Shiri Appleby was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 7, 1978. The daughter of Jerry and Dina Appleby, Shiri has been acting since the age of 4, landing jobs in several commercials for Cheerios, M&Ms, and Taco Bell. Her first television job was on the soap "Santa Barbara" (1984). Next came various roles on "thirtysomething" (1987), "The Bronx Zoo" (1987) and "Doogie Howser, M.D." (1989). She made her film debut in the low-budget sequel The Bite (1989). I Love You to Death (1990) came next and Shiri finally started to get secure work as an actress. For the next four years, she worked steadily in television movies and made various television appearances.
When she entered high school, she took a small break and took part in Yearbook, Student Council, and Cheerleading. In 1997, she graduated from Calabasas High School, where she was voted "Most Spirited" by her class. Roles on "7th Heaven" (1996) and "City Guys" (1997) followed. Afterward, Shiri enrolled at the University of Southern California, where she planned on taking a break from acting and studying English. However, her plans gave way when she landed the role of "Liz Parker" on the WB/UPN hit, "Roswell" (1999). It was, then, that she gave her education a break and decided to try acting full-time. With the success of "Roswell" (1999), Shiri rose to fan-magazine fame and was seen everywhere through the show's success. With small roles in films such as The Thirteenth Floor (1999) and The Other Sister (1999), in 2002, after "Roswell" (1999) ended production, Shiri landed the lead role of "Amy Miller", the trusting girlfriend of Jesse Bradford's "Ben Cronin", in the suspenseful teen film Swimfan (2002). Later roles included the indie When Do We Eat? (2005) and What Love Is (2007).
Audtioned for all 3 female roles on "Roswell" (1999) several times before being cast as Liz.
Her first name, Shiri, means "song of mine" in Hebrew.
Has a younger brother, Evan Appleby.
Attended the University of Southern California, studying English literature in addition to theatre arts.
Graduated in 1997 from Calabasas High School (located in Los Angeles' West San Fernando Valley); she was voted "Most Spirited" by classmates.
Former girlfriend of Florida Panthers' back-up goaltender Steve Shields.
Her mother, Dina, was born in Israel
While in high school, she was on yearbook committee, student council, and was a cheerleader for one year.
In a relationship with Jon Shook since 2010 and they have been engaged since 2012. They have one daughter together.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a daughter on March 23, 2013. Child's father is her fiancé, Jon Shook.
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