Cynthia Sikes

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Cynthia Sikes
BornCynthia Lee Sikes
(1954-01-02) January 2, 1954 (age 60)
Coffeyville, Kansas, U.S.
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)Bud Yorkin (1989-present)
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Cynthia Sikes
BornCynthia Lee Sikes
(1954-01-02) January 2, 1954 (age 60)
Coffeyville, Kansas, U.S.
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)Bud Yorkin (1989-present)

Cynthia Lee Sikes (born January 2, 1954) is an American actress known primarily for her television roles.

She was Miss Kansas 1972 and was a Top 10 finalist and preliminary swimsuit winner at the Miss America 1973 pageant. In 1979 she co-starred in the short-lived series Big Shamus, Little Shamus, with Brian Dennehy, but her breakthrough role was as Dr. Annie Cavanero in the series St. Elsewhere, a role she played for the show's first three seasons.

In addition, Sikes appeared on the CBS series Magnum, P.I., which starred Tom Selleck, during the 1980s, and in the feature film Good-bye, Cruel World and Arthur 2: On The Rocks; in the latter, which was a critical and commercial failure,[citation needed] she took over the role of Susan Johnson that Jill Eikenberry had originated in the original Arthur. In the fifth and sixth seasons of JAG, she played the love interest of Adm. Albert Jethro 'A.J.' Chegwidden (played by John M. Jackson).

In 1976, she co-starred in one episode of the TV series Columbo, playing the role of "Della" (daughter of "the Great Santini") in the episode Now You See Him.... She also played a judge in the television series LA Law and co-starred with Burt Reynolds as "Courtney" in the 1983 movie The Man Who Loved Women, which also starred Julie Andrews.

In 2008, Sikes appeared in The Young and the Restless as Zara, the mother of Sabrina Costelana.



1982Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous StainsAlicia Meeker
1983Good-bye Cruel WorldJoyce
1983Man Who Loved Women, TheThe Man Who Loved WomenCourtney Wade
1986That's Life!Janice Kern
1988Arthur 2: On the RocksSusan Johnson
1990Love HurtsNancy Weaver
1998PossumsElizabeth Clark
2005Going ShoppingLisa


1975Emergency!Karen MartinEpisode: "Communications"
1976Rockford Files, TheThe Rockford FilesSusan ValeroEpisode: "A Portrait of Elizabeth"
1976Jigsaw JohnToni StroudEpisode: "Promise to Kill"
1976ColumboDellaEpisode: "Now You See Him"
1976Police WomanMichelleEpisodes: "Task Force: Cop Killer: Parts 1 & 2"
1976Captains and KingsClaudia Desmond ArmaghTV miniseries
1979Big Shamus, Little ShamusJingles LodestarEpisodes: "The Canary", "The Abduction"
1979Archie Bunker's PlacePeggy LevyEpisode: "Bosom Partners"
1980Archie Bunker's PlacePeggy LevyEpisode: "Murray's Daughter"
1980Hart to HartRoseanne DriscollEpisode: "'Tis the Season to Be Murdered"
1981Falcon CrestBarbara MunroeEpisode: "The Tangled Vines"
1981-1982Flamingo RoadSandy SwansonRecurring role (9 episodes)
1982Falcon CrestBarbara MunroeEpisode: "Tony Comes Home"
1982Fall Guy, TheThe Fall GuyGail RobertsEpisode: "Soldiers of Misfortune"
1982Bring 'Em Back AliveTV series
1982-1985St. ElsewhereDr. Annie CavaneroMain role (68 episodes)
1984His MistressPaula SchusterTV film
1985I Had Three WivesDr. HarrisEpisode: "You and I Know"
1985Stir CrazyKathryn D'AngeloEpisode: "Pilot"
1985HotelCallie HarlanEpisode: "Imperfect Union"
1985Magnum, P.I.Lauren HendersonEpisode: "The Kona Winds"
1986Oceans of FireHelen KygerTV film
1988L.A. LawJudge Monica RyanEpisodes: "Open Heart Perjury", "Leapin' Lizards", "Romancing the Drone"
1990In Defense of a Married ManClaudiaTV film
1996Sins of SilenceCynthia HayesTV film
1996WingsNina ToddEpisode: "Wingless: Part 2"
1999ArlissRona SussEpisode: "The Art of Give and Take"
2000-2001JAGDr. Sidney WaldenRecurring role (8 episodes)
2002ArlissMeredith ScottEpisode: "What You See Is What You Get"
2008Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the RestlessZara CostelanaTV series

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