Cheryl Hines

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Cheryl Hines
Cheryl Hines 2011 AA.jpg
Hines at the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011
BornCheryl Ruth Hines
(1965-09-21) September 21, 1965 (age 49)
Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
OccupationActress, director, producer
Years active1993–present
TelevisionCurb Your Enthusiasm
Father of the Pride
Spouse(s)Paul Young (2002–2010; 1 child)
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (2014-present)
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Cheryl Hines
Cheryl Hines 2011 AA.jpg
Hines at the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011
BornCheryl Ruth Hines
(1965-09-21) September 21, 1965 (age 49)
Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
OccupationActress, director, producer
Years active1993–present
TelevisionCurb Your Enthusiasm
Father of the Pride
Spouse(s)Paul Young (2002–2010; 1 child)
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (2014-present)

Cheryl Ruth Hines (born September 21, 1965) is an American actress, comedian, producer and director, known for her role as Larry David's wife Cheryl on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards. She also starred as Dallas Royce on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory. In 2009, she made her directorial debut with Serious Moonlight. She is also a poker enthusiast with career winnings totaling $50,000.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hines was born Cheryl Ruth Hines in Miami Beach, Florida, a daughter of James and Rosemary Hines.[2]

Part of her family came from Frostproof, Florida,[3] but she grew up in Tallahassee,[3] where she was a member of the Young Actors Theatre throughout high school. Hines also attended Lively Technical Center and Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee. She was raised Catholic[4] and has two brothers and a sister. She attended West Virginia University and Florida State University before graduating from the University of Central Florida.


Before getting her break in Hollywood, Hines worked as a waitress, television reporter, and telephone operator, as well as personal assistant to Rob Reiner, when she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. Though Reiner did not play a critical role in her career, he would watch her shows when she began acting.[citation needed] She would guest appear on TV shows such as Swamp Thing and Unsolved Mysteries.

Hines and Meg Ryan at the premiere of Serious Moonlight, Hines' directorial debut

Hines began her acting career by doing improvisational comedy at The Groundlings Theater. Among the people she studied with was Lisa Kudrow.[3] She also learned to write comedy sketches, which served her well when working on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm as Larry David's fictional wife, Cheryl. The show is written using the retroscripting technique, in which the plot outlines are generally and loosely drawn, and the individual actors improvise to create the dialogue.

Hines, Grand Marshal of the Springtime Tallahassee Grand Parade, providing autographs and pictures for residents of Tallahassee on April 6th, 2013.

"When the show first came out, people from Tallahassee thought, 'Well, maybe Cheryl got married'", she recalls of the show's initial reception. "Sometimes, I do feel like I live two lives."[5] Hines received Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2003 and 2006.[6] Speaking about being cast on the show, Hines has said that "Until Curb, I’d done small roles, really small roles. They wanted to cast an unknown actress. It worked in my favor that I hadn’t done anything. It changed my life."[7]

In movies, she was one of the stars of RV opposite Robin Williams, Waitress with Keri Russell, and the 2008 mockumentary comedy The Grand, a spoof of the World Series of Poker. Her 2009 directorial debut Serious Moonlight stars Meg Ryan with a script by the late Adrienne Shelly, Hines's co-star in Waitress.

During the 2009-2010 season of Brothers and Sisters, she guest-starred as Kitty Walker McCallister's campaign manager, Buffy.

It was announced in July 2010 that Hines would be joining the cast of the new Nickelodeon films based on their series The Fairly Oddparents, A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up Timmy Turner! and A Fairly Odd Christmas. She served as Wanda, the main character's (Timmy's) godmother.[8]

Hines serves as the executive producer for the 2010 reality series School Pride, which follows the renovation of a different school each week.[9]

Hines starred as Dallas Royce on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory[10] and in We Need Help a web series aired on Yahoo Screen.

On January 29, 2014, Hines received the 2,516th star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[11]

Personal life and charities[edit]

Hines married Paul Young, founder of the management firm Principato-Young, on December 30, 2002. They have one child, daughter Catherine Rose Young, b. March 8, 2004. On July 20, 2010, Hines and Young filed papers for their divorce after nearly eight years of marriage.[12]

Upon discovering that her nephew was born with cerebral palsy, Hines contacted United Cerebral Palsy for answers and resources. Over time, she became involved with UCP and has used her celebrity status to help elevate its visibility.[13] Hines serves on the Board of Trustees of United Cerebral Palsy.

