Shiri Appleby

Shiri Appleby


12/7/1978, Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Name

Shiri Freda Appleby


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Shiri was born in California in December of 1978. She was born to a telecommunications executive and a school teacher. Shiri had a passion for acting at a very young age. When she was only 4, she starting acting in national commercials. In 1999, Shiri got her big…more


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    • Shiri: (on questions about aliens and fantasy because of her role in Roswell) They ask questions like 'do you believe in aliens' and those types of things. They were really interested in aliens, and that was really something that the Japanese have an interest in, and they are also very big fans of romances.

    • Shiri: I think from here on it's up to me to prove that I'm growing up and that I have other things to say, but in terms of the show it definitely gave me all of the opportunities I've had so far.

    • Shiri: (on keeping her waitress uniform from her role in Roswell) I took my waitress uniform. Seemed fitting.

    • Shiri: I've been watching so many movies and they all have to do with the DVDs. It's just so much more convenient.

    • Shiri: (on her childhood) I had a really normal childhood except I acted. It was like, my brother played soccer, and I was on television sometimes.

    • Shiri: (on Roswell success) The people were just so lovely and accommodating and had really interesting questions and it was just interesting to see how the show is actually received in so many different countries.

    • Shiri: (on crying while filming) There was a scene early on during the first season of Roswell and I broke down crying. Since then, I've always just been able to do it.

    • Shiri: (on her role in Roswell) She wasn't as naive and innocent as she was in the first season.

    • Shiri: (on Roswell) I think the show has sort of given me a name in this business and allowed a lot of people the opportunity to see what I can do, and it's just sort of like a sweet starting point.

    • Shiri: My mom thinks I should do more comedy but only if I don't have to audition.

    • Shiri: I wish I could be Woody Allen just for a day so I could understand how he does it and get my ass out of bed and in front of the typewriter.

    • Shiri: (on her screen test with Jason Behr for 'Roswell') We rehearsed and it just happened the chemistry was really special. You never know if the camera is seeing what you are feeling. Watching it now is really amazing.

    • Shiri: There are a lot of different sides to me. I don't know if I'm always peaches-and-cream..

    • Shiri: (on how she survive and not becoming one of those problematic child actors that do not make it in adults) My parents. I never went to any of the Hollywood child parties. I had a really normal childhood except I acted. It was like, my brother played soccer, and I was on television sometimes.

    • Shiri: (on her acting career while she was doing Roswell) I've been lucky. I've been doing this for a long time, so I've been able to know what I like and don't like about certain aspects of it. That way you can basically take it for what it's worth.

    • Shiri: I find that people are constantly coming up to me now. There's been a definite surge of people recognizing me and I'm not sure if it has to do with the DVDs or not, but I've sort of assumed that it does because the show has been off the air for three years now.

    • Shiri: (on finding out that the first season of 'Roswell' was picked up for a full season) I didn't even know what to do. It was unbelievable. It was like a dream come true.

  • Wonderful!!!!

    Wonderful actress!! Miss seeing her on the series Roswell (which I believe never should have been cancelled!!!!)

    She was so believable as a girl who met and fell in love with aliens and to me thats the character I'll always be reminded most when I think of her. I often picture her scenes from the opening of the series (probably one of the best openings of all-time!) I thought she was so beautiful growing up and I think she's stayed as gorgeous as ever when I see her now during commercials for that Life Unexpected series she's now working on.moreless
  • I love her She was awesome as "Liz Parker" on Roswell!

    Immediately took a shine to her quiet elegance, her mellow demeanor, her affable personality. The actress Shiri Appleby is most known for her role of Liz Parker on the television series "Roswell." Her first television job was in 1984 on the soap opera "Santa Barbara." Shiri started at the age of four in commercials for products Cheerios and M&M's, and she studied English Literature at the University of Southern California.