Eden Sher

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Eden Sher
Born Eden Rebecca Sher
(1991-12-26) December 26, 1991 (age 24)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present

Eden Rebecca Sher (born December 26, 1991) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Sue Heck on the ABC sitcom The Middle for which she won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Sher was born in Los Angeles, California on December 26, 1991 to a Jewish family. She was raised by her mother, a single school teacher. She has both an older and a younger brother, and owns three dogs.[1] It was at the early age of eight that she began her career in acting, starting by participating in school plays, local theater productions, and singing in her elementary school chorus.[2] Her interest in acting was ignited after a recording of one of her school performances appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.[3] In addition to her interest in acting, Sher also loves doing yoga, going hiking, reading, and listening to music. Her love for exploring and traveling the world has helped her in her volunteering within her local community and beyond.[4][5]

Career[edit]

Throughout her years as an actress, Eden Sher 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. It was not until she landed a role as Sue Heck on the television series The Middle that she gained a starring and more permanent role. Since 2009, Sher has 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 Comedy Supporting Actress for her role in The Middle.[6][7] In 2006, she played the role of Gretchen, a middle school love interest for one of the main characters, Alexander Gould, in the comedy-drama series Weeds. Later that same year, she landed the regular role of Carrie Fenton on Sons & Daughters, which was canceled eleven episodes into its first season.[8] In 2007, Eden Sher played a student attending Harbor High in the final season of the series The O.C..[8] She also appeared in the short film "Stuck" and ads for Capital One and Fruity Pebbles.

As stated in an interview in March 2012, Eden Sher admits that one of her biggest tactics as an actress is to imagine herself as the character she’s playing before the actual filming takes place, which helps her to better play the part in the moment when focus is key to success.[9]

Charitable contributions[edit]

In addition to her acting career, Sher is involved with many other things, including her volunteer work and her promotion of certain events to raise money for various kinds of charities that benefit many people. Currently, she works with an organization that encourages and promotes concerts put on by local musicians, which raises money for several different causes.[4] Not only does she help out in her local community, but she has also spent several summers volunteering overseas, working with young children in India and local farmers in Nicaragua.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Stuck Caterpillar Girl Main role
2006 Weeds Gretchen Recurring role, 8 episodes
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2007)
2006 Sons & Daughters Carrie Fenton Recurring role, 11 episodes
2007 O.C., TheThe O.C. Jane Guest appearance, episode "The Dream Lover"
2008 Middleman, TheThe Middleman Cindy Marshall Guest appearance, episode "The Boyband Superfan Interrogation"
2009 Party Down Monica McSpadden Guest appearance, episode "Willow Canyon Homeowners Annual Party"
2009 Sonny with a Chance Lucy Guest appearance, episode "Three's Not Company"
2009–present Middle, TheThe Middle Sue Heck Main cast
Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Supporting Actress (2013)
Nominated - Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Supporting Actress (2011–2012, 2015)
Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series (2010)
Nominated - Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series (2011)
2012–13 Pair of Kings Billie Guest appearances, episode "The Oogli Stick" and "Crazy Christy"
2014 Scotch Moses Claire Guest appearances, episode "Group Therapy"
2014 Veronica Mars Penny
2015–present Star vs. the Forces of Evil Star Butterfly First voice-acting role[10]
2016 The Outskirts Mindy Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eden Sher". Starpulse. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Eden Sher Biography". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Eden Sher as Sue Heck". ABC. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "Eden Sher as Sue Heck". ABC. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ Albert, Dan. "Interview with Eden Sher". Live Orange County. Retrieved November 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 10, 2013). "2013 Critics’ Choice TV Awards: ‘Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Behind The Candelabra,’ ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘Breaking Bad’". Deadline.com. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Critics Choice TV Award winners: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Big Bang Theory' and ...". Gold Derby. June 10, 2013. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Eden Sher Biography". Starpulse.com. Retrieved November 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ Albert, Dan. "Interview with Eden Sher". Live Orange County. Retrieved 27 November 2015. 
  10. ^ Hill, Jim (July 17, 2015). "Eden Sher Voices Disney's First Kick-Butt Princess for "Star vs. the Forces of Evil"". The Huffington Post. Retrieved July 30, 2015. 

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