Lee, Sheryl 1967(?)–

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Lee, Sheryl 1967(?)–

(Sheryl Lee Diamond)


Born April 22, 1967 (some sources cite 1966 or 1969), Augsburg, West Germany (now Germany); raised in Boulder, CO; daughter of an architect and an artist; married Jesse Diamond (a musician); daughter-in-law of Neil Diamond (a singer and songwriter); children: Elijah. Education: Attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Pasadena, CA, North Carolina School of the Arts, National Conservatory Theatre, and Colorado State University. Avocational Interests: Reading, hiking, the outdoors, volunteering for children's causes, animals, meditation, yoga.

Addresses: Agent—Todd Eisner, Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Manager—Daniel Sussman, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress.

Member: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Awards, Honors: Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, best death scene in primetime, 1992, for appearance as Madeleine "Maddy" Ferguson in Twin Peaks; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best female lead, Independent Features Project/West, and Saturn Award nomination, best actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Films, both 1993, for Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me; Spirit of Sundance Award, woman of the year, Women in Film, 1995; Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actress, 1999, for Vampires.


Television Appearances; Series:

Laura Palmer and Madeleine "Maddy" Ferguson, Twin Peaks (also known as Northwest Passage), ABC, 1990–91.

Dr. Sarah Church, L. A. Doctors (also known as L. A. Docs), CBS, 1998–99.

Marlene McDillon Cadena, Kingpin, NBC, 2003.

Ellie Hart, One Tree Hill, The WB, beginning 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Patti Bailey, Love, Lies and Murder, NBC, 1991.

Bathsheba, David (also known as Die Bibel—David and La Bibbia: David), TNT, 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Title role, Guinevere (also known as Bound in Blood), Lifetime, 1994.

Mary Ingles, "Follow the River," ABC Family Movie, ABC, 1995.

Andy, Kiss the Sky, The Movie Channel, 1999.

Angelica Chaste, Angel's Dance (also known as Ein Hoffnungsvoller Nachwuchskiller), HBO, 1999.

(As Sheryl Lee Diamond) Eve Robbins, Hitched, USA Network, 2001.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The Thirteenth Annual Genesis Awards, Animal Planet, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Kate Lyons, "Jake's Story," Red Shoe Diaries (also known as Zalman King's "Red Shoe Diaries"), Showtime, 1992.

Catherine, "Another Woman," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1994.

Herself, "I Love 1990," I Love 1990s, BBC, 2001.

Tina Hodges, "Coming Home," Without a Trace (also known as Vanished), CBS, 2003.

Appeared in "The Films of David Lynch," an episode of The Directors, Encore.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Laura Palmer, Twin Peaks (also known as Northwest Passage), ABC, 1990–91.

Dr. Sarah Church, L. A. Doctors (also known as L. A. Docs), CBS, 1998.

Marlene McDillon Cadena, Kingpin, NBC, 2003.

Appeared as Mary Alice Young in the unaired pilot of Desperate Housewives, ABC.

Film Appearances:

One of the Pink Chiquitas, The Pink Chiquitas, Shapiro Entertainment, 1987.

Girl in library, I Love You to Death, TriStar, 1990.

Glinda the good witch, Wild at Heart (also known as David Lynch's "Wild at Heart"), Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1990.

Laura Palmer, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (also known as Teresa Banks and the Last Seven Days of Laura Palmer and Twin Peaks), New Line Cinema, 1992.

Tara, Jersey Girl, Triumph Releasing, 1992.

Astrid Kircherr, Backbeat, Gramercy Pictures, 1994.

Michelle, Don't Do It!, Triboro Entertainment Group, 1994.

The Can, Blue Collar Films, 1994.

Lucy Samuel, Homage, Arrow Releasing, 1995.

Patty/Carol, Fall Time, Capitol Films/Bates Entertainment, 1995.

Helga Noth and Resi Noth, Mother Night, Fine Line Features, 1996.

Liza, Notes from Underground, Olive Films/Renegade Films, 1996.

Lois Archer, This World, Then the Fireworks, Orion, 1996.

Maria, Bliss, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997.

Fiona, The Blood Oranges, Trimark Pictures, 1998.

Katrina, Vampires (also known as John Carpenter's "Vampires" and Vampire$), Sony Pictures Releasing, 1998.

Sam, Dante's View, Showcase Entertainment, 1998.

Elinore, Children on Their Birthdays, Artisan Entertainment/Moonstone Entertainment, 2002.

Betsy Kinney, Paradise, Texas, Film Partners/On the Rocks, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Crimes of the Heart, National Conservatory Theatre, Denver, CO, 1986.

Title role, Salome, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1992.

Appeared as Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, Canon Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA; appeared in productions in Seattle, WA.



Appeared in educational videos.

Video Games:

Lucie Fairwell, Who Killed Taylor French?, 1994.

Lucie Fairwell, Who Killed Brett Penance?, 1996.


Lee's appearance as Kate Lyons in the television series Red Shoe Diaries was collected in the compilations Red Shoe Diaries 3: Another Woman's Lipstick, 1993, and Red Shoe Diaries 4: Auto Erotica (also known as Zalman King's "Red Shoe Diaries": Auto Erotica), 1994.



Details, September, 1992.

Interview, March, 1994, pp. 106-108.

People Weekly, February 25, 1991, p. 50.

Premiere, July, 1997, pp. 78-81.

San Francisco Chronicle, June 8, 1997, p. 42.

Vanity Fair, February, 1992, pp. 106-107.