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Sheryl Lee


"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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Known For

(1992)
Vampires Katrina
(1998)
Twin Peaks Maddy Ferguson / Laura Palmer
(1989-1991)
Wild at Heart Good Witch
(1990)

Filmography

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  Down to Nothing (Short) (post-production)
Brandy
 2018 #SquadGoals
Emily Hodges
 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Laura Palmer / Carrie Page
- Part 18 (2017) ... Laura Palmer / Carrie Page
- Part 17 (2017) ... Laura Palmer
- Part 16 (2017) ... Laura Palmer (credit only)
- Part 15 (2017) ... Laura Palmer (credit only)
- Part 13 (2017) ... Laura Palmer (credit only)
 2017 Dead Ink Archive (Short)
Alley
 2016 Café Society
Karen Stern
 2016 Rosewood (TV Series)
Brenda Downs
- Keratin & Kissyface (2016) ... Brenda Downs
 2016/I Rebirth
Air
 2014 The Makings of You
Judy
 2014 Jackie & Ryan
Miriam
 2014 Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces
Laura Palmer
 2012 Perception (TV Series)
Lacey Penderhalt
- 86'd (2012) ... Lacey Penderhalt
 2011 Texas Killing Fields
Lucie Sliger
 2010 Psych (TV Series)
Dr. Donna Gooden
- Dual Spires (2010) ... 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
April
 2007-2009 Dirty Sexy Money (TV Series)
Andrea Smithson / Andrea Darling
- The Unexpected Arrival (2009) ... Andrea Darling
- The Organ Donor (2008) ... Andrea Darling
- The Plan (2008) ... Andrea Darling
- The Summer House (2008) ... Andrea Smithson
- The Injured Party (2008) ... Andrea Smithson
 2007 Manchild (TV Movie)
Mary
 2007 State of Mind (TV Series)
Leslie Petrovsky
- Pilot (2007) ... Leslie Petrovsky
 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)
Wendy
 2006 House M.D. (TV Series)
Stephanie Green
- Cane and Able (2006) ... Stephanie Green
 2005-2006 One Tree Hill (TV Series)
Ellie Harp
- The Wind That Blew My Heart Away (2006) ... Ellie Harp
- I've Got Dreams to Remember (2006) ... Ellie Harp
- Return of the Future (2006) ... Ellie Harp
- Brave New World (2006) ... Ellie Harp
- A Multitude of Casualties (2005) ... Ellie Harp
 2005 Paradise, Texas
Betsy Kinney
 2004 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Mary Alice Young
- Pilot (2004) ... Mary Alice Young (uncredited)
 2003 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Tina Hodges
- Coming Home (2003) ... Tina Hodges
 2003 Kingpin (TV Mini-Series)
Marlene McDillon Cadena
- Gimme Shelter (2003) ... Marlene McDillon Cadena
- The Odd Couple (2003) ... Marlene McDillon Cadena
- French Connection (2003) ... Marlene McDillon Cadena
- Black Magic Woman (2003) ... Marlene McDillon Cadena
- El Velorio (2003) ... Marlene McDillon Cadena
 2002 Children on Their Birthdays
Elinore Murphy (as Sheryl Lee Diamond)
 2001 Hitched (TV Movie)
Eve Robbins (as Sheryl Lee Diamond)
 1998-1999 L.A. Doctors (TV Series)
Dr. Sarah Church
- Forty-Eight Minutes (1999) ... Dr. Sarah Church
- Every Picture Tells a Story (1999) ... Dr. Sarah Church
- Que Sera, Sarah (1999) ... Dr. Sarah Church
- O Captain, My Captain (1999) ... Dr. Sarah Church
- The Life Lost in Living (1999) ... Dr. Sarah Church
 1999 Angel's Dance
Angelica Chaste
 1998 Dante's View
Sam Kingsley
 1998 Kiss the Sky
Andy
 1998 Vampires
Katrina
 1997 The Blood Oranges
Fiona
 1997 Bliss
Maria
 1997 David (TV Mini-Series)
Bathsheba
 1997 This World, Then the Fireworks
Lois Archer
 1996 Mother Night
Helga & Resi Noth
 1995 Follow the River (TV Movie)
Mary Ingles
 1995 Fall Time
Patty / Carol
 1995 Homage
Lucy Samuel
 1994 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
Actress
- Curse of the Krumm/Krumm Goes Hollywood (1994) ... Actress (voice)
 1994 Don't Do It
Michelle
 1994 The Can
 1994 Who Killed Taylor French? (Video Game)
Lucie Fairwell
 1994 Who Killed Brett Penance? (Video Game)
Lucie Fairwell
 1994 Guinevere (TV Movie)
Guinevere
 1994 Backbeat Band: Money, Version 2 (Video short)
Astrid Kirchherr
 1994 Backbeat
Astrid Kirchherr
 1994 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
Catherine / Shivering Deer
- Another Woman (1994) ... Catherine / Shivering Deer
 1992 Red Shoe Diaries (TV Series)
Kate Lyons
- Jake's Story (1992) ... Kate Lyons
 1992 Jersey Girl
Tara
 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Laura Palmer
 1989-1991 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Maddy Ferguson / Laura Palmer
- Beyond Life and Death (1991) ... Maddy Ferguson / Laura Palmer
- Arbitrary Law (1990) ... Maddy Ferguson / Laura Palmer
- Drive with a Dead Girl (1990) ... Maddy Ferguson
- Lonely Souls (1990) ... Maddy Ferguson
- Demons (1990) ... Maddy Ferguson
 1991 Love, Lies and Murder (TV Mini-Series)
Patti Bailey
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Patti Bailey
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Patti Bailey
 1990 Wild at Heart
Good Witch
 1988 He's No Hero (Video)
Liz
 1987 The Pink Chiquitas
Pink Chiquita
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (29 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

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Other Works:

Performed original poetry in collaboration with Marina DeBris, Maya Gabay, and Marla Leigh for the "First Annual Special Assembly: Women, Climate Change, and Human Rights" for the Greater Los Angeles Friends of the US National Committee for UN Women, on December 8th. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Sheryl Lee Diamond | Sheriru Rî

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on playing Laura Palmer] I have had many people, victims of incest, approach me since the film [Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me] was released, so glad that it had been made because it helped them to release a lot. And so for me, it doesn't matter what the critics say - if one person walks away having released something, then it's worth seeing.
  • (Empire, December 1992)
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Trivia:

Was performing on stage and living in Seattle when she met director David Lynch. See more »

Trademark:

Her smile See more »

Nickname:

Angel Face

Star Sign:

Taurus

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