Sheri Moon Zombie

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Sheri Moon Zombie
Born
Sheri Lyn Skurkis

(1970-09-26) September 26, 1970 (age 49)
Other namesKitty Moon
Sheri Moon
OccupationActress, fashion designer, model, dancer
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)
(
m. 2002)
Websitewww.sherimoonzombie.com

Sheri Moon Zombie (born Sheri Lyn Skurkis; September 26, 1970)[1] is an American actress, model, dancer and fashion designer.

Early life[edit]

Moon was born on September 26, 1970, in San Jose, California, the daughter of William "Bill" Skurkis (1947-2010) and Carol A. Skurkis,[2][3] but was raised in Connecticut. She has a brother,[4] 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.[5]

Career[edit]

Moon had aspirations to do cartoon voice-overs and took classes.[6] She briefly attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting to become an MTV VJ,[7] 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.[6] As Moon explains her character in that film, "Baby is the angelic-looking bait to get the victims."[6] 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[8] 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."[9] 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.

Moon designed a clothing line, Total Skull,[10] which debuted at the end of May 2006. She explains, "The phrase 'total skull' to me means awesome, rad, the best of the best."[7]

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.[11] 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.[12] 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.

Personal life[edit]

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.[13] at the Graceland Wedding Chapel. As of 2019, she resided with Zombie between a home in Los Angeles and a farm in Connecticut.[14] She is a vegan and animal rights supporter, and she houses rescue animals at her Connecticut farm.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
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
2016 31 Charly
2019 3 From Hell Baby Firefly
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Californication Nurse Episode: "Slip of the Tongue"
2010 CSI: Miami Olivia Burch Episode: "L.A."

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Public Records, 1970-2009 database (May 23, 2014). Sheri L Skurkis. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "Sheri Moon Zombie". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on September 16, 2019.
  3. ^ "William B. Skurkis (1947-2010)". Legacy. October 12, 2010. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  4. ^ Moon, Sheri. The Howard Stern Show. August 20, 2009. Accessed February 14, 2016.
  5. ^ "Sheri Not So Scary". Girls and Corpses Magazine. Retrieved 2007-08-27.
  6. ^ a b c "Zombie's Girl". Fangoria.com. Archived from the original on 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2007-08-26.
  7. ^ a b "Interview with Sheri Moon Zombie". sherimoonboards.com. Archived from the original on 2007-03-10. Retrieved 2007-08-26.
  8. ^ "The Devil's Rejects". International Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-08-26.
  9. ^ "The Devil's Rejects". rogerebert.com. Retrieved 2007-08-26.
  10. ^ Total Skull
  11. ^ "Box Office History for Halloween Movies". the-numbers.com. Retrieved 2007-09-05.
  12. ^ Rob Zombie talks about directing 'darker, spookier, scarier' episode of CBS' 'CSI: Miami'
  13. ^ Arnold, Thomas K. (2007-04-27). "Three Screams for these stars". USA Today. Retrieved 2007-08-27.
  14. ^ a b Hoffman, Barbara (September 11, 2019). "'3 From Hell' star Sheri Moon Zombie dishes on making gore look glam". New York Post. Archived from the original on September 16, 2019.

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