Sheri Moon Zombie
Sheri Moon Zombie
Sheri Lyn Skurkis
September 26, 1970
|Other names||Kitty Moon|
|Occupation||Actress, fashion designer, model, dancer|
Moon was born on September 26, 1970, in San Jose, California, the daughter of William "Bill" Skurkis (1947-2010) and Carol A. Skurkis, but was raised in Connecticut. She has a brother, Jeffrey. She graduated from Plainville High School in Plainville, Connecticut. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles, California; however she soon found herself moving between homes in both states to attend school and seek work.
Moon had aspirations to do cartoon voice-overs and took classes. She briefly attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting to become an MTV VJ, but Moon found herself preoccupied going on tour with Rob Zombie. When Rob Zombie's band White Zombie disbanded and he went solo, he took Moon on as a dancer where she also choreographed routines and created costumes for the tour.
Moon has appeared in eleven of Zombie's solo music videos and an additional four previous to that when he fronted White Zombie. She most famously starred in the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari-themed music video "Living Dead Girl". Moon appeared on the cover of the single for "Living Dead Girl" (1998), Zombie's remix album American Made Music to Strip By (1999), and the cover of the single for "Demon Speeding" (2002). Aside from Zombie's work, she also appeared in Black Label Society's video for "Stillborn" and Prong's video for "Rude Awakening". In 2003, Moon co-starred in her husband's first feature film, House of 1000 Corpses, as Vera-Ellen "Baby" Firefly, but previous to that, she claims that she had never had aspirations of becoming an actress. As Moon explains her character in that film, "Baby is the angelic-looking bait to get the victims." Moon starred alongside genre actors Sid Haig, Bill Moseley and Karen Black. In 2004, she had a brief appearance in the Tobe Hooper film Toolbox Murders starring Angela Bettis, the only film she has been in not directed by Zombie.
Moon reprised her role as Baby Firefly in the 2005 sequel to House of 1000 Corpses, titled The Devil's Rejects. The Devil's Rejects was financially successful, recouping its roughly $7 million budget during its opening weekend, going on to earn over $16 million and better received by critics than its predecessor. Critic Roger Ebert gave the film three out of a possible four stars. Ebert wrote, "If you are a hardened horror-movie fan capable of appreciating skill and wit in the service of the deliberately disgusting, 'The Devil's Rejects' may exercise a certain strange charm." Moon was awarded Spike TV's Scream Awards award for "Most Vile Villain" alongside co-stars Haig, Moseley and Leslie Easterbrook for their portrayal of the Firefly family. Following that, she was awarded a Fuse/Fangoria Chainsaw Award for best duo with her co-star Moseley.
In 2007, Moon starred as Eva Krupp in a short faux trailer segment for the film Grindhouse, directed by Zombie and titled Werewolf Women of the SS. She also appeared in her husband's remake of the 1978 classic Halloween, portraying Deborah Myers, the mother of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode. At the time, it was the highest grossing overall film in the Halloween franchise. Moon reprised her character in the sequel Halloween II, which was released on August 28, 2009. Moon provides the voice for the character of Suzi-X in the animated film The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, written and produced by her husband, Zombie. In 2010, she guest-starred on the series CSI: Miami in the episode "L.A.", which was directed by her husband. She reprised her role in the sequel to The Devil's Rejects, 3 From Hell, which was released in September 2019 . Fathom events held a 3-day theatrical opening. It is set to appear one final time in theaters before being released on DVD and Blu-ray. Reviews for the film were mixed.
On October 31, 2002, she married heavy metal musician and film director Rob Zombie, after almost nine years of dating, and subsequently changed her name to Sheri Moon Zombie. at the Graceland Wedding Chapel. As of 2019, she resided with Zombie between a home in Los Angeles and a farm in Connecticut. She is a vegan and animal rights supporter, and she houses rescue animals at her Connecticut farm.
|1999||Rob Zombie: Superbeast||Woman Riding Motorcycle||Short|
|Rob Zombie: Living Dead Girl||Living Dead Girl||Short|
|2003||House of 1000 Corpses||Baby Firefly||as Sheri Moon|
|2004||Toolbox Murders||Daisy Rain||as Sheri Moon|
|2005||The Devil's Rejects||Baby Firefly||As Sheri Moon Zombie|
|2007||Grindhouse: Werewolf Women of the SS||Eva Krupp||As Sheri Moon Zombie|
|Halloween||Deborah Myers||As Sheri Moon Zombie|
|2009||Halloween II||Deborah Myers||As Sheri Moon Zombie|
|The Haunted World of El Superbeasto||Suzi-X||Voice|
|2012||The Lords of Salem||Heidi La Rock / Adelaide Hawthorne|
|2019||3 From Hell||Baby Firefly|
|2008||Californication||Nurse||Episode: "Slip of the Tongue"|
|2010||CSI: Miami||Olivia Burch||Episode: "L.A."|
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