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Appleby at the ATX TV Festival 2014 for Roswell
|Born||Shiri Freda Appleby
December 7, 1978
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Partner(s)||Jon Shook (2010–present; engaged)|
Shiri Freda Appleby (born December 7, 1978) is an American actress. She is best known for her leading role as Liz Parker in the television series Roswell. Her film credits include A Time for Dancing, where she was one of the two female main characters; Swimfan; Havoc with Anne Hathaway; and Charlie Wilson's War with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.
In 2008, Appleby joined the cast of the final season of ER, playing an intern named Daria Wade, before starring as Cate Cassidy in the CW drama Life Unexpected that ran for two seasons. In the summer of 2012, she starred as Lucy in the comedy Dating Rules from My Future Self. Appleby guest-starred on the NBC drama series Chicago Fire and the HBO comedy-drama series Girls. Appleby currently stars in Helix on SyFy.
Appleby was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Dina (née Bouader), a Hebrew school teacher, and Jerry Appleby, a telecommunications executive. Her mother is Israeli-born and of Sephardic Moroccan Jewish background, and her father is an American Jew. In Hebrew, shiri means either "my song", "my poem", or simply "sing" (in the imperative). She and her younger brother Evan were raised in Calabasas in Los Angeles County. She has a scar above her left eyebrow, which resulted from a dog bite when she was young. To get over her fear of dogs, she went on the show Emergency Vets, accompanying staff veterinarian Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald (she also overcame another phobia in the same episode by holding a live snake, one of Fitzgerald's patients) and shortly after adopted a Tabby, which she named Abby.
Appleby began her acting career at the age of four, starting with advertisements for various products such as Cheerios and M&M's. Her first advertisement was for Raisin Bran but it was never aired. She made guest appearances on many television programs, most notably thirtysomething (1987), Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989), ER (1994), Baywatch (1989), Xena: Warrior Princess (1995), 7th Heaven (1997), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), before landing her break-out role in the series Roswell (1999–2002), for which she tried out for the roles of both Isabel and Maria before landing the leading role of Liz Parker.
Appleby also featured in a number of music videos, such as Bon Jovi's video for "It's My Life" with Will Estes, and the 2004 video for the song "I Don't Want to Be" by Gavin DeGraw, opposite Scott Mechlowicz. She also appeared in Sense Field's music video for "Save Yourself" which is part of the Roswell soundtrack and featured in the first season DVD box set.
In 2006, she took a recurring role on the short-lived ABC drama Six Degrees as Anya, a young assistant in a relationship with a much older photographer. Later that year she was chosen to play Hildy Young in the new USA Network series To Love and Die, that began airing in late December 2008. She also participated in a short film called Carjacking directed by Dan Passman and co-starring Geoff Stults.
In 2007, she appeared in the movie What Love Is alongside Cuba Gooding Jr., Matthew Lillard and Anne Heche. She also participated in another short film, Love Like Wind, from Shaolin Film Productions. At the end the year, she appeared as Charlie Wilson's press secretary in the film Charlie Wilson's War, which stars Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. In 2008, Appleby had a recurring role on the 15th and final season of ER, (her second time on the show) playing an intern named Daria Wade.
Appleby starred in The CW network drama; Life Unexpected as Cate Cassidy, a radio talk show host whose daughter gets back into her life. The show was canceled after two seasons. In the summer of 2012 she starred as the main character of Dating Rules from my Future Self.
Shiri became engaged to her boyfriend of two years, chef Jon Shook, during a trip to Ventotene, Italy in July 2012. In December 2012, Appleby and Shook announced that they were expecting their first child in early 2013. Shiri gave birth to a girl, Natalie Bouader Shook, on March 23, 2013.
