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Hines at the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011
Cheryl Ruth Hines

(1965-09-21) September 21, 1965 (age 57)
Alma mater University of Central Florida
Occupation Actress, director
Years active 1993–present
Television Curb Your Enthusiasm
Son of Zorn
I Can See Your Voice
Paul Young
(m. 2002; div. 2010)

(m. 2014)
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Cheryl Ruth Hines (born September 21, 1965) is an American actress and director, best known for playing the role of Larry David's wife, Cheryl, on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, for which she has been nominated for two Emmy Awards. She also starred as Dallas Royce on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory, and made her directorial debut in 2009 with acclaimed success, with the film Serious Moonlight.

Early life

Hines was born in Miami Beach, Florida, a daughter of James and Rosemary Hines.

Part of her family came from Frostproof, Florida, but she grew up in Tallahassee, where she was a member of the Young Actors Theatre throughout high school. Hines also attended Lively Technical Center and Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee. She was raised Catholic, and has two brothers and a sister. She attended West Virginia University and Florida State University before graduating from the University of Central Florida.


Before getting her break in Hollywood, Hines worked as a waitress, television reporter and telephone operator, as well as personal assistant to Rob Reiner after she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. She enjoyed guest appearances on television shows such as Swamp Thing and Unsolved Mysteries. She also appeared on an episode of the Dating Game in 1996. She was not picked on the episode.

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Hines and Meg Ryan at the premiere of Serious Moonlight, Hines' directorial debut

Hines began her acting career by performing improvisational comedy at The Groundlings Theater. Among the people with whom she studied was Lisa Kudrow. She also learned to write comedy sketches—which served her well when working on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm as Larry David's fictional wife, Cheryl. The show is written using the retroscripting technique in which the plot outlines are generally and loosely drawn—and then the individual actors improvise to create the dialogue ad lib.

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Hines, Grand Marshal of the Springtime Tallahassee Grand Parade, providing autographs and pictures for residents of Tallahassee on April 6, 2013

"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 lives." Hines received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2003 and 2006. Speaking about being cast on the show, Hines has said that "Until Curb, I’d done small roles, really small roles. They wanted to cast an unknown actress. It worked in my favor that I hadn’t done anything. It changed my life."

Hines appeared in RV opposite Robin Williams, Waitress with Keri Russell, and the 2008 mockumentary The Grand, a spoof of the World Series of Poker. Her 2009 directorial debut Serious Moonlight stars Meg Ryan with a script by the late Adrienne Shelly, Hines' co-star in Waitress.

In 2009, Hines starred in the ABC sitcom In the Motherhood. It is a loose adaptation of the web series. She played Jane. The series was short-lived, lasting 5 out of 7 episodes due to low ratings.

During the 2009–2010 season of Brothers & Sisters she guest-starred as Kitty Walker McCallister's campaign manager, Buffy. It was announced in July 2010 that Hines would be joining the cast of the Nickelodeon film based on The Fairly OddParents, A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! as a human disguise of Wanda, Timmy's fairy godmother.

Hines served as the executive producer for the 2010 reality series School Pride which follows the renovation of a different school each week. Hines starred as Dallas Royce on the ABC sitcom Suburgatory and in We Need Help, a web series aired on Yahoo! Screen. The series was canceled in 2014 after three seasons.

On January 29, 2014, Hines received the 2,516th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

As of 2020, she has been a permanent panelist on singing game show, I Can See Your Voice.

Personal life

Hines married Paul Young, founder of the management firm Principato-Young, on December 30, 2002. Their daughter Catherine Rose Young was born on March 8, 2004. On July 20, 2010, Hines and Young filed for divorce after nearly eight years of marriage.

When a nephew was born with cerebral palsy, Hines contacted United Cerebral Palsy for answers and resources. Over time, she became involved with UCP and has used her celebrity status to help elevate its visibility. Hines serves on the Board of Trustees of United Cerebral Palsy. Hines and her family won $25,000 for UCP on the July 12, 2015, episode of Celebrity Family Feud.

In December 2011, Hines began dating American environmental lawyer and author Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a member of the Kennedy family. They announced their engagement in April 2014, and were married on August 2, 2014. Kennedy has become a contentious figure because of his anti-vaccine activism. On January 23, 2022, at an anti-COVID vaccine mandate rally in Washington, DC, he invoked a comparison to Anne Frank. Subsequently, Hines condemned his remarks in a tweet.

Hines is a known poker enthusiast, with career winnings totaling $50,000.



