A talented performer of stage and screen whose quick, on-the-fly wit made her the perfect candidate for a role on Seinfeld co-creator Larry David's popular HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, actress Cheryl Hines found her comic footing as a member of the famed Groundlings troupe before making the leap to the screen in the mid- to late '90s. Though the Florida native would study theater, radio, and television at Florida State University, a move to Los Angeles found her discovering a natural talent for improvisational theater. In the following years, Hines would refine her comic skills while gaining exposure on such popular television series as Suddenly Susan, The Wayans Bros., and Friends, though it would be her Emmy-nominated performance as hapless comic Larry David's wife on Curb Your Enthusiasm that truly made her a recognizable face on the small screen. Hines has also made numerous apperances in film as well, including movies like Along Came Polly, Labor Pains, and The Ugly Truth. In 2011, she returned to the small screen in ABC's quirky Suburgatory, playing glammed-up suburban wife Dallas Royce for three seasons.
Biography by Jason Buchanan
- Once worked as a personal assistant to director Rob Reiner.
- One of her teachers at the Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles was Lisa Kudrow.
- Appeared on Celebrity Blackjack in support of the March of Dimes and has participated in events for United Cerebral Palsy, a charity close to her heart because her nephew was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as an infant.
- Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.