Cybill Shepherd
Actress
Cybill Shepherd
Cybill Lynne Shepherd is an American actress, singer and former model. Her best known roles include starring as Jacy in The Last Picture Show, as Betsy in Taxi Driver, as Madeleine Spencer in Psych, as Maddie Hayes in Moonlighting, as Cybill Sheridan in Cybill, and as Phyllis Kroll in The L Word.
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Fresh-Faced Cybill Shepherd Starred In A Seventies-Tastic CoverGirl Commercial
The Huffington Post - about 3 years
Long before she played a struggling actress on the TV sitcom "Cybill" and shocked the world with her uncanny portrayal of Martha Stewart, Cybill Shepherd was a CoverGirl. The Tennessee-born star was one of the brand's earliest models, appearing in ads that promoted the fresh-faced look. In this 1970s commercial for CoverGirl Super Sheer Medicated Makeup, Shepherd turns on her girl-next-door charm. The lightweight foundation allows her natural beauty to come through (we even count a few beauty marks), and check out those super long lashes. This is truly "better than bare." Things have changed a lot since then: Read More... More on The Beauty Page
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Cybill Shepherd Wants A 'Moonlighting' Movie
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"I want it," Cybill Shepherd told E! about a "Moonlighting" movie. Don't get too excited "Moonlighting" fans, it seems that this is a dream project of Shepherd's since no other parties involved with the original series have yet to comment on a movie version of the hit series. "Invite [show creator] Glenn Gordon Caron and tell Bruce Willis! I'm ready," Shepherd said. "Moonlighting" ran for five seasons from 1985-1989 and starred Bruce Willis and Shepherd. It was a hit with audiences and critics, until a ratings decline and eventual cancellation, but the series is still remembered fondly for the romantic tension between its two lead actors, hence why almost 30 years since its premiere reunion movie rumors still surface every now and then. Back in 2009, "Variety" reported that Willis was go for a movie, but only if Caron, the creator would be involved. Would you watch a "Moonlighting" movie? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
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Hugh Jackman raises $1.85M with birthday benefit
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
The actor spent his 45th birthday Saturday at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, where he sang, danced and told stories for "One Night Only," a benefit concert that raised $1.85 million for the Motion Picture & Television Fund. Backed by a 17-member orchestra, Jackman performed a variation of his recent Broadway show, with personal stories, a few film clips and selections from classic Hollywood musicals — including a tap-dancing routine during "Singin' in the Rain." "A lot of guys would say to their wife, 'Do you mind if I go play golf with my buddies?' That's how I am about the show," he said. Cybill Shepherd, Bryan Singer, Darren Criss and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager were among the famous faces in the industry-heavy audience for the two-and-a-half-hour show, which ended with Jackman auctioning off an electric Fiat, a pair of Wolverine claws and two sweaty undershirts he wore during the night's performance.
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Oprah: Lying About Your Age Is 'Denying Your Very Existence' (VIDEO)
Popeater - over 3 years
When you lie about your age, Oprah believes you are "denying your very existence." That's the central message in this clip from an episode of "Oprah's Lifeclass," where Oprah looks back at a conversation she had with actress Cybill Shepherd in 2010. "Learning to love ourselves as we age is one of the most challenging things we can do," Shepherd said on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." The truth is, Oprah says in the video, everything external eventually changes and dissipates. "But if you have cultivated the internal, if you've cultivated your inner life, your inner wisdom, your inner spirit, a connection to what really matters in your life, the aging process will not be difficult because you will know who really are and you will accept it and stop resisting and pushing against what is," she says. Oprah says it's aggravating to her when women lie about their age. "You're denying, energetically, the years you have earned here on the planet earth," she says. "You're denying those experienc ...
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'Who's Smokin' The Reefer?'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
“You’ve got one minute, then I’m busy again.” These are the words legendary filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich spoke to me as I stood on the set of his new movie, “Squirrels to the Nuts.” Unfortunately, I didn’t know I’d be talking to him at all at that moment. Was I supposed to get out my recorder, or was this just introductory chit chat? Regardless, I mumbled something about “The Sopranos” and sulked away. And that would become my first experience on a movie set. To Bogdanovich’s credit, he did respond to my “Sopranos” comment. In context, I mentioned that it had been so long since Bogdanovich’s last feature-length film -– 2001’s “The Cat’s Meow” -- that there's now an entire generation who know him only as Jennifer Melfi’s therapist. “As long as they know me,” he replied. Let me back up a bit here. Most studio-sanctioned set visits involve a large number of movie writers being herded around in what at least appears to be some sort of organized and pre-planned manner. ...
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Exclusive: 'Lords of Dogtown' star John Robinson joins Owen Wilson comedy
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Lords of Dogtown" star John Robinson has joined the star-studded ensemble cast of Peter Bogdanovich's indie comedy "Squirrels to the Nuts." Imogen Poots stars as a prostitute who gets a shot as a Broadway actress thanks to a married theater director (Owen Wilson) who falls for her. Jennifer Aniston highlights the supporting cast, which also includes Will Forte, Kathryn Hahn, Richard Lewis, Cybill Shepherd, Joanna Lumley, Debi Mazar and Bogdanovich's Oscar-winning "Paper Moon" star Tatum O'Neal. ...
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Jennifer Aniston Shows Off Amazing Legs in Tight Mini-Skirt
US Magazine - over 3 years
No wonder NYC is so hot! Jennifer Aniston stepped out on the set of her latest comedy, Squirrels to the Nuts, in New York City on Friday, July 19, wearing a tight mini-skirt that showed off her amazing legs. PHOTOS: Jennifer Aniston's bikini body through the ages To beat the Big Apple heat wave, the 44-year-old actress kept cool between scenes in a short blue striped skirt and black tank top. Aniston further flaunted her fit bod by accessorizing the look with tall wedge sandals that accentuated her toned legs. PHOTOS: Jennifer Aniston's hair history On July 17, the former Friends star was photographed on set hiding her long blonde hair under a shaggy brunette bob wig. In the July issue of Marie Claire, Aniston said she doesn't like to change up her hairstyle. "I'm a creature of habit," she explained. "I like a good, straight blowout. . . I love my hair most when we let it go raw and natural." PHOTOS: Jennifer Aniston's Us Weekly covers Squirrels to the Nuts is abou ...
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Emma Tattenbaum-Fine: The Night Ellen Came Out on TV
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Illustration by Leah Rubin-Cadrain (@leahaviva) It was a big night in my house the night Ellen DeGeneres came out on her '90s sitcom, Ellen. The show stood out from our cherished lineup of Monday-night comedy: first Murphy Brown, then Cybill, then Northern Exposure, which would air as I nodded off to sleep. Candice Bergen and Cybill Shepherd were so funny. Plus, they were tall and blonde and had nice boobies. (I inferred as much from my mother R's stray comments over rocky-road frozen yogurt and Diet Coke, both part of her nightly TV ritual.) But Ellen was different, because she was gay like my moms. She was funny just like our other favorite show-runners, but her gayness lit up my living room like a long-lost UFO friend: alien and strange but welcome and missed all those many years of TV watching. The night we sat down to watch Ellen come out, everything felt different. Instead of the usual TV-time vibe of post-dinner sleepiness, the living room was a giddy pl ...
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Jeryl Brunner: A Peek Inside This Year's Race to Erase MS Gala
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When she was 33, Nancy Davis was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. It was 1991, Davis had three young sons. There was no cure and no available drugs on the market. She went to a doctor and the only advice he could offer was to "go home, go to bed and expect to stop walking," says Davis who has black belt in karate, is a serious skier and plays tennis. Her doctors told her that she would be lucky just to operate the TV remote control. Unwilling to accept her doctors' grim prognosis, by 1993, Davis founded Race to Erase MS. The organization's key mission is to raise funds for aggressive, cutting-edge and promising research in an effort to find a cure. Davis also saw the need for the top MS research institutes to join forces and communicate. So Race to Erase funds The Nancy Davis Center Without Walls program which  brings together top MS researchers from Johns Hopkins, Yale, UC San Francisco, USC, Oregon Health Sciences University and Harvard. In order to have their stud ...
