• Sherry Stringfield is an actress best known for her role in medical television series “ER”
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $7 million
• She attended college at SUNY Purchase
• She left “ER” once before rejoining in season 8 and remaining until the finale
• She enjoys traveling and extreme sports in her free time



Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$4 million
Date Of BirthJune 24, 1967
SpouseLarry Joseph
FactGraduated from Klein High School in Klein, Texas (just outside of Houston), and is remembered for "streaking" the Nation Honor Society induction meeting.


Who is Sherry Stringfield?

Sherry Lea Stringfield was born on 24 June 1967, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, and is an actress, best known for her work in the medical television series “ER”, in which she played the role of Dr. Susan Lewis. She is one of the original cast members of the show.

The Wealth of Sherry Stringfield

As of mid-2020, Sherry Stringfield’s net worth is estimated to be over $7 million, earned through a successful career in the acting profession, active in the industry since 1989. Apart from her two runs with “ER”, she’s had regular roles in other popular shows too. She’s also worked in several films which have contributed to her wealth.

Early Life and Education

Sherry grew up in Colorado Springs alongside two younger siblings. For a time, their family moved around, going to Albuquerque, New Mexico before eventually finding a more permanent residence in Houston, Texas. She attended Klein High School located near Houston, and during her time there, she developed a strong interest in acting. She became very active with the school’s drama club, working on numerous plays including the musicals “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Oklahoma”.

After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Purchase, where she became a part of the university’s acting program.

She was close friends with future actress Parker Posey who was also a student there. She struggled for a bit early on due to her Texan accent and had to undergo training to learn to moderate it somewhat. During her later years in the university, she began appearing in productions in New York, mostly off-Broadway. She then completed her degree in 1989.

Career Beginnings and ER

After completing her education, Stringfield found her first professional role in the soap opera “Guiding Light”, in which she played the role of Christina “Blake” Thorpe – the show is the longest-running television drama series in US history at 72 years.

She stayed with the show from 1989 up to 1992, then took a year-long break to travel across Europe. After her return, she gained a regular role in “NYPD Blue” during its first season, playing the ex-wife of the character John Kelly played by David Caruso. However, she didn’t enjoy her work in the show, leading her to exit early from her contract.

Afterwards, she was cast in one of her most notable roles in “ER”. The medical drama show followed the lives of various staff members of the Emergency Room of a fictional hospital, and is the second-longest-running medical drama series in history, only surpassed by “Grey’s Anatomy”.

She was set to be a part of five seasons with the show, but left just after three seasons – despite the popularity and income it gave her – due to the long work hours and a desire to lead a more normal life. She was adamant in leaving the show despite producers wanting her to continue because of the storyline they had set up. With her departure, she was put under an agreement that she could do no television projects for the remainder of her original contract.

Departure and Return

Her departure meant that she had walked away from a large fortune, as “ER” was setting up a large syndication deal at the time.

Sherry Stringfield

She was offered the role numerous times since then, but rejected it for several years. Instead, she took on other projects, finding a role in the film “54”, and also appearing in a few television movies.

During the eighth season of “ER” in 2001, she was approached by the producers once more, and this time rejoined the cast. Her return saw a strong boost in the show’s ratings, and she stayed with the series for around four years before leaving the show, not wanting to become typecast, and with a desire to find other roles; she only returned to the show during the series finale.

Following her departure for the second time, she worked on the pilot of “Company Town”, but which failed to gain any traction.

She also appeared in the film “Forfeit” in 2007, and made a guest appearance in the show “Shark”.

Recent Projects

Stringfield was cast in the HBO Series “Tell Me You Love Me” as a recurring character, but the show was canceled after its first season as there were disagreements with the direction of the story. In 2009 she was then cast in “The Stepfather” – a remake of the late 1980s slasher film of the same name – alongside Sela Ward, Penn Badgley and Dylan Walsh, only having a minor role in the film. She took on lesser projects as the years progressed, mostly guest roles, such as in episodes of “Law & Order”, “In Plain Sight”, and “Who is Clark Rockefeller”.

Sherry ventured into voice acting in her later career, working on a video game version of “ER”, while also voicing the character Eyeleen for the children’s show “Blue’s Clues”. In 2012, she worked on the Hallmark movie “The Confession” which starred her alongside Katie Leclerc, and is a sequel to the Hallmark film “The Shunning”. She then made a guest appearance in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, before being cast in the second season of “Under the Dome”, which is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Her last television appearance was as a recurring character in “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”. Since then, she has not taken any new projects.

Personal Life

Sherry married Larry E. Joseph in 1998 and they have two children together, but stayed together for only eight years before divorcing. Since then, there have been no reports of any new relationships her way. She resides in Los Angeles alongside her children, and during her free time, she enjoys traveling with them. She also loves doing extreme sports and similar activities, going on skiing trips, or riding motorcycles. During her prime, she was voted as one of the sexiest women in the world by readers of “FHM”. She later admitted that she left “ER” to live a normal life and be with a man who wanted her to be out of the spotlight ,to spend more time with him, but he wasn’t the man she ended up marrying.

