Cheryl Hines

Cheryl Hines Biography

Cheryl Ruth Hines (born September 21, 1965) is an American actress, comedian, producer and director, known for her role as Larry David's wife Cheryl on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards. She is currently starring as Dallas Royce on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory. In 2009, she made her directorial debut with Serious Moonlight.

Early life

Hines was born Cheryl Ruth Hines in Miami Beach, Florida, a daughter of James and Rosemary Hines.

Part of the family came from Frostproof, Florida, but she grew up in Tallahassee, where she was a member of the Young Actors Theatre throughout high school. Hines also attended Lively Technical Center and Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee. She was raised Catholic and has two brothers and a sister. She attended West Virginia University and Florida State University before graduating from the University of Central Florida.


Before getting her break in Hollywood, Hines worked as a waitress, television reporter, and telephone operator, as well as personal assistant to Rob Reiner, when she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. Though Reiner did not play a critical role in her career, he would watch her shows when she began acting. She would guest appear on TV shows such as Swamp Thing and Unsolved Mysteries.

Hines began her acting career by doing improvisational comedy at The Groundlings Theater. Among the people she studied with was Lisa Kudrow. She also learned to write comedy sketches, which served her well when working on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm as Larry David's fictional wife, Cheryl. The show is written using the retroscripting technique, in which the plot outlines are generally and loosely drawn, and the individual actors improvise to create the dialogue.

"When the show first came out, people from Tallahassee thought, 'Well, maybe Cheryl got married'", she recalls of the show's initial reception. "Sometimes, I do feel like I live two lives." Hines received Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2003 and 2006. Speaking about being cast on the show, Hines has said that "Until Curb, I'd done small roles, really small roles. They wanted to cast an unknown actress. It worked in my favor that I hadn't done anything. It changed my life."

In movies, she was one of the stars of RV opposite Robin Williams, Waitress with Keri Russell, and the 2008 mockumentary comedy The Grand, a spoof of the World Series of Poker. Her 2009 directorial debut Serious Moonlight stars Meg Ryan with a script by the late Adrienne Shelly, Hines's co-star in Waitress.

During the 2009-2010 season of Brothers and Sisters, she guest-starred as Kitty Walker McCallister's campaign manager, Buffy.

It was announced in July 2010 that Hines would be joining the cast of the new Nickelodeon films based on their series The Fairly Oddparents, A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up Timmy Turner! and A Fairly Odd Christmas. She served as Wanda, the main character's (Timmy's) godmother.

Hines serves as the executive producer for the 2010 reality series School Pride, which follows the renovation of a different school each week.

Hines is currently starring as Dallas Royce on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory.

Personal life and Charities

Hines married Paul Young, founder of the management firm Principato-Young, on December 30, 2002. They have one child, daughter Catherine Rose Young. On July 20, 2010, Hines and Young filed papers for their divorce after nearly eight years of marriage.

Hines serves on the Board of Trustees of United Cerebral Palsy.


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Swamp Thing Louise Brenner Episode: "Heart of the Mantis"
1996 Cheap Curry and Calculus Sheila Short film
1997 Unsolved Mysteries Sharon Berman (Ashely's mother) Episode: "9.18"
1998 ' Helen Episode: "Six Degrees of Marlon"
Suddenly Susan Debbie Episode: "Poetry in Notion"
1999 Suddenly Susan Marla Episode: "The Cheerleaders"
Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm Cheryl David TV movie
2000 Friends Woman #2 Episode: "The One with Rachel's Sister"
2000"2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm Cheryl David Main Role; 70 episodes
2002 So Little Time Episode: "The Job"
Everybody Loves Raymond Lauren Williamson Episode: "Annoying Kid"
2003 Reno 911! Trailer Park Lady Episode: "Terrorist Training: Part 1"
' Rose Goodman TV movie
Wanda at Large Dr. Linda Episode: "Did Wanda Say a Four Letter Word?"
2004 Along Came Polly Catering Manager
2004"2005 Father of the Pride Kate (voice) 14 episodes
2005 Cake Roxanne
Herbie Fully Loaded Sally
Our Very Own Sally Crowder
2006 Scrubs Paige Cox Episode: "My New God"
Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas Professor Adams
RV Jamie Munro
Keeping Up with the Steins Casey Nudelman
2007 Waitress Becky
Jack's Big Music Show Sudsy Bubblestein Episode: "Mel's Bath Day"
Goodnight Vagina Meg March Short film
' Lainie Schwartzman
2008 Hollywood Residential herself
Henry Poole Is Here Meg Wyatt
Bart Got a Room Beth Stein
Space Chimps Luna (voice)
2009 All in the Bunker Eva Braun Short film
Hannah Montana Catherine York Episode: "What I Don't Like About You"
Labor Pains Lisa DePardo
In the Motherhood Jane 7 episodes
' Georgia
2010 ' Nitika (voice)
Wright vs. Wrong Keri Daly TV movie
Love Bites Kristen Lerner Episode: "TMI"
' Stardust (voice) Episode: "Last Exit Before Doomsday"
Episode: "This Al Dente Earth"
Brothers & Sisters Buffy McCreary 3 episodes
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back Luna (voice)
2011 ' Wanda TV movie
2011"present Suburgatory Dallas Royce Main role
2012 A Fairly Odd Christmas Wanda TV movie
2013 Hollywood Game Night Herself Episode: "Don't Kill My Buzz-er"
2014 Life After Beth Filming
Year Title Notes
2006"2007 Campus Ladies 3 episodes
2008 Hollywood Residential TV series
Year Title Notes
2006 Campus Ladies Episode: "No Means No"
2009 Serious Moonlight

Awards and nominations

List of awards and nominations
Year Award Category Film Result
2003 Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Curb Your Enthusiasm
2005 Gracie Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Curb Your Enthusiasm
2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Curb Your Enthusiasm
2006 Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Curb Your Enthusiasm
2007 Monte Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actress " Comedy Series Curb Your Enthusiasm
2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Curb Your Enthusiasm
2012 Critics' Choice Television Award Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Supporting Actress Suburgatory

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