Cybill Shepherd

Actor, Singer, Producer
Cybill Shepherd was a former beauty queen-model whose sudden rise to stardom, high-profile romances, precipitous drop in popularity and spectacular television comeback and respect earned her a reputation as one of ... Read more »
Born: 02/17/1950 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Actor (109)

Do You Believe? 2015 (Movie)

Teri (Actor)

She's Funny That Way 2015 (Movie)

Nettie Patterson (Actor)

Hard Luck 2014 (Movie)

Cass (Actor)

Kelly & Cal 2014 (Movie)

Bev (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2013 (Tv Show)

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Psych 2007 - 2010, 2013 (Tv Show)

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The Client List 2011 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Franklin & Bash 2012 (Tv Show)

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Hot in Cleveland 2012 (Tv Show)

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Another Harvest Moon 2011 (Movie)

Vickie (Actor)

Casting By 2011 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

The Client List 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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White Camellias 2011 (Movie)

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Barry Munday 2010 (Movie)

Mrs. Farley (Actor)

Bleep My Dad Says 2010 (Tv Show)

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Expecting Mary 2010 (Movie)

Meg (Actor)

No Ordinary Family 2010 (Tv Show)

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Criminal Minds 2009 (Tv Show)

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Eastwick 2009 (Tv Show)

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Nora Roberts' High Noon 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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The L Word 2007 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Samantha Who? 2008 (Tv Show)

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Sex: The Revolution! 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Generation Boom 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Arthur Hailey's Detective 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Martha Stewart: Behind Bars 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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I'm With Her 2004 (Tv Show)

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TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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8 Simple Rules 2003 (Tv Show)

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Holidays With the Stars 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Great American History Quiz: 50 States 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Ann Richards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Marine Life 1999 (Movie)

June (Actor)

The Muse 1999 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

American Comedy Honors 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Cybill 1994 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Cybill Shepherd 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The 25th Annual American Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The 1996 Emmy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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CBS Sneak Peek '95 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Out There II 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Last Word 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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ABC's 40th Anniversary Special 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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People's 20th Birthday 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Married to It 1993 (Movie)

Claire Laurent (Actor)

The 28th Academy of Country Music Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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A Party For Richard Pryor 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Memphis 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Once Upon A Crime 1992 (Movie)

Marilyn Schwary (Actor)

The 13th Annual ACE Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Face to Face With Connie Chung (09/10/90) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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

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Which Way Home 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Alice 1990 (Movie)

Nancy Brill (Actor)

Texasville 1990 (Movie)

Jacy Farrow (Actor)

The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Chances Are 1989 (Movie)

Corinne Jeffries (Actor)

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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The 39th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Superstars & Their Moms 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The 38th Annual Emmy Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The ABC All-Star Spectacular 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Barbara Walters Special (12/10/85) 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Long Hot Summer 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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The Yellow Rose 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Silver Bears 1978 (Movie)

Debbie Luckman (Actor)

The Lady Vanishes 1978 (Movie)

Amanda Kelly (Actor)

Special Delivery 1976 (Movie)

Mary Jane (Actor)

Taxi Driver 1976 (Movie)

Betsy (Actor)

At Long Last Love 1975 (Movie)

Brooke Carter (Actor)

Daisy Miller 1973 (Movie)

Annie P Miller (Actor)

The Heartbreak Kid 1972 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

The Last Picture Show 1971 (Movie)

Jacy Farrow (Actor)

Baby Brokers (TV Show)

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Due East (TV Show)

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Elvis Memories (TV Show)

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Journey of the Heart (TV Show)

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Memphis (Movie)

Reeny Perdew (Actor)

Moonlighting (TV Show)

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My First Time (TV Show)

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Open Window (TV Show)

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Secrets of a Married Man (TV Show)

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Seduced (TV Show)

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Stormy Weathers (TV Show)

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Telling Secrets (TV Show)

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There Was a Little Boy (TV Show)

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Trophy Wife (Tv Show)

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While Justice Sleeps (TV Show)

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Biography

Cybill Shepherd was a former beauty queen-model whose sudden rise to stardom, high-profile romances, precipitous drop in popularity and spectacular television comeback and respect earned her a reputation as one of Hollywood's most mercurial yet determined actresses. The 21-year-old blonde beauty made an immediate splash in her feature debut "The Last Picture Show" (1971), directed by auteur filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, with whom she began an intense affair during filming. With the success of her follow-up, the romantic-comedy "The Heartbreak Kid" (1972), Shepherd's future in film seemed bright indeed. That was, until the critical and commercial disasters of Bogdanovich's "Daisy Miller" (1974) and "At Long Last, Love" (1976) nearly destroyed her nascent career. She earned a brief reprieve with a pivotal role in director Martin Scorsese's intense masterpiece "Taxi Driver" (1976), although, in the wake of the string of flops that followed, a distraught Shepherd temporarily retired from the business in 1978. After some time away from the spotlight, she returned opposite future star Bruce Willis on the hit romantic-comedy, "Moonlighting" (ABC, 1985-89) then as campier TV version of herself for the sitcom, "Cybill" (CBS, 1995-98). Later, her portrayals in the docudramas "Martha, Inc: The Story of Martha Stuart" (NBC, 2003) and "Martha Behind Bars" (CBS, 2005) proved an excellent vehicle for the more seasoned actress. Having been both the ingénue and the has-been, Shepherd eventually grew into the professional persona she would most likely be remembered as - a true survivor in the unforgiving environs of Hollywood.

