Cheryl Ladd

Actor, Singer, Dancer
Cheryl Ladd was an American film and TV actress who was best known for her role as the crime-fighting private investigator Kris Munro on "Charlie's Angels" (ABC, 1976-1981). Born and raised in Huron, South Dakota, Ladd ... Read more »
Born: 07/12/1951 in Huron, South Dakota, USA

Filmography

Actor (89)

Unforgettable 2017 (Movie)

(Actor)

American Crime Story 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Garage Sale Mystery: The Wedding Dress 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Ray Donovan 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Anger Management 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fulfillment 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Holiday Baggage 2014 (Movie)

Sarah Murphy (Actor)

Katie's Story 2014 (Movie)

Niki (Actor)

The Perfect Wave 2014 (Movie)

Mrs. McCormack (Mom) (Actor)

NCIS 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Las Vegas 2003 - 2005, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hope & Faith 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Movie Superstars: Women You Love 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Charmed 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside TV Land 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Movieguide Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Host

Two Guys and a Girl 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Dog of Flanders 1999 (Movie)

Anna Cogez (Actor)

Hollywood Glamour Girls 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Jaclyn Smith 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Permanent Midnight 1998 (Movie)

Pamela Verlaine (Actor)

The 18th Annual CableACE Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

Kiss and Tell 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing With Danger 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

One West Waikiki 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Before Dawn 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Poison Ivy 1992 (Movie)

Georgie Cooper (Actor)

The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

Danielle Steel's 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Presenter

Jekyll & Hyde 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Lisa 1990 (Movie)

Katherine (Actor)

Millennium 1989 (Movie)

Louise Baltimore (Actor)

The Fulfillment of Mary Gray 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Presidential Inaugural Gala 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Golden Globe Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Host

Crossings 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

Purple Hearts 1984 (Movie)

Deborah Solomon (Actor)

Cheryl Ladd: Scenes From a Special 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie's Angels 1976 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Now and Forever 1981 (Movie)

Jessie Clarke (Actor)

Perry Como's Spring in San Francisco 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheryl Ladd... Looking Back--Souvenirs 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

General Electric's All-Star Anniversary 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

John Denver and the Ladies 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cheryl Ladd Special 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars III 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Ben Vereen: His Roots 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

That Thing on ABC 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Evil in the Deep 1976 (Movie)

(Actor)

Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space 1972 - 1974 (TV Show)

Voice

Satan's School For Girls 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Search 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Such Dust As Dreams Are Made On 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Josie and the Pussycats 1970 - 1972 (TV Show)

Voice

The Ken Berry Wow Show 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Chrome And Hot Leather 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Death in California (TV Show)

Actor

Baggage (TV Show)

Actor

Bluegrass (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Care (TV Show)

Actor

Eve's Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Every Mother's Worst Fear (TV Show)

Actor

Grace Kelly (TV Show)

Actor

Her Best Friend's Husband (TV Show)

Actor

Ink (TV Show)

Actor

Kentucky Woman (TV Show)

Actor

Locked Up: A Mother's Rage (TV Show)

Actor

Love's Everlasting Courage (TV Show)

Actor

Millenium (Movie)

(Actor)

My First Time (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect Little Angels (TV Show)

Actor

The Fulfillment (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

The Haunting of Lisa (TV Show)

Actor

Though None Go With Me (TV Show)

Actor

Vows of Deception (TV Show)

Actor

When She Was Bad... (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Cheryl Ladd was an American film and TV actress who was best known for her role as the crime-fighting private investigator Kris Munro on "Charlie's Angels" (ABC, 1976-1981). Born and raised in Huron, South Dakota, Ladd had a normal childhood: she was a standout cheerleader in high school, and also worked as a waitress at the local diner. Ladd's striking beauty, however, was already evident by the time she entered her teens. So rather than stay in her small hometown, she packed her bags and moved to Hollywood to pursue a career in music. Ladd quickly landed a role as the voice of Melody Valentine on the musical animated series "Josie and the Pussycats" (CBS, 1970-71). Despite the show only lasting a season, Ladd quickly found herself landing more TV guest spots on popular shows like "The Partridge Family" (ABC, 1970-74) and "Happy Days" (ABC, 1974-1984). With her acting career taking off, Ladd promptly put her music aspirations on hold. Her big break came in 1977 when she was cast as Kris Munro in the popular action series "Charlie's Angels." Ladd joined the show in the second season, right after Farrah Fawcett left to purse a film career, and stayed in the cast for the remaining four years. Although her acting career never quite equaled the success of time spent on "Charlie's Angels," Ladd continued acting nabbing parts in both movies and TV shows well into the 2010s. In 2016 she returned to TV with a recurring part on the popular Ryan Murphy drama "American Crime Story" (FX, 2016- ). Ladd played defense attorney Robert Shapiro's wife, Linell, on the series, which chronicled the 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial.

