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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

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
(1992)
Vampires
Vampires Katrina
(1998)
Café Society
Café Society Karen Stern
(2016)
Winter's Bone
(2010)

Filmography

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 2017 #SquadGoals (post-production)
Emily Hodges
 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Laura Palmer
- Part 18 (2017) ... Laura Palmer
- Part 17 (2017) ... Laura Palmer
- Part 16 (2017) ... Laura Palmer
- 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
 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
April
 2007 State of Mind (TV Series)
Leslie Petrovsky
- Pilot (2007) ... Leslie Petrovsky
 2007 Manchild (TV Movie)
Mary
 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
 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
 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
Andy
 1998 Vampires
Katrina
 1997 The Blood Oranges
Fiona
 1997 Bliss
Maria
 1997 David (TV Movie)
Bathsheba
 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 Guinevere (TV Movie)
Guinevere
 1994 Backbeat Band: Money, Version 2 (Video short)
Astrid Kirchherr
 1994 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
Catherine / Shivering Deer
- Another Woman (1994) ... Catherine / Shivering Deer
 1992 Jersey Girl
Tara
 1992 Red Shoe Diaries (TV Series)
Kate Lyons
- Jake's Story (1992) ... Kate Lyons
 1991 Love, Lies and Murder (TV Mini-Series)
Patti Bailey
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Patti Bailey
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Patti Bailey
 1988 He's No Hero (Video)
Liz
 1987 The Pink Chiquitas
Pink Chiquita
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Other Works:

Print ad for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals): "I Wouldn't Be Caught Dead in Fur" campaign. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Alternate Names:

Sheryl Lee Diamond | Sheriru Rî

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on meeting Patti Bailey to prepare for her role in Love, Lies and Murder (1991) ] I have so much respect for her courage. I have no idea what it must feel like to have your life portrayed on national television this way, the most personal parts of your life. I certainly wouldn't do it.
  • (Los Angeles Times, 1991)
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Trivia:

Received the Women in Film's "Woman of the Year" Award. See more »

Trademark:

Her smile

Nickname:

Angel Face

Star Sign:

Taurus

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