Relationships

Peter Bogdanovich Actor

Companion
eight-year (1970-78) relationship began on set of "The Last Picture Show"

David Ford

Husband
married on November 19, 1978 divorced in 1982 one daughter, Clementine

Clementine Ford

Daughter
born c. 1980 father, David Ford

Robert Martin

Companion
born c. 1948 together since 1994 announced engagement in January 1996 separated in October 1998

Ron Meyer Actor

Companion
Briefly dated

Andrei Nikolajevic

Companion
Announced engagement July 2012

Bruce Oppenheim

Husband
married on March 1, 1987 in Encino, California divorced in 1990 father of Shepherd's twin children

Ariel Oppenheim

Son
born October 6, 1987 father, Bruce Oppenheim twin of Zachariah

Zachariah Oppenheim

Son
born October 6, 1987 father, Bruce Oppenheim twin of Ariel

Elvis Presley Song Performer

Companion

William Shepherd

Father
divorced

Patty Shobe

Mother
divorced and remarried Shepherd

EDUCATION

Hunter College

New York , New York 1969

College of New Rochelle

New Rochelle , New York 1970

New York University

New York , New York
attended in 1971 and 1973, interspersed by her attendence at USC (below)

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California 1972

Milestones

2007

Joined the cast of Showtime's lesbian-themed drama "The L Word," in its fourth season

2005

Once again played Martha Stewart in the TV movie, "Martha Behind Bars"

2004

Had a recurring role on the ABC comedy, "8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter"

2003

Portrayed Martha Stewart in the TV movie, "Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart" (NBC)

2000

Hosted the syndicated talk show "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus"; replaced in early 2001

2000

Published memoirs "Cybill Disobedience"

2000

Portrayed a middle-aged lounge singer in "Marine Life"; screened at Toronto Film Festival

1998

Signed contract to write an autobiography

1992

Debut as executive producer and co-writer (with Larry McMurtry and Susan Rhinehart) of TV-movie, "Memphis"

1990

Reprised her signature role of Jacy Farrow in the sequel "Texasville", directed by Bogdanovich

1989

Returned to feature films after a 10-year absence to star in "Chances Are"

1987

Signed long-term contract as spokeswoman for L'Oreal

1985

Debut in a miniseries, "The Long Hot Summer"

1984

Starred as Maddie on popular TV detective comedy series, "Moonlighting"

1982

Returned to Los Angeles and starred in TV series, "The Yellow Rose"

1979

Last film appearance for a decade, "The Lady Vanishes"

1978

TV acting debut, "A Guide For the Married Woman"

1977

Stage debut, "A Shot in the Dark"

1976

Played a politician's aide who catches the attention of Robert De Niro's Travis Bickle in "Taxi Driver"

1974

Released debut album, "Cybill Does It . . . To Cole Porter"

1972

Co-starred as the object of Charles Grodin's affection in "The Heartbreak Kid"

1970

Cast as lead in "The Last Picture Show" after Polly Platt, wife of director Peter Bogdanovich, spotted her on the cover of Glamour magazine; created signature role of Jacy Farrow

1968

Named "Model of the Year"

1966

Began to study music

1958

Began singing in church choirs at age eight (date approximate)

Left Los Angeles for Memphis in late 1970s; worked in theater

Voted Miss Teenage Memphis

Worked as model after unsuccessful bid for Miss Teenage America

Founded Shoal's Creek, Inc. production company

Executive produced and starred in CBS sitcom "Cybill"

Bonus Trivia

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"I became a success when I was 20. But on 'Moonlighting' Bruce was going through that first success, and I had to pay for it. I've never had a problem standing up for myself, but it was like what Bette Davis says--a man does that and he's admired, a woman does that and she's a bitch." --Cybill Shepherd quoted in Entertainment Weekly, January 20, 1995.

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"I'm a very harsh critic of myself. I howl and cry at some of the work I have done in this life. Like recently, a friend gave me a copy of 'The Heartbreak Kid,' a movie I did in the '70s, and I was literally horrified when I sat down to watch it. I mean, back then I could hardly talk! I DID look great, though." --Shepherd quoted in US, June 1995

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Shepherd has recorded four jazz albums and has performed as a singer in venues in New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia.

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The name "Cybill" is a contraction of her grandfathers' names, Cy and Bill (her name would have been "Cyrus William" had she been a boy).

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"To me, sexy is sexy. At various times in my life I wanted to be open to the possibility of having a woman as a lover."---Shepherd on her role in Showtime's "The L Word" to TVGuide magazine, January 15-21, 2007.

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