Sherry Stringfield was born in Colorado Springs as the oldest of three children, but mainly raised in Spring, Texas. In high school, she did both athletics and acting. Later, she attended the Acting Conservatory of the State New York at Purchase, from which she graduated in 1989 with a B.F.A. While attending the State University of New York at Purchase, she roomed with Parker Posey. During this time, she appeared in numerous off-Broadway productions. After working a short time in a theater box office, she accepted a 3 years contract as "Blake" in the daytime drama "Guiding Light" (1952). After a short break, spent with traveling, she returned to L.A. to co-star as "Laura Kelly" on "NYPD Blue" (1993).
Stringfield is best known to television audiences around the world as "Dr. Susan Lewis" on NBC's hit medical drama, "ER" (1994), a role which has garnered her three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress on a Drama Series as well as a Golden Globe nomination and a People's Choice Award nomination for Favorite Female Performer. With 112 Emmy nominations over the course of the show's run, it remains a critical and audience favorite.
Her additional credits include the feature films, Autumn in New York (2000) with Richard Gere and Winona Ryder and 54 (1998) with Mike Myers, Salma Hayek and Ryan Phillippe.
Stringfield currently resides in Los Angeles with her two children.
|Larry Joseph||(October 1998 - January 2006) (divorced) 2 children|
Has taught acting at the State University of New York.
The man she married, Larry Joseph, is not the one she left "ER" (1994) for.
Reported to be quitting "ER" (1994) to spend more time with boyfriend. Will not be acting again in the near future. [November 1996]
Enjoys skiing, riding motorcycle, reading and traveling.
Graduated from Klein High School in Klein, Texas (just outside of Houston), and is remembered for "streaking" the Nation Honor Society induction meeting.
Stringfield has negotiated a deal with Warner Brothers to return to "ER" (1994) for 3 more seasons. [June 2001]
Daughter, Phoebe, born with husband Larry Joseph. [March 2001]
She gave birth to 8-pound, 4-ounce Milo, her second child with husband Larry Joseph on 12 April 2004.
Was voted one of the "100 Sexiest Women in the World" by readers of FHM Magazine (1997)
Her paternal grandmother is from Sweden.
She appeared in a 1997 "Got Milk?" ad in which she stated she was lactose-intolerant.
Spent a year traveling through Europe.
Graduated from Klein High School in Spring, Texas.
According to Steven Bochco, Sherry asked the producers to release her from her contract for "NYPD Blue" (1993) after the first season because she said she was not enjoying being a TV actress and wanted to return to New York. Less than a week after being let out of the contract, she was hired as a regular cast member for the new TV series "ER" (1994).
I was really wild back then [in high school], and theater just allowed me to sing, dance, jump and run around the stage playing all kinds of characters. It was like playtime. You were creating something, and there was a result that other people could enjoy.
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