Who is Kelly Stables?
Kelly Stables was born on 26 January 1978, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, and is an actress, best known for her roles on television such as in “Two and a Half Men” in which she played the character Melissa. She’s also appeared in “Superstore” as Kelly, and “The Exes” as Eden Konkler.
The Wealth of Kelly Stables
How rich is Kelly Stables? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is at $3 million, earned through a successful career in acting. She’s also done stage work, film projects, and voice acting throughout her career, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Kelly grew up in St. Louis, but little is known about her family and her childhood except that she attended Lafayette High School, and during her time there earned popularity as a cheerleader. She even featured in an article in the magazine “American Cheerleader” before she matriculated from Lafayette. Afterward, she enrolled at the University of Missouri located in Columbia, studying for a degree in Communications with an emphasis on television, and a minor in Theatre Performance.
After graduation, she started her career appearing in a number of stage productions, playing the role of Wendy in a production of “Peter Pan” which is based on the character of the same name created by novelist J.M. Barrie, a young boy who can fly and never grows up, having adventures in the mythical island of Neverland. She also appeared in a production of “Sleeping Beauty” as the title character, which is based on the fairy tale about a princess, a sleeping enchantment, and a prince.
Rise to Fame – The Ring
Kelly began gaining fame in Hollywood through her film work in “The Ring” horror film series, beginning with being a stunt double for Daveigh Chase in “The Ring”. The film is based on the Japanese horror film and the novel entitled “Ring” written by Koji Suzuki; the film attracted positive reviews, and became one of the highest grossing horror remakes. She took over the role of Samara Morgan for “The Ring Two”, the sequel and remake of the Japanese film “Ringu”, which although drew a negative critical reception, was still successful commercially.
Her popularity led her to be featured in magazines, and she then started doing voice work in “W.I.T.C.H.”. She also had a role in “General Hospital” before making an appearance in the pilot of “The Grubbs”. During the sixth season of the show “Two and Half Men”, she began appearing as Alan Harper’s receptionist Melissa – the series follows a writer, his uptight brother, and his brother’s son as they start living together, complicating the writer’s life. The show was highly successful throughout its run despite problems encountered with star Charlie Sheen and his drug use.
For Good (Wicked) pic.twitter.com/LmOO2WHKzK
— Kelly Stables (@KellyStables) April 23, 2017
After appearing in several television shows, and commercials, Kelly became a co-star of the show “Romantically Challenged” alongside Alyssa Milano. Her character is portrayed as a sex expert, offering advice when not needed. However, the show was cancelled after just four episodes. In 2011, she made a guest appearance in “Mad Love” before gaining a regular role in the sitcom entitled “The Exes”, which follows three divorced men who live in an apartment owned by their divorce lawyer. She stayed with the show for its entire run of four seasons, ending in 2015. A year later, she joined the cast of the television show “No Tomorrow” which is based on the Brazilian series “Como Aproveitar o Fim do Mundo”. The show was eventually cancelled and an epilogue was released to conclude the series.
A few of her latest projects include a recurring role during the third season of the series “Superstore”, in which her character becomes the love interest of Jonah Simms. The show follows a group of employees working at Cloud 9, a fictional big-box store in St. Louis, Missouri. She also voiced the character Arrowette in an episode of “Young Justice”, and had a role in the film “Horrible Bosses 2”.
For her personal life, it is known that Stables married Kurt Patino in 2005 – their marriage was announced after the release of the film “The Ring Two”. They have two children together, with her first pregnancy being written into the second season of the show “The Exes”. In an interview, she mentioned that she enjoys show tunes, and that her first job in the entertainment industry was as an extra in 2001’s “Planet of the Apes”, in which she was discovered, and led to her work in “The Ring”. She also mentioned that she still enjoys theatre, and during her childhood was the form of entertainment in St. Louis. On that note, she said sitcoms have the same vibe due to having a live audience, and she enjoys performing in front of a crowd.
Similar to numerous actresses, she is highly active online through accounts on major social media websites such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Her accounts often showcase photos of her family, along with a few throwback pictures. She uses her accounts to promote some of her recent work, while also sharing her daily thoughts. Her posts are often weeks apart, depending on whether or not she is busy with her work.