Sheree J. Wilson

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Sheree J. Wilson
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Sheree J. Wilson, September 20, 2008
Born Sheree Julienne Wilson
(1958-12-12) December 12, 1958 (age 55)
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Other names Sheree Wilson
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984-present
Children Luke (b. 1990)
Nicolas (b. 1997)
Website
Official website

Sheree Julienne Wilson (born in Rochester, Minnesota on December 12, 1958[1]) is an American actress, producer and former model. She is best known for her role as April Stevens on the American prime-time television series Dallas (a role she played from 1986 to 1991), and as Alexandra "Alex" Cahill-Walker, on television series Walker, Texas Ranger from 1993-2001.[2]

Early life[edit]

The daughter of two IBM executives, Wilson moved to Colorado at the age of nine. In 1981, Wilson received a degree in fashion merchandising and business from the University of Colorado Boulder.[3]

Career[edit]

While working in Denver on a fashion shoot, one of the photographers mistook Wilson for the model; he introduced her to a New York modeling agent, who signed her on the spot. She moved to Manhattan and within eighteen months, had appeared in over thirty commercial campaigns for Clairol, Sea Breeze, Keri-Lotion and Maybelline. Her print work ran in such popular magazines as Mademoiselle, Glamour and Redbook.

After three years of modeling, Wilson moved to Los Angeles. Her first roles included the black comedy Crimewave directed by Sam Raimi, Velvet, an ABC/Aaron Spelling television movie, and an episode of the espionage series Cover Up. The following year, she had a lead with Tim Robbins in the comedy Fraternity Vacation, and also appeared in the 1985 CBS television miniseries Kane & Abel, with Peter Strauss. This immediately led to Our Family Honor, a CBS drama about Irish cops versus the Mafia, in which she starred with Ray Liotta, Michael Madsen and Eli Wallach. Her career continued to flourish, with a role in the television movie News at Eleven in 1986.

Later in 1986, Wilson gained the role as April Stevens on the CBS soap opera Dallas, a role she played for almost five seasons (1986–1990). Wilson left the series in the first half of the 1990-91 season (which would be the show's final season) as she was pregnant. Her character was gunned down during her honeymoon (with new husband Bobby Ewing) in Paris.[3] Wilson’s performance earned her the “Soap Opera Digest Award” for Best Death Scene.

In 1993, she signed to perform in the role she is best known for, as Alex Cahill in Walker, Texas Ranger, opposite Chuck Norris.[3][4] She played the role until 2001. In 1994, she played the lead female role as Leslie in Hellbound, also opposite Norris. During this period, she also co-starred in the Showtime movie Past Tense.

In 2006, Wilson starred in Fragile, an independent short. In later years she working as producer and played lead role in Lifetime movie Anna's Storm (2007).[5] In November 2008, Wilson attended the 30th anniversary reunion party of Dallas at Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas with cast members Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Ken Kercheval, Steve Kanaly and Charlene Tilton.

Personal life[edit]

Wilson dated Mark Harmon in the mid-80's.[6] She was married (now divorced) to Paul DeRobbio, and has two sons; Luke (b. 1990) and Nicolas (b. 1997). She currently resides in Marina Del Rey, California with her sons.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Velvet Ellen Stockwell TV Movie
1985 Crimewave Nancy
1985 Fraternity Vacation Ashley Taylor
1986 News at Eleven Christine Arnold TV Movie
1994 Past Tense Emily Talbert TV Movie
1994 Walker Texas Ranger 3: Deadly Reunion Alex Cahill
1994 Hellbound Leslie
2003 Midnight Expression Mary Drake
2004 Birdie and Bogey Shelia
2005 Mystery Woman: Game Time Jody Fiske TV Movie
2005 Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire Alex Cahill TV Movie
2006 Killing Down Rachel
2006 Fragile Sophie
2007 Anna's Storm Mayor Anna Davenport-Baxter TV Movie
2011 The Gundown Sarah Morgan Also producer
2012 Dug Up Mona Walker Also producer
2013 Jail Wagon Martha Also producer
2013 A Country Christmas Bonnie Branson
2013 Easy Rider: The Ride Back Shane Williams Also producer
2013 Christmas Belle

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Cover Up Rachel Episode: Death in Vogue
1985-1986 Our Family Honor Rita Danzig Series regular, 13 episodes
1985 Kane & Abel Melanie LeRoy Mini-Series
1986-1991 Dallas April Stevens Series regular, 109 episodes
TV Land Pop Culture Award (2006)
Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Death Scene (1991)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villainess: Prime Time (1988)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role: Prime Time (1989)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress: Prime Time (1990)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Heroine: Prime Time (1991)
1991 Matlock Claire Mayfield Episode: The Dame
1992 Renegade Lisa Stone Episode: Final Judgement
1999 Sons of Thunder Alex Cahill 2 episodes
1993-2001 Walker, Texas Ranger Alex Cahill Series regular, 189 episodes
2014 DeVanity[7] Claudia Muller

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sheree J. Wilson Biography (1958-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  2. ^ "biography". Shereejwilson.com. Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  3. ^ a b c "Sheree J Wilson". Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  4. ^ "WITH AN EYE ON . . . : Sheree J. Wilson feels very much at home on the 'Walker, Texas' range - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. 1994-07-31. Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  5. ^ Anna's Storm a tLifetime
  6. ^ "Sheree J. Wilson Brings New Plot Twists—and Some Heavy Petting—to Dallas". People.com. Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  7. ^ Newcomb, Roger (2013-08-21). "DALLAS Star Sheree J. Wilson Joins DEVANITY". We Love Soaps. Retrieved 2013-09-26. 

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