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Cybill Shepherd

Mostly Credited As: Cybill Shepherd
Birth Name: Cybill Lynne Shepherd
Date Of Birth: February 18, 1950 (Age 64)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee
Height: 5' 8" (1.72 m)

Cybill Shepherd


Cybill Lynne Shepherd was born on February 18, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee. Her father is William Jennings Shepherd and her mother is Patty Shobe. She loves music, and started singing in church while just eight years old. With her wholesome blond good looks, she won the 1966 Miss Teenage Memphis contest while still in high school, which led to modeling work. She graduated from Memphis East High School in 1968.

Shepherd continued her modeling career after graduation. She was curvier than Twiggy and other bone-thin models at the time, which was a refreshing change, and perhaps contributed to her being named Model of the Year in 1968. She was featured on the cover of Glamour magazine in 1970, where director Peter Bogdanovich saw it while waiting supermarket checkout line. He thought she was perfect for his next film, and cast her in The Last Picture Show (1971). She and Bogdanovich began a romantic relationship that lasted for lasted eight years. Her next few films flopped, but she found success again in 1976 with a role in Martin Scorsese's film, Taxi Driver.

In 1978 Shepherd decided to take a break from show business to return to her hometown of Memphis, where she married a local auto-parts dealer named David Ford. They had one daughter together, named Clementine Ford, who was born 1980. Shepherd and Ford divorced in 1982.

In 1983, she won a television role on the night time drama, The Yellow Rose (1983). Soon after, she got the role of Maddie on the detective comedy Moonlighting. It was hugely successful, in part because of the chemistry she had with her co-star, Bruce Willis. She earned two Golden Globe awards while starring on the show.

Shepherd married again in 1987, this time to chiropractor Bruce Oppenheim. Their twins, Ariel and Zachariah, were born in late 1987. The marriage only lasted 3 years, and they were divorced in 1990.

In 1997, she found television success again, in her own CBS sitcom, Cybill. She played a character based on her own life, and won her third Golden Globe award that year. Shepherd recently portrayed Martha Stewart in two television movies, and continues to work on her singing career.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Client List (2012)As: Linette Montgomery
Alligator Point (2009)As: Mae
Sex: The Revolution (2008)As: Herself
Cybill (1995)As: Cybill Sheridan
Moonlighting (1985)As: Madeline "Maddie" Hayes
The Yellow Rose (1983)As: Colleen Champion
The Emmy Awards (1949)As: Herself (Co-Host 1995)
Episode Cast Credits 

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) 
  American Tragedy 15x03: (Oct/02/2013) As Jolene Castille, [Special Guest Stars]

Franklin & Bash (2011) 
  Jango and Rossi 02x03: (Jun/19/2012) As Evanthia Steele 

Hot In Cleveland (2010) 
  What's Behind the Door? 03x23: (May/30/2012) As Apryl, [Special Guest Stars]

Psych (2006) 
  In For a Penny... 06x07: (Nov/30/2011) As Madeleine Spencer 
  Yang 3 in 2D 05x16: (Dec/22/2010) As Madeleine Spencer, [Special Guest Stars]
  An Evening with Mr. Yang 03x16: (Feb/20/2009) As Madeleine Spencer, [Special Guest Stars]
  Murder?...Anyone?...Anyone?...Bueller? 03x02: (Jul/25/2008) As Madeleine Spencer, [Special Guest Stars]

$#*! My Dad Says (2010) 
  Make a WISiH 01x09: (Nov/18/2010) As Charlotte Ann Robinson 

No Ordinary Family (2010) 
  No Ordinary Visitors 01x06: (Nov/09/2010) As Barbara Crane 

Oprah (1986) 
  Best of Oprah: Aging Beauty Cybill Shepherd, "Dynasty's" Linda Evans & "Desperate Housewives'" Teri Hatcher 25x14: (Sep/30/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Drop Dead Diva (2009) 
  Queen of Mean 02x08: (Aug/01/2010) As Ellie Tannen, [Special Guest Stars]

Eastwick (2009) 
  Red Bath and Beyond 01x12: (Jan/19/2010) As Eleanor Rougement 
  Tea and Psychopathy 01x10: (Dec/16/2009) As Eleanor Rougement 
  Tasers and Mind Erasers 01x09: (Dec/02/2009) As Eleanor Rougement 
  Red Ants and Black Widows 01x07: (Nov/04/2009) As Eleanor Rougement 

The Wendy Williams Show (2009) 
  Cybill Shepherd; Tim Meadows 02x15: (Jul/31/2009) As Herself 

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008) (2008) 
  Cybill Shepherd, Linda Cardellini, dance crew Breaksk8 01x133: (Apr/01/2009) As Herself 

