Liz Sheridan

Actor, Dancer, Singer
Perhaps best known for her role on the sitcom "ALF" (NBC, 1986-1990), actor Liz Sheridan was born in New York City in 1929, the daughter of a concert singer and a jazz trumpeter. After graduating from Mamaroneck High ... Read more »
Born: 04/10/1929 in New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

Play the Game 2009 (Movie)

Edna Gordon (Actor)

Surge of Power 2006 (Movie)

As Herself (Actor)

Numb3rs 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Noah Knows Best 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

DiResta 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Always Say Goodbye 1998 (Movie)

Muriel (Actor)

Seinfeld 1991, 1995, 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wedding Bell Blues 1997 (Movie)

Micki's Mother (Actor)

Cleghorne! 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Blossom 1986 - 1990, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Double Rush 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Empty Nest 1986 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Forget Paris 1995 (Movie)

Motorcycle Cop No 2 (Actor)

Herman's Head 1986 - 1992, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Madman of the People 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Melrose Place 1986 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Sliders 1986 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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Tom 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Wild West 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Wishman 1993 (Movie)

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Danielle Steel's 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Alf 1986 - 1990 (Tv Show)

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Dr. Ruth's House 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Piece of Cake 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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A Year in the Life 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Who's That Girl 1987 (Movie)

Nurse (Actor)

Legal Eagles 1986 (Movie)

Little Old Lady (Actor)

Generation 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Nickel Mountain 1985 (Movie)

Reception Nurse (Actor)

School Spirit 1985 (Movie)

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Sins of the Father 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Suburban Beat 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Star 80 1983 (Movie)

Makeup Woman (Actor)

A Match Made in Heaven (TV Show)

Actor

In the Custody of Strangers (TV Show)

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Kate's Secret (TV Show)

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Second Sight: A Love Story (TV Show)

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Sins of the Father (Movie)

Middle-Aged Woman (Actor)

Sunday Drive (TV Show)

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The Cartier Affair (TV Show)

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Warm Hearts, Cold Feet (TV Show)

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World War III (TV Show)

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Biography

Perhaps best known for her role on the sitcom "ALF" (NBC, 1986-1990), actor Liz Sheridan was born in New York City in 1929, the daughter of a concert singer and a jazz trumpeter. After graduating from Mamaroneck High School, she began a career as a dancer in stage musicals and at nightclubs. Before long, she was acting in the theater as well, where she met then-unknown actor James Dean. The two had a short lived romance in the early '50s, before he became a major star. In 1960, Sheridan met William T. Wales while performing in Puerto Rico. The two began a relationship and soon moved in together, though they wouldn't formalize their arrangement through marriage until 1985. Sheridan continued to work on stage for several years, notably starring in a Broadway production of "Best Friend" in 1976. Around this same time, she began acting on TV as well. She would appear on over 30 shows such as "Newhart" (CBS, 1982-1990), "Archie Bunker's Place" (CBS, 1979-1983), and "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-1987), before landing a starring role as nosy neighbor Raquel Ochmonek on "ALF." Sherian would go on to memorably portray Jerry Seinfeld's mother on the hit sitcom "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998). She also raised eyebrows when she appeared in a sex scene with Andy Griffith in "Play the Game" (2009) at the age of 80.

Relationships

Family
has a daughter

James Dean Actor

Companion
Sheridan chronicled their four-year, on-again, off-again relationship in her book

Dale Wales

Husband
met in Puerto Rico where both were performing lived together for many years before marrying in the 1990s

Milestones

2009

Raised eyebrows by appearing in a sex scene in the comedy "Play the Game" at the age of 80.

1990

Had recurring role as Jerry's mom Helen on the hit NBC sitcom "Seinfeld"

1983

First film credit, played a makeup woman in "Star 80"

1982

Acted in the NBC miniseries "World War III"

Made episodic guest appearances on shows like "Kojak" in the 1970s

Bonus Trivia

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Began her careers as a dancer in nightclubs and musicals in New York City.

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Had a brief romance with James Dean early in her career.

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Lived with her husband starting in 1960, but didn't get married until 1985.

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Appeared on over 30 TV series including "Newhart," "One Day at a Time," and "Who's the Boss?"

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