Sherilyn Fenn Net Worth

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Sheryl Ann Fenn was born on the 1st February 1965, in Detroit, Michigan, USA, and is a film and television actress, best known for her role in the cult classic television series “Twin Peaks” (1990-1991). Known for her classic beauty, reminiscent of the 1950s movie stars, she was often featured on the lists of most beautiful women alive, and has graced the covers of many magazines. Her career started in 1984, in the comedy drama film “The Wild Life”.

Have you ever wondered how rich Sherilyn Fenn is as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Huston’s net worth is as high as $500,000, an amount earned through her successful career in acting.

Sherilyn Fenn Net Worth $500,000

Sherilyn Fenn was the youngest child and only daughter of show business couple Arlene Quatro and Leo Fenn. Her mother, a keyboard player in the all-girl garage rock band The Pleasure Seekers, and her father, who managed the band for a time, divorced when she was young. Sherilyn and her two older brothers moved around a lot during childhood, until they settled in Los Angeles. Apart from her mother, Sherilyn’s aunt, Suzy Quatro, and maternal grandfather, Al Quatro, were also musicians. On her mother’s side, she has Italian and Hungarian ancestry, while on her father’s side, she is of Irish and French descent. Having decided to pursue an acting career at a young age, Sherilyn left high school, and enrolled in Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. One of her classmates there was Johnny Depp.

While her acting career began with turns in the television film “Silence of the Heart” (1984) and B-movie production “The Wild Life” (1984), Sherilyn’s captivating on-screen presence ensured a steady stream of roles during the 1980s. This included the role which was meant to be her vehicle to stardom, in the erotic thriller romance film “Two Moon Junction” (1988), in which she played a Southern socialite and heiress who falls for a roustabout. However, the film was a critical and commercial failure. It also marked a turning point in her career, since she decided to distance herself from the ‘sexploitation’ type of films and prove herself as a serious actress. The chance for this came when she was cast in David Lynch’s television series “Twin“Peaks” (1990-1991), playing the part of Audrey Horne, a high school student and femme fatale, who tries to help the lead detective Dale Cooper (played by Kyle MacLachlan) to solve the murder of another high school student, Laura Palmer. Though the series didn’t last long, it gained critical acclaim and multiple awards and nominations; Sherilyn’s acting was particularly praised, and she was nominated for a Golden Globe as well as an Emmy Award.

After “Twin Peaks”, her career continued to move upwards; not wanting to be typecast, Sherilyn turned to independent films, and received further acclaim in films such as the adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men” (1992), in which she appeared alongside Gary Sinise and John Malkovich, playing Curley’s wife. The film had warm reception with the critics, and the audience at Cannes Film Festival gave the cast a standing ovation. However, Sherilyn continued to draw a fair share of controversy with her roles, pushing the boundaries and staying out of her comfort zone. She cooperated with David Lynch’s daughter, Jennifer Chambers Lynch, in the film “Boxing Helena” (1993), playing a woman who was abducted and had her limbs amputated by a doctor who wanted to possess her. The film was panned by the public and by the critics, though both Sherilyn and the director defended the work.

In the second half of the 1990s, her career stalled, as she wasn’t eager to conform to Hollywood’s demands. She continued to play varied and non-standard roles, settling on television which provided more options for actresses like her. She landed the lead role in the Showtime series “Rude Awakening” (1998-2001), playing a washed-up soap opera star and an alcoholic, who is trying to clean up her act. She also had recurring roles in several hit shows, such as “Dawson’s Creek” (2002) and “Gilmore Girls” (2006-2007) with the role of Anna Nardini written specifically for her. More recently, she appeared in the crime drama series “Ray Donovan” (2014) and comedy drama “Shameless” (2016), both on Showtime. She is also set to reprise her most notable role in the continuation of “Twin Peaks”, scheduled to be released in 2017.

With regards to her private life, Sherilyn was apparently married twice, including to Toulouse Holliday (1994-97) with whom she has a son. Another son was born in 2007. She was briefly engaged to Johnny Depp in the late 1980s. She is a dedicated practitioner of feng shui and meditative yoga.