Relationships

Jordan Ladd Actor

Child
Born January 14, 1975 father, David Ladd

David Ladd Actor

Husband
Married May 24, 1973 Divorced Sept. 16, 1980; she took his surname as her own, which she kept after divorce

Brian Russell Actor

Husband
Married Jan. 3, 1981

Lindsay Russell

Step-Daughter
Born c. 1975 father, Brian Russell

Marion Stoppelmoor

Father

Dolores Stoppelmoor

Mother

EDUCATION

Milton Katselas Acting Workshop

Los Angeles, California

Milestones

2016

Appeared as Linell Shapiro on "American Crime Story"

2009

Guest-starred on an episode of CBS's "CSI: Miami" playing a wealthy wife who secretly dates much younger men

2003

Cast as Jillian Deline, Ed's (James Caan) wife on NBC's "Las Vegas"

2000

Made Broadway debut succeeding Bernadette Peters in the title role of "Annie Get Your Gun"

1999

Co-starred in the family feature "A Dog of Flanders"

1999

Portrayed Lynn Landon, wife of the actor, in the biopic "Michael Landon, The Father I Knew" (CBS)

1998

Had supporting role as a TV star in "Permanent Midnight"

1998

Acted with daughter Jordan in "Every Mother's Worst Fear" on the USA Network

1996

Played an ex-con who rebuilds her life only to become the prime suspect when her husband turns up dead in the CBS TV movie, "A Tangled Web"

1994

Returned to series TV in the short-lived "One West Waikiki" (CBS)

1992

Cast as Sara Gilbert's terminally ill mother in "Poison Ivy"

1990

Portrayed the title character's mom in the CBS TV movie, "Lisa," about a teenager who unknowingly develops a relationship with a serial killer

1987

Played a nurse spiraling out of control with substance abuse issues in "Deadly Care" (CBS)

1985

Offered a fine turn as a Beverly Hills socialite who develops a complex relationship with the man who killed her fiance and brutalized her in the CBS-TV movie, "A Death in California"

1984

Teamed with Ken Wahl in the Vietnam-era romance, "Purple Hearts"

1983

Played the title role in the ABC biopic "Grace Kelly"

1982

Cast as a woman whose unfaithful husband is accused of rape in the feature, "Now and Forever"

1982

Headlined third ABC variety special, "Cheryl Ladd: Scenes From a Special"

1980

Second variety special, "Cheryl Ladd...Looking Back - Souvenirs" (ABC); also executive produced

1979

First starring role in a TV-movie, "When She Was Bad..." (ABC), playing a woman abusing her pre-school daughter

1979

Headlined own ABC variety program, "The Cheryl Ladd Special"

1978

Recorded first music album, <i>Cheryl Ladd</i> for Capitol Records

1977

Replaced Farrah Fawcett for the second season of ABC's "Charlie's Angels" in the role of Kris Munroe, younger sister of Fawcett's then departing character, Jill Munroe; first credited as Cheryl Ladd

1974

Appeared in "The Treasure of Jamaica Reef/Evil in the Deep"; credited as Cheryl Stoppelmoor (released in 1976)

1973

TV-movie debut, "Satan's School for Girls" (ABC); co-starred with Kate Jackson

1972

Had a regular role on the NBC series "Search"

1972

Live action TV series debut, "The Ken Berry 'Wow' Show" (ABC); credited as Cheryl Jean Stoopelmoor

1970

Feature acting debut, "Chrome and Hot Leather"; credited as Cherie Moore

1969

Made TV debut as the singing voice of Melody Jones in the animated series "Josie and the Pussycats" (CBS); credited as Cherie Moore; Jackie Joseph was the speaking voice

1968

Member of musical group Music Shop

Settled in Los Angeles after Music Shop toured there

Bonus Trivia

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Her official website is located at www.cheryll.com

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Ladd initially moved to Hollywood to become a singer, but fell into acting after nabbing a voice-over role on the animated series "Josie and the Pussycats."

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Ladd's best known role came in 1977 when she joined "Charlie's Angels" at the start of the hit show's second season.

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In addition to her acting, Ladd released three studio albums and sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XIV.

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