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Cheap Curry and Calculus Sheila Short film
2004 Along Came Polly Catering Manager
2005 Cake Roxanne
Herbie: Fully Loaded Sally
Our Very Own Sally Crowder
2006 Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas Professor Adams
RV Jamie Munro
Keeping Up with the Steins Casey Nudelman
2007 Waitress Becky
Goodnight ... Meg March Short film
Grand, TheThe Grand Lainie Schwartzman
2008 Hollywood Residential Herself
Henry Poole Is Here Meg Wyatt
Bart Got a Room Beth Stein
Space Chimps Luna (voice)
2009 All in the Bunker Eva Braun Short film
Labor Pains Lisa DePardo
Ugly Truth, TheThe Ugly Truth Georgia
2010 The Legend of Secret Pass Nitika (voice)
Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back Luna (voice)
2014 Life After Beth Judy Orfman
Think Like a Man 2 Andrea
2015 The Benefactor Mia
Christmas Eve Dawn Also known as Stuck
2016 Nine Lives Madison Camden
2017 Wilson Polly
A Bad Moms Christmas Sandy
2022 About Fate Judy
2023 Popular Theory Aunt Tammy


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Swamp Thing Louise Brenner Episode: "Heart of the Mantis"
1997 Unsolved Mysteries Sharon Berman (Ashely's mother) Episode: "9.18" - YouTube/FlimRise Episode: "9.15"
1998 Wayans Bros., TheThe Wayans Bros. Helen Episode: "Six Degrees of Marlon"
Suddenly Susan Debbie Episode: "Poetry in Notion"
1999 Suddenly Susan Marla Episode: "The Cheerleaders"
Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm Cheryl David TV movie (series pilot)
2000 Friends Woman #2 Episode: "The One with Rachel's Sister"
2000–present Curb Your Enthusiasm Cheryl David Main role
2002 So Little Time Barbara Morrison Episode: "The Job"
Everybody Loves Raymond Lauren Williamson Episode: "Annoying Kid"
2003 Reno 911! Trailer Park Lady Episode: "Terrorist Training: Part 1"
Tale of Two Wives, AA Tale of Two Wives Rose Goodman TV movie
Wanda at Large Dr. Linda Episode: "Did Wanda Say a Four Letter Word?"
2004–2005 Father of the Pride Kate (voice) 14 episodes
2006 Scrubs Paige Cox Episode: "My New God"
2007 Jack's Big Music Show Sudsy Bubblestein Episode: "Mel's Bath Day"
2009 Hannah Montana Catherine York Episode: "What I Don't Like About You"
In the Motherhood Jane 7 episodes
2010 Wright vs. Wrong Keri Daly TV movie
Super Hero Squad Show, TheThe Super Hero Squad Show Stardust (voice) 2 episodes
Brothers & Sisters Buffy McCreary 3 episodes
2011 Love Bites Kristen Lerner Episode: "Too Much Information"
Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!, AA Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! Wanda TV movie
2011–2014 Suburgatory Dallas Royce Main role; 56 episodes
2013 Hollywood Game Night Herself 2 episodes
2014 The Crazy Ones Beth Minker Episode: "Zach Mitzvah"
2015 The Middle Dr. Sommer Samuelson Episode: "The Convention"
2015–2016 TripTank Various voices 4 episodes
2016 Young & Hungry Kathy Kaminski Episode: "Young & Parents"
Mike Tyson Mysteries Virgilia Episode: "The Farmer's Daughter"
2016–2017 Son of Zorn Edie Main role; 13 episodes
2017 Nobodies Herself Episode: "Not the Emmys"
Pickle and Peanut Susan Episode: "Wet Wedding"
2018 Fresh Off the Boat Fay Episode: "Big Baby"
Hell's Kitchen Herself Blue Team's VIP guest diner; Episode: "Hell Freezes Over"
2018–2019 3 Below Momblank 16 episodes
2020 Make It Work! Herself Television special
The Conners Dawn
2020–present I Can See Your Voice Herself Regular Panelist
2020 The Masked Singer Guest panelist Episode: "The Group B Finals - The Mask Chance Saloon"
2021 The Masked Dancer Guest panelist Episode: "Group B Playoffs - These Masks Don't Lie!"
Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans Momblank Netflix film
The Masked Singer Guest panelist Episode: "Group B Semi-Final"
2022 The Flight Attendant Dot Karlson Main role (season 2)


Year Title Notes
2006–2007 Campus Ladies 3 episodes
2008 Hollywood Residential TV series


Year Title Notes
2006 Campus Ladies Episode: "No Means No"
2009 Serious Moonlight Feature Film Debut
2020 Curb Your Enthusiasm Episode: "Artificial Fruit"

Audio broadcasts



  • 2020–present: Tig and Cheryl: True Story – cohosted with Tig Notaro


  • 2020: The Modern Moron Episode 64 and 65
  • 2020: Don't Ask Tig

Awards and nominations

List of awards and nominations
Year Award Category TV Series Result
2003 Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Nominated
2005 Gracie Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Won
2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Nominated
2006 Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Nominated
2007 Monte Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actress – Comedy Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Nominated
2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Nominated
2012 Critics' Choice Television Award Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Comedy Supporting Actress Suburgatory Nominated
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