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|Born||Shiri Freda Appleby
December 7, 1978
Los Angeles, California, USA
|Partner(s)||Jon Shook (2010–present; engaged)|
Shiri Freda Appleby (born December 7, 1978) is an American film and television 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 currently guest stars on the NBC drama Chicago Fire and HBO American television series Girls.
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 graduated from Calabasas High School in 1997 and went on to major in English literature at the University of Southern California while also studying theater arts.
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 boxset.
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 got a recurring role on the 15th and final season of ER, being her second time on the show, playing an intern named Daria Wade.
Appleby then 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 cancelled 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||Bite, TheThe Bite||Grace Newman|
|1990||I Love You to Death||Millie|
|1999||Deal of a Lifetime||Laurie Petler|
|1999||Other Sister, TheThe Other Sister||Free Sample Girl|
|1999||Thirteenth Floor, TheThe Thirteenth Floor||Bridget Manilla|
|2002||Time for Dancing, AA Time for Dancing||Samantha 'Sam' Russell|
|2003||Skin Horse, TheThe Skin Horse||Carla|
|2003||Battle of Shaker Heights, TheThe Battle of Shaker Heights||Sarah|
|2005||When Do We Eat?||Nikki|
|2005||Everything You Want||Abby Morrison|
|2006||I'm Reed Fish||Jill Cavanaugh|
|2007||Love Like Wind||The Ghost||Short film|
|2007||Killing Floor, TheThe Killing Floor||Rebecca Fay|
|2007||What Love Is||Debbie|
|2007||Charlie Wilson's War||Jailbait|
|2013||White Trash Christmas, AA White Trash Christmas||Completed|
|2013||Last Chance Holiday||Post-production|
|1985||Santa Barbara||Little Girl||Episode: "1.359"|
|1986||Mystery Magical Special||Shiri||TV movie|
|1987||Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife||TV movie|
|1987||thirtysomething||Little Hope||Episode: "The Parents Are Coming"|
|1988||Bronx Zoo, TheThe Bronx Zoo||Nicole||Episode: "Truancy Blues"
Episode: "Behind Closed Doors"
|1988||Freddy's Nightmares||Marsha at 10||Episode: "Freddy's Tricks and Treats"|
|1988||Go Toward the Light||Jessica||TV movie|
|1988||Dear John||Girl||Episode: "Hello/Goodbye"|
|1989||Knight & Daye||Amy Escobar||TV series|
|1989||Who's the Boss?||Kid #1||Episode: "To Tony, with Love"|
|1990||Knots Landing||Mary Frances - Age 10||Episode: "My First Born"
Episode: "My Bullet"
|1990||Adam-12||Debbie Lavender||Episode: "Teach the Children"|
|1991||Sunday Dinner||Rachel||6 episodes|
|1992||Perfect Family||Steff||TV movie|
|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||Episode: "Forgiven"
Episode: "A Tale of Two Muses"
|1999||Beverly Hills, 90210||René||Episode: "Local Hero"|
|1999||Movie Stars||Lori (scenes deleted)||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1999–2002||Roswell||Liz Parker||Main role|
|2000||Batman Beyond||Cynthia (voice)||Episode: "Terry's Friend Dates a Robot"|
|2000||Amanda Show, TheThe Amanda Show||Nerd||Episode: "2.16"
|2004||Darklight||Lilith / Elle||TV movie|
|2005||Everything You Want||Abby Morrison||TV movie|
|2005||Pizza My Heart||Gina Prestolani||TV movie|
|2006||Thrill of the Kill||Kelly Holden||TV movie|
|2006–2007||Six Degrees||Anya||6 episodes|
|2008||Welcome to The Captain||Heather||Episode: "The Wrecking Crew"|
|2008||Fear Itself||Tracy||Episode: "Community"|
|2008–2009||ER||Dr. Daria Wade||9 episodes|
|2009||Unstable||Megan Walker||TV movie|
|2010–2011||Life Unexpected||Cate Cassidy||Main role|
|2011||Whole Day Down||Moon||Episode: "Genesis"|
|2011||Royal Pains||Stella||Episode: "Rash Talk"|
|2012||Dating Rules from My Future Self||Lucy||10 episodes|
|2012||Franklin & Bash||Emily Adams||Episode: "Waiting on a Friend"
Episode: "650 to SLC"
|2012||Chicago Fire||Clarice Carthage (Leslie Shay's girlfriend)||Episode: 4, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16 (season 1)|
|2013||Girls||Natalia (Adam Sackler's Girlfriend)||Episode: "It's Back"
Episode: "On All Fours"
Awards and nominations
|1993||Nominated||Young Artist Award||Best Young Actress in a Cable Movie for: Perfect Family (1992) (TV)|
|2000||Nominated||Teen Choice Awards||TV — Choice Actress for: Roswell (1999)|
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- Kenna (2004-02-05). "DVD Review: Roswell: The Complete First Season". News and Information. Crashdown.com. Retrieved 2006-09-23.
- "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.