Full NameSherilyn Fenn
Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthFebruary 1, 1965
Place Of BirthDetroit, Michigan, USA
Height5' 4" (1.63 m)
ProfessionActress, Soundtrack
EducationLee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
SpouseToulouse Holliday (m. 1994–1997)
ChildrenMyles Holliday, Christian Stewart
ParentsArlene Quatro, Leo Fenn Sr.
SiblingsLeo Fenn
PartnerDylan Stewart
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television
MoviesTwo Moon Junction, Boxing Helena, The Wraith, Of Mice and Men, Fatal Instinct, Just One of the Guys, Three of Hearts, Diary of a Hitman, Wild at Heart, Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel, The Wild Life, Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story, Thrashin', Treasure Raiders, The United States of Leland, The Scene...
TV ShowsRude Awakening, Twin Peaks
1Arched eyebrows, beauty mark next to her left eye and porcelain skin
2Classic beauty of the old Hollywood film stars that led her to be compared to such actresses as Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Vivien Leigh.
1Boxing Helena was... not perfect, but I think for the story that we were trying to tell, it turned out pretty good. What it signified was really powerful to me: how society puts us in boxes one way or another.
2Society, Hollywood, some men... they want to wrap women up in a neat little package.
3I was disillusioned with acting after the pilot of Twin Peaks. I'd been doing low-budget films. I didn't want to walk through movies being a pretty ornament. At 25 I didn't know if I had it. I questioned if there was depth, if there was integrity to me. I was longing to go inside, to do deeper work.
4I don't get considered for a lot of those big fat movies. The studios have their list of five actresses and whether they're right or wrong for a role doesn't matter. It's how much money their last movie made, Not that I necessarily want to do them anyway. Because there's very few that are big budget that have any substance or any depth or any integrity.
5The difference between working with a man and a woman... is immense.
6I'm contemplating moving to London for a period of time. I've been in Los Angeles for 15 years and I'm really tired of it. I'm continually uninspired by what's being sent to me. Even by huge films that they're doing there. They're just awful.
7All are one and yet here we appear to be separate and therefore truth has many faces. And they are all relevant.
8[in "Haircut & Style", 3/91, on her role in Wild at Heart (1990)] David [David Lynch] told me, "I envisioned this broken China doll, all bloody, and ranting and raving, and it was you".
9[in "The Boston Herald, 8/1/98, on being categorized] People think, "She's not funny. She's a sex kitten". And they don't sit with you in a room. I spent a lot of time being sort of angry and bitter about that, and now I feel it's people's loss. It's sad. You'd think in a business with so much creativity, people would go beyond what they've heard or what they think they know about somebody, and meet with them. But if they don't, it's not meant to be, in a way. The doors that are open are the doors we walk through.
10[in "Democrat & Chronicle", 10/29/92, on Kyle MacLachlan's decision to end the Audrey/Cooper romance in Twin Peaks (1990)] Kyle didn't want it to continue. He thought Audrey was too young for Dale; and then they brought in an even younger girl! I think Kyle blew it, because Dale and Audrey were so great together. When I complained, David Lynch asked me if I was falling in love with Kyle. I said, "No! Of course not! But Audrey's in love with Dale Cooper!"
11[interviw in "The Boston Herald", 4/25/93] I see people giving me looks because I'm so opinionated. That hurts my feelings, but at the end of the day I have to live with me and respect myself. And I've done enough things in my life where I was confused and didn't respect myself that I will not do it any more.
12People who think they know me would be surprised that my whole life doesn't revolve around sex. [The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 21, 1995]
13[in "Exposure" magazine, 9/90] I try to keep myself centered. I don't go to parties and all that. I don't think being seen or being in the right place is going to make me a better actress. I care about my work and try to do what's right in my heart.
14[in "Detour" magazine, 5/95] I don't know why people see the things that they do. I wouldn't pay to see them, they don't touch me or move me in any way.
15[in "Sky" magazine, 7/92] The world has certain rules - Hollywood has certain rules - but it doesn't mean you have to play by them, and I don't, or I'd be a miserable person.
16[[interviewed by M.J. Simpson, 10/1/97, on Twin Peaks (1990)] I think it's just basically that on the surface things seem all one way, this nice little small town. But underneath there's a lot of dirt and a lot of sadness and deprivation. Two girls in plaid skirts and sweaters, smoking cigarettes and talking about murder in the girl's bathroom! That's my kind of movie; I loved it!
17[[interviewed by M.J. Simpson, 10/1/97, on starring in Darkness Falls (1999)] I loved the script when I read it; it's a wonderful character piece. I saw [Ray Winstone's] work, like Nil by Mouth (1997), and I saw [Tim Dutton's] work, and I just was really excited to be a part of it.
18[[interviewed by M.J. Simpson, 10/1/97, on Boxing Helena (1993)] I liked "Boxing Helena". I think it was an almost impossible story to tell. Although it has some flaws, I think it's neat. I think it's a really neat story; it's a beautiful story.
19[[interviewed by M.J. Simpson, 10/1/97, on guest-starring in Friends (1994)] Matthew Perry was darling and very funny. All my scenes were with Matthew, basically, so it was fun. I like the show. I was happy to be a part of it.
20[in "Orange Coast", 1/99] I think there's an anxiety in life when we automatically tend to look to the next thing or we're complaining about the past; like somebody recently said to me, d"Well, is your show [Rude Awakening (1998)] going to get picked up? Aren't you concerned about that?" I said, "I don't care. I don't want to worry about that because worrying is not going to make it happen or not happen". I want to trust that if it does, then that's what's supposed to happen and if it doesn't get picked up, then that's okay, too. It's just a more peaceful way to live. Right now, in my life, I'm really striving for peace and more of a calm outlook.
21[on her movie debut] I remember blowing my first scene. I said 'Cut!' I didn't know the director was supposed to say that.