Criminal Minds (2005) 
  Cold Comfort 04x14: (Feb/11/2009) As Mrs. Gless, [Special Guest Stars]

Samantha Who? (2007) 
  So I Think I Can Dance 02x01: (Oct/13/2008) As Paula Drake 

The L Word (2004) 
  Loyal and True 05x12: (Mar/23/2008) As Phyllis Kroll, [Special Guest Stars]
  Liquid Heat 05x09: (Mar/02/2008) As Phyllis Kroll, [Special Guest Stars]
  Lay Down the Law 05x08: (Feb/24/2008) As Phyllis Kroll, [Special Guest Stars]
  Lights! Camera! Action! 05x06: (Feb/10/2008) As Phyllis Kroll, [Special Guest Stars]

The View (1997) 
  Jennifer Beals, Cybill Shepherd, Montel Williams 11x91: (Jan/10/2008) As Herself 
  Cybill Shepherd, guest co-host Kerry Washington 10x87: (Jan/11/2007) As Herself 
  Season 6, Episode 186 06x186: (May/19/2003) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 2, Episode 15 02x15: (Sep/18/1998) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Today (US) (1952) 
  The Today Show In The '80s, Clint Eastwood, Cybill Shepherd, Diet Tips, Today's Kitchen. 56x94: (Jan/11/2007) As Herself 

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  Larry King, Cybill Shepherd, Shawn Southwick 02x10: (Sep/23/2005) As Herself 
  Denise Austin, Jason Behr, Sidney Sheldon, Cybill Shepherd 01x29: (Oct/21/2004) As Herself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Trinny & Susannah, Paul Bettany, Cybill Shepherd, Robbie Williams 07x04: (Sep/24/2004) As Herself, [Interviewees]

I'm With Her (2003) 
  Winners & Losers & Whiners & Boozers (2) 01x17: (Mar/02/2004) As Suzanne 
  Winners & Losers & Whiners & Boozers (1) 01x16: (Feb/24/2004) As Suzanne 

8 Simple Rules (2002) 
  Sort of an Officer and a Gentleman (2) 01x28: (May/20/2003) As Maggie 
  Sort of an Officer and a Gentleman (1) 01x27: (May/13/2003) As Maggie 

So Graham Norton (1998) 
  Cybill Shepherd, Cilla Black, Orlando Bloom 05x17: (Mar/01/2002) As Herself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999) 
  11/15/2000 02x47: (Nov/15/2000) As Herself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Cybill Shepard, Helena Bonham Carter, Royal 05x29: (Nov/05/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  John Travolta, Cybill Shepard, Kuznetsov Troupe 05x37: (Nov/03/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Cybil Shepard, Darrell Hammond, Linda Eder 04x149: (May/12/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Cybill Sheperd, Carl Coccilone, Ray Romano 04x08: (Sep/11/1996) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Cybill Sheperd, Al Franken, Sati Achath 03x93: (Feb/02/1996) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Intimate Portrait (1993) 
  Cybill Shepherd 03x11: (Sep/15/1997) As Herself 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 43x01: (Jan/24/1986) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical (for 'Moonlighting') 
  The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 53x01: (Jan/21/1996) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical (for 'Cybill') 
  The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards 44x01: (Jan/31/1987) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical (for 'Moonlighting') 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) 
  Show #4465 30x54: (Jan/14/1992) As Herself 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  Return to the Cotton Club/No Friends Like Old Friends 06x15: (Feb/26/1983) As Liz 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 46th Annual Academy Awards 22x01: (Apr/02/1974) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 44th Annual Academy Awards 20x01: (Apr/10/1972) As Presenter, [Featuring]
Trivia

Cybill's formal training began, at sixteen, studying with the coach of the Metropolitan Opera Chorus when the company was in her home town of Memphis, Tennessee.

Cybill appeared in print ads for Ultima II Full Moisture Lipcolour in 1999.

Cybill performed in Concert on BBC Radio 2 in 1995.

Cybill appeared in print ads for Ultima II Glowtion Skin Brightening Moisturizer in 2000.

Cybill appeared in a print ad for Easy Spirit shoes in 2000.

Cybill appeared in a print ad for Breck shampoo in 1969.

As a cabaret singer and comedienne, Cybill performed for 5 nights, Wednesday 13th March to Sunday 17th March 2002, at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, Soho, London, England.

Cybill appeared in a TV commercial for Cover Girl makeup in 1969.

Cybill appeared in several TV commercials for Loreal hair products in the 1990's.

Cybill appeared in print advertising (billboards) for Mercedes-Benz automobiles in 1997.

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