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Cybill Shepherd

Award-Winning Actress

Biography

Few women in the past three decades have lit up the American imagination like Cybill Shepherd. From wholesome beauty queen to captivating cover girl, from heartbreaking movie star to one of television’s most beloved comediennes, Shepherd has imbued these roles with an indomitable spirit that has made her, at 55, a female icon to an entire generation. Read More >

indomitable spirit that has made her, at 55, a female icon to an entire generation.

Last year, in her hilarious, gutsy, and insightful memoir, Cybill Disobedience: How I Survived Beauty Pageants, Elvis, Sex, Bruce Willis, Lies, Marriage, Motherhood, Hollywood, and the Irrepressible Urge to Say What I Think, she tells her remarkable story as only she can—with humor, pathos, and in insatiable lust for life.

Most recently Shepherd appeared in the feature film Marine Life, a story about the chaotic family life of ‘June’ as she tries to hold on to her career, her beauty, her children and her love- a tender but slightly confused younger man.

From 1995-1998 she starred as “Cybill Sheridan,” in the CBS sitcom Cybill (for which she also served as executive producer) where she played a 40-something actress trying to keep her career afloat in an industry that worships youth. Shepherd also hosted the one-hour television program Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, inspired by John Gray’s best selling book by the same name.

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Shepherd won ‘Model of the Year’ in 1968 from Stewart Models and has appeared on the covers of Life, Vogue, Glamour, and People among others. She made her film debut in 1971 in the highly acclaimed The Last Picture Show, which led to starring roles in The Heartbreak Kid, Taxi Driver, Daisy Miller, Alice, Married To It, Once Upon a Crime, Texasville, and Chances Are just to name a few.

Shepherd’s theatrical experience include starring roles in "Shot in the Dark," "The Seven Year Itch," "Last of the Red Hot Lovers," "Lunch Hour," "Vanities," and "Picnic." For television, Shepherd has starred in the series Yellow Rose, Moonlighting, and several other acclaimed series.  She has also hosted the Emmy and Golden Globe awards. In addition to winning four Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a television comedy, she won four People’s Choice Awards and was honored with Bruce Willis as “Woman and Man of the Year in Broadcasting” by the Hollywood Radio and Television Society.

Shepherd started singing with her church choir at age eight, and began studying voice at sixteen. She has recorded nine albums, including Cybill Getz Better, Somewhere Down the Road, Cybill Does It To Cole Porter, At Long Last Love, Talk Memphis to Me, and Songs from the Cybill Show. Her most recent album Live at the Cinegrill was released in 2001. Read Less ^

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Cybill Disobedience

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Cybill Disobedience