by David Fox
In the original Twin Peaks series Audrey Horne was everything you could want in a character and more.
From the moment she first appears on camera, her two feet dangling from the car, there is something about her presence that informs the audience that she is someone to watch out for.
Throughout the original run of Twin Peaks we see many sides of Audrey Horne: we see a bold teenager with a sexy and devious nature which is contrasted when we see her softer more vulnerable side.
What's most unforgettable about Audrey Horne through was the bravery and resourcefulness she showed attempting to assist Dale Cooper solve the mystery of Laura's death.
Here she is in Twin Peaks doing what she does best!
With her mainly absent from the new season of Twin Peaks, I put together a list of TV shows with Sherilyn Fenn so Audrey Horne fans can get their fix.
Sherilyn Fenn is an actress best known for her roles in such television shows as Twin Peaks and Rude Awakening, as well as such films as Of Mice and Men and The Wraith. She was born on February 1, 1965, in Detroit, but she grew up in a less-than-ideal living situation. Her parents were often absent from the home due to their own problems with drug addiction and alcohol abuse, which left Sherilyn to care for her younger sister herself most of the time.
Despite this unfortunate upbringing, Sherilyn had a strong desire to be an actress at a young age. She attended high school at the Hollywood Professional School (now known as the Performing Arts Conservatory), and she later began taking acting classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. Her first major role came in 1983, when she appeared in an episode of the television series Starstruck. She went on to land small roles in several made-for-TV movies before being cast as Audrey Horne in Twin Peaks in 1990.
Sherilyn's performance as Audrey earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and she would go on to appear in all 30 episodes of the show's two-season run. After Twin Peaks ended, Sherilyn continued to work steadily as an actress, appearing in such films as Boxing Helena (1993) and Ruby (1997). In recent years, she has had recurring roles on the television series Gilmore Girls and Ray Donovan.
She has also appeared in a handful of short films and documentaries.
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Sherilyn Fenn appeared in a re-occurring role in season 6 as Queenie Slott, mother of Samantha Slott and ex-girlfriend of Frank Gallagher.
Displaying a sort of duality much like Audrey Horne, Queenie is woman who is confident, adventurous, and strong all while being a calm and nurturing healer type for the Gallagher family.
When she first arrives, it's clear that she and Frank are still very attracted to each other and a romance sparks between the two and she takes her turn having a role in the Gallagher household before leaving again.
Gilmore Girls follows the story of Lorelai Gilmore, single mother to Rory Gilmore.
It's a heart-felt series that explores family, friendship, dating, and social issues. It has been highly acclaimed by critics and is a fan favourite with a cult following of women behind the show.
Sherilyn Fenn plays Anna Nardini (mother to April Nardini) who is a single mother and in many ways similar to Lorelai. At first, Anna is agreeable to Luke being part of April's life but later moves to New Mexico and wants to take April with her.
Through this we see Anna go from a protective mother who is trying to maintain a relationship with her ex-boyfriend to trying to cut him out completely.
For those drawn to the more science fiction elements seen in Twin Peaks, this is definitely a role of Fenn's for you to check out. In this episode Fenn plays a young woman named Nora and her clone.
In the episode, Fenn's character tragically goes into a coma so her husband, a bio-geneticist clones her illegally.
When Nora wakes from her coma, and if reunited with her husband it is unclear what should be with Nora's clone and a dangerous game of cat and mouse is played between the couple who are trying to get rid of the clone and the clone who wants to live.
Be sure to watch this episode of The Outer Limits to see if Nora and her clone have the same resourcefulness as Audrey Horne.
Rude Awakening was a single camera sitcom series that aired on Showtime and starred Sherilyn Fenn as Billie Frank. In this show, Fenn's character is an alcoholic, out of work former soap opera star.
The show is about her attempts to become sober and get a writing career off the ground all while struggling through her self-destructive habits. Billie Frank appears as a strong-headed, promiscuous woman, who can be quite rude.
However, as the audience follows her through the three seasons of the show, they see that there is more to her than that.
Eventually we see the software, warmer, affectionate side of a woman who's trying to come to terms with her life and do the best she can with what she's been given.
Sherilyn Fenn appears as a guest character in a few episodes in season 5 of Dawson's Creek as Alex Pearl.
Dawson's Creek featured many former Twin Peaks actors throughout the series. Alex Peal is the manager of the restaurant where character Joshua Jackson works.
Alex initially appears a bit cold and stand-offish, she informs Audrey and Pacey that the restaurant has been sold and as part of the restructuring some staff will be let go. Later on, Alex formally introduces herself and apologizes to Pacey.
In this role, the audience can see Sherