Sherry Stringfield

Actress, Acting teacher
An accomplished actress who landed prominent roles in not one, but two, highly successful television series, Sherry Stringfield gained almost as much notoriety for leaving each of them at the height of their popularity ... Read more »
Born: 06/23/1967 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

Born to Race 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Under the Dome 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beverly Lewis' The Confession 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hornet's Nest 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Lewis' The Shunning 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 1994 - 1996, 2001 - 2005, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Stepfather 2009 (Movie)

Leah (Actor)

In Plain Sight 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Forfeit 2007 (Movie)

Karen Mellor (Actor)

Shark 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tell Me You Love Me 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1993 - 1996, 2002 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1993 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 200: A Dateline Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Third Watch 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Autumn in New York 2000 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Going Home 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Professional Cheerleaders 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Viva Las Nowhere 2000 (Movie)

Marguerite (Actor)

Border Line 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

54 1998 (Movie)

Viv (Actor)

Night Creatures of the Kalahari 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Burnzy's Last Call 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Great Moments of Discovery 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tenth Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Joined at Birth (TV Show)

Narrator

Runaway (TV Show)

Actor

Who is Clark Rockefeller? (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An accomplished actress who landed prominent roles in not one, but two, highly successful television series, Sherry Stringfield gained almost as much notoriety for leaving each of them at the height of their popularity. After honing her craft in productions at the reputable State University of New York in various off-Broadway shows, the actress began her television career with a sumptuously nasty character on the soap opera "Guiding Light" (1951-2009) immediately after graduation in 1989. Following a brief break from acting, she next landed a prime role opposite series star David Caruso on the breakout hit "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005). Soon dissatisfied with the lack of direction in her character, Stringfield jumped ship at the end of the first season, only to come aboard the Michael Crichton-created, Steven Spielberg-produced medical drama "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009) the following year. Once again, she bewildered audiences and colleagues when she chose to abandon another immensely popular series, barely three years into her contract. With the passage of time, Stringfield gradually returned to acting, and to the surprise of many, even to the ranks of "ER" for several more years. While many continued to focus on her reduced profile in the years that followed her "ER" departure, Stringfield consistently maintained a lack of regret, and continued to take on challenging roles for herself in a variety of projects.

Relationships

Paul Goldstein

Companion
Chairman of Nevica skiwear dated for nearly three years in the early 1990s, but the strain of long distance ended the relationship

Phoebe Joseph

Daughter
Born in March 2001 father, Larry Joseph

Milo Joseph

Son
Born April 12, 2004 father, Larry Joseph

Larry Joseph

Husband
Married from 1998-2006

Odell Lambroza

Companion
Was widely reported that he was the reason she left "ER" in 1996 to move to New York they split just one year later in August 1997

EDUCATION

State University of New York at Purchase

Purchase , New York 1989
Attended the Acting Conservatory; roomed with fellow actress Parker Posey

Klein High School

Klein , Texas
Starred in various musicals and plays

Milestones

2009

Appeared in the remake of "The Stepfather"

2009

Reprised her role as Dr. Lewis in the final episode of "ER" (NBC)

2007

Played a recurring role in the HBO drama, "Tell Me You Love Me"

2001

Rejoined the cast of "ER" (NBC) reprising her role as Dr. Susan Lewis

2000

Had a supporting role in the film, "Autumn in New York"

1999

Co-starred in the NBC telefilm, "Border Line"; produced by her "ER" co-star Anthony Edwards

1998

Had a small role as Steve Rubell's accountant in the film "54"

1994

Cast as Dr. Susan Lewis on the NBC medical drama, "ER"; asked to be released from her contract after just over two seasons

1993

Had a recurring role as the lawyer ex-wife of David Caruso on the ABC police drama, "NYPD Blue"

1989

Made TV debut in the CBS daytime soap, "The Guiding Light" as Blake Marler Christina Thorpe

Appeared in the NY stage productions of David Rabe's "Goose and TomTom" and "Hurlyburly"

Bonus Trivia

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"The first time I saw ['ER'] after I left, I was like, 'This show is horrible. There's blood everywhere, people are dying.' I had no clue it was that painful to watch." - Stringfield quoted to TV Guide, Feb. 26, 1999

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Stringfield was contractually tied to appear in five seasons of "ER" (NBC), but asked to be released from her contract in its third season. In order to be released from her contract, Stringfield was forced to sign a no-work agreement, which blocked her from working on television for the remainder of her original contract. Stringfield commented in Entertainment Weekly (Feb. 24, 2007): "I wouldn't describe the situation as pleasant. The producers were in shock. They tried to talk me out of it. It took a long time to get out of my contract." Stringfield quit just as television executive Dick Robertson was closing a deal that guaranteed the "ER" cast millions in future earnings from sales to cable and syndication.

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