March 23, 2013
Suddenly I am getting a lot of requests for Shiri Appleby! Okay! I can take a hint! But why do you guys love her in this moment? Born December 7, 1978 Appleby is an American film and television actress who is best known for her starring role as Liz Parker in the TV series Roswell.
According to Wikipedia, her film credits include A Time for Dancing, where she was one of the two female main characters; Swimfan; Havoc with Anne Hathaway; and Charlie Wilson’s War with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.
Appleby was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Dina (née Bouader), a Hebrew school teacher, and Jerry Appleby, a telecommunications executive.
Her mother is Israeli-born and of Sephardic Moroccan Jewish background, and her father is an American Jew. In Hebrew, shiri means either “my song”, “my poem”, or simply “sing” (in the imperative).
She and her younger brother Evan were raised in Calabasas in Los Angeles County. 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.
Appleby graduated from Calabasas High School in 1997 and went on to major in English literature at the University of Southern California while also studying theater arts.
Year Title Role Notes
1987 The Killing Time Annie Winslow
1989 The Bite Grace Newman
1990 I Love You to Death Millie
1993 Family Prayers Nina
1999 Deal of a Lifetime Laurie Petler
1999 The Other Sister Free Sample Girl
1999 The Thirteenth Floor Bridget Manilla
2002 A Time for Dancing Samantha ‘Sam’ Russell
2002 Swimfan Amy Miller
2003 The Skin Horse Carla
2003 The Battle of Shaker Heights Sarah
2004 Undertow Violet
2004 The Darklight Lilith
2005 When Do We Eat? Nikki
2005 Havoc Amanda
2005 Everything You Want Abby Morrison
2006 I-See-You.com Randi Sommers
2006 I’m Reed Fish Jill Cavanaugh
2006 Carjacking Cary Short film
2007 Love Like Wind The Ghost Short film
2007 The Killing Floor Rebecca Fay
2007 What Love Is Debbie
2007 Charlie Wilson’s War Jailbait – Charlie’s Angels
2013 A White Trash Christmas Completed