Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Kelsey received a full-ride scholarship to Davidson College in North Carolina where she trained with the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Co., graduated summa cum laude, as well as began her work in film, improv, sketch, and comedy.
After college, she moved to NYC; acting in plays Off-Broadway, training with Upright Citizens Brigade, and working extensively with CollegeHumor. After quickly discovering her love of film, she made her move to Los Angeles.
Since moving to LA, Kelsey has worked both as an actress and a writer. She has appeared on TV hits like Modern Family, New Girl, and Days of Our Lives, as well as starring in multiple sketches, shorts and features. Last year, she was selected one of 14 actors from almost 7,000 applicants for the ABC Discovers Actor Talent Showcase!
Most recently, Kelsey originated the recurring role of 'Ashley', a young woman with Cystic Fibrosis on season 2 of Hulu & AwesomenessTV's EMMY WINNING Young Adult series 'Zac & Mia'.
In addition to acting, Kelsey has worked steadily as a writer in many capacities... she has written screenplays with Oscar winners, completed and pitched her own films and TV pilots to major networks and production companies, and assisted on multiple independent film projects.
After working as a full-time staff writer for top Women's lifestyle site BeMakeful.com, Kelsey took the skills she learned there and used to them to create her own freelance copywriting and online branding business. She writes the blog "MAGIC WORDS" as a free service helping "normal" people navigate the many (annoying, overwhelming) facets of social media!
Personally, Kelsey is a bookworm with an insatiable appetite for content. When she’s not working on her Young Adult Historical Fiction novel and/or multiple screenplays, you can usually find her with her nose in a book (probably re-reading Harry Potter), taking pretty pictures for her instagram @kelsey.writes, or binge-watching British mysteries on Netflix.
After a lifetime of telling stories, Kelsey’s specialty is getting to the core of the message with a friendly fist-bump!