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Rewind: Celebrating the brilliance of “Moonlighting”
Salon.com - almost 4 years
“Moonlighting,” the wonderful romantic comedy co-starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as bantering, codependent private detectives, aired on Tuesday nights on ABC from 1985 to 1989.  Unlike many of its contemporaries, “Moonlighting” remains a cultural touchstone — also airing on Tuesdays during those years, “The A-Team” and “Matlock”! — in large part because of the long shadow it has cast on TV romances: You know, the “Moonlighting” curse. But the focus on the curse has unfairly narrowed “Moonlighting’s” legacy. It means that when we talk about “Moonlighting,” we’re usually talking about what “Moonlighting” got wrong, and that, as David Addison might say, makes about as much sense as zebras speaking Martian. “Moonlighting” is and was stunningly modern, hilarious and energetic in a still breathtaking way, meta before meta was standard, a social media series before there was social media. (The first show to talk about the “Moonlighting” curse was basically “Moonlighting.”) So, forth ...
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'Psych' Premiere Sneak Peek: Shawn Reacts To A Shocking Family Crisis
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
"Psych" fans have waited almost a year for the premiere of Season 7 and to find out what would happen after Shawn's (James Roday) father Henry (Corbin Bernsen) was shot. In HuffPost TV's exclusive clip from "Santabarbaratown 2," the Season 7 premiere of the USA seres, Shawn visits his father Henry in the hospital. Juliet (Maggie Lawson) is by Shawn's side, but it's still a tough moment. Juliet has advice for Shawn, but will the fake detective follow it? There are no guest stars in this clip, but as "Psych" Season 7 rolls on, the pop-culture-obsessed USA show will receive visits from Garcelle Beauvais, Jeffrey Tambor and WWE’s Big Show, and Parminder Nagra will play a possible love interest for Gus. That's not all: Cybill Shepherd and Kristy Swanson will return to "Pysch" in Season 7, and the show will air a two-hour musical as well. "Psych" Season 7 premiere on Wednesday, February 27 at 10 p.m. EST on USA.
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“New Girl” tests the “Moonlighting curse”
Salon.com - about 4 years
There’s a pretty solid consensus that the “Moonlighting curse” is bogus. The groundbreaking 1980s Bruce Willis–Cybill Shepherd show didn’t tank because David and Maddie finally gave into their torrid chemistry. Instead, “Moonlighting” tanked itself: After the pair finally did the deed, the writing dropped off, the two were never allowed to be properly together, and there was an extra-long strike hiatus that hurt the ratings of later seasons. But like all curses and superstitions, whether or not it’s real hardly matters: People still go out of their way to avoid walking under ladders. Since the advent of the “Moonlighting curse,” TV shows that get major characters together have developed the equivalent of knocking wood — the rituals one performs to circumvent a curse. Basically, they do the opposite of what “Moonlighting” did: The shows confront the sexual tension early and/or when they get a couple together, they really, irrevocably get them together. Either way, soon after the pairin ...
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Cybill Shepherd’s fiance proposed with paper clip ring
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
Actress Cybill Shepherd’s fiance proposed with a make-shift paper clip he had twisted into a ring.
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Michael Giltz: Theater: Gore Vidal's 'The Best Man' -- A Second, Better Look
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Gore Vidal's The Best Man *** out of *** Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre It's common courtesy not to speak ill of the dead. Happily, a return to Gore Vidal's sturdy old political drama The Best Man stirs no nasty impulse. With a clutch of new cast members who are the equal or even better than their predecessors and James Earl Jones in fighting trim, it's an amiable night of the theater that has moved up a notch in my estimation. (Here's a link to my original review on April 2.) This show, which opened on Broadway in March of 1960 and was set at the presidential convention in Philly that same year, shows two candidates going at each other to gain advantage in a deadlocked vote where neither one has enough support to gain their party's nomination. John Larroquette, that increasingly valuable stage actor, is the intellectual Easterner. John Stamos is the wily, good-looking, more conservative plain talker who has dug up dirt on Larroquette's nervous breakdown and wants to smear hi ...
