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 working for producers Michael and Melissa Trikilis, from whom she gained valuable knowledge about all facets of production, such as budget and casting.
Kelley's hobbies include collecting antique furniture, quilts, and jewelry. She also enjoys working out, cooking, and watching old movies. Kelley married castmate Jon Hensley in 1996, and the couple have two daughters, Sophie May (b. 12/23/98), Georgia Grace "Gigi" (b. 06/28/07) and a son, Spencer James (b. 1/31/02).