22[[interviewed by M.J. Simpson, 10/1/97] My grandpa [jazz musician Art Quatro] would always ask, "What instrument do you hear when you listen to music?" I'm like, "All of it!" He's like, "Well, then you're a singer!" And I love to dance. But I don't like being up in front of tons of people. I didn't have that in me to do it, the desire to be performing in front of a lot of people. If there's a lot of people on a set, I get nervous. So music just wasn't something I ever seriously considered.
23[in "Orange Coast", 1/99] I wanted to be a marine biologist, then I wanted to be a stewardess. Then I met this lady that was really neat, and she cut my hair once; so then I wanted to cut hair! But by far my biggest dream when I was young was to have the perfect home and the picket fence, and babies crawling around, and I'd be cooking food in the kitchen.
24[on her Playboy bunny experience] I worked there for two months when I was 19. I needed rent money and they were paying more to stand at the gift shop than I'd have got working at a clothing store. And I thought the costumes were cute.
25[[interviewed by M.J. Simpson, 10/1/97, on playing Curley's wife in Of Mice and Men (1992)] I'd never read the book in school or anything. So when I read the screenplay I just cried my eyes out. I couldn't believe - it was just a beautiful story. When I met with Gary Sinise, he just said, "You know, she's always played - and she was written - as this horrible vamp". And he didn't want her to be that way. He said, "I see her as a sad angel, and lonely". She just wants attention, she wants to be loved, she wants people to talk to her: "What's the matter with you? Why can't you talk to me?" So I was glad that he wanted to do that. He actually added a scene that was never written where she's crying because Curley broke all her records. The only thing she has in life is her little records. So that was a wonderful experience for me, making something like that.
26[in "Orange Coast", 1/99. on playing Billie Frank in Rude Awakening (1998)] I liked the hardcore truth of "Rude Awakening". But when I first read it, I was scared of it. Part of me was, like, "It's so unattractive! Does she have to vomit on herself? Does she then have to fall in it? God, what's going on here?!" But I liked that it didn't glamorize alcohol. And what's admirable about Billie is that she's a straight shooter. She doesn't have a lot of pretense. It's like, "Take me as I am. You like me, fine! You don't, I don't give a damn!" There's something quite empowering about somebody who doesn't care what other people think. Billie is learning about herself. She's recognized that she has a problem with drugs and alcohol, and she's trying to straighten it out.
27[[interviewed by M.J. Simpson, 10/1/97, on the differences between working with David Lynch and Jennifer Lynch] Man, woman. Night, day. It's a really huge difference. It's completely different to work with a woman that is my age, maybe younger. David's encouraged her, through his example of exploring dark places within oneself, but she's less abstract. I was blown away by the script of Boxing Helena (1993). I had heard all the stories and I didn't want to read it. Then my agent said, "It's a dream. Just read it. It's pretty interesting". I was shocked that a 19-year-old girl had that perspective on relationships, that understanding. Then I met with her and we just clicked. Because we didn't really meet - just one or twice, very briefly - on the set of Twin Peaks (1990).
28[in "Sky" magazine, 6/92, on playing Candy Cane in Ruby (1992)] I always thought it would be fun to play [Marilyn Monroe]. But who could play her, you know? You can't do it right out, you can't do her story without letting yourself in for all kinds of criticism. Candy Cane is like a lot of women were in the '60s when Monroe was a star and a role model. She comes from a small town, she's in a bad relationship, but she's fighting to get out of it, to change, and she enters this fantasy land. She has the bleached blond hair like many women had at that time and she thinks it would be fun to be like Monroe. So she follows the fantasy in her own small way and she finds out, guess what, that glamorous life stinks! She sets herself up to be abused and destroyed like Monroe was.
29[in "The Face", 12/90, on playing Audrey Horne in Twin Peaks (1990)] I think David Lynch really adored the Fifties - the simplicity, the conservative attitude - and I think the show, though it has a timeless feeling, is kind of Fifties also. The saddle shoes are part of that - Audrey knows she can be daddy's little girl in her saddle shoes, and she puts on her red pumps, smokes cigarettes and sashays down the hall. Maybe it's not her personality so much as the need not to be daddy's little girl.
30[in "The Face", 12/90, on posing for "Playboy" magazine] Everyone was a little concerned when I announced I was going to do it. But the people who've seen the pictures have said, "That's it?!", as if they were expecting something horrible. It's an actor pictorial; people who want to see girls spreading their legs and doing kind of crude things are gonna go to the centerfold, they're not gonna look at an actor's pictorial. Well, they can look but they're not gonna get what they want. The pictures are really beautiful, but they just make people look at you in a certain way.
31[interview in "Playboy", 12/90, about playing Audrey Horne in Twin Peaks (1990)] Audrey's been great for me. She has brought out a side of me that's more mischievous and fun that I had suppressed, trying to be an adult. She has made it okay to use the power one has as a woman to be manipulative, to be precocious. She goes after what she wants vehemently and she takes it. I think that's really admirable. I love that about her.
32I got into acting by a complete fluke. I was 17 and it was like, "I don't wanna go to high school, what will I do? I don't know. Let's see . . . I'll act!" So I was doing films before I had even taken an acting class.
33[in "Orange Coast", 1/99] I was told once that I didn't play the Hollywood game, and that's why I wasn't a big star. What they meant when they said that was that I don't go to parties, and when I go to an audition and I don't like the script, they know it. I don't flirt and I don't play the people that I'm meeting with. In the next breath, this person said to me, "When you're passionate about a role, there's nobody that can touch you, but you have to learn to do this also . . . " But I don't know how to sit there and pretend I love something when I don't!