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Shepherd announces engagement
breakingnews.ie - over 4 years
Actress Cybill Shepherd has become engaged, she has announced.
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Cybill Shepherd engaged to marry for third time
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Actress Cybill Shepherd is hoping the third time's the charm.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Cybill Shepherd
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 64
    In October 2014, as part of the publicity for Do You Believe?, the upcoming Christian-themed film in which she will be starring, she revealed that she had returned to her Christian faith. "I was born a Christian, sang in the choir.
    More Details Hide Details Then I lost touch with my saviour Jesus Christ. I stopped talking to Him and praying. Then I just started talking to Jesus and I started to feel really good and I got the offer to do this film." Shepherd made the following claims in her autobiography: Nominations: In her autobiography, Shepherd addressed rumors that she was jealous of her co-stars Bruce Willis and Christine Baranski for winning Emmy awards while she has not: "The grain of truth in this controversy was that of course I was envious. Who doesn't want to win an Emmy?" Wins: Nominations:
  • 2012
    Age 62
    In July 2012 Shepherd made her Broadway debut in the revival of Gore Vidal's The Best Man at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre alongside James Earl Jones, John Stamos, John Larroquette, Kristin Davis and Elizabeth Ashley to positive reviews.
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    In June 2012 she became engaged to boyfriend Andrei Nikolajevic.
    More Details Hide Details Shepherd has previously described herself as "a goddess-worshipping Christian Pagan Buddhist"; also known as a matriarchal religion.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2010
    Age 60
    Shepherd appeared alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt in the 2010 television film The Client List and then in the 2012-13 series based on the film.
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    In the fall of 2010 Shepherd appeared in an episode of ABC's new show, No Ordinary Family. and in November of the same year she guest-starred in an episode of CBS' $h*!
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  • 2008
    Age 58
    On November 7, 2008, Shepherd guest-starred in a February episode of the CBS drama Criminal Minds.
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    In 2008 she joined the cast of the USA Network television series Psych as Shawn Spencer's mother, Madeleine Spencer.
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  • 2007
    Age 57
    From 2007 until it ended, Shepherd appeared on the Showtime drama, The L Word as the character Phyllis Kroll for the show's final three seasons.
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  • 2003
    Age 53
    In 2003 she guest-starred on 8 Simple Rules as Cate Hennessy's (portrayed by Katey Sagal) sister.
    More Details Hide Details She has played Martha Stewart in two television films: Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (2003) and Martha: Behind Bars (2005).
  • 2001
    Age 51
    That same year, Shepherd hosted a short-lived syndicated talk show version of the book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, but left the show in early 2001 and was replaced by Cristina Ferrare, Bo Griffin, Samantha Phillips, Drew Pinsky, and Rondell Sheridan.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2000
    Age 50
    In 2000 Shepherd's bestselling autobiography was published, titled Cybill Disobedience: How I Survived Beauty Pageants, Elvis, Sex, Bruce Willis, Lies, Marriage, Motherhood, Hollywood, and the Irrepressible Urge to Say What I Think, written in collaboration with Aimee Lee Ball.
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  • 1997
    Age 47
    In 1997 she won her third Golden Globe award for CBS' Cybill (1995–1998), a television sitcom, in which the title character, Cybill Sheridan, an actress struggling with hammy parts in B movies and bad soaps, was loosely modeled on herself (including portrayals of her two ex-husbands).
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1987
    Age 37
    In 1987 she became pregnant by chiropractor Bruce Oppenheim, and married him, giving birth to twins, Cyrus Zachariah and Molly Ariel Shepherd-Oppenheim during the fourth season of Moonlighting. They divorced in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details Oppenheim went on to marry actress Jenilee Harrison. It was Harrison who noticed a patch on Shepherd's back which was diagnosed as melanoma and subsequently removed.
