Sheryl Lee


Sheryl Lee Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Film and TV Movie Credits:
      Love, Lies and Murder (1991) as Patti Bailey
      Red Shoe Diaries 3: Another Woman's Lipstick (1993) as Kate Lyons
      Red Shoe Diaries 4: Auto Erotica (1994) as Kate Lyons
      Guinevere (1994) as Guinevere
      Don't Do It (1994) as Michelle
      The Can (1994)
      Follow the River (1995) as Mary Ingles
      This World, Then the Fireworks (1997) as Lois Archer
      Angel's Dance (1999) as Angelica Chaste
      Dante's View (2001) as Sam Kingsley
      Hitched (2001) (TV) (as Sheryl Lee Diamond) as Eve Robbins
      Paradise, Texas (2005) as Betsy Kinney
      The Secrets of Comfort House (2006) as Wendy

    • Sheryl is 5'5½" (1.66 m) tall.

    • As her career progresses, Lee has gained a reputation for appearing nude on stage, screen, and television. Though she claims she hates it, the nudity she displays is never exploitative, rather she imbues it with an ethereal quality that defies tawdriness.

    • One of her more famous stage roles was that of the title role in the New York production of Salome in which she starred opposite Al Pacino.

    • She voice-acted the character Lucie Fairwell in the video games, Who Killed Taylor French (1994) and Who Killed Brett Penance? (1996).

    • In 1995, Sheryl was honored with the Women in Film's "Woman of the Year" Award. Her body of work was also recognized as she received the Spirit of Sundance Award at the Sundance Film Festival that same year.

    • She first acted at Fairview High School in a school play entitled The Bad Seed and knew, from that moment that she wanted to become an actress.

    • When she was young she wanted to become a dancer but many knee injuries forced her to quit dancing.

    • Her mother is an artist while her father is an architect. She has a younger sister, a piano teacher, and a younger brother who used to be in college pursing a career in the film business.

    • Sheryl briefly dated David Duchovny. She is also friends with actors Christopher McDonald and Lenny von Dohlen, who nicknamed her "Angel Face".

    • She has been married to musician Jesse Diamond, son of singer-songwriter Neil Diamond, since October 28, 2000. They have a son, Elijah (b. May 2nd 2000).

    • Lee was the original choice for the role of Mary-Alice Young on Desperate Housewives. Had the producers decided to go with her, it would have been the second time Lee would have portrayed a dead character on a television series.

    • Sheryl is an avid member of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and has assertively campaigned against fur and mistreatment of animals.

  • Quotes

    • Sheryl: I'm fascinated with all kinds of religion, but I'm not committed to any specific one.

    • Sheryl: When I was a kid, I begged my parents to take me to the circus because I loved to see the elephants. I had no idea they were treated so poorly. These amazing creatures should be walking 20 miles a day, but instead they're locked up... they can't even turn around.

    • Sheryl: Animals weren't put on this earth to entertain us.

    • Sheryl: (on playing Laura Palmer in "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me") 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.

    • Sheryl: (on why she became an actress) I wanted to get away from myself. And in the end it did nothing but bring me right back to myself. It's the divine cosmic joke.

    • Sheryl: I'm attracted to roles where I get to really go in and explore a character. I'm interested in that journey and that's the thing that keeps me in this business.

    • Sheryl: It's still difficult for me to watch my work. And there's still a sense of "Will they like it, and what if they don't?" But ultimately what's important to me is whether or not I grow as a human being during the process. What happens after that is in God's hands.

    • Sheryl: If something scares me, then I have to do it. My biggest fear in life is fear.

    • Sheryl: Every actress has a line she'll draw, where she'll say, This I will do and this I won't. For me, everything has to be important to the story and the director has to be able to tell me why.