Sheila Kelley ,was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Gwen Taylor on L.A. Law and as Dr. Charlotte "Charley" Bennett Hayes on Sisters.
Kelley began her acting career in the 1980s in television, with her first credited TV role in 1987. Her first film was "Some Girls" in 1988. She played the character Gwen Taylor in the legal drama" L.A. Law "from 1990 - 1993. Most of her work has been in guest roles on American TV series, although she notably played a stripper and performed a seductive dance routine onscreen in the 2000 feature film" Dancing at the Blue Iguana".
After her role in Dancing at the Blue Iguana, Sheila Kelley went on to create a new feminine workout movement called "S Factor". She is considered the founder of" Pole Dancing Workout". Since its inception over a decade ago, eight studios have been opened, in the United States. It is one of the most well known ,and successful studios of its kind. However, it is unique in that it features an ever evolving curriculum that is often imitated. She fuses pilates, yoga, and her knowledge of classical ballet ,into a workout that eventually involves the use of the pole. The movement, as she calls it, is growing, with studios in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Encino and Costa Mesa.
Kelley was cast in the final season of" Lost ", playing Zoe. From 2011 - 2012, she played Carol Rhodes on" Gossip Girl".