Shiri Appleby was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 7, 1978,to Dina (Bouader), a Hebrew School teacher, and Jerry Appleby, atelecommunications executive. She has a brother, Evan. Her father is ofAshkenazi Jewish descent and her mother, who is from Israel, is ofMoroccan Sephardi Jewish background. Shiri has been acting since theage of 4, landing jobs in several commercials for Cheerios, M&Ms, andTaco Bell.
Her first television job was on the soap "Santa Barbara" (1984) . Next came various roles on "Thirtysomething" (1987) , "The Bronx Zoo" (1987) and "Doogie Howser, M. D. " (1989) . She made her film debut in thelow-budget sequel Curse II: The Bite (1989) .
I Love You to Death (1990) came next and Shiri finally startedto get secure work as an actress. For the next four years, she workedsteadily in television movies and made various television appearances. When she entered high school, she took a small break and took part inYearbook, Student Council, and Cheerleading. In 1997, she graduatedfrom Calabasas High School, where she was voted "Most Spirited" by herclass. Roles on "7th Heaven" (1996) and "City Guys" (1997) followed.
Afterward, Shiri enrolled at theUniversity of Southern California, where she planned on taking a breakfrom acting and studying English. However, her plans gave way when shelanded the role of "Liz Parker" on the WB/UPN hit, "Roswell" (1999) . It was, then, that she gave her education abreak and decided to try acting full-time. With the success of "Roswell" (1999) , Shiri rose to fan-magazine fame and was seeneverywhere through the show's success. With small roles in films suchas The Thirteenth Floor (1999) and The Other Sister (1999) , in 2002, after "Roswell" (1999) ended production, Shiri landed the lead role of "Amy Miller", thetrusting girlfriend of 'Jesse Bradford' 's "Ben Cronin", in thesuspenseful teen film Swimfan (2002) .
Later roles included theindie When Do We Eat? (2005) and What Love Is (2007) . .
|1||2015 Creative Arts Emmys||2015||as Herself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series/Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series/Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series|
|2||Lux, Cate, Baze, Ryan, & Math: The Casting of Life Unexpected||2011||as Herself|
|3||Seven Minutes to Save the World||2013||as Caroline|
|4||The 5th Annual Critics Choice Television Awards||2015||as Herself|
|5||Dating Rules from My Future Self||2012||as Lucy|
|6||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||1999||as Officer Amelia Albers|
|7||Life Unexpected||2010||as Catherine 'Cate' Cassidy|
|9||A Time for Dancing||2002||as Sam|
|10||All American Christmas Carol||2013||as Pam|
|11||An Entanglement||2015||as Violet Novak|
|12||Behind the Scenes of Everything You Want?||2005||as Herself/Abby Morrison|
|14||Charlie Wilsons War||2007||as Jailbait - Charlie's Angels|
|15||Curse II: The Bite||1989||as Grace Newman|
|17||Deal of a Lifetime||1999||as Laurie Petler|
|18||Everything You Want||2005||as Abby Morrison|
|19||Family Prayers||1993||as Nina|
|20||Go Toward the Light||1988||as Jessica|
|21||Good Morning Portland: The Making of Life Unexpected||2011||as Herself|
|23||I Love You to Death||1990||as Millie|
|24||Im Reed Fish||2006||as Jill Cavanaugh|
|25||I-See-You.Com||2006||as Randi Sommers|
|26||Kristins Christmas Past||2013||as Kristin|
|27||Love Like Wind||2007||as The ghost|
|28||Mystery Magical Special||1986||as Shiri|
|29||Perfect Family||1992||as Steff|
|30||Pizza My Heart||2005||as Gina Prestolani|
|31||Swimfan||2002||as Amy Miller|
|32||Swimfan: The Girlfriend from Hell||2002||as Herself/Amy Miller|
|33||The Battle of Shaker Heights||2003||as Sarah|
|34||The Devils Candy||2015||as Astrid Hellman|
|35||The Happiest Person in America||2012||as Susan|
|36||The Killing Floor||2007||as Rebecca Fay|
|37||The Killing Time||1987||as Annie Winslow|
|38||The Meddler||2015||as TV Daughter|
|39||The Other Sister||1999||as Free Sample Girl|
|40||The Skin Horse||2003||as Carla|