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Sherry Hursey is an award winnning actress, writer, producer, voice artist and vocalist who’s face and voice are very familiar to television and film audiences worldwide. Sherry has an extensive list of credits spanning from stage to screen, but may be most recognized for her role as Al’s fiancée, Ilene, on the long running ABC series Home Improvement, or Kirsten Dunst’s mom in the Universal box office hit, Bring It On. Diehard fans still remember her as Paula Carson on Days of Our Lives or Murray’s daughter, on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Sherry has been featured in over a hundred radio and television commercials and guest starred in over forty popular television shows, ranging from Happy Days to The Waltons to Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman to Touched By an Angel to NYPD Blue to Nip/Tuck and CSI.
Ms Hursey has starred in numerous television pilots, four television series and over a dozen movies for television. Her favorites include, working with James Garner in The Rockford Files-I Love LA, the award winning Friendly Fire with Carol Burnett, Hit and Run, Lyin’ Eyes, Prince of Bel Air, working with the beloved Walter Matthau in Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love and “By the Sword” with F. Murray Abraham.
Sherry has also enjoyed working as a voice artist, allowing her to utilize her diverse voice talents. She is very proud to be a member of and still “barking” with the renowned L.A. MadDogs ADR group and can be heard in many of Hollywood’s biggest block buster movies including: Shrek, Madagascar, Freaky Friday, Polar Express, Country Bears, Astro Boy, The Game Plan and Monsters vs Aliens to name a few.
Sherry’s stage credits have honored her with New York’s Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Logue awards. Creating the original role of the sweetheart, Sherry made her New York debut in William Finn’s “In Trouser’s” and joined the original cast of the hit “Beehive” a 60’s rock & roll musical. Sherry’s been fortunate to work along side of some of the greatest composers of our time, such as, the award winning team of Steve Dorff and John Bettis, starring in “Lunch”, her fondest musical theatre experience to date. Barry Mann and Music Hall of Fames Cynthia Weil and Randy Newman all worked very closely with Sherry to develop their projects, “Lovin’ Feelin” and “The Education of Randy Newman”. Sherry can be heard on several albums, including the award winning Gershwin Tribute Album singing with Sean Cassidy.
Several years ago, Ms. Hursey spread her wings and created a one hour family musical special, that she also stars in, Lilly’s Light, www.lillyslight.com for Public Television. Lilly’s Light is the recipient of a KIDSFIRST BEST AWARD! By the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media. Sherry teamed up with long time friend and award winning music producer Jim Linahon, to produce the fully orchestrated music, dub the animal characters, design the sound and record the songs. Inspired by Lilly’s Light, Sherry and her partner, Craig Hamilton, founded Lilly’s Fostering Hearts, www.lillysfosteringhearts.org a 501 (c)(3) non-profit org advocating for displaced and foster youth.
Aside from her film, tv, and stage career, Ms. Hursey is passionate about music, her spiritual journey and sharing her passions with young people. Sherry along with business partner, Sandy Pedeflous, are the creators of Smile TV, www.smiletvgroup.com a network dedicated to exclusively positive news and programming, video for the “soul” purpose of smiling!
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TalentWorks Talent Agency (LA)
Rutherfordton, NC, USA
Actress, Writer, Singer, Voice Artist, and Producer
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Sherry Hursey (born in Rutherfordton, North Carolina) is an American actress. She best known for her recurring role as Ilene Markham on the sitcom Home Improvement and her 1988–1989 stint as Paula Carson on the soap opera Days of Our Lives.
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