Sherri Saum

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Sherri Saum
Sherri saum.jpg
Saum in 2008
Born Sherri M. Saum
(1974-10-01) October 1, 1974 (age 39)
Dayton, Ohio United States
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Kamar de los Reyes (2007–present)

Sherri M. Saum (born October 1, 1974) is an American actress. As of 2013, Saum stars as Lena Adams Foster in the ABC Family drama series The Fosters. She is also known for her television roles in Beggars and Choosers, Rescue Me and In Treatment, as well as for her roles in the daytime soap operas Sunset Beach, and One Life to Live.

Early life[edit]

Saum was born in Dayton, Ohio[1] to a German mother and an African-American father.[2] Saum got her start at a Model Search America convention near her home in Kettering, Ohio.[3] She was discovered during high school, modeling mostly during summer breaks until she decided to move to New York and work full time with the New York modeling agency Images Management. Saum attended Ohio State University in Columbus, and New York University in New York.[4]

Career[edit]

Saum with Teri Polo in 2013

Saum began her acting career in the NBC daytime soap opera, Sunset Beach as Vanessa Hart, during the entire run of the series, from 1997 to 1999. She received an Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series nomination for her role in show in 1999.[5] Later in 1999, Saum was cast as series regular in Showtime comedy-drama series Beggars and Choosers (1999–2000), and guest-starred on Girlfriends, and Charmed. From August 31, 2001 to September 16, 2003, Saum had her second and final daytime television role in ABC soap, One Life to Live, as Keri Reynolds.[6][7]

From 2006 to 2007, Saum played the role of Natalie in the FX drama series Rescue Me. Saum appeared in the Hallmark Television film Relative Stranger with Cicely Tyson and Eriq La Salle. She also appeared in the independent film Ten Stories Tall with Ally Sheedy and Josh Hamilton. In 2009, she played the series regular role of Bess in Season 2 of the HBO drama series In Treatment.[8] The next few years she had guest-starring roles in CW's Gossip Girl, CBS's Unforgettable, ABC's Body of Proof and Revenge.[9] In 2011, Saum was cast as lead character of ABC drama pilot Grace writen by Krista Vernoff opposite Abigail Spencer and Eric Roberts, but the show was not picked up to series[10]

In 2012, Saum was cast along with Teri Polo in the lead roles of Jennifer Lopez-produced drama series The Fosters for ABC Family.[11][12] The series premiered on June 3, 2013.[13][14]

Personal life[edit]

On May 19, 2007, Saum married longtime boyfriend and former One Life to Live castmate Kamar de los Reyes in New York City.[15] On December 3, 2013, Saum's rep announced the couple was expecting twins in summer 2014. [16]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Anne B. Real Janet Gimenez
2003 Finding Home Candace
2005 Love and Suicide Georgina
2009 Relative Stranger Nicole Tate TV movie
2010 Ten Stories Tall Susan
2012 Take It Lover Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997–1999 Sunset Beach Vanessa Hart Series regular, 281 episodes
Nominated - Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series (1999)
1999–2001 Beggars and Choosers Casey Lennox Series regular, 29 episodes
2000 Girlfriends Angela Anderson Episode: "The Importance of Being Frank"
2001 Charmed Ariel Episode: "Pre-Witched"
2001–2003 One Life to Live Keri Reynolds Series regular
Nominated - Daytime Emmy Award for America's Favorite Couple (2002)
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Tiffany Jackson Episode: "Pattern of Conduct"
2006 Love Monkey Daria Episode: "Nice Package"
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lydia Wyatt Episode: "The Healer"
2006 Drift Luna TV Pilot
2006–2007 Rescue Me Natalie Recurring role, 15 episodes
2007 Army Wives Vanessa Kelsing Episode: "Only the Lonely"
2009 In Treatment Bess Series regular, 6 episodes
2009 CSI: Miami Karen Ballard Episode: "Point of Impact"
2009–2010 Gossip Girl Holland Kemble Episodes: "The Debarted", "The Hurt Locket", "It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World", "Ex-Husbands and Wives"
2010 Heroes Kate Bennet Episode: "The Wall"
2010 Memphis Beat Melinda Connor Episode: "One Night of Sin"
2010 Lie to Me Candice McCallister Episode: "The Royal We"
2011 Grace Shay Grace Davis TV Pilot
2011 Whole Truth, TheThe Whole Truth Dr. Christy Turner Episode: "Lost in Translation"
2011 Body of Proof Nina Wheeler Episode: "Letting Go"
2011 Unforgettable Rosario Sanchez Episode: "Road Block"
2012 CSI: NY Elaine Moore Episode: "Unwrapped"
2013 Revenge Donna Carlisle Episode: "Collusion"
2013–present The Fosters Lena Adams Lead role
2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sondra Vaughn Episode: "Gambler's Fallacy"

References[edit]

  1. ^ One Life to Live: Bios Accessed December 12, 2007
  2. ^ Mixed Actors and Actresses Page 4 Accessed December 12, 2007
  3. ^ Moss, Meredith (January 6, 1995). "The Model Student". Dayton Daily News. (subscription required)
  4. ^ "Sherri Saum Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  5. ^ "Daytime Emmy Nominees List 1". Variety. Los Angeles: Penske Business Media. March 11, 1999. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "About OLTL: Who's Who in Llanview | Keri Reynolds | One Life to Live @". Soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  7. ^ "One Life To Live Throwback Thursday Poll: Keri Reynolds' Death. - One Life To Live News - Soaps.com". Soaps.sheknows.com. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  8. ^ "Sherri Saum on In Treatment | Daytime Confidential". Daytimeconfidential.zap2it.com. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  9. ^ "Sherri Saum Books 'Juicy Role' On ABC's 'Revenge'". IndieWire. November 30, 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Andrew J. West, Marcia Gay Harden, Sherri Saum Get Pilot Leads". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Teri Polo & Sherri Saum To Star In Jennifer Lopez's ABC Family Pilot 'The Fosters'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  12. ^ 1 years (2012-09-24). "'West Wing,' 'Rescue Me' Actresses to Star in Jennifer Lopez's ABC Family Pilot". Hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  13. ^ "ABC Family picks up two new dramas". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  14. ^ "Teri Polo & Sherri Saum To Star In Jennifer Lopez’s ABC Family Pilot ‘The Fosters’". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  15. ^ "Two ABC ('OLTL' and 'AMC') soap stars off the market". Jamaica Gleaner. June 9, 2007. 
  16. ^ Takeda, Allison (2013-12-03). "Sherri Saum Pregnant, Expecting Twins With Kamar de los Reyes - Us Weekly". Usmagazine.com. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 

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