Born In: Rosedale, Maryland, United States
Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler is a former professional wrestler, actress, dancer, and model. Best known for her work with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), she became popular outside the wrestling fraternity when she appeared in the second season of ‘Dancing with The Stars’, occupying the third position in the final episode. Born in the late 1970s in Maryland, USA, she started taking dancing lessons at the age of three, began modeling at the age of six, and became a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) at the age of eight. After graduating from school, she entered Townsend University to study Mass Communication and while studying there, she became a cheerleader for Baltimore Ravens. At nineteen, she beat three hundred girls to find a place in the Nitro Girls, the dance troupe for World Championship Wrestling, slowly making her way inside the ring. Concurrently, she continued to act and model, gracing the covers of numerous well-known magazines like Shape, Vegas, TV Guide, Maxi, etc. At the age of 26, while she was at the helm of her popularity, she quit wrestling in order to concentrate on acting and modeling. A resident of Los Angeles, she is now busy raising her two children.
Also Known As: Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler
Spouse/Ex-: Jared Pobre (m. 2014)
father: Gary Keibler
mother: Patricia Keibler
Born Country: United States
U.S. State: Maryland
education: Towson University
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 the 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 the Catholic High School of Baltimore, a private all-girls school, from where she graduated in 1997.
In 1997, upon graduating from school, Stacy entered Towson University, a public university located in the Baltimore County of Maryland, with a 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.
In 1998, when Stacy Keibler was 18 years old, the 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 hundreds 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 the 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 uncredited role in John Waters’ film, ‘Pecker’.
In 1999, she appeared in another uncredited role in ‘Liberty Heights’. In the same year, she appeared for the audition of the Nitro Girls, the dance team for the World Champion Wrestling (WCW). It was a tough audition, but she won competition after competition, 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 the 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 in 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 a working girl in 'Bubble Boy' in 2001.
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, between 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 on 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 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 industry.
Keibler has also starred in many popular video games like ‘WWE WrestleMania XIX,’ ‘WWE Raw 2,’ ‘WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006,’ ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ ‘WWE 2K22,’ and ‘WWE 2K23.’
Stacy Keibler first became known for her role in WWE. Launching her wrestling career as a Nitro Girl in 1999, she went on to build an ‘in-ring’ career, taking part in different storylines and also managing various well-known wrestlers such as the Dudley Boyz, Test, and Scott Steiner.
Keibler is also well-known for her performances in ‘Dancing with the Stars’. Partnering with Tony Dovolani, she earned perfect scores from three separate judges for her samba dance routine in the fifth week. Although the pair ended up third in the final episode they dazzled everyone with their dance moves.
On March 8, 2014, Stacey Keibler married Jared Pobre, CEO of Future Ads, an interactive marketing company owning and operating online gaming properties. They had been friends for several years, but started dating only in the fall of 2013 and got married in Mexico after six months of courtship.
The couple has three children, a daughter named Ava Grace Pobre, born on August 20, 2014, and a son named Bodhi Brooks, born on June 18, 2018. The couple welcomed their daughter Isabella in 2020.
Before her engagement to Jared, she had a relationship with actor George Clooney, dating him from July 2011 till July 2013.
During ‘The Invasion’, Keibler helped to manage the wrestling tag team The Dudley Boyz, earning the nickname of ‘Duchess of Dudleyville’. Because of her forty-two inches long legs, she was also known as “The Legs of WCW" and "The Legs of WWE".
For her samba routines at ‘Dancing With The Stars’, she was nicknamed ‘Weapon of Mass Seduction’ by Judge Bruno Tonioli.
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