Sheryl Lee

Highest Rated: 94% Winter's Bone (2010)
Birthday: Apr 22, 1967
Birthplace: Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
American actress Sheryl Lee has come a long way since her screen debut as the enigmatic, beautiful corpse of Laura Palmer, a murdered homecoming queen in David Lynch's surreal TV soap Twin Peaks (1990-1992). Later in the series, Lee got to play Laura's twin cousin, Madeleine Ferguson, until she too was slain. Though playing a dead girl may not have been the most ideal role, it earned Lee considerable fame, though she claims passerby recognizing her on the street would "look startled and look at me as if I were a ghost." She made her feature-film debut playing a supporting role in Lawrence Kasden's I Love You to Death (1990) and then played Glinda the Good Witch in Lynch's Wild at Heart (1990). Lee got to play an alive Laura Palmer in Lynch's panned feature-film prequel to his series, Twin Peaks: Firewalk With Me (1992). She has gone on to play the swinging German photographer who caused the "fifth Beatle" to leave the group in Back Beat (1994) and as Helga Noth in the screen adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Mother Night (1996). Though she has appeared in these and other relatively mainstream films, Lee is perhaps best known for appearing in American independent features such as Fall Time (1995) and Notes From the Underground (1996). In addition to her filmwork, Lee also performs in television movies and on-stage. One of her more famous stage roles was that of the title role in the New York production of Salome in which she starred opposite Al Pacino. As her career progresses, Lee has gained a reputation for appearing nude on stage, screen, and television. Though she claims she hates it, the nudity she displays is never exploitative, rather she imbues it with an ethereal quality that defies tawdriness. In 1997, she appeared in the sexually frank drama Bliss as a frustrated wife who visits a tantric sex therapist to learn how to find fulfillment with her spouse.


Highest Rated Movies



71% Café Society Karen Stern $11.1M 2016
40% Rebirth Air 2016
62% Jackie & Ryan Miriam 2015
54% White Bird in a Blizzard May 2014
37% Texas Killing Fields Lucie Sliger $45.8K 2011
94% Winter's Bone April $6.3M 2010
No Score Yet Paradise Texas Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Secrets of Comfort House Actor 2006
No Score Yet Paradise, Texas Actor 2005
No Score Yet Kingpin Marlene McDillon Cadena 2003
No Score Yet Children on Their Birthdays Elinore 2002
No Score Yet Hitched Eve Robbins 2002
No Score Yet Blood Oranges Fiona 1999
No Score Yet Kiss the Sky Actor 1999
No Score Yet Angel's Dance Angelica Chaste 1999
39% John Carpenter's Vampires Katrina 1998
No Score Yet Notes From Underground Liza 1998
No Score Yet Dante's View Sam 1998
43% This World, Then the Fireworks Lois Archer 1997
46% Bliss Maria 1997
No Score Yet David Bathsheba 1997
63% Mother Night Helga Noth 1996
No Score Yet Homage Lucy Samuel 1996
No Score Yet Follow the River Mary Ingles 1995
No Score Yet Notes From the Underground Actor 1995
No Score Yet Guinevere Guinevere 1994
71% Backbeat Astrid 1994
No Score Yet Don't Do It Michelle 1994
46% Mr. Jones Actor 1993
No Score Yet Jersey Girl Tara 1993
No Score Yet Fall Time Patty 1993
64% Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me Laura Palmer 1992
No Score Yet Love, Lies and Murder Patti 1991
65% Wild At Heart Good Witch 1990


89% Twin Peaks
Laura Palmer/Madeleine `Maddy' Ferguson Laura Palmer Carrie Page Laura Palmer/Madeline Ferguson
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  • 1991
  • 1990
9% Rosewood
Brenda Downs
  • 2016
No Score Yet Perception
  • 2012
79% Lie to Me
Janet Brooks
  • 2010
92% Psych
Dr. Donna Gooden
  • 2010
68% Dirty Sexy Money
Andrea Smighson Andrea Smithson Andrea
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet CSI: NY
Ellen Garner
  • 2006
No Score Yet One Tree Hill
Ellie Harp Elizabeth `Ellie' Harp
  • 2006
  • 2005
91% House
  • 2006
  • 2004
No Score Yet Without a Trace
Tina Hodges
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
  • 1994
No Score Yet Red Shoe Diaries
  • 1993
No Score Yet One Tree Hill
Elizabeth `Ellie' Harp


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