Dec. 7th, 1978
Los Angeles, California, USA
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Shiri Appleby (born December 7, 1978) in Los Angeles, California. The daughter of Jerry and Dina Appleby, Shiri has been acting since the age of 4, landing jobs in several commercials for Cheerios, M&Ms, and Taco Bell.
Her first television job was on the soap Santa Barbara (1984). Next came various roles on thirtysomething (1987), The Bronx Zoo"(1987) and Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989). She made her film debut in the low-budget sequel Curse II: The Bite (1989). I Love You to Death (1990) came next and Shiri finally started to get secure work as an actress. For the next four years, she worked steadily in television movies and made various television appearances.
When she entered high school, she took a small break and took part in Yearbook, Student Council, and Cheerleading. In 1997, she graduated from Calabasas High School, where she was voted "Most Spirited" by her class. Roles on 7th Heaven (1996) and City Guys (1997) followed.
Afterward, Shiri enrolled at the University of Southern California, where she planned on taking a break from acting and studying English. However, her plans gave way when she landed the role of Liz Parker on the WB/UPN Hit Roswell (1999). It was then that she gave her education a break and decided to try acting full-time. With the success of Roswell (1999), Shiri rose to fan-magazine fame and was seen everywhere through the show's success.
With small roles in films such as The Thirteenth Floor (1999) and The Other Sister (1999), in 2002, after Roswell (1999) ended production, Shiri landed the lead role of Amy Miller, the trusting girlfriend of Jesse Bradford, in the suspenseful teen film Swimfan (2002). Later roles included the indie When Do We Eat? (2005) and What Love Is (2006).
In 2008, Appleby joined the cast of the final season of ER, playing an intern named Daria Wade, before starring as Cate Cassidy in the CW drama Life Unexpected that ran for two seasons.
In the summer of 2012, she starred as Lucy in the comedy Dating Rules from My Future Self. Appleby guest stared on the NBC drama Chicago Fire and HBO American television series Girls. She currently stars the Lifetime drama Unreal.
She has a scar above her left eyebrow, which resulted from a dog bite when she was young. To get over her fear of dogs, she went on the show Emergency Vets, accompanying staff veterinarian 'Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald' (she also overcame another phobia in the same episode by holding a live snake, one of Fitzgerald's patients) and shortly after adopted a Tabby, which she named Abby.
Shiri became engaged to her boyfriend of two years, chef Jon Shook, during a trip to Ventotene, Italy in July 2012. In December 2012, Appleby and Shook announced that they were expecting their first child in early 2013. Shiri gave birth to a baby girl, Natalie Bouader Shook, on March 23, 2013.
- Her mother, Dina, was born in Israel
- While in high school, she was on yearbook committee, student council, and was a cheerleader for one year.
- Audtioned for all 3 female roles on _"Roswell" (1999)_ (qv) several times before being cast as Liz.
- Her first name, Shiri, means "song of mine" in Hebrew.
- Has a younger brother, Evan.
- Attended the University of Southern California, studying English literature in addition to theatre arts.
- Graduated in 1997 from Calabasas High School (located in Los Angeles' West San Fernando Valley) where she was voted "Most Spirited" by classmates.
- Girlfriend of Florida Panthers' back-up goaltender, Steve Shields.