Fenn, Sherilyn 1965–

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FENN, Sherilyn 1965–


Original name, Sheryl Ann Fenn; born February 1, 1965, in Detroit, MI; daughter of Leo and Arlene (a keyboardist who toured with Suzi Quatro); niece of Suzi Quatro (a singer and actress); married G. Toulouse Holliday (a musician and film technician), 1993 (divorced, 1997); children: Myles Maximillian. Education: Attended West Bloomfield High School, West Bloomfield, MI. Avocational Interests: Biking, cooking, swimming.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative Artists, 1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 2850, Los Angeles, CA 90067; Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Building, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Manager— Anthem Entertainment, 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1170, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Actress. Worked as a Playboy bunny.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 1990, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 1991, both for Twin Peaks.


Television Appearances; Series:

Audrey Horne, Twin Peaks, ABC, 1990–91.

Billie Frank, Rude Awakening, Showtime, 1998–2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Kitt Bradley, A Season in Purgatory, CBS, 1996.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Monica, Silence of the Heart (also known as Death of a Sibling), CBS, 1984.

Billie Frechette, Dillinger (also known as The Last Days of John Dillinger), ABC, 1991.

Margie, "Spring Awakening," CBS Sunday Afternoon Movie, CBS, 1994.

Elizabeth Taylor, Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story, NBC, 1995.

Lauren Jacobs, The Assassination File (also known as Out in the Cold), Starz!, 1996.

Zulaikah (Potiphar's wife), Slave of Dreams, Showtime, 1996.

The Don's Analyst (also known as National Lampoon's "The Don's Analyst"), Showtime, 1997.

Dez Wilson, The Shadow Men, HBO, 1998.

Joanna Burke/Sarah Randolph, Nightmare Street, ABC, 1998.

Patty Winslow, Off Season, Showtime, 2001.

Brenna Shaw, Scent of Danger (also known as Scent of Murder and Sur la piste du danger), Animal Planet, 2002.

Shelby Naylor, Nightwaves (also known as Les ondes de la nuit), Lifetime, 2003.

Allison, Pop Rocks, ABC, 2004.

M. T., Cavedweller, Showtime, 2004.

Susan Mandaway, Deadly Isolation, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Betty, Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson (also known as Natica Jackson and Power, Passion and Murder), broadcast on Great Performances, PBS, 1987.

Betty, Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's (also known as A Table at Ciro's), broadcast on Great Performances, PBS, 1987.

Beth, "A Family Again," ABC Family Theatre, ABC, 1988.

Lorraine, Divided We Stand, ABC, 1988.

Legends in Light (documentary), 1995.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation (also known as The 42nd Annual Emmy Awards and The Emmy Awards), Fox, 1990.

MTV's 1990 Video Music Awards, MTV, 1990.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Gabrielle, "The Groom Wore Clearasil," Cheers, NBC, 1985.

Diane Nelson, "Blindsided," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1987.

Robin Zimmer, "The Last Temptation of Checker: Parts 1 & 2," TV 101, CBS, 1989.

(Uncredited) Diane Nelson, "Back from the Future," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1990.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1992.

Erika, "You, Murderer," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1995.

Ginger, "The One with Phoebe's Ex–Partner," Friends, NBC, 1997.

Helen Davis, "Pick–Up Schticks," Cupid, ABC, 1998.

Charlotte, "Used Car," Night Visions, Fox, 2001.

Nora Griffiths, "Replica," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 2001.

"The First Temptation of Daphne," Frasier, NBC, 2001.

Alex Pearl, "The Abby," Dawson's Creek, The WB, 2002.

Alex Pearl, "After Hours," Dawson's Creek, The WB, 2002.

Alex Pearl, "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)," Dawson's Creek, The WB, 2002.

Gloria Stanfield, "Deception," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2002.

Vanessa, "Cheetos," Watching Ellie, NBC, 2002.

Vanessa, "Gift," Watching Ellie, NBC, 2002.