General Info

Full NameSherry Stringfield
Net Worth$4 million
Date Of BirthJune 24, 1967
Height1.7 m
ProfessionActor
EducationState University of New York at Purchase
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseLarry Joseph
ChildrenMilo Joseph, Phoebe Joseph

Accomplishments

AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesThe Shunning, The Stepfather, Autumn in New York, The Confession, Who Is Clark Rockefeller?, Born to Race, 54, The Dog Lover, Burnzy's Last Call, Company Town, Going Home, Forfeit, A Very Brave Witch ... and More Great Halloween Stories for Kids!, Back
TV ShowsGuiding Light, ER, Tell Me You Love Me, NYPD Blue

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1I was really wild back then [in high school], and theater just allowed me to sing, dance, jump and run around the stage playing all kinds of characters. It was like playtime. You were creating something, and there was a result that other people could enjoy.

Facts

#Fact
1According to Steven Bochco, Sherry asked the producers to release her from her contract for NYPD Blue (1993) after the first season because she said she was not enjoying being a TV actress and wanted to return to New York. Less than a week after being let out of the contract, she was hired as a regular cast member for the new TV series ER (1994).
2Graduated from Klein High School in Spring, Texas.
3Spent a year traveling through Europe.
4She appeared in a 1997 "Got Milk?" ad in which she stated that she is lactose-intolerant.
5Her paternal grandmother is from Sweden.
6Was voted one of the "100 Sexiest Women in the World" by readers of FHM Magazine (1997)
7She gave birth to 8-pound, 4-ounce Milo, her second child with then-husband Larry E. Joseph on 12 April 2004.
8Is the only cast member to leave and return to ER (1994). Ming-Na Wen had a recurring role in season 1 but came back in season 6.
9Daughter, Phoebe, born with then-husband Larry E. Joseph. [March 2001]
10Stringfield has negotiated a deal with Warner Brothers to return to ER (1994) for 3 more seasons. [June 2001]
11Graduated from Klein High School in Klein, Texas (just outside of Houston), and is remembered for "streaking" the Nation Honor Society induction meeting.
12Enjoys skiing, motorcycle riding, reading and traveling.
13Reported to be quitting ER (1994) to spend more time with boyfriend. Will not be acting again in the near future. [November 1996]
14The man she married, journalist Larry E. Joseph, is not the man she left ER (1994) for.
15Has taught acting at the State University of New York.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders2016TV SeriesKaren Garrett
The Dog Lover2016Jackie O'Connell
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief2015DocumentarySara Northrup (voice)
Under the Dome2014TV SeriesPauline Rennie
Runaway2014TV MovieMiranda
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2013TV SeriesDawn Banks
The Confession2013TV MovieLaura Mayfield Bennett
Hornet's Nest2012TV MovieVirginia West
Criminal Behavior2011TV MovieMolly Collins
Born to Race2011VideoLisa Abrams
The Shunning2011TV MovieLaura Mayfield-Bennett
Who Is Clark Rockefeller?2010TV MovieSandra Boss
Night and Day2010TV MovieElizabeth Hollister
Back2009TV MovieCheryl Miles-Burke
The Stepfather2009Leah
Curb Your Enthusiasm2009TV SeriesMary Jane Porter
ER1994-2009TV SeriesSusan Lewis
Law & Order2008TV SeriesCarly
In Plain Sight2008TV SeriesMarci Allen Marci Arnstein
Shark2007TV SeriesNora March
Tell Me You Love Me2007TV SeriesRita
Forfeit2007Karen
Company Town2006TV MovieAngie Amberson
ER: The Game2005Video GameDr. Susan Lewis (voice)
Third Watch2002TV SeriesSusan Lewis
Viva Las Nowhere2001Marguerite
Blue's Clues2001TV SeriesEyeleen
Autumn in New York2000Sarah
Going Home2000TV MovieKatherine Barton
Touched by an Angel1999TV SeriesMajor Josie Saunders
Border Line1999TV MovieAllison Westlin
541998Viv
Burnzy's Last Call1995Jackie
NYPD Blue1993-1994TV SeriesLaura Michaels Kelly
Guiding Light1989-1991TV SeriesBlake Spaulding

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ER1995-1996TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Got Rights?2012ShortHerself
Previously On: E.R.2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Séries express2009TV SeriesHerself
Your Mommy Kills Animals!2007DocumentaryHerself - Actress
Children's Hospital2002TV Series documentaryHerself - Narrator
Nova1998TV Series documentaryHerself - Narrator
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-1996TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite Dramatic Television Series
Late Show with David Letterman1996TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Drama
The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Dramatic Series / New Dramatic Television Series
Saturday Night Live1995TV SeriesHerself - Audience
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Dramatic Series / New Dramatic Television Series

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1996Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesER (1994)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1997Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaER (1994)
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a SeriesER (1994)
1997OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1996Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaER (1994)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1995Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesER (1994)
1995Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesER (1994)
1993Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Villain/VillainessThe Guiding Light (1952)
1991Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Villainess: DaytimeThe Guiding Light (1952)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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