January 3, 1968 |
Hollywood, California, US
|Spouse(s)||Michael Kelley (1993 - present; 2 children)|
Life and career
Sturges was born in Hollywood, California and is the daughter of Solomon Sturges and actress Colette Jackson, and granddaughter of Preston Sturges. She is married to motion graphic designer Michael Kelly and they have two sons, named Jack Enzo Kelley, born September 6, 2001 and Ethan Robert Kelley, born August 21, 2003. The family currently resides in Santa Monica.
Sturges played Molly Brinker on Days of our Lives from 1991 to 1992. In 1996 Sturges was cast as lead in Aaron Spelling primetime soap opera Savannah alongside Jamie Luner. After show fame she was listed in People's 1996 Most Beautiful People edition. The show was hit in first season, but dip ratings in second season and was cancelled in May, 1997.
Sturges later starred in number of made for television movies, like Tornado! (1996), Terror in the Mall (1998), Silent Predators (1999), The Perfect Wife (2001), Maid of Honor (2006), Cradle of Lies (2006), and The Wives He Forgot (2006). She also has made guest appearances on shows such as Walker, Texas Ranger, Charmed, Once and Again, Boomtown, Cold Case, and Nip/Tuck, and well played recurring roles on Passions, and Port Charles.
- Doogie Howser, M.D. as Sandi (1 episode, 1990)
- Brotherhood of the Gun (1991)
- Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel (1991) as Louella
- Days of Our Lives as Molly Brinker (1991-1992)
- One Stormy Night (1992) as Molly Brinker
- Herman's Head as The Waitress (1 episode, 1994)
- Mr. Write (1994) as Rachel
- Walker, Texas Ranger as Linda Lee Robbins (1 episode, 1994)
- Vanishing Son (1 episode, 1995)
- Two Guys Talkin' About Girls (1995) as Cindy Four
- Prima Donnas (1995) as Kim Sterling
- Tornado! (1996) as Samantha 'Sam' Callen
- Savannah as. Reese Burton (34 episodes, 1996-1997)
- Life with Roger as Nicole (1 episode, 1997)
- Convict 762 (1997) as Nile
- Terror in the Mall (1998) as The Dr. Sheri Maratos
- The Love Boat: The Next Wave as Rita (1 episode, 1998)
- Brimstone as Jocelyn Paige (1 episode, 1999
- Charmed as Helena Statler (1 episode, 1999)
- Silent Predators (1999) as Mandy Stratford
- Once and Again as Ronnie (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
- The Perfect Wife (2001) as Leah Tyman/Liza Steward
- Boomtown as Cherie Hechler (1 episode, 2002)
- Port Charles as Kate Reynolds (2002-2003)
- S.W.A.T. (2003) as Mrs. Segerstrom
- Passions as Sheridan Crane (2005)
- Maid of Honor (2006) as Nicole Harris
- Cradle of Lies (2006) as Haley Collins
- The Wives He Forgot (2006) as Gillian Mathers
- Cold Case as Melanie Campbell (1 episode, 2006)
- A Christmas Proposal (2008) as Cassidy
- Ambition to Meaning: Finding Your Life's Purpose (2009) as Quinn Harper
- Nip/Tuck as Mrs. Brett (1 episode, 2009)
- River Ridge as Blythe Jensen (2012)
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- Shannon Sturges. People Vol. 45 No. 18
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