    • Kelley booked the church for her wedding one week after her first kiss with castmate Jon Hensley.

    • Kelley's regional theatre credits include
      "They're Playing Our Song," "Picnic," "As You Like It," "Godspell," "Bus Stop," "Crimes of the Heart" and "The Taming of the Shrew."

    • Kelley has two sisters, Kathleen and Karoline.

    • Some of Kelley's other television credits include re-enactments on "America's Most Wanted" and the TV movie "The Gambler: The Luck of the Draw".

    • Kelley made a cross-over to the CBS daytime drama, "The Young and the Restless" on 27 March 2007 playing Emily Stewart.

    • Kelley received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 2002 for "Outstanding Supporting actress in a Drama Series" for her work on "As the World Turns".

    • Kelley received two Soap Opera Award Digest Award nominations in 1997 and again in 1998 for "Outstanding Supporting Actress" for her work on As the World Turns.

    • Kelley once had a job with a production company that produced Playboy videos.

    • Kelley's favorite website is TravelandLeisure.com.

  • Quotes

    • Kelley Menighan Hensley: (on working with Marie Masters who plays Dr. Susan Stewart) One of my favorite things at work is to be with Marie and have any kind of scene with her, because I feel like she brings out the absolute best in me. It's like being in an acting class and you make that breakthrough about something for the first time. Every time I'm with her I feel like that. And I liked us with Jessie (Dunphy, ex-Alison), too.

    • Kelley Menighan Hensley: (on her legacy) I don't want to leave this Earth with a legacy of, 'She did a soap opera for 20 years, and she was a really good mom.'...I need to contribute something more.

    • Kelley Menighan Hensley: (on life in L.A) I would never succumb to going out to lunch with half of the slimeballs in that town. People don't think that [casting couch] stuff happens, but it happens every day. I was lucky I didn't...succumb to that.

    • Kelley Menighan Hensley: (on giving up a career in production)
      I would probably be a millionaire by now. I look back and go, 'What if I did that?' But I wouldn't have my family. I wouldn't have my husband. Nothing is worth that. Regret is not in my vocabulary because that means looking back. You can only look ahead.

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