34[on silent-era star Clara Bow] Clara Bow's an interesting actress because back then she was real honest. She was this Brooklyn girl who didn't have a whole lot of class, she'd come right out and say what she wanted. And she ended up leaving Hollywood when she was 26 because all of that had transpired. She was fun, she was just who she was and she got badly criticized for that. When she arrived out here she was like the Madonna of the Twenties: people started dressing like her and doing their hair like her and the whole bit. But then the studios did what they do even now, they started making formula movies - the It (1927) girl pictures
  • and never allowed her to do anything else.
35[[interviewed by M.J. Simpson, 10/1/97, on director David Lynch] I'm sure you've heard that description, "Jimmy Stewart from Mars". Yes. Because a part of him is really so sweet and pure and innocent. He'd tell me my take was "Jim-dandy", or "Doggone it, Sherilyn, that was cool". His direction is abstract. He doesn't ever say "Go do this" or "Go do that". He'll just tell you some weird story, or when I did Wild at Heart (1990) David's direction was, "Only think of this: bobby pins, lipstick, wallet, comb, that's it". He's very creative and unafraid of taking chances. We'd sit down and, "Oh, I don't like this scene". In Twin Peaks (1990) he rewrote this entire scene and had me dance in the middle of the room for like three minutes. "Just groove, honey. Just keeeep moving". I was like, "Oh, okay. I feel like an idiot. What am I doing? Okay". Then you see it and with the music, he's set this whole world up, this whole mood. I really respect him, he's wonderful.
36[in "Orange Coast", 1/99] My acting has always been about doing things that I can grow from, that say something, or should be heard.
37[in "Orange Coast", 1/99] When I was a kid I saw Kansas City Bomber (1972), and I remembered thinking how beautiful and how strong Raquel Welch's character was. So I went home and dressed up my Barbie like her character. I borrowed one of my brother's little toy plastic football helmets and I made Barbie a "Kansas City Bomber" outfit.
38[interviewed by M.J. Simpson, 10/1/97, on portraying Elizabeth Taylor in Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995)] I fought to keep the integrity of the story because the producer was bringing in a writer that was making it very soapy. They wanted many scenes of her when she was very overweight. I said, "I'm not doing that. I'll do one. That's not this woman's life". For me it was just, I didn't want to make an impression. I just tried to play the truth of the woman. Not the legend, not the stories that we hear about her. Because even when she was a child, you were seeing a version of her that was manipulated by the studios, so you didn't really see her. I thought the closest she ever came to revealing herself was Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), and she lost herself in that role. It was cathartic for her to do that in a lot of ways, to let herself be that wild.
39[in "Orange Coast", 1/99] I'm honest. I say what I feel. I try to be tactful, but I can't not say what I feel. I have a really big problem with that.
40[in "Orange Coast", 1/99] I've never wanted to do the same thing twice. If a script doesn't surprise me in some way, I simply can't commit to the project.
41[in "Orange Coast", 1/99, on the subtext that attracted her to the role of Helena in Boxing Helena (1993)] Women do feel like they're in a box. Society, Hollywood, some men . . . they want to wrap women up in a neat little package.
1(April 16, 2013) Together with Jennifer Lynch, held a master class at the 2013 International Film Festival of Panama.
2She was originally considered by Amy Sherman-Palladino for the role of Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls (2000), but she was busy working on Rude Awakening (1998) at the time and the role went to Lauren Graham. Sherman-Palladino then brought Fenn back twice in the series: as Sasha in the backdoor pilot episode for a planned spin-off series, and for the recurring part of Anna Nardini.
3In British Columbia, Canada, filming Off Season (2001). [May 2001]
4In Los Angeles, California, expecting her second child with boyfriend Dylan Stewart. [May 2007]
5In the Isle of Man, filming Darkness Falls (1999). [September 1997]
6In North Bend, Washington, attending the 18th annual Twin Peaks Festival. [August 2010]
7In California, filming Lovelife (1997). [July 1996]
8In Los Angeles, California, filming The Scenesters (2009). [July 2008]
9In California, filming Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995). [January 1995]
10Filming Ruby (1992) in Dallas, Texas, Puerto Rico and Los Angeles, California. [June 1991]
11In California, filming Fatal Instinct (1993). [November 1992]
12In Los Angeles, California, filming Just Write (1997). [September 1996]
13In California, filming Of Mice and Men (1992). [September 1991]
14In Ouarzazate, Morocco, filming Slave of Dreams (1995). [May 1994]
15In Vancouver, Canada, filming Psych: Dual Spires (2010) [September 2010]
16Filming Boxing Helena (1993). [June 1992]
17In New York, filming Three of Hearts (1993). [February 1992]
18In Los Angeles, California, filming Novel Romance (2006). [June 2004]
19In Moscow, Russia, filming Treasure Raiders (2007). [September 2005]
20In Pennsylvania, filming Diary of a Hitman (1991). [January 1991]
21In Vancouver, Canada, filming Presumed Dead (2006). [October 2005]
22In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, working as a filmmaker on a documentary about child enrichment program CosmiKids. [July 2006]
23Comic book artist Jeff Johnson used a photo from her December 1990 Playboy pictorial as a reference to draw the character of Amora the Enchantress for the October 1991 cover of Marvel's "Wonder Man".
24Good friends with Sheryl Lee.
25She is featured in make-up artist Paul Starr's 2005 book "Paul Starr on Beauty: Conversations With Thirty Celebrated Women". Starr has worked with Sherilyn and notably made the arch of her eyebrows more extreme as he found that was a good trademark.
26Younger sister of Leo Fenn.
27Some of her favorite films are La Vie en Rose (2007), On Golden Pond (1981), and Agnes of God (1985).
28Illustrator Sean Phillips used her as a reference to draw the character of Felicity for his 2011 crime comic book "Criminal: The Last of the Innocent".
29Attended the 2011 Twin Peaks Festival. [August 2011]
30Attended the 2010 Fall Hollywood Show in Burbank, California, which held a Twin Peaks (1990) reunion. [October 2010]
31Attended the 2010 Twin Peaks Festival. [August 2010]
32Posed for photographer Douglas Kirkland for the July 1990 issue of New York magazine, where she graced the cover with an American flag draping her nude body.
33Dita Von Teese said Fenn's Playboy pictorial was the original inspiration for dying her hair from blonde to black.
