Things are looking up for Stacy Keibler's acting career, as The Hollywood Reporter notes that the former WWE star has signed an exclusive deal with top Hollywood talent agency WME (William Morris Endeavor). Gossip juggernaut TMZ has also picked up the story.
This contract is quite a big deal for the leggy Keibler. WME has a wide, impressive array of top Hollywood clients, including Christian Bale, Russell Crowe and Steve Carrell. And with them guiding her acting career and helping her acquire acting roles, she's sure to build on her thin acting resume, which has been decidedly hit and miss over the past few years.
Keibler left WWE in 2006 due to her success in ABC's Dancing with the Stars and a wish to break into mainstream entertainment. Thanks to her looks, talent and publicity from her reality TV stint, she initially picked up some notable roles, including a supporting role on ABC's What about Brian? and ABC Family's miniseries Samurai Girl. However, over time she struggled to find a proper acting vehicle for her talents, as her output was limited to one-time guest parts on shows like Chuck and Pysch.
Keibler's profile skyrocketed in the autumn of 2011, though, after she became romantically involved with Hollywood leading man George Clooney, star of such hit films as Ocean's Eleven, The American, Michael Clayton and, er, Batman and Robin.
After Keibler started accompanying Clooney to various premieres and events, her name started cropping up more and more in glossy magazines and gossip rags, and she was regularly featured on various news entertainment shows. Ever hungry for any sniff of mainstream press, WWE has even started mentioning her on its official site from time to time.
Most recently, Keibler gained a boatload of publicity when she appeared on Clooney's arm at last night's 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (by the way, Clooney won the award for his role in sentimental art flick The Descendants).