Cheryl Hines (born September
21, 1965) is an America actress, best known for her role as Larry David's wife on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm.
2009 she made her directorial debut at the Tribeca Film Festival
born in Miami
Beach, Florida, the
daughter of Rosemary Graham Harbolt and James Hines, whom she has
described as "sort of a redneck." Part of the family
came from Frostproof,
Florida; Hines grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, where she
was a member of the Young Actors
Theatre throughout high school.
Hines also attended
Lively Technical Center and Tallahassee Community College in
attended both West Virginia University and Florida State University, before graduating from the University of
making her break in Hollywood, Hines worked as a waitress, television reporter,
telephone operator as well as a personal assistant to Rob Reiner when she moved to LA.
Reiner did not play a critical role in her career, he would come
watch her shows when she began acting. Hines moved to Los
Angeles, California, to pursue an acting career and began by doing
improvisational comedy at The Groundlings Theater.
people she studied with was Lisa Kudrow
She also learned to write comedy sketches, which served her well
when working on Curb Your
as Larry David's
wife, Cheryl. The show is written as retroscripting
in which the plot outlines are
generally and loosely drawn and the individual actors improvise to
create the dialogue.
“When the show first came out, people from Tallahassee thought,
‘Well, maybe Cheryl got married,’” she recalls of the show’s
initial reception. “Sometimes, I do feel like I live two
In July 2006, Hines received an Emmy
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work
on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
In films, she was one of the stars of RV
, and the 2008 mockumentary
comedy The Grand,
of the World Series of Poker.
Her 2009 directorial debut Serious
stars Meg Ryan
script by the late Adrienne Shelly
Hines' co-star in Waitress
She has been married to Paul Young, founder of the management firm
Principato-Young, since December 30, 2002, and their daughter,
Catherine Rose, was born on March 8, 2004.
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