In December 2011 Hines began dating Robert F. Kennedy, Jr..[14] They announced their engagement late April 2014[15] and were married on August 2, 2014.[16]


Film and television roles
1993Swamp ThingLouise BrennerEpisode: "Heart of the Mantis"
1996Cheap Curry and CalculusSheilaShort film
1997Unsolved MysteriesSharon Berman (Ashely's mother)Episode: "9.18"
1998Wayans Bros., TheThe Wayans Bros.HelenEpisode: "Six Degrees of Marlon"
Suddenly SusanDebbieEpisode: "Poetry in Notion"
1999Suddenly SusanMarlaEpisode: "The Cheerleaders"
Larry David: Curb Your EnthusiasmCheryl DavidTV movie
2000FriendsWoman #2Episode: "The One with Rachel's Sister"
2000–2011Curb Your EnthusiasmCheryl DavidMain Role; 70 episodes
2002So Little TimeEpisode: "The Job"
Everybody Loves RaymondLauren WilliamsonEpisode: "Annoying Kid"
2003Reno 911!Trailer Park LadyEpisode: "Terrorist Training: Part 1"
Tale of Two Wives, AA Tale of Two WivesRose GoodmanTV movie
Wanda at LargeDr. LindaEpisode: "Did Wanda Say a Four Letter Word?"
2004Along Came PollyCatering Manager
2004–2005Father of the PrideKate (voice)14 episodes
Herbie Fully LoadedSally
Our Very OwnSally Crowder
2006ScrubsPaige CoxEpisode: "My New God"
Bickford Shmeckler's Cool IdeasProfessor Adams
RVJamie Munro
Keeping Up with the SteinsCasey Nudelman
Jack's Big Music ShowSudsy BubblesteinEpisode: "Mel's Bath Day"
Goodnight VaginaMeg MarchShort film
Grand, TheThe GrandLainie Schwartzman
2008Hollywood Residentialherself
Henry Poole Is HereMeg Wyatt
Bart Got a RoomBeth Stein
Space ChimpsLuna (voice)
2009All in the BunkerEva BraunShort film
Hannah MontanaCatherine YorkEpisode: "What I Don't Like About You"
Labor PainsLisa DePardo
In the MotherhoodJane7 episodes
Ugly Truth, TheThe Ugly TruthGeorgia
2010Legend of Secret Pass, TheThe Legend of Secret PassNitika (voice)
Wright vs. WrongKeri DalyTV movie
Love BitesKristen LernerEpisode: "TMI"
Super Hero Squad Show, TheThe Super Hero Squad ShowStardust (voice)Episode: "Last Exit Before Doomsday"
Episode: "This Al Dente Earth"
Brothers & SistersBuffy McCreary3 episodes
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes BackLuna (voice)
2011Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!, AA Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!WandaTV movie
2011–2014SuburgatoryDallas RoyceMain role
2012A Fairly Odd ChristmasWandaTV movie
2013Hollywood Game NightHerselfEpisode: "Don't Kill My Buzz-er"
Episode: "T'was the Game Night Before Christmas"
2014Life After BethJudy OrfmanFilming
2014The Crazy OnesEpisode: "Zach Mitzvah"
2014Think Like a Man 2AndreaMovie
2006–2007Campus Ladies3 episodes
2008Hollywood ResidentialTV series
2006Campus LadiesEpisode: "No Means No"
2009Serious Moonlight

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of awards and nominations
YearAwardCategoryTV SeriesResult
2003Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesCurb Your EnthusiasmNominated
2005Gracie AwardOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesCurb Your EnthusiasmWon
2006Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesCurb Your EnthusiasmNominated
2006Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesCurb Your EnthusiasmNominated
2007Monte Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actress – Comedy SeriesCurb Your EnthusiasmNominated
2010Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesCurb Your EnthusiasmNominated
2012Critics' Choice Television AwardCritics' Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Supporting ActressSuburgatoryNominated


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  2. ^ The Washington Post Company (2007-05-10). "Cheryl Hines balances tragic with the comic". MSNBC. Retrieved 2007-05-24. 
  3. ^ a b c Moore, Roger (2007-05-24). "Improv skills earn Hines some really big winners". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2007-05-24. 
  4. ^ "The Accidental Shiksa". Heeb. 2007-12-13. Retrieved 2011-07-274.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ Heeb Magazine, Issue #15, Features
  6. ^ Awards for Cheryl Hines
  7. ^ More ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’? Cheryl Hines bets against it
  8. ^ "Exclusive: Nickelodeon Orders Live-Action Movie Adaptation of The Fairly Oddparents". 
  9. ^ "NBC Empowers Communities to Take Charge and Transform Their Broken Schools in New Two-Hour Special 'School Pride'". The Futon Critic. January 10, 2010. Retrieved October 4, 2010. 
  10. ^ 'Curb' star cast in new comedy pilot, Digital Spy, Mar 12 2011 By Tom Ayres
  11. ^ Rossman, Sean (28 January 2014). "Tallahassee actress Cheryl Hines to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame". Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Curb Your Enthusiasm's Cheryl Hines Getting Divorced". TV Guide. Retrieved August 23, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Cheryl Hines - Interview". ABILITY Magazine (Cheryl Hines Issue). Feb–Mar 2008. 
  14. ^ Krupnick, Ellie (December 1, 2013). "PHOTOS: Kyra Kennedy, Great-Niece Of JFK, Debuts At Glam Deb Ball". Huffington Post. 
  15. ^ "'Suburgatory's' Cheryl Hines engaged to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.". Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "'RFK Jr., actress Hines wed at Kennedy compound". 

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