Kelly Stables

Active - 2003 - 2014  |   Born - Jan 26, 1978 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Horror, Action, Romance, Thriller

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An accomplished stage actress, Kelly Stables starred in a number of theatrical productions -- including Peter Pan and Sleeping Beauty -- before launching an impressive career onscreen. The former prom queen and cheerleader began with a handful of minor roles in movies like 2004's Bring It On Again and on the soap opera General Hospital before catching her big break in 2005, playing the grown-up version of evil little girl Samara in The Ring Two. Stables soon scored another major project, playing one of the leading roles on the fantasy series W.I.T.C.H. from 2005 to 2006.

Stables next appeared in Together Again for the First Time and Dragon Hunter before taking on the recurring role of Melissa on the sitcom Two and a Half Men in 2008. She also began appearing on the series Greek as Janette and started acting on a web series called Soul Fire Rising, before signing on to reprise the role of Samara for The Ring Three. She starred in the quickly-canceled ABC sitcom Romantically Challenged, but quickly rebounded with the TV Land series The Exes. Stables also appeared in Horrible Bosses 2 in 2014.

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  • Her earliest memory is of knocking on neighbors' doors, giving them hand puppets made from brown paper bags and inviting them to a show on her driveway that night, in which she sang along to records while in her nightgown.
  • At 5 years old, she played an angel in a Christmas play.
  • Was a cheerleader, prom queen and senior-class president in high school.
  • Her first professional gig was performing in the chorus of Godspell at the Muny Opera in St. Louis, MO, as a teenager.
  • Made friends with Oscar-winning makeup artist Rick Baker while doing stunt work on The Ring; Baker later helped her get cast as Samara in The Ring 2.
  • It took five and a half hours to get her makeup on for the role of Samara in The Ring 2, and an hour and a half to take the makeup off.
  • Is a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.