Childhood & Early Years
Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler was born on October 14, 1979, in Rosedale, Maryland. Her father, Gary Keibler, is currently the President of Keibler Associates INC. Her mother’s name is Patricia Keibler. At present, the couple lives in Kentucky.
Stacy, her parents’ only child, was born long and skinny. She showed an inclination for dancing and modeling very early in her life. She enrolled at Jean Kettell Studio of Dance in Dundalk, Maryland at the age of three and took lessons in ballet, jazz, and tap dancing.
At the age of six, she started modeling, eventually appearing in several national commercials. They enabled her to enter the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) by the age of 10.
For her formal education, Stacy went to St. Clement Mary Hofbauer School in Rosedale. In 1990, while she was studying there, she won the title of Miss Maryland Pre-Teen. Later she moved to Catholic High School of Baltimore, a private all girls’ school, from where she graduated in 1997.
In 1997, on graduating from school, Stacy entered Towson University, a public university located in the Baltimore County of Maryland, with partial scholarship. There she took up mass communication as her major, earning a 3.7 grade point average in it. Concurrently, she started taking a keen interest in extracurricular activities.
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In 1998, when Stacy Keibler was 18 years old, Baltimore Raven football team held an audition for selecting a team of twenty cheerleaders. She was not much interested in the event because she did not want to spend her weekends practicing; but went ahead just to please her father.
Once she was at the audition venue, she saw hundred of girls appearing for the try-out and she began to think it would be cool if she was one of the twenty. But as she knew nothing about football, she was sure she would be rejected. However, she was wrong.
In 1998 football season, Stacy began her career as a cheerleader for the Baltimore Ravens. Since she had no idea about football, she initially followed the other cheerleaders. Also in 1998, she had her film debut, appearing in the un-credited role in John Water’s film, ‘Pecker’.
In 1999, she appeared in another un-credited role in ‘Liberty Heights’. In the same year, she appeared for the audition of the Nitro Girls, the dance team for the World Champion Wresting (WCW). It was a tough audition, but she won competitions after competitions, beating 300 girls in the process.
The final competition for the Nitro Girls, held in November 1999, was watched by 4.4 million viewers. Keibler was declared the winner, which earned her not only a spot on the Nitro Girls, but also prize money of $10,000. She used the money to buy a Raven season ticket.
In 2000, concurrently with attending classes and cheerleading, she started performing dance routines under the name ‘Skye’ on ‘Monday Nitro’, WCW's flagship weekly show. On break up of Nitro Girls, she temporarily moved to Standards and Practices, where appearing as Miss Hancock, she performed the role of its manager.
When in March 2001, WCW was taken over by World Wrestling Entertainment/Federation (WWE/WWF), Stacy Keibler became the only female employee to be brought over to the new company. Initially she was known as Miss Hancock; but later reverted to her own name.
By June 2001, she started appearing on ‘WWE SmackDown', a professional wrestling television program, as the assistant to then-face, Shane McMahon. Very soon, she teamed up with Torrie Wilson, fighting against well known divas, Lita and Trish Stratus. Later she teamed up with other wrestlers and appeared in various storylines.
Their shows were aired over hundreds of different countries, making her internationally famous. Wrestling also gave her the opportunity to visit various countries, having sold out shows in Australia, England and Japan. Concurrently, she continued with her acting career, appearing as working girl in 'Bubble Boy' in 2001.
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In 2002, she appeared as herself in three episodes of ‘WWE Tough Enough’, a professional wrestling reality television series and in one episode of ‘Headbangers Ball’ in 2004. Also in 2004, she moved over to Los Angeles and started attending acting school, becoming more focused on her acting career.
In 2004, she recorded a track called ‘Why Can’t We Just Dance?’ for the WWE ‘Originals’ album. It was later featured in the RAW Diva Search of 2004. Concurrently, she continued to appear in the ring, taking part in tag team battles against Molly Holly, Gail Kim and Trish Stratus.
In 2005, she became the Fitness Editor of ‘Stuff’ magazine. In this capacity, she wrote occasional columns, ‘Getting Fit with Stacy Keibler’, also modeling for it. In June 2005 and March 2006 she also appeared on the magazine’s cover. Moreover, in 2005-2006, she appeared twice on MTV's reality program, 'Punk'd'.
In 2006, she competed in the second season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’, earning four perfect scores before being eliminated in the final episode on February 24. In June, she left WWE, deciding to concentrate with acting and modeling.
In 2007, she appeared in two television productions, ‘George Lopez’ and ‘All About Brian’ and also in a comedy drama film called ‘The Comebacks’. They were followed by ‘October Road’ and ‘Samurai Girl’ (2008); ‘In the Motherhood’ and ‘Mayne Street’ (2009); ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and ‘Chuck’ (2010).
In 2011, she appeared in a guest role in ‘WWE Tough Enough’. It was followed in the same year by ‘Psych’, ‘Blue Mountain State’ and ‘Fixing Pete’. Continuing to act, she appeared in ‘Dysfunctional Friends’, ‘Men at Work’ and ‘NTSF:SD:SUV’ in 2012.
In 2013, she appeared as herself in five television projects; ‘Fashion Police’, ‘The View’, ‘Supermarket Superstar’, ‘Hollywood Game Night’ and ‘Project Runway’. Thereafter, for a while she quit her acting career to concentrate on domestic her life.
In 2016, she appeared in ‘Ballerina I’m Not’, a documentary on the journey of a woman, who must cross various obstacles in order to achieve her dreams and find her place in the male dominated fight industry.