Sheila Kelley was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and is an American actress.
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. 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.