Sasha, "Here Comes the Son," Gilmore Girls, The WB, 2003.

Violet Montgomery, "Chapter Seventy–One," Boston Public, Fox, 2003.

Jane Doe/Suzzanne McNeil, "Left for Dead," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as Naval CIS, Navy CIS, Navy NCIS, NCIS, and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS, 2004.

Violet Montgomery, "Chapter Seventy–Seven," Boston Public, Fox, 2004.

Violet Montgomery, "Chapter Eighty–One," Boston Public, Fox, 2005.

Also appeared in Heart of the City, ABC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Audrey Horne, Twin Peaks, ABC, 1990.

Stu's wife, Blind Men, CBS, 2001.

Dr. Harleen Quinzel, Birds of Prey, The WB, 2002.

Sasha, Gilmore Girls Spinoff, The WB, 2003.

Carlotta Pope, Mr. Ed, Fox, 2004.

Film Appearances:

Ups and Downs (also known as Prep School), Astral Films, 1983.

Penny Harlin, The Wild Life, Universal, 1984.

Katie Toland, Out of Control, New World, 1985.

Sandy, Just One of the Guys, Columbia, 1985.

Keri Johnson, The Wraith, New Century–Vista, 1986.

Velvet, Thrashin', Fries Entertainment, 1986.

Suzi, Zombie High (also known as The School That Ate My Brain), Cinema Group, 1987.

April Delongpre, Two Moon Junction, Lorimar, 1988.

Helen, Crime Zone, Concorde Productions, 1988.

Jennifer Scott, True Blood, Fries Entertainment, 1989.

Catherine Bomarzini, Meridian: Kiss of the Beast (also known as Kiss of the Beast, Meridian, and Phantoms), Castle Hill, 1990.

Girl in accident, Wild at Heart (also known as David Lynch's "Wild at Heart"), Samuel Goldwyn, 1990.

Lucy Costello, Backstreet Dreams (also known as Backstreet Strays and Back Street Strays), Vidmark, 1990.

Bridey DeSoto, Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel, Two Moon Releasing, 1992.

Candy Cane, Ruby, Triumph Releasing, 1992.

Curley's wife, Of Mice and Men, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1992.

Jain, Diary of a Hitman, Vision International, 1992.

Our Hollywood Education, 1992.

Ellen, Three of Hearts, New Line Cinema, 1993.

Helena, Boxing Helena, Orion Classics, 1993.

Laura Lincolnberry, Fatal Instinct, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1993.

Amanda Clark, Just Write, Curb Entertainment, 1997.

Molly, Lovelife, Skyline Entertainment, 1997.

Marcy Duggan, Outside Ozona, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998.

Sally Driscoll, Darkness Falls (also known as Dangerous Obsessions), Lions Gate Films, 1998.

Lyndel, Cement, 1999.

Sophie Zen, $windle (also known as Swindle), DEJ Productions, 2002.

Mrs. Calderon, The United States of Leland, Paramount Classics, 2003.

Katie, Lesser of Three Evils, Catchlight Films, 2004.

Sterling, Dream Warrior (also known as A Man Called Rage), ThinkFilm/Archlight Films, 2004.

Karen Greenly, Whitepaddy, Big Six Film, 2005.

Kathryn Shaunessy, Officer Down, Bookmark Pictures/New Centurian Productions/NovelFilms, 2005.

Liza, Farewell to Raskolnikov's, Raskolnikov Productions, 2005.

Nikita, Cattle Call (also known as National Lampoon's "Cattle Call"), National Lampoon Productions, 2005.

Some sources cite an appearance as Nora, Gin and the Rumble within, Vent Films.



Cosmopolitan, May, 1992.

Details, December, 1991.

In Style, July, 2000, pp. 234–40.

Movieline, May, 1990; June, 1999, pp. 54–59.

People Weekly, May 15, 1995.

Playboy, December, 1990.

Premiere, June, 1999.

Prevue, May, 1991, pp. 42–43, 53, 57.

Rolling Stone, October 14, 1990.