Mini Bio (1)
After an aggressively unimpressive youth, which did not include a cap and gown ceremony, Cheri joined the US Coast Guard. There she performed the duties of Search and Rescue and Law Enforcement and lived the motto, "If it moves, grease it. If it doesn't move, paint it." After her honorable discharge from the military - she moved to Hollywood to indulge in all thing Rock and Roll. See also: Waitress and Bartender. Though her band never made it big, they opened for everyone who did: T.S.O.L., Guns and Roses, L7, LA Guns, Jane's Addiction, X, Hole, Descendant's, ad nauseam. She also wrote for the local magazine LA Rock Review. Then, sadly, the time came to put away the guitar. Cheri moved to Santa Cruz to get serious about her writing, and to keep herself in notebooks and number 2 pencils because she does it old school, she opened a tattoo studio.
It was her visit with psychic Sylvia Brown that put her on the correct writing track, she wrote the semi-autobiographical play Prey for Rock and Roll, which was produced by FatChance Productions in NYC and ran at the legendary punk club CBGB with Cheri in the lead role of Jacki, and the play was then optioned for film rights. The movie starred Gina Gershon, Drea DeMatteo, Lori Petty, Shelly Cole, Marc Blucas and Ivan Martin. The soundtrack was produced by Stephen Trask of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Prey for Rock and Roll had its world premier at the Sundance Film Festival 2003, and went on to play major festivals all over the world. Hollywood Trash and Tinsel, a mock-umentary short about the making of a feature film, won her the Best Documentary Directorial Debut Award at the New York International Film and Video Festival 2004. She has completed shooting her second feature film, The Jesus Factor, which takes an unconventional look at "Family, Sex, Gender, Religion, and Love Etiquette... or Lack Thereof." The movie is currently in post-production. She is the co-owner of the award-winning Lovedog Tattoo Studio, a proud parent, a damn fine poker player, craps player, and is not too shabby at black jack. Her interests include cars she can not afford, motorcycles she can not afford, and women she can not afford.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Cheri Lovedog