Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$4 million
Date Of BirthJune 24, 1967
SpouseLarry Joseph
FactSpent a year traveling through Europe.

Sherry Stringfield Wiki Bio

Sherry Lea Stringfield was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado USA, on 24 June 1967, so under the zodiac sign of Cancer and holding American nationality – she is popular for her acting career, particularly for her role of Dr. Susan Lewis in the “ER” NBC medical drama.

Early life and education

Sherry spent only a small part of her childhood in Colorado Springs, as her family moved to Albuquerque in New Mexico soon after she was born – they didn’t spend much time there either, as they moved to Spring in Texas which is where Sherry spent the rest of her childhood. She hasn’t shared much about her parents as she appreciates their privacy, but she grew up alongside two younger siblings.

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Sherry fell in love with acting during the time she spent at the Klein High School – she appeared in numerous musicals and plays during those four years, such as “Oklahoma”, “Mother Courage”, and “Fiddler on the Roof”.

After she matriculated from Klein, Sherry went on to attend the Acting Conservatory of State University of New York at Purchase, together with her friend Parker Posey. She needed help from her college speech teacher to work on her accent as she grew up in Texas – Sherry graduated from college in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts.

Career of an actress and the “ER” series

Sherry launched her career with the role of Christina Blake Thorpe in the “Guiding Light” CBS Daytime soap opera – she in the cast from 1989 to 1992, then took the rest of the year off to rest and travel around Europe – she visited all the most popular destinations there including Paris, Venice, and England, but missed acting which is why she returned to the US to play Laura Kelly in the first episode of the “NYPD Blue” ABC drama in 1993.

Sherry Stringfield

Sherry rose to prominence after winning her role in the NBC’s medical drama entitled “ER”. She was part of the series during its first three seasons, and the audience loved her – she was nominated for an Emmy Award for each of the three seasons – apparently the show was popular only thanks to her. However, just as what happened before, Sherry got tired of the tight schedules for shooting the series, and even though she was signed to shoot for five seasons, she decided that she wanted to cancel her contract. As that was not possible, she had to sign a no-work agreement meaning that she was not to work on TV until her original contract with “ER” expired – this wasn’t a problem for Sherry, as she wanted to spend her time travelling and not working on TV.

The producers of the show didn’t like her decision to quit, and tried to talk her out of it, but without any success. Everybody was talking about Sherry in Hollywood because of this decision, and her last episode which aired in November 1996 was viewed by more than 37 million people – the TV executive Dick Robertson signed a deal worth millions around the same time when Sherry quit the show, meaning that the show could’ve made her very rich if she’d only stayed.

Even though people somewhat disliked her for leaving the series, the producers still asked her numerous times to come back to the set, which she refused to do – however, Sherry’s mind changed after she became a mom and talked to the “ER” producers, and rejoined the cast in 2001 when the show was in its eight season. Her first episode was watched by more than 26.7 million people which meant that the series was now first in ratings – she was part of the show for another four seasons before quitting again in August 2005, but returned in 2009 for the 331st episode “And in the End…” which marked the conclusion of the “ER” series.

Sherry’s other appearances

After Sherry left the “ER” series for the first time in 1996, she was working as a teacher while she also tried directing plays – she appeared in a few films as soon as her contract with “ER” expired, including “54” in 1998 and “Autumn in New York” in 2000. In 2005, she won a role in the “Company Town” CBS drama, and in 2007 she was the lead actress in the “Forfeit” movie directed by Andrew Shea.

In 2007, Sherry player Nora March in the “Shark” CBS drama while simultaneously acting in the “Tell Me You Love Me” HBO drama. She appeared in a single episode of numerous TV series including “In Plain Sight”, “Law & Order”, and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.

Sherry’s also done a few voice roles – such as in “Blue’s Clues” – while she also lent her voice to her own character in the “ER: The Game” video game.

Sherry’s last appearance was in the “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” TV series in 2017, since which she hasn’t appeared on TV.

Love life and her husband

Sherry is somewhat secretive when it comes to her love life as she prefers to keep these matters to herself, however, some things are still known.

At the beginning of ‘90s, Sherry was dating Paul Goldstein who is a wealthy British businessman and who currently serves as the chairman of Nevica ski-wear. The two dated for more than two years and then split as they were unable to maintain a long distance relationship.

Sherry met Larry E. Joseph sometime in 1997 when he was supposed to interview her – Larry was working as a journalist and was supposed to talk to Sherry, however, the two fell for one another, and they exchanged their wedding vows in October 1998. Sherry gave birth to two of their kids – Phoebe in March 2001 and Milo in April 2004, however, things were not good in paradise, and she and Larry divorced in January 2006.


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Sherry is currently living alone in her home in Los Angeles, and is reportedly not seeing anyone.

Hobbies and interests

Sherry’s number one passion is acting and it has been taking most of her time, however, she has other interests as well.

She is very passionate about travelling, and has travelled around Europe while also covering a big part of the US. She has been in love with reading books since she was a child, and she reads more than 20 each year. Sherry is very fond of winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding – she is an avid skier as she has been practicing it since she was a teen. She likes fast motorcycles, and although she enjoys riding, she prefers to be behind while someone else is riding it.

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Sherry had a dream of becoming a writer as well, however, she admitted to not having the necessary skills to write a good book.

Appearance and net worth

Sherry is currently 52 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, and is 5ft 7in (1.7m) tall, while her weight is not known.

According to authoritative sources, her current net worth is estimated to be more than $700,000 and is steadily rising thanks to her acting career.

