Eden Sher

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Eden Sher
Born Eden Rebecca Sher
(1991-12-26) December 26, 1991 (age 26)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Known for

Eden Rebecca Sher (born December 26, 1991) is an American actress, best known for her role as Sue Heck on the ABC comedy series The Middle and as the voice of Star Butterfly on the Disney XD original animated series Star vs. the Forces of Evil. 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 to a Jewish family. She was raised by her single mother, a school teacher. She has both an older and a younger brother and three dogs.[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][3]


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 of Carrie Fenton on Sons & Daughters, which was canceled 11 episodes into its first season.[4] In 2007, Sher played a student attending Harbor High in the final season of the Fox drama series The O.C..[4] 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.[5][6]

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.[7][8]


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Stuck Caterpillar Girl Film
2003 The O.C. Jane Episode: "The Dream Lover"
2006 Weeds Gretchen Recurring role; 8 episodes
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2007)
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"
2009–2018 The Middle Sue Heck Main role; 215 episodes
Winner – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2013)
Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (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)
2012–2013 Pair of Kings Billie 2 episodes
2014 Scotch Moses Claire Episode: "Group Therapy"
Veronica Mars Penny Film
2015–present Star vs. the Forces of Evil Star Butterfly Main voice role; 56 episodes[9]
2016 Temps Amy Film
2017 The Outcasts Mindy Direct-to-video film
2018 Robot Chicken Karen / Sarah / Widowed Mouse Voice role; episode: "Things Look Bad for the Streepster"
Step Sisters Beth Direct-to-video film


  1. ^ "Eden Sher". Starpulse.com. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Eden Sher as Sue Heck". ABC. Retrieved November 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ Lennox, Mike (September 28, 2011). "Eden Sher is the Girl in 'The Middle'". Backstage.com. Retrieved March 2, 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "Eden Sher Biography". Starpulse.com. Retrieved January 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 10, 2013). "2013 Critics' Choice TV Awards: 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Behind The Candelabra,' 'American Horror Story,' 'Breaking Bad'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 26, 2017. 
  6. ^ 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 August 7, 2017. 
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (May 30, 2018). "'The Middle' Spinoff, Starring Eden Sher, in the Works at ABC". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 5, 2018. 
  8. ^ Nemetz, Dave (May 30, 2018). "The Middle Spinoff Starring Eden Sher in the Works at ABC". TVLine. Retrieved June 5, 2018. 
  9. ^ 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 February 5, 2017. 

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