Eden Sher

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Eden Sher
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Eden Rebecca Sher

(1991-12-26) December 26, 1991 (age 28)
Years active2001–present
Known for
Partner(s)Nick Cron-Devico (engaged)

Eden Rebecca Sher (born December 26, 1991) is an American actress, best known for her roles as Sue Heck on the ABC family sitcom series The Middle (2009–2018) and as Star Butterfly on the Disney XD / Disney Channel animated fantasy dramedy series Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015–2019). She won the 2013 Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in The Middle.

Early life[edit]

Sher was born in Los Angeles, California on December 26, 1991. Sher's paternal grandfather was Hans/John Leslie Sher/Schehr (the son of Michael Sher and Clara Driller). John was born in Vienna, Austria. Sher's paternal grandmother is named Eva Tschaikowsky. Eva was born in Vienna, Austria. Her father was from Russia. Sher's maternal grandfather was Benjamin M. Levine (the son of Morris Levine and Ida Levy). Morris was born in Russia. Ida was born in New York. She was raised by her single mother, a school teacher. She has an older and a younger brother.[1] She began her acting career at age eight by participating in school plays, local theater productions and singing in her elementary school chorus. Her interest in acting was ignited after her appearance in a "Jaywalking" segment on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno gained network attention.[2]


Throughout her years as an actress, she has played a number of roles in television series, but many of these were short lived, as the series were either canceled or her character was eliminated. In 2006, she played the role of Gretchen, a middle school love interest for one of the main characters, Alexander Gould, in the Showtime comedy-drama series Weeds. Later that same year, she landed the regular role as Carrie Fenton on Sons & Daughters, which was canceled 11 episodes into its first season.[1] In 2007, Sher played a student attending Harbor High in the final season of the Fox drama series The O.C..[1] She also appeared in the 2001 short film Stuck and television commercials for Capital One and Fruity Pebbles.

It was not until she landed a role as Sue Heck on the ABC comedy series The Middle that she gained a starring and more permanent role. From 2009 to 2018, Sher starred in the ABC comedy series The Middle as Sue Heck, a quirky but optimistic teenager. In 2013, she won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in The Middle.[3][4]

On May 30, 2018, it was reported that a spin-off focused on Eden Sher's character Sue Heck was in the works at ABC and nearing a pilot order with the goal to launch in midseason.[5][6] On July 20, 2018, in an interview with TVLine's Michael Ausiello, Sher revealed that the network had ordered a pilot for the potential series, to possibly launch in early 2019.[7] The spinoff was officially given the go ahead for a possible pilot on August 13, 2018, which could launch a series in 2019.[8] On October 5, 2018, the potential series was given a title Sue Sue In The City[9], but this decision was later reversed and the series remains untitled for the time being.[10] On November 21, 2018 however it was announced that ABC had passed on moving forward with the proposed spinoff.

On September 10, 2018, it was reported that Sher would be guest-starring in a season 4 episode of the NBC comedy series Superstore playing Penny, a potential new hire at Cloud 9.[11]

Personal life[edit]

As of March 2019, Sher has announced that she is engaged to writer Nick Cron-Devico.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Stuck Caterpillar Girl
2014 Veronica Mars Penny
2016 Temps Amy
2017 The Outcasts Mindy
2018 Step Sisters Beth


Year Title Role Notes
2003 The O.C. Jane Episode: "The Dream Lover"
2006 Weeds Gretchen Recurring role; 8 episodes
Sons & Daughters Carrie Fenton Recurring role; 11 episodes
2008 The Middleman Cindy Marshall Episode: "The Boyband Superfan Interrogation"
2009 Party Down Monica McSpadden Episode: "Willow Canyon Homeowners Annual Party"
Sonny with a Chance Lucy Episode: "Three's Not Company"
2009–18 The Middle Sue Heck Main role; 215 episodes
2012 Pair of Kings Billie Episode: "The Oogli Stick"
2015–19 Star vs. the Forces of Evil Star Butterfly Main role; Voice role
2016 Sing It! Jessica Episodes: "Let's Sell Out!" and "And the Winner Is..."
2018 Robot Chicken Karen / Sarah / Widowed Mouse Voice role; Episode: "Things Look Bad for the Streepster"
Superstore Penny Episode: "Maternity Leave"
2019 Jane the Virgin PJ Fields Recurring role; Season 5


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Stalker Chronicles Jenny Episode: "Gutter Dolls"
2013 Lizzie & Ali, a (Mostly) True Story Emily Dworkin Episode: "5"
2014 Scotch Moses Claire Episode: "Group Therapy"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
2010 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series The Middle Nominated
2011 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Young Artist Award Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series (among the cast)
2012 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
2013 Won
2015 Nominated


  1. ^ a b c "Eden Sher". Starpulse.com. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  2. ^ Lennox, Mike (September 28, 2011). "Eden Sher is the Girl in 'The Middle'". Backstage.com. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 10, 2013). "2013 Critics' Choice TV Awards: 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Behind The Candelabra,' 'American Horror Story,' 'Breaking Bad'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  4. ^ Gold Derby News Desk (June 10, 2013). "Critics Choice TV Award winners: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Big Bang Theory' and ..." Gold Derby Awards. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (May 30, 2018). "'The Middle' Spinoff, Starring Eden Sher, in the Works at ABC". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  6. ^ Nemetz, Dave (May 30, 2018). "The Middle Spinoff Starring Eden Sher in the Works at ABC". TVLine. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  7. ^ Ausiello, Michael (July 20, 2018). "Middle Spinoff Update: Eden Sher Confirms, 'We're Shooting a Pilot!'". TVLine. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  8. ^ Hibberd, James (August 13, 2018). "Breaking: 'The Middle' spin-off pilot about Sue Heck has been greenlit". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  9. ^ Porter, Rick (October 5, 2018). "'The Middle' Spinoff Gets Title, Adds Brock Ciarlelli as Series Regular (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (October 11, 2018). "'The Middle' Spinoff: Chris Diamantopoulos Joins As Sue's Boss". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  11. ^ Haring, Bruce (September 10, 2018). "'The Middle' Spinoff Star Eden Sher To Appear On NBC's 'Superstore'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  12. ^ Martin, Annie (March 13, 2019). "'The Middle' alum Eden Sher engaged to boyfriend". UPI.com. Retrieved March 16, 2019.

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