  • 1982
    Age 32
    She became pregnant and they married that year, but the marriage ended in divorce in 1982.
    More Details Hide Details Their daughter, Clementine Ford, was born in 1979.
    In 1982, Shepherd returned to New York and soon after took to the stage alongside James MacArthur in a theatre tour of Lunch Hour by Jean Kerr.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Shepherd went back to Los Angeles and soon won the role of Colleen Champion in the night-time drama, The Yellow Rose (1983), opposite Sam Elliott. Although critically acclaimed, the series lasted only one season. A year later Shepherd was cast as Maddie Hayes in ABC's Moonlighting (1985–1989), which became the role that defined her career. The producers knew that her role depended on having chemistry with her co-star, and she was involved in the selection of Bruce Willis. A lighthearted combination of mystery and comedy, the series won Shepherd two Golden Globe awards. She starred in Chances Are (1989) with Robert Downey Jr. and Ryan O'Neal, receiving excellent reviews. She then reprised her role as Jacy in Texasville (1990), the sequel to The Last Picture Show (1971), as the original cast (including director Peter Bogdanovich) reunited 20 years after filming the original. She also appeared in Woody Allen's Alice (1990), and Eugene Levy's Once Upon a Crime (1992), as well as several television films.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 24
    In 1974, Shepherd again teamed with Peter Bogdanovich for the title role in Daisy Miller, based on the Henry James novella.
    More Details Hide Details The film—a period piece set in Europe—proved to be a box office failure. That same year, she launched a singing career, releasing her debut studio album Cybill Does It To Cole Porter for MCA Records The following year, she made her next film, At Long Last Love (1975), a musical which was once again directed by Bogdanovich, but like Daisy Miller, it also flopped. Shepherd returned with good reviews for her work in Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver (1976). According to Shepherd, Scorsese had requested a "Cybill Shepherd type" for the role. She portrayed an ethereal beauty with whom Robert De Niro's character, Travis Bickle, becomes enthralled. A series of less successful roles followed, including The Lady Vanishes, the remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 film of the same name. Already sitting in on an acting class taught by Stella Adler, Shepherd was offered work at a dinner theater in Norfolk, VA, and turned to friend Orson Welles for advice. He encouraged her to get experience on stage in front of an audience, anywhere but New York or Los Angeles away from the harsh big-city critics and so she moved back to her home town of Memphis to work in regional theatre.
  • 1972
    Age 22
    Also in 1972, Shepherd posed as a Kodak Girl for the camera manufacturer's then ubiquitous cardboard displays.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1970
    Age 20
    According to Shepherd's autobiography, it was a 1970 Glamour magazine cover that caught the eye of film director Peter Bogdanovich.
    More Details Hide Details His then-wife, Polly Platt, claimed that it was she who, upon seeing the cover in a check-out line in a Ralphs grocery store in southern California, said "That's Jacy", referring to the role Bogdanovich was casting—and ultimately offered to Shepherd—in The Last Picture Show (1971). She became intimately involved with him, as well as co-star Jeff Bridges, screenwriter Larry McMurtry, and then location manager Frank Marshall. Her first film was The Last Picture Show (1971 film), also starring Jeff Bridges and Timothy Bottoms. The film became a critical and box office hit, earning several Academy Awards and nominations. Shepherd was nominated for a Golden Globe. Shepherd was cast opposite Charles Grodin in The Heartbreak Kid (1972). She played Kelly, the beautiful, sunkissed young woman whom Grodin's character falls for while on his honeymoon in Miami. Directed by Elaine May, it was another critical and box office hit.
  • 1966
    Age 16
    Shepherd was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Patty (née Shobe), a homemaker, and William Jennings Shepherd, who managed a home appliance business. Named after her grandfather Cy and her father Bill, Shepherd won the 1966 "Miss Teenage Memphis" contest at age 16, and the 1968 "Model of the Year" contest at age 18, making her a fashion star of the 1960s, resulting in fashion modeling work through high school and after.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Age 0
    Born in 1950.
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