Cybill Shepherd

Cybill Shepherd

Highest Rated: 100% Easy Riders---Raging Bulls (2003)

Lowest Rated: 0% Once Upon a Crime (1991)

Birthday: Feb 18, 1950

Birthplace: Not Available

American actress Cybill Shepherd's pre-acting career included a runner-up stint in the Miss Teenage America pageant and seemingly thousands of modelling gigs, most prominently for Cover Girl makeup. She was spotted adorning a magazine cover by film director Peter Bogdanovich, who selected her to play a small town heartbreaker in his prestigious 1971 film The Last Picture Show. Shepherd was praised for her cinematic debut, though the reviews devoted more space to her diving-board striptease than her delivery of lines. Except for a part as Charles Grodin's dream girl in The Heartbreak Kid (1972), Shepherd did most of her subsequent early film work for Bogdanovich, once her lover as well as her mentor. Reviewers were barely tolerant of her performance in Daisy Miller (1974) -- and with the next Bogdanovich-directed appearance in At Long Last Love (1975) the gloves were off, her career had hit a hard spot. But she recovered, at least professionally, and did quite well for herself in Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1975). The "Peter Bogdanovich's Girlfriend" onus took years to suppress; it was still being bandied about when she appeared in her first (short-lived) TV series "The Yellow Rose" (1983). But with her starring role in the popular detective/comedy weekly "Moonlighting" (1985), Shepherd made up for lost time and attained star status without any association with her onetime "Svengali." Shepherd and co-star Bruce Willis played the reluctant partners in a failing detective agency, but the plotlines were secondary to the banter and witticisms between the stars -- not to mention the winks at the audience and "in" jokes that let the folks at home know that the characters knew that they were just acting on TV. An instant success, "Moonlighting" was plagued with production problems almost from the outset. Shepherd and Willis made no secret of their distaste for one another, and both behaved rather boorishly to those around them. Firings and tantrums were almost everyday occurences on the set, and this, plus the problem of turning out a quality script each week, caused the series to fall woefully behind in schedule. Soon it became a media event if "Moonlighting" ran something other than a repeat. In 1987, Shepherd became pregnant with twins, which forced a speedup in production and some wildly convoluted (and often tasteless) scripts to accomodate the actress' condition. Power struggles continued between Shepherd and producer Glenn Caron (and the people who replaced Caron); "Moonlighting" was cancelled in 1989. Since that time, Shepherd has signed an endorsement contract with L'Oreal cosmetics, while continuing to appear in films and TV movies of variable quality (including Texasville, the best-forgotten sequel to The Last Picture Show). Besides becoming a favored and most entertaining guest on the talk-show circuit, Shepherd later returned to television in the Emmy-winning CBS sitcom Cybill. In 2003 Shepherd appeared as Martha Stewart in the NBC biopic Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart, and two years later she reprised the role in the made-for-television sequel Martha Behind Bars. For two years beginning in 2007 Stewart played the mother of her real-life daughter Clementine Ford's character on The L Word, and in 2010 she was bestowed the GLAAD Golden Gate Award for her efforts in increasing the LGBT community's visibility in the media. Meanwhile, appearances on such television series' as Psyche, Hot in Cleveland, and The Client List served well to keep her career going strong.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Being Rose Rose 2019
44% She's Funny That Way Nettie Finkelstein 2015
25% Do You Believe? Teri $9.2M 2015
74% Kelly & Cal Bev 2014
94% Casting By Actor $14.5K 2013
No Score Yet Annie and the Gypsy Annie 2012
No Score Yet Another Harvest Moon Vickie 2011
43% Barry Munday Mrs. Farley 2010
No Score Yet Expecting Mary Meg 2010
No Score Yet Listen To Your Heart Victoria 2010
83% The Client List Cassie 2010
No Score Yet Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith Alice Washington 2009
No Score Yet High Noon Essie McNamara 2009
No Score Yet Hard Luck Cass 2006
20% Open Window Arlene 2006
No Score Yet The Detective Karen 2005
No Score Yet Martha Behind Bars Martha Stewart 2005
No Score Yet Tom Jones and Friends: Live Actor 2003
No Score Yet Martha Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart Martha Stewart 2003
100% Easy Riders---Raging Bulls Actor 2003
No Score Yet Due East Nell Dugan 2002
No Score Yet Marine Life June 2000
53% The Muse Herself 1999
No Score Yet The Last Word Kiki Taylor 1995
No Score Yet While Justice Sleeps Jody Stokes 1994
No Score Yet There Was a Little Boy Julie Warner 1993
33% Married to It Claire 1993
No Score Yet Stormy Weathers Executive Producer Samantha `Sam' Weathers Samantha 1992
No Score Yet Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich Actor 1991
0% Once Upon a Crime Marilyn 1991
55% Texasville Jacy Farrow 1991
75% Alice Nancy Brill 1990
No Score Yet Which Way Home Karen Parsons 1990
67% Chances Are Corinne Jeffries 1989
No Score Yet Seduced Vicki Orloff 1985
No Score Yet The Long Hot Summer Eula Varner 1985
No Score Yet Elvis - Memories Actor 1985
No Score Yet Secrets of a Married Man Elaine 1984
No Score Yet The Alien's Return Jennifer 1980
33% The Lady Vanishes Amanda Kelly 1979
No Score Yet Silver Bears Debbie Luckman 1978
No Score Yet Guide for the Married Woman Actor 1978
No Score Yet Aliens from Spaceship Earth Actor 1977
96% Taxi Driver Betsy 1976
No Score Yet Special Delivery Mary Jane 1976
20% At Long Last Love Brooke Carter 1975
82% Daisy Miller Annie P. 'Daisy' Miller 1974
92% The Heartbreak Kid Kelly Corcoran 1972
100% The Last Picture Show Jacy Farrow 1971


68% The Client List
Linette 2013
89% Psych
Madeline Spencer Madeleine Spencer 2013
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Guest Jolene Castille 2013
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
Guest 2012
61% Franklin & Bash
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
No Score Yet The Revolution
Guest 2012
73% No Ordinary Family
Barbara Crane 2010
No Score Yet The View
Guest 2010
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
Mrs. Gless 2009
35% Eastwick
Eleanor Rougement 2009
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
Guest 2009
57% The L Word
Phyllis Kroll 2009
77% Samantha Who?
Paula Drake 2008
58% I'm With Her
Suzanne 2004
56% 8 Simple Rules
Maggie 2003
No Score Yet Cybill
Cybill Sheridan 1998
97% Moonlighting
Maddie Maddie Hayes 1989


Betsy says: Travis, I'm... how much was it?

Travis Bickle says: [clears meter] So long.