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"Dead, wrapped in plastic" is how Sheryl Lee entered onto the scene as Laura Palmer, the doomed homecoming queen on the cult TV series Twin Peaks (1990). Lee was born April 27, 1967 in Germany. She grew up in Boulder, Colorado, spending much of her youth studying dance before knee injuries ended her hope of becoming a dancer. She began acting in ... See full bio »
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 2016 Dead Ink Archive (Short) (completed)
 2014 The Makings of You
 2014 Jackie & Ryan
 2012 Perception (TV Series)
Lacey Penderhalt
- 86'd (2012) ... Lacey Penderhalt
 2011 Texas Killing Fields
Lucie Sliger
 2010 Psych (TV Series)
Dr. Donna Gooden
 2010 Lie to Me (TV Series)
Janet Brooks
- Bullet Bump (2010) ... Janet Brooks
 2010 BioShock 2 (Video Game)
Atlantic Express Gossiping Baby Jane Splicer (voice)
 2010 Winter's Bone
 2007 State of Mind (TV Series)
Leslie Petrovsky
- Pilot (2007) ... Leslie Petrovsky
 2007 Manchild (TV Movie)
 2006 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Ellen Garner
- And Here's to You, Mrs. Azrael (2006) ... Ellen Garner
 2006 The Secrets of Comfort House (TV Movie)
 2006 House M.D. (TV Series)
- Cane and Able (2006) ... Stephanie
 2005 Paradise, Texas
Betsy Kinney
 2004 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Mary Alice Young
- Unaired Pilot (2004) ... Mary Alice Young (uncredited)
 2003 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Tina Hodges
- Coming Home (2003) ... Tina Hodges
 2002 Children on Their Birthdays
Elinore Murphy (as Sheryl Lee Diamond)
 2001 Hitched (TV Movie)
Eve Robbins (as Sheryl Lee Diamond)
 1998 Dante's View
Sam Kingsley
 1998 Kiss the Sky
 1998 Vampires
 1997 The Blood Oranges
 1997 Bliss
 1997 David (TV Movie)
 1995 Follow the River (TV Movie)
Mary Ingles
 1995 Fall Time
Patty / Carol
 1995 Homage
Lucy Samuel
 1994 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
- Curse of the Krumm/Krumm Goes Hollywood (1994) ... Actress (voice)
 1994 Don't Do It
 1994 The Can
 1994 Guinevere (TV Movie)
 1994 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
Catherine / Shivering Deer
- Another Woman (1994) ... Catherine / Shivering Deer
 1992 Jersey Girl
 1992 Red Shoe Diaries (TV Series)
Kate Lyons
- Jake's Story (1992) ... Kate Lyons
 1991 Love, Lies and Murder (TV Movie)
Patti Bailey
 1988 He's No Hero (Video)
 1987 The Pink Chiquitas
Pink Chiquita
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Host of the fundraiser "Get Your Grape On!", benefiting UNICEF. See more »

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8 Interviews | 17 Articles | 14 Pictorials | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Sheryl Lee Diamond


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[on Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)] One reason I wanted to do this film is sometimes I feel defensive about my characters. At fifteen everyone loved Laura - she was the homecoming queen and sweet - and then people started hearing that she had done coke and had a lot of sex and walked on the wild side. But people don't take that path unless they're in pain and feeling lost. I don't think ... See more »


In preparation for her role in Texas Killing Fields (2011), she spent time in a rehabilitation center for drug addicts. See more »


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Give her awards for Twin Peaks 2017. meyers81
i thought she looked like... soxgirl335819
Where is Sheryl? wolvesjames
was that Sheryl on One Tree Hill season finale?? spiritwriter
been watching some youtube clips from FWWM nicepenguin
Portrayed Queen Guinevere beautifully! Stratovarius9
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