34Began filming Tales from the Crypt: You, Murderer (1995) the day after her wedding.
35Co-starred in The Wild Life (1984) along with then-boyfriend Chris Penn.
36Created a blog called "Postcards from the Ledge". [January 2009]
37Director David Lynch said of her: "She's a mysterious girl and I think that actresses like her who have a mystery - where there's something hiding beneath the surface - are the really interesting ones".
38(March 27, 1993) Attended the 8th Annual Independent Spirit Awards.
39Appeared as one of the celebrity models in a charity fashion show staged by Thierry Mugler to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles. [April 1992]
40According to Fenn, her acting coach Roy London played a pivotal role in her development as an actress.
41Originally set to guest star in the Frasier (1993) episode, Frasier: The First Temptation of Daphne (2001), but was unavailable when the episode was rescheduled. [2001]
42At the beginning of the shooting of the second season of Twin Peaks (1990), came down with a bad case of pneumonia, making headlines that the shooting of the series might be affected or that she might have to leave the show. As writer/producer Harley Peyton said in an interview: "It looked like it could give us some really serious problems. It turned out all right. She was tremendous and recovered rather quickly and came back sooner than she had to. We had different directors shooting each day and two directors shooting in a single day and, in fact, got all of her scenes done".
43In an episode of VH1's The List (1999) hosted by Johnny Rzeznik, she chose Tommy (1975), Purple Rain (1984) and Spice World (1997) as her top three best rock n' roll films. [December 1999]
44Took the part of Lulu Hogg in The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (2007) in order to work with director Robert Berlinger again. He had previously directed her on Rude Awakening (1998).
45After starring alongside Jeremy Piven (in Just Write (1997)), Mark Harmon (in Dillinger (1991)), and Virginia Madsen (in Zombie High (1987)), she guest-starred on their TV series Cupid (1998), NCIS (2003), and Smith (2006).
46Two of her co-stars, Adrian Pasdar (in Slave of Dreams (1995)) and Bruce Davison (in Lovelife (1997)), later cast her in their feature film directorial debuts, Cement (2000) and Off Season (2001).
47Her Twin Peaks (1990) character Audrey Horne was chosen by as one of the "50 Best TV Character of All Time" (ranked #24). [2008]
48Involved, along with Kate Winslet, Rufus Sewell, Miranda Richardson and Paul McGann in the 1998 film project "Johnny Hit and Run Pauline". The film was to be executive produced by Emma Thompson, and written and directed by Fay Efrosini Lellios. The shooting was set to start in June 1998 in New Hampshire. The film was canceled due to financial withdrawal. [1998]
49Starred in a season three episode of Gilmore Girls (2000), which was the backdoor pilot for a California-set spin-off titled "Windward Circle", that was to have starred Milo Ventimiglia, Rob Estes and Fenn. The network dropped the project citing cost issues due to filming on location in Venice, California. "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino wanted to work with Sherilyn Fenn again and wrote the character of Anna Nardini with Fenn in mind, in order to bring her back in the series. The character of Anna was originally to have a strong enough presence to be a potential threat to the character of Lorelai. However, after Sherman-Palladino left the show, the producers changed the direction originally intended for the character, as they decided to make her a villain in a custody battle.
50Ranked #32 in AOL's "50 Sexiest Women on TV of All Time" list. [November 2007]
51Chosen by FHM-Australia as one of the "100 Sexiest Women". [1998]
52Chosen by FHM magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Women in the World" (ranked #62). [1996]
53Chosen by Wizard magazine as one of the "25 Sexiest Women of TV" (ranked #22). [March 2008]
54Directed an unfinished documentary film about child enrichment program CosmiKids and its founder Judy Julin. [2006]
55Cousin of Kristen Glass, Carey Torrice and drummer Michael Glass (of Overscene).
56Her name is translated in Chinese as "Xuelin Fen", which means "Snow Jade".
57(Winter 1990-1991) Made the cover of In Fashion magazine alongside Billy Idol.
58(May 13, 2005) Attended the 3rd Annual "Night With The Friends of El Faro" Benefit.
59(August 6, 2007) Her second son Christian James was born. Father is boyfriend Dylan Stewart, a professional freelance Macintosh consultant and son of writer/director Douglas Day Stewart.
60Chosen by men magazine Maxim as one of 'Maxim's Most Wanted Women'. [October 1997]
61Was originally considered for the role of the femme fatale Lola, eventually played by Sean Young, in Fatal Instinct (1993). Fenn opted for the role of 'Armand Assante''s lovesick secretary Laura and suggested director Carl Reiner cast Young as Lola.
62Joined the executive team of child enrichment program CosmiKids as executive director of the film and television division. [2007]
63Inspired writer Sherilyn Connelly who took from Fenn the first name she goes under.
64Described by writer/director Emily Skopov as an "indie goddess".
65Auditioned for the Robin Wright role in The Princess Bride (1987).
66Chosen by The Daily Mirror as one of the World's 100 Most Beautiful Women. [October 1996]
67Chosen by Australian men magazine Zoo weekly as one of the "Top 50 Hottest Babes Ever". [March 2006]
68Sherilyn is mentioned in the 1995 song "Razor Burn" by the punk band Lagwagon on their 3rd full length album entitled "Hoss".
69Rumored to be considered for the title role in Roger Vadim's remake of his own film Barbarella (1968). [1993]
70Was originally cast as the female lead in ABC's show Three Moons Over Milford (2006), but was replaced by Elizabeth McGovern. Fenn starred in the unaired pilot episode that also featured Jill Shackner as Lydia Davis and a guest appearance by Majandra Delfino.
71Singer and composer Screamin' Jay Hawkins wrote and recorded in 1993 a song entitled "Sherilyn Fenn", featured on his album "Stone Crazy". The song is an ode to Fenn, who worked with Hawkins in Two Moon Junction (1988).
72Was originally cast as the female lead in ABC's show Prey (1998), but was replaced by Debra Messing. Fenn starred in the unaired pilot episode.
73Posed for photographer Steven Meisel for the autumn-winter 1991-1992 Dolce & Gabbana campaign.
74Involved along with George Katt in the 2003 film project "Gin and the Rumble Within". The film was to be directed by George Katt, who guest-starred opposite Sherilyn Fenn in Rude Awakening (1998), and would have starred Fenn and Katt.
