Meet Eliza Kelley
Photo by Barry Morgenstein
See Eliza as Mary Todd Lincoln in "Legends and Lies The Civil War" on Fox News at 8 pm Sundays (recurring role April 1, 2018 for 10 weeks).
Eliza's initial acting training began at the age of 5 for a commercial being produced by a neighbor, then on to a speaking role at the age of 9 in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She continued performing in the chorus in middle school, and because of her intense desire to perform, she auditioned for and was accepted into the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School. She learned about the professionalism of theatre under the tutelage of J.T. Kidd and Tim Habeger. Eliza has an AB in German and an MA in German Literature from the University of Georgia, where she also obtained her black belt in Tae Kwon Do from Grand Master Jim Couch. Eliza learned Spanish at The Monterey Institute for International Studies, as well as learning how to Latin dance.
Eliza's work is informed by the study of German playwrights, such as Bertolt Brecht and G.E. Lessing. She authored a thesis paper on the father-daughter relationships in three of Lessing's works.