(born on December 7, 1978 in Los Angeles,
California) is an American actress best known for her leading
role as Liz Parker in the Roswell television series.
Shiri Appleby and her younger brother, Evan, were raised by
their parents in the San Fernando Valley (northwest of downtown
Los Angeles, over the Hollywood Hills, in Los Angeles County).
Her father, Jerry Appleby, is a Jewish American
telecommunications executive and her mother, Dina Bouader, is an
Israeli-born school teacher. Shiri has brown eyes, brown hair
and is around 5'3" tall. She has a scar above her left eyebrow,
resulting from a dog bite when she was young.
Shiri Appleby graduated from Calabasas High School (Calabasas,
California) in 1996 and went on to major in English literature
at the University of Southern California while also studying
theater arts. She is known for her work in the community and
active participation in charity events.
Shiri began her acting career at the age of four, starting with
advertising for various products such as Cheerios and M&M's. Her
first advertisement was for Raisin Bran but it was never aired.
She has had guest appearances on many television programs, most
notably thirtysomething (1987), Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989), ER
(1994), Baywatch (1989), Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) and
Beverly Hills 90210 (1990). For Roswell, she tried out for the
roles of both Isabel and Maria before landing the role of Liz
Parker. She has also had minor roles in a significant number of
movies before Roswell.
Shiri Appleby was in Bon Jovi's music video "It's My Life" with
Will Estes. Appleby was also featured throughout the 2004 music
video for the song "I Don't Want To Be" by Gavin DeGraw.
- 2006 The Killing Floor
- 2006 What Love Is
- 2006 I'm Reed Fish
- 2006 I-See-You.Com
- 2005 When Do We Eat?
- 2005 Havoc
- 2004 Undertow
- 2003 The Battle of Shaker Heights
- 2003 The Skin Horse
- 2002 Swimfan
- 2000 A Time for Dancing
- 1999 The Thirteenth Floor
- 1999 The Other Sister
- 1999 Deal of a lifetime
- 1993 Family Prayers
- 1990 I Love You to Death
- 1988 Curse II: The Bite
- 1987 The Killing Time
- 2005 1/4 Life (TV Pilot)
- 2005 Pizza My Heart
- 2005 Everything You Want
- 2004 Darklight
- 2003 Project Greenlight 2
- 1999 Roswell
- 1999 Movie Stars (Pilot)
- 1994 ER
- 1992 Perfect Family
- 1991 Sunday Dinner
- 1989 Knight & Daye
- 1988 Go Toward the Light
- 1988 Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife
- 1986 Mystery Magical Special