Apr. 22nd, 1967
Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
5' 5 1/2"
Sheryl Lee's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Winter's Bone
1998 - Vampires
1996 - Mother Night
1994 - Backbeat
1992 - Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
1990 - Wild at Heart
Guest TV Roles
Elizabeth 'Ellie' Harp
Dr. Donna Gooden
"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 school plays, graduated from Fairview High School, and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California. Lee also spent time at the North Carolina School of Arts, the National Conservatory Theater in Denver, and Colorado University before pursuing stage work in Seattle, Washington.
Here Lee landed the role of Laura Palmer, and she later appeared on "Twin Peaks" (1990) as Laura's cousin Madeleine Ferguson. Madeleine was a brunette and wore glasses, but of course bore a striking resemblance to her late relative. Lee worked with "Twin Peaks" (1990) mastermind David Lynch (I) again on the film Wild at Heart (1990), and resurrected Laura Palmer one last time for Lynch's Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992).
Lee has gone on to have a long and adventurous career since then. Appearances have included the Stuart Sutcliffe biopic Backbeat (1994), the John Carpenter (I) film Vampires (1998), and the TV series "L.A. Doctors" (1998).
- Is friends with 'Lenny von Dohlen' (qv) who nicknamed her 'Angel Face'.
- Grew up in Boulder, Colorado, USA.
- Her _"One Tree Hill" (2003)_ (qv) character Ellie, who battles breast cancer, works with her daughter Peyton ('Hilarie Burton' (qv)) on a compilation CD called "Friends with Benefit" to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. That CD was actually released as a tie-in album, with a portion of its proceeds going directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to assist in their efforts to promote early detection awareness among young women.
- Her French dubbing voice 'Dorothée Jemma' (qv) is also the French dubbing voice of 'Jennifer Aniston' (qv) and 'Melanie Griffith' (qv).
- Is friends with actor 'Christopher McDonald (I)' (qv).
- Hit cult status and will be forever known as the beautiful blonde corpse and resultant object of mystery in the series _"Twin Peaks" (1990)_ (qv). People were so fascinated with Sheryl and the Laura Palmer phenomenon, that they brought Sheryl back to life on the TV series in the form of another character, Madeleine Ferguson.
- After starring alongside 'Moira Kelly (I)' (qv) (in _Love, Lies and Murder (1991) (TV)_ (qv) and _Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)_ (qv)) and 'Craig Sheffer' (qv) (in _Bliss (1997)_ (qv)), she guest-starred on their TV series _"One Tree Hill" (2003)_ (qv), although she didn't have a scene with them on the series.
- Married to musician Jesse Diamond, son of singer 'Neil Diamond (I)' (qv); they have a son named Elijah.
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