75Her father Leo Fenn was the personal manager of Alice Cooper for 13 years. He also managed "The Billion Dollar Babies" and Suzi Quatro's "The Pleasure Seekers".
76Grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
77Became close friends with Jennifer Lynch while working together in Boxing Helena (1993).
78When asked why she did cast Fenn for two different roles on Gilmore Girls (2000), creator Amy Sherman-Palladino said: "I love Sherilyn so much and I don't care. One thing about the show is I just want the best people. I've just been looking constantly for a time to work with Sherilyn, and I'm getting very old and I could just get hit by a truck at any minute. I just simply can't put it off that long, so I'd just rather get her in and have her part of my world."
79In 1992 photographer George Hurrell Sr. took a series of photographs of Sherilyn Fenn, Sharon Stone, Julian Sands, Raquel Welch, Eric Roberts and Sean Penn. In these portraits he recreated his style of the 1930s, with the actors posing in costumes, hairstyle and makeup of the period.
80Played two different characters (with different hair colors) on Gilmore Girls (2000): Sasha, the girlfriend of Jess's estranged father in California, and Anna Nardini, the mother of Luke's teen-aged daughter, April.
81Chosen by Femme Fatales magazine as one of the 50 sexiest sci-fi actresses. [1996]
82Chosen by US magazine as one of the 10 Most Beautiful Women in the world. [1990]
83Chosen by Batman fans as a perfect Selina Kyle/Catwoman in a Batman dream cast.
84Of Mice and Men (1992) co-star John Malkovich is to her one of the best actors.
85Starred in an episode of Tales from the Crypt (1989) along with Isabella Rossellini, John Lithgow and "Humphrey Bogart". Director Robert Zemeckis used footage of Bogart he included in the episode. Sherilyn plays Bogart's lover. Fenn and Rossellini had already co- starred in David Lynch's Wild at Heart (1990) and both guest-starred in the third season of Friends (1994).
86One of her favorite roles in a movie is Jessica Lange in Frances (1982).
87Inspired Norwegian hard rock band 'Audrey Horne', named after Fenn's character in Twin Peaks (1990).
88During the shooting of Darkness Falls (1999) in the UK, contemplated moving to London, being tired of Hollywood. Co-star Ray Winstone encouraged her to come to England. So did British director Mike Figgis, who said it would be very positive for her to do that, as England is quite different from Hollywood. He told her she has a great body of work and she could work all the time in Europe. [1997]
89Her acting coach was Roy London who directed the movie Diary of a Hitman (1991), starring Fenn and Forest Whitaker.
90Shares with friend/former boyfriend Prince a great interest in silent- screen star Clara Bow, whom Fenn wished to portray.
91Likes cold and rainy weather.
92Wears Chanel no.5
93While filming NBC's Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995), Fenn fought daily to keep integrity in the script. Fenn's priority was to respectfully and accurately portray Elizabeth Taylor.
94There were plans to spin her Twin Peaks (1990) character Audrey Horne off into her own series, that didn't come off. Apparently, Fenn's character inspired David Lynch for Laura Harring's character in Mulholland Dr. (2001), as Fenn said in an interview in 1997, "David was talking about 'Mulholland Drive', he talked about like 'Audrey goes to Hollywood'. She's driving along Mulholland in this convertible car... But it didn't end up happening."
95Her car accident scene in Wild at Heart (1990) came from director David Lynch's impression of Fenn as a porcelain doll, and from the idea of seeing a porcelain doll breaking. He kept telling her about that, and that's how the scene was born. Lynch said of the scene, "I just pictured her being able to do this. She's like a broken china doll". Lynch got the same inspiration for the car accident scene in Mulholland Dr. (2001). His direction to actress Laura Harring was to act like a broken porcelain doll.
96Although actress Elizabeth Taylor fought the unauthorized biography Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995), she found that Fenn aptly portrayed her.
97Made the cover of Playboy magazine in December 1990.
98Daughter of keyboard player Arlene Quatro who played in the Suzi Quatro band, that Sherilyn's father managed.
99Her favorite Elizabeth Taylor movies are A Place in the Sun (1951), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), and The Sandpiper (1965).
100Guest-starred opposite her then-fiancé Johnny Depp in the 21 Jump Street (1987) episode, 21 Jump Street: Blindsided (1987).
101Her grandfather, Art Quatro, was a jazz band musician. His band was the 'Art Quatro Trio'.
102Is part Italian and Hungarian on her mother's side (her mother's name Quatro is short for Quatrocchio), and part Irish and French on her father's side.
103Wished to portray silent-screen star Clara Bow.
104Practices Kundalini yoga.
105Starred in Adrian Pasdar's debut feature as director Cement (2000) alongside Chris Penn. Fenn and Pasdar had previously co-starred in Slave of Dreams (1995) and Penn and Fenn had previously co-starred in The Wild Life (1984).
106Made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, along with Mädchen Amick and Lara Flynn Boyle while promoting Twin Peaks (1990). [October 1990]
107Director David Lynch described Sherilyn as "Five feet of heaven in a ponytail" and said she makes him think of a porcelain doll.
108Chose her then-boyfriend photographer Barry Hollywood to photograph her in the December 1990 issue of Playboy magazine.
109Chosen by FHM magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Women in the World" (ranked #10). [1995]
110Daughter of Arlene Quatro and Leo Fenn Sr.
111Was originally cast as Dr. Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn for the WB show Birds of Prey (2002) in its pilot episode, but was replaced for the rest of the season by Mia Sara. Fenn dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.
112Worked for 2 months as a Playboy bunny in LA when she was 19.
113(December 15, 1993) Her son Myles Holliday with ex-husband Toulouse Holliday, was born in their home in Los Angeles.
114Sherilyn's name is scrawled across Johnny Depp's helmet in the movie Platoon (1986).
115Studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.
116Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. [1991]
117Niece of 1970s pop singer Suzi Quatro and musicians Patti Quatro, Michael Quatro, and Nancy Quatro.
118Was engaged to Johnny Depp, whom she met on the set of the 1985 short student film "Dummies". Their relationship lasted three and a half years.


