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 56)
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 on December 12, 1958[1]) is an American actress, producer, businesswoman 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]

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

Career[edit]

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, an NBC 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 five seasons (1986–1991). April was villainess in first seasons and lead heroine later, replacing Victoria Principal in her female lead position. Her character was gunned down in the forth episode of the final season due to maternity during her honeymoon (with new husband Bobby Ewing) in Paris. She continued to make some appearances in Bobby's dream sequences later in the season. [3] Wilson’s performance earned her the Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Death Scene in 1991 and well four another nominations.

In 1993, Wilson 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 2005 she reprised her Alex Cahill role in the television movie Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire which ended with her character being the victim of a courthouse shooting, leaving many viewers to believe that there would be a follow-up movie which was severely impaired when CBS said that they would no longer be producing "Sunday Night Movie of the Week" projects. 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 appeared in Fragile, the first short film by documentary filmmaker Fredric Lean.[5] In later years, Wilson played the lead role in Lifetime movie Anna's Storm (2007) and also worked as film producer.[6] She starred in independent films Fragile (2006), Killing Down (2006), 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. Wilson also created her beauty therapies line of skin care products.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Wilson dated Mark Harmon in the mid-80's.[8] 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 Television film
1985 Crimewave Nancy
1985 Fraternity Vacation Ashley Taylor
1986 News at Eleven Christine Arnold Television film
1994 Past Tense Emily Talbert Television film
1994 Walker Texas Ranger 3: Deadly Reunion Alex Cahill
1994 Hellbound Leslie
2003 Midnight Expression Mary Drake Short film
2004 Birdie and Bogey Shelia
2005 Mystery Woman: Game Time Jody Fiske Television film
2005 Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire Alex Cahill Television film
2006 Killing Down Rachel
2006 Fragile Sophie Short film
2007 Anna's Storm Mayor Anna Davenport-Baxter Television film
2011 The Gundown Sarah Morgan Also producer
2012 Dug Up Mona Walker Also producer
2013 A Country Christmas Bonnie Branson
2013 Easy Rider: The Ride Back Shane Williams Also producer
2013 Christmas Belle Angie
2014 Jail Wagon Martha Also producer

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"
1995 Burke's Law Jensen Farnsworth Episode: "Who Killed the King of the Country Club?"
1999 Sons of Thunder Alex Cahill 2 episodes
1993-2001 Walker, Texas Ranger Alex Cahill Series regular, 189 episodes
2014 DeVanity[9] Claudia Muller Episode: "Death Becomes Him Part I"

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. ^ "Sheree J.Wilson is 'Fragile' in the Directorial Debut Film by Frederic Galfo". PRWeb. 
  6. ^ Anna's Storm a tLifetime
  7. ^ "Interview with Sheree J Wilson". WomanToWoman. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sheree J. Wilson Brings New Plot Twists—and Some Heavy Petting—to Dallas". People.com. Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  9. ^ Newcomb, Roger (2013-08-21). "DALLAS Star Sheree J. Wilson Joins DEVANITY". We Love Soaps. Retrieved 2013-09-26. 

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