26 Facts About Sheryl Lee


Sheryl Lynn Lee was born on April 22,1967 and is a German-born American film, stage, and television actress.


Sheryl Lee was born in Augsburg, Bavaria, West Germany to an artist mother and architect father; the first of three children.


Sheryl Lee grew up in Boulder, Colorado, United States, where she was a graduate of Fairview High School.


Sheryl Lee studied with theater director Mark Jenkins at the now-defunct Empty Space Theater in Seattle.


When Lynch shot the home movie that James Hurley takes of Donna Hayward and Laura, he realized that Sheryl Lee had something special.


Sheryl Lee worked again with Lynch when she appeared as Glinda the Good Witch in Wild at Heart.


Sheryl Lee starred in the prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, which elaborated on events leading up to Laura Palmer's death.


In 1992 Sheryl Lee starred as Salome alongside Al Pacino in the Broadway production of Oscar Wilde's Salome in the Circle in the Square Theatre under the direction of Robert Allan Ackerman.


Sheryl Lee starred opposite Anthony Michael Hall as the sweet but vengeful housewife Eve Robbins in the 2001 USA Cable movie Hitched.


Sheryl Lee played the leading role of Elinore Murphy in Children on Their Birthdays, based on the short story of the same title by Truman Capote.


In 2004 Sheryl Lee was the original choice for the role of Mary-Alice Young on Desperate Housewives.


Sheryl Lee won two Awards for Best Ensemble at Detroit Film Critics Society and Gotham Awards, shared with the cast.


Sheryl Lee played Lucie Sliger in the 2011 crime thriller Texas Killing Fields alongside Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington and Chloe Grace Moretz.


In 2015, at the Twin Peaks UK Festival, Sheryl Lee confirmed that she would be returning to Twin Peaks for the 2017 limited Showtime run.


In 2019, Sheryl Lee returned to Theater, playing alongside Judd Nelson in Love Letters.


Sheryl Lee performed the play before in 1991 with Luke Perry and Tim Daly as co-stars.


Sheryl Lee dated David Duchovny, who was one of her Twin Peaks cast-mates.


Sheryl Lee was at one time married to Jesse Diamond, a photographer and son of singer and songwriter Neil Diamond.


In 2014, Sheryl Lee revealed that she had been diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called neutropenia.


Sheryl Lee is a Teacher at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.


Together with her former Twin Peaks castmate Gary Hershberger, Sheryl Lee teaches actors, directors and writers at their workshop "The Actor's Director Workshop".


Sheryl Lee appeared nude in two print advertisements for PETA.


In October 2008, Sheryl Lee participated in the 3rd Munchkin's Project Pink annual breast cancer awareness campaign to raise money for breast cancer research.


In December 2011, Sheryl Lee advocated the protection of wolves and supported the environmental organization WildEarth Guardians' "Wolves in the American West" campaign.


In September 2012, Sheryl Lee signed environmental activist Tom Weis' open letter calling on President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney to withdraw their support for the construction of the southern leg of Keystone XL, a pipeline that would transport bitumen from Montana to Texas.


On December 8,2012, Sheryl Lee performed poems written by herself as part of a collaborative performance along with artist Marina DeBris, dancer Maya Gabay, and musician Marla Leigh, for the US National Committee for UN Women's First Annual Special Assembly: Women, Climate Change, and Human Rights.