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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 7 December 1978Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameShiri Freda Appleby
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Breighton Lee; bonbon_03@hotmail.com

Trivia (11)

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 (Bouader), who was born in Israel, is of Moroccan Jewish background. Her father, Jerry Appleby, who is American-born, is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
While in high school, she was on yearbook committee, student council, and was a cheerleader for one year.
Has worked with both Colin Hanks in Roswell (1999) and Tom Hanks in Charlie Wilson's War (2007).
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 named Natalie Bouader Shook, on March 23, 2013. Child's father is her fiancé, Jon Shook.

Personal Quotes (12)

I've been watching so many movies and they all have to do with the DVDs. It's just so much more convenient.
I took my waitress uniform. Seemed fitting.
I never went to any of the Hollywood child parties.
I had a really normal childhood except I acted. It was like, my brother played soccer, and I was on television sometimes.
I think the show has sort of given me a name in this business and allowed a lot of people the opportunity to see what I can do, and it's just sort of like a sweet starting point.
I think from here on it's up to me to prove that I'm growing up and that I have other things to say, but in terms of the show it definitely gave me all of the opportunities I've had so far.
I find that people are constantly coming up to me now. There's been a definite surge of people recognizing me and I'm not sure if it has to do with the DVDs or not, but I've sort of assumed that it does because the show has been off the air for three years now.
There was a scene early on during the first season of Roswell and I broke down crying. Since then, I've always just been able to do it.
There are a lot of different sides to me. I don't know if I'm always peaches-and-cream.
She wasn't as naive and innocent as she was in the first season.
They ask questions like 'do you believe in aliens' and those types of things. They were really interested in aliens, and that was really something that the Japanese have an interest in, and they are also very big fans of romances.
The people were just so lovely and accommodating and had really interesting questions and it was just interesting to see how the show is actually received in so many different countries.

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