Shiri Appleby

Active - 1987 - 2017  |   Born - Dec 7, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Horror

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  • Began acting as a toddler, when her parents took her to auditions in an attempt to get her to overcome her shyness.
  • Put her acting career on hold to attend high school.
  • While in high school, she was a cheerleader and worked as a hostess at a restaurant.
  • The daughter of an Israeli mother, she has visited Israel often and feels very connected to her family there.
  • Appeared in the 1994 pilot episode of NBC's ER as a patient, and played an intern for the final season of the long-running medical drama.
  • Breakthrough role came when she landed the part of a high school student who befriends aliens on the WB sci-fi drama Roswell.
  • Causes that are important to her include getting arts programs for children, promoting healthy lifestyles and stopping animal cruelty.