Cheryl Hines (Professor Adams)
Cheryl Hines stars on HBO’s Golden Globe Award-winning series "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the brainchild of Larry David, co-creator of "Seinfeld." The show, which has been nominated for numerous Emmy Awards, including Best Supporting Actress for Cheryl and Best Comedy Series, debuted its fifth season this past September.
Cheryl currently stars opposite Robin Williams in the Columbia Pictures comedy RV. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, the feature tells the story of an overworked man who loads his family into an RV en route to Colorado, hoping they won’t discover he is actually going there to attend a business meeting.
Last summer, Cheryl starred opposite Michael Keaton and Lindsay Lohan in the Walt Disney Pictures feature, Herbie: Fully Loaded. Hines portrayed Sally, Keaton’s love interest and the Bass Pro rep who sponsors Keaton’s son as a Nascar racer. Matt Dillon and Justin Long also starred in the film, which was directed by Angela Robinson.
Cheryl has a number of feature films scheduled to be released in 2006, they include Lucky 13, an independent family comedy directed by Scott Marshall, in which Cheryl plays the party planner to the stars. Her costars include Jeremy Piven, Jami Gertz, Garry Marshall, Doris Roberts and Daryl Hannah. The film debuted at the Aspen Comedy Festival in February, 2005. Cheryl also has a starring role in the Telefilm and First Look Media romantic comedy Cake, directed by Nisha Ganatra (Cosmopolitan) and produced by Miranda De Pencier. In the film, Cheryl plays Roxanne, a control freak advertising sales executive who is Heather Graham’s boss. The feature also stars Sandra Oh and Taye Diggs. The third production is the Gada Films feature Our Very Own, produced by Steve Cubine, Maggie Biggar and Shannon McMahon-Lichte. In "Our Very Own," Cheryl plays Allison Janney’s best friend, Sally. Other stars of the film include Keith Carradine and Jason Ritter.
Cheryl has broadened her experience in television to include producing and voice over. She executive produces the critically acclaimed hit comedy series "Campus Ladies" for the Oxygen Channel, which premiered this January and is currently airing season one. The improvised series has been picked up for a second season which will begin shooting this summer. The comedy series centers on two housewives in their 40s who decide to go to college and live in the freshman dorms. Paul Young and Peter Principato of Principato-Young Entertainment also executive produce the show.
Cheryl was also handpicked by Jeffrey Katzenberg as the lead voice in DreamWorks Television’s primetime animated series, Father of the Pride, an innovative comedy that aired on NBC in 2005. The "Shrek"-like CGI cartoon was about a family of white lions who work as performers in the Las Vegas act of illusionists Siegfried & Roy.
Prior to that, Cheryl had a hilarious cameo role in the box office hit comedy Along Came Polly, starring Jennifer Aniston and Ben Stiller, written and directed by John Hamburg. Cheryl played Aniston’s snooty boss at a catering company who humiliates Aniston’s character to a hilarious effect, just as she meets her love interest, Stiller.
As a member of The Groundlings Theater, Cheryl has spent a great deal of time writing and performing sketch and improvisational comedy. This experience made her feel very at home with the improvised dialogue format of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Earlier in her career, the Los Angeles Times wrote, "And, in her hilarious ‘One Woman Show,’ Cheryl Hines portrays a surreally untalented solo performer at her self-indulgent worst – a laugh riot for anyone who has ever suffered through the real thing." Variety concurred with their review, stating, "Cheryl Hines’ ‘One Woman Show’ offers up five of the funniest minutes in any theater anywhere… you will want to watch her onstage for three hours."
Cheryl resides in Los Angeles with her husband Paul and their daughter Catherine Rose.