Sheree J. Wilson
|Sheree J. Wilson|
Sheree J. Wilson, September 20, 2008
|Born||Sheree Julienne Wilson
December 12, 1958
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
|Other names||Sheree Wilson|
|Children||Luke (b. 1990)
Nicolas (b. 1997)
Sheree Julienne Wilson (born in Rochester, Minnesota on December 12, 1958) 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.
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. 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. 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). 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 dated Mark Harmon in the mid-80's. 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.
|1984||Velvet||Ellen Stockwell||TV Movie|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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- Anna's Storm a tLifetime
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