• Sherry Stringfield is an American actress mostly known for her role in the TV drama series "ER".
• She attended Klein High School and SUNY Purchase College in New York.
• She has been nominated for Emmy Awards for her role in "ER", and has appeared in various other movies and series, such as "Autumn in New York" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation".
• She is a motorcycle riding fan and enjoys travelling, skiing, and reading.
• Her estimated net worth is around $7 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$4 million
Date Of BirthJune 24, 1967
SpouseLarry Joseph
FactHer paternal grandmother is from Sweden.

Sherry Stringfield is a popular American actress who is mostly recognized for her role in the TV drama series “ER”, in which she played Dr. Susan Lewis. She is also famous for her works in such movies as “Autumn in New York” and “54”. Let’s find out more about what she is up to today, dig for more details on her actual net worth, measurements, etc.

Early life and family

Sherry Lea Stringfield was born on 24 June 1967, Colorado Springs, Colorado USA, so under the sign of Cancer, and holding American nationality. Little is known about her family members, except that her grandmother was Swedish (Sherry’s father’s mother). She only once shared she had two younger siblings, but she never mentioned whether they are brothers or sisters.

Sherry and her family moved a lot, first to Albuquerque, New Mexico, then to the suburbs of Houston, Texas, where Sherry spent most of her childhood and youth. As for now, Sherry lives in Los Angeles.


Sherry attended Klein High School in Texas and matriculated in 1985. Everyday Sherry had to go 48 kilometers on a round trip to get to school, as it was far away from her hometown, but it’s worth saying that Klein High School has other notable alumni, among them such actors and actresses as Lee Pace (starred in “The Hobbit” trilogy), Lynn Collins (the star of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) and Matthew Bomer (who played in the “White Collar” TV series).

Then Sherry entered the Purchase College, the Acting Conservatory of SUNY (State University of New York) and shared classes with another future popular actress, Parker Posey (who gained major prominence for her work in “Dazed and Confused” (1993)). Sherry graduated with a BA in Fine Arts in 1989.


Early career

While studying in high school, Sherry participated in several musicals, such as “Mother Courage”, “Oklahoma” and “Fiddler on the Roof”. While in university, Sherry appeared in many off-Broadway plays – her college speech teacher helped her a lot in controlling her Texas accent!

Sherry Stringfield

In 1989 Sherry debuted on TV in the soap opera entitled “Guiding Light” (1952-2009), and was busy in the series from through 1992, and after that she was so tired that she took a year off her acting career to breath out, and to travel around Europe. After her trip she returned to her work, and was offered the role of Laura Michaels Kelly in “NYPD Blue” (1993 – 2005) working side by side with her on-screen ex-husband David Caruso who played the character of officer John Kelly. Somehow Sherry felt like a fish out  of water while working in the series, and quit the project before her contract was even over.


In 1994 Sherry got the role which separated her life to “before” and “after”. She was to play the part of Dr. Susan Lewis in the “ER” drama series (1994 – 2009). She was nominated for Emmy Awards in the category “Best Lead Actress” three times for every season she appeared in it, however, even though she was tied by contract with the series and had to appear in five seasons, she decided to quit after the third season, and did it despite the unpleasant and uncomfortable feelings which surrounded the situation. – as Sherry quit much earlier than she should have, the contract forbade her to appear in any TV series or movie. She made herself busy with script analysis classes that she taught, and also directed a bunch of plays in the university she studied in.

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After she gave birth to her first child, Sherry returned to the cast in 2001, as she strongly felt she wanted to work, Yet again not feeling quite comfortable with the filming schedule, Sherry quit the series in 2005, only returning in 2009 for the final episode entitled “And in the End…”. She shared once: “I am extremely grateful for the time I spent on ER. It is a wonderful show, and there are so many people I will miss. But I’m ready for new roles and new challenges”. Some of the members of the crew never forgave Sherry for her decisions to quit twice, among them was the executive producer of the show, John Wells.

Other movies and series

Along with appearing in the “ER” series, Sherry played the same role of Dr. Susan Lewis in the “crossover” police drama entitled “Third Watch” (1999 – 2005). She also appeared in such series as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2000 – 2015), “Tell Me You Love Me” (2007 – present), “In Plain Sight” (2008 – 2012) and “Under the Dome” (2013 – 2015). She was also cast in several movies, such as “Autumn in New York” (2000), “Forfeit” (2007), “The Stepfather” (2009) and “Hornet’s Nest” (2012). One of her latest works was her participation in the series entitled “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” (2016 – 2017).


Sherry’s performance at “ER” was way too successful which is proven by the numerous nominations she had during the years of her participation in the show. In 1994 Sherry was nominated with the cast by Screen Actors Guild Awards for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series”. In 1995, 1996 and 1997 she was also nominated for an Emmy in the category “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series”; in 1995 and 1996 Sherry and the cast won Screen Actors Guild Awards in the category “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series”. In 1996 and 1997 Sherry was nominated for a Golden Globe in the category “Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama”.

Personal life, ex-husband Larry E. Joseph

In the beginning of 90’s Sherry dated Paul Goldstein, a British businessman and the chairman of Nevica ski-wear. Their relationship lasted for around three years, but then ended as both agreed that their affair was exhausted. In October 1998 Sherry married Larry E. Joseph, a journalist. During seven years of their marriage they welcomed a daughter, Phoebe (born in March 2001), and a son, Milo (born on 12 April 2004). Sherry and Larry divorced in 2006, without ever explaining the reason for their split. As of 2019, Sherry is still single, and there are no rumors about a current partner.

Hobbies and interesting facts

Sherry is a well-known motorcycle riding fan, and also enjoys travelling, skiing and reading.

In a 1997 Sherry appeared in a super-popular “Got Milk” ad (Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Venus and Serena Williams, and Rihanna took part in the ads). She confirmed she was lactose intolerant, but as a big milk fan let herself have a little sip on daily basis.

Social media presence

Sherry is not active on social media platforms, leaving all the activities to her fans. There is an Instagram account managed by her Argentinian fans, which has only 650 subscribers and has nothing to do with the real Sherry Stringfield. She doesn’t have Twitter or Facebook profiles.

Appearance, clothing style

Sherry has naturally straight blonde hair which she likes to cut middle length, and green eyes. Sherry is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall and weighs around 123lbs (56kgs). Her vital statistics are unavailable for the moment, yet one can see she keeps fit and looks good for her age. As for her clothing style, she prefers neat and classy looks, and often chooses feminine suits, skirts, shirts and high heels.

Net worth

Authoritative source estimate Sherry’s net worth to be around $7 million, accumulated by starring in popular TV series and movies, always working hard and taking breaks only to give birth to her two children. As she keeps getting new offers, her net worth is going to grow in future, and we shall see Sherry in many more movies and series in the upcoming years.

General Info

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


SpouseLarry Joseph
ChildrenMilo Joseph, Phoebe Joseph


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

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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.


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.




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
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
Burnzy's Last Call1995Jackie
NYPD Blue1993-1994TV SeriesLaura Michaels Kelly
Guiding Light1989-1991TV SeriesBlake Spaulding


ER1995-1996TV Series performer - 2 episodes


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


Won Awards

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

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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