|1987||Killing Time, TheThe Killing Time||Annie Winslow|
|1989||Curse II: The Bite||Grace Newman|
|1990||I Love You to Death||Millie|
|1999||Other Sister, TheThe Other Sister||Free sample girl|
|1999||Thirteenth Floor, TheThe Thirteenth Floor||Bridget Manilla|
|1999||Deal of a Lifetime||Laurie Petler|
|2002||Time for Dancing, AA Time for Dancing||Samantha "Sam" Russell|
|2003||Battle of Shaker Heights, TheThe Battle of Shaker Heights||Sarah|
|2003||Skin Horse, TheThe Skin Horse||Carla|
|2005||When Do We Eat?||Nikki|
|2006||I'm Reed Fish||Jill Cavanaugh|
|2007||Killing Floor, TheThe Killing Floor||Rebecca Fay|
|2007||What Love Is||Debbie|
|2007||Charlie Wilson's War||Jailbait|
|2007||Love Like Wind||The ghost||Short film|
|2012||Happiest Person in America, TheThe Happiest Person in America||Susan||Short film|
|2013||Seven Minutes to Save the World||Caroline||Short film|
|1985||Santa Barbara||Little girl||Episode 359|
|1986||Mystery Magical Special||Shiri||Special|
|1987||Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife||Movie|
|1987||thirtysomething||Little Hope||Episode: "The Parents Are Coming"|
|1988||Go Toward the Light||Jessica||Movie|
|1988||Bronx Zoo, TheThe Bronx Zoo||Nicole||2 episodes|
|1988||Freddy's Nightmares||Marsha at 10||Episode: "Freddy's Tricks and Treats"|
|1988||Dear John||Girl||Episode: "Hello/Goodbye"|
|1989||Knight & Daye||Amy Escobar||Main role (7 episodes)|
|1989||Who's the Boss?||Kid #1||Episode: "To Tony, with Love" ( Season 6 Episode 10 )|
|1990||Knots Landing||Mary Frances – age 10||2 episodes|
|1990||New Adam-12, TheThe New Adam-12||Debbie Lavender||Episode: "Teach the Children"|
|1991||Sunday Dinner||Rachel||Main role (6 episodes)|
|1993||Doogie Howser, M.D.||Molly Harris||Episode: "Love Makes the World Go 'Round... or Is It Money?"|
|1993||Raven||Jess||Uncredited; episode: "The Guardians of the Night"|
|1993||Against the Grain||Claire||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1994||ER||Ms. Murphy||Episode: "24 Hours"|
|1995||Brotherly Love||Fairy #1||Episode: "A Midsummer's Nightmare"|
|1997||Baywatch||Jennie||Episode: "Hot Water"|
|1997||7th Heaven||Karen||Episode: "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"|
|1997||City Guys||Cindy||Episode: "Bye Mom"|
|1998||Xena: Warrior Princess||Tara||2 episodes|
|1999||Beverly Hills, 90210||René||Episode: "Local Hero"|
|1999||Movie Stars||Lori||Episode: "Pilot" (scenes deleted)|
|1999–2002||Roswell||Liz Parker||Main role (61 episodes)|
|2000||Amanda Show, TheThe Amanda Show||Nerd||Episode 16|
|2000||Batman Beyond||Cynthia||Voice; episode: "Terry's Friend Dates a Robot"|
|2005||Everything You Want||Abby Morrison||Movie; a.k.a. Love Surreal|
|2005||Pizza My Heart||Gina Prestolani||Movie|
|2006||Thrill of the Kill||Kelly Holden||Movie|
|2006–2007||Six Degrees||Anya||6 episodes|
|2008||Welcome to The Captain||Heather||Episode: "The Wrecking Crew"|
|2008||Fear Itself||Tracy||Episode: "Community"|
|2008||To Love and Die||Hildy Young||Movie|
|2008–2009||ER||Dr. Daria Wade||9 episodes|
|2010–2011||Life Unexpected||Cate Cassidy||Main role (26 episodes)|
|2011||Royal Pains||Stella||Episode: "Rash Talk"|
|2012||Franklin & Bash||Emily Adams||2 episodes|
|2012–2013||Chicago Fire||Clarice Carthage||6 episodes|
|2013||Kristin's Christmas Past||Kristin Cartwell||Movie|
|2013||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Amelia Albers||Episode: "Military Justice"|
|2014||Elementary||Dalit Zirin||Episode: "The Hound of the Cancer Cells"|
|2011||Whole Day Down||Moon||Episode: "Genesis"|
|2012||Dating Rules from My Future Self||Lucy||10 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|1993||Young Artist Award||Best Young Actress in a Cable Movie||Perfect Family||Nominated|
|2000||Teen Choice Award||TV – Choice Actress||Roswell||Nominated|
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- "Shiri Appleby Is Engaged to Jon Shook!". USMagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-09-03.
- Sarah Michaud (December 20, 2012). "Shiri Appleby Expecting First Child". People.com. Retrieved December 20, 2012./
- "Shiri Appleby gives birth to baby girl Natalie (Natalie Bouader Shook". Retrieved March 27, 2013.