Sheree J. Wilson

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Sheree J. Wilson

Sheree J. Wilson, September 20, 2008
BornSheree Julienne Wilson
(1958-12-12) December 12, 1958 (age 53)
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Other names Sheree Wilson
OccupationActress
Children Luke (b.1990)
Nicolas (b.1997)
Website
Official website
 
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Sheree J. Wilson

Sheree J. Wilson, September 20, 2008
BornSheree Julienne Wilson
(1958-12-12) December 12, 1958 (age 53)
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Other names Sheree Wilson
OccupationActress
Children Luke (b.1990)
Nicolas (b.1997)
Website
Official website

Sheree Julienne Wilson (born in Rochester, Minnesota on December 12, 1958) is an American actress and producer, primarily known for her roles in soap operas and television. She is best known for her role as April Stevens on the American prime-time television series Dallas (a role she played from 1986 to 1991), and as Alexandra "Alex" Cahill-Walker, on television series Walker, Texas Ranger from 1993-2001.[1]

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Early life

The daughter of two IBM executives, Wilson moved to Colorado at the age of nine. In 1981, Wilson received a degree in fashion merchandising and business from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Career

While working in Denver on a fashion shoot, one of the photographers mistook Wilson for the model; he introduced her to a New York modeling agent, who signed her on the spot. She moved to Manhattan and within eighteen months, had appeared in over thirty commercial campaigns for Clairol, Sea Breeze, Keri-Lotion and Maybelline. Her print work ran in such popular magazines as Mademoiselle, Glamour and Redbook.

After three years of modeling, Wilson moved to Los Angeles. Her first roles included the black comedy Crimewave directed by Sam Raimi, Velvet, an ABC/Aaron Spelling TV movie, and an episode of the espionage series Cover Up. The following year, she had a lead with Tim Robbins in the comedy Fraternity Vacation, and also appeared in the 1985 CBS television miniseries Kane & Abel, with Peter Strauss. This immediately led to Our Family Honor, a CBS drama about Irish cops versus the Mafia, in which she starred with Ray Liotta, Michael Madsen and Eli Wallach. Her career continued to flourish, with a role in the TV movie News at Eleven in 1986.

Later in 1986, Wilson gained the role she is best known for, as April Stevens on the CBS series Dallas, a role she played for almost five seasons (1986–1990). Wilson left the series in the first half of the 1990-91 season (which would be the show's final season) as she was pregnant. Her character was gunned down during her honeymoon (with new husband Bobby Ewing) in Paris.[2] Wilson’s performance earned her the “Soap Opera Digest Award” for Best Death Scene.

In 1993, she signed to perform in the lead female role as Alex Cahill in Walker, Texas Ranger, opposite Chuck Norris.[2] She played the role until 2001. In 1994, she played the lead female role as Leslie in Hellbound, also opposite Norris. During this period, she also co-starred in the Showtime movie Past Tense.

In 2006, Wilson starred in Fragile, an independent short. In November 2008, Wilson attended the 30th anniversary reunion party of Dallas at Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas with cast members Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Ken Kercheval, Steve Kanaly and Charlene Tilton.

Personal life

Wilson was married to Paul DeRobbio (now divorced), and has two sons; Luke (b. 1990) and Nicolas (b. 1997). She currently resides in Marina Del Rey, California with her sons.

Filmography

Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
1984 Velvet Ellen Stockwell
Cover Up Rachel Episode: Death in Vogue
1985-1986 Our Family Honor Rita Danzig 13 episodes
1985 Crimewave Nancy
Fraternity Vacation Ashley Taylor
1986 News at Eleven Christine Arnold
1986-1991 DallasApril Stevens 109 episodes
1991 Matlock Claire Mayfield Episode: The Dame
1992 Renegade Lisa Stone Episode: Final Judgement
1994 Past Tense Emily Talbert
Walker Texas Ranger 3: Deadly Reunion Alex Cahill
Hellbound Leslie
1999 Sons of Thunder Alex Cahill 2 episodes
1993-2001 Walker, Texas Ranger Alex Cahill 189 episodes
2003 Midnight Expression Mary Drake
2004 Birdie and Bogey Shelia
2005 Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire Alex Cahill
2006 Killing Down Rachel
Fragile Sophie
2007 Anna's Storm Mayor Anna Davenport-Baxter
2011 Easy Rider: The Ride Back Shane Williams Also producer
The Gundown Sarah Morgan Also producer
2012 Dug Up Mona Walker Also producer
Saving Santa Bonnie Branson

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