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Rescuing Madison2014TV MovieBess Kelly
Project: Phoenix2012-2014TV Series shortElena Hyland
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2014TV SeriesMadame Suzanne
Magic City2013TV SeriesMadame Renee
Bigfoot2012TV MovieSheriff Becky Alvarez
Psych2010TV SeriesMaudette Hornsby
The Scenesters2009A.D.A. Barbara Dietrichson
In Plain Sight2009TV SeriesHelen Trask / Helen Traylen
House M.D.2008TV SeriesMrs. Soellner
Fist of the Warrior2007Katie Barnes
Treasure Raiders2007Lena
Smith2007TV SeriesDebbie Turkenson
The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning2007TV MovieLulu Hogg
Gilmore Girls2003-2007TV SeriesAnna Nardini / Sasha
Novel Romance2006Liza Normane Stewart
Presumed Dead2006TV MovieDet. Mary Anne 'Coop' Cooper
CSI: Miami2006TV SeriesGwen Creighton
Three Moons Over Milford2006TV SeriesJanet Davis
Whitepaddy2006Karen Greenly
Deadly Isolation2005TV MovieSusan Mandaway
Officer Down2005TV MovieDetective Kathryn Shaunessy
The 44002005TV SeriesJean DeLynn Baker
Judging Amy2005TV SeriesHeather Reid
Mr. Ed2004TV MovieCarlotta Pope
Pop Rocks2004TV MovieAllison Harden
Boston Public2003-2004TV SeriesViolet Montgomery
Century City2004TV SeriesBree Clemens
NCIS2004TV SeriesJane Doe / Suzanne McNeil
Dream Warrior2003Sterling
Nightwaves2003TV MovieShelby Naylor
The United States of Leland2003Mrs. Calderon
Scent of Danger2002TV MovieBrenna Shaw
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2002TV SeriesGloria Stanfield
Birds of Prey2002TV SeriesDr. Harleen Quinzel Harley Quinn
Dawson's Creek2002TV SeriesAlex Pearl
Watching Ellie2002TV SeriesVanessa
Swindle2002Sophie Zenn
Off Season2001TV MoviePatty Winslow
Night Visions2001TV SeriesCharlotte (segment "Used Car")
The Outer Limits2001TV SeriesNora Griffiths / Nora's Clone
Rude Awakening1998-2001TV SeriesBillie Frank
Blind Men2001TV Movie
Darkness Falls1999Sally Driscoll
Love American Style1999TV MovieNancy (segment "Love And The Jealous Lover")
Outside Ozona1998Marcy Duggan Rice
Cupid1998TV SeriesHelen Davis
Nightmare Street1998TV MovieJoanna Burke / Sarah Randolph
Prey1998TV SeriesDr. Sloan Larkin
The Shadow Men1997Dez Wilson
The Don's Analyst1997TV MovieIsabella Leoni
Just Write1997Amanda Clark
Friends1997TV SeriesGinger
The Assassination File1996TV MovieLauren Jacobs
A Season in Purgatory1996TV MovieKit Bradley
Slave of Dreams1995TV MovieZulaikha
Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story1995TV MovieElizabeth Taylor
Tales from the Crypt1995TV SeriesErika
Spring Awakening1994TV MovieMargie
Fatal Instinct1993Laura Lincolnberry
Three of Hearts1993Ellen Armstrong
Boxing Helena1993Helena
Of Mice and Men1992Curley's Wife
Ruby1992Sheryl Ann DuJean Candy Cane
Diary of a Hitman1991Jain
Twin Peaks1990-1991TV SeriesAudrey Horne
Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel1991Bridey
Dillinger1991TV MovieBillie Frechette
Books: Feed Your Head1991TV Mini-Series shortWoman reading 'Delta of Venus'
Backstreet Dreams1990Lucy
Wild at Heart1990Girl in Accident
True Blood1989Jennifer Scott
Crime Zone1989Helen
TV 1011989TV SeriesRobin Zimmer
ABC Afterschool Specials1988TV SeriesBeth
Divided We Stand1988TV MovieLorraine
Two Moon Junction1988April Delongpre
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's1987TV MovieBetty
Zombie High1987Suzi
21 Jump Street1987TV SeriesDiane Nelson
Heart of the City1986TV SeriesLisa
The Wraith1986Keri Johnson
Cheers1985TV SeriesGabrielle
Out of Control1985Katie
Just One of the Guys1985Sandy
Silence of the Heart1984TV MovieMonica
The Wild Life1984Penny Harlin


