Kellye was born on Oahu, Hawaii in 1950. She moved to San Francisco, California to establish herself as a professional artist, selling her watercolors of the San Francisco waterfront.
She married David Wallett and moved to Los Angeles, California to begin her career as an actress.
Kellye is a watercolor artist, some of her works have hung in the California State Capitol building.
She has two children a daughter Nalani and a son William. Both are married with two children of their own.