Fun fact

Sherry was voted as one of the 100 sexiest women in the world by the “FHM Magazine” in 1997.

Social media presence

Sherry doesn’t seem to be active on any of the popular social media networks although there are several fan pages of her created on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Her fan page on Twitter was launched in March 2015 but counts only 100 followers; her Instagram fan page is currently followed by more than 650 people, while there are over 180 pictures of Sherry uploaded onto it. Her Facebook fan page is followed by nearly 700 fans.

General Info

Full NameSherry Stringfield
Net Worth$4 million
Date Of BirthJune 24, 1967
Height1.7 m
EducationState University of New York at Purchase


SpouseLarry Joseph
ChildrenMilo Joseph, Phoebe Joseph


AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesThe Shunning, The Stepfather, Autumn in New York, The Confession, Who Is Clark Rockefeller?, Born to Race, 54, The Dog Lover, Burnzy's Last Call, Company Town, Going Home, Forfeit, A Very Brave Witch ... and More Great Halloween Stories for Kids!, Back
TV ShowsGuiding Light, ER, Tell Me You Love Me, NYPD Blue

Social profile links


1I was really wild back then [in high school], and theater just allowed me to sing, dance, jump and run around the stage playing all kinds of characters. It was like playtime. You were creating something, and there was a result that other people could enjoy.


1According to Steven Bochco, Sherry asked the producers to release her from her contract for NYPD Blue (1993) after the first season because she said she was not enjoying being a TV actress and wanted to return to New York. Less than a week after being let out of the contract, she was hired as a regular cast member for the new TV series ER (1994).
2Graduated from Klein High School in Spring, Texas.
3Spent a year traveling through Europe.
4She appeared in a 1997 "Got Milk?" ad in which she stated that she is lactose-intolerant.
5Her paternal grandmother is from Sweden.
6Was voted one of the "100 Sexiest Women in the World" by readers of FHM Magazine (1997)
7She gave birth to 8-pound, 4-ounce Milo, her second child with then-husband Larry E. Joseph on 12 April 2004.
8Is the only cast member to leave and return to ER (1994). Ming-Na Wen had a recurring role in season 1 but came back in season 6.
9Daughter, Phoebe, born with then-husband Larry E. Joseph. [March 2001]
10Stringfield has negotiated a deal with Warner Brothers to return to ER (1994) for 3 more seasons. [June 2001]
11Graduated from Klein High School in Klein, Texas (just outside of Houston), and is remembered for "streaking" the Nation Honor Society induction meeting.
12Enjoys skiing, motorcycle riding, reading and traveling.
13Reported to be quitting ER (1994) to spend more time with boyfriend. Will not be acting again in the near future. [November 1996]
14The man she married, journalist Larry E. Joseph, is not the man she left ER (1994) for.
15Has taught acting at the State University of New York.




Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders2016TV SeriesKaren Garrett
The Dog Lover2016Jackie O'Connell
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief2015DocumentarySara Northrup (voice)
Under the Dome2014TV SeriesPauline Rennie
Runaway2014TV MovieMiranda
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2013TV SeriesDawn Banks
The Confession2013TV MovieLaura Mayfield Bennett
Hornet's Nest2012TV MovieVirginia West
Criminal Behavior2011TV MovieMolly Collins
Born to Race2011VideoLisa Abrams
The Shunning2011TV MovieLaura Mayfield-Bennett
Who Is Clark Rockefeller?2010TV MovieSandra Boss
Night and Day2010TV MovieElizabeth Hollister
Back2009TV MovieCheryl Miles-Burke
The Stepfather2009Leah
Curb Your Enthusiasm2009TV SeriesMary Jane Porter
ER1994-2009TV SeriesSusan Lewis
Law & Order2008TV SeriesCarly
In Plain Sight2008TV SeriesMarci Allen Marci Arnstein
Shark2007TV SeriesNora March
Tell Me You Love Me2007TV SeriesRita
Company Town2006TV MovieAngie Amberson
ER: The Game2005Video GameDr. Susan Lewis (voice)
Third Watch2002TV SeriesSusan Lewis
Viva Las Nowhere2001Marguerite
Blue's Clues2001TV SeriesEyeleen
Autumn in New York2000Sarah
Going Home2000TV MovieKatherine Barton
Touched by an Angel1999TV SeriesMajor Josie Saunders
Border Line1999TV MovieAllison Westlin
Burnzy's Last Call1995Jackie
NYPD Blue1993-1994TV SeriesLaura Michaels Kelly
Guiding Light1989-1991TV SeriesBlake Spaulding


ER1995-1996TV Series performer - 2 episodes


Got Rights?2012ShortHerself
Previously On: E.R.2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Séries express2009TV SeriesHerself
Your Mommy Kills Animals!2007DocumentaryHerself - Actress
Children's Hospital2002TV Series documentaryHerself - Narrator
Nova1998TV Series documentaryHerself - Narrator
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-1996TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite Dramatic Television Series
Late Show with David Letterman1996TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Drama
The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Dramatic Series / New Dramatic Television Series
Saturday Night Live1995TV SeriesHerself - Audience
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Dramatic Series / New Dramatic Television Series


Won Awards

1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1996Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesER (1994)

Nominated Awards

1997Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaER (1994)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a SeriesER (1994)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1996Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaER (1994)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1995Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesER (1994)
1993Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Villain/VillainessThe Guiding Light (1952)
1991Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Villainess: DaytimeThe Guiding Light (1952)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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