Off Season2001TV Movie performer: "It's Always You", "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" uncredited
Rude Awakening1998TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Season in Purgatory1996TV Movie writer: "Little pony"
Ruby1992performer: "BLUES IN THE NIGHT", "IT HAD TO BE YOU"


Secrets from Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks2007Video documentary special thanks
The Crypt Keeper Presents: A Spine-Tingling Look at Tales from the Crypt1995Documentary short special thanks


Mornings2017TV SeriesHerself
EW Reunites2017TV Series documentaryHerself - Audrey Horne
KTLA Morning News2016TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight1990-2014TV SeriesHerself - The Brittany Murphy Story / Herself / Audrey Horne / ...
Gylne tider2010TV Series documentaryHerself / Audrey Horne
Whatever Happened To?2009TV SeriesHerself
Secrets from Another Place: Creating Twin Peaks2007Video documentaryHerself - 'Audrey Horne'
Special Thanks to Roy London2005DocumentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn1999-2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Billie Frank
The Martin Short Show2000TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Politically Incorrect2000TV SeriesHerself
The List1999TV SeriesHerself
Exclusive1999TV Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Legends in Light: The Photography of George Hurrell1995TV Movie documentaryHerself - Interviewee
The Crypt Keeper Presents: A Spine-Tingling Look at Tales from the Crypt1995Documentary shortHerself
Our Hollywood Education1992DocumentaryHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Tv
The Word1991TV SeriesHerself
Books: Feed Your Head1991TV Mini-Series shortHerself
1990 MTV Video Music Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Presenter

Archive Footage

No Sleep TV32015TV SeriesHelena
I Love the 1990s2001TV Series documentaryAudrey Horne
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1995TV SeriesHelena
Twin Peaks/Cop Rock: Behind the Scenes1990TV Movie documentaryAudrey Horne
21 Jump Street1990TV SeriesDiane Nelson

Nominated Awards

1991Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionTwin Peaks (1990)
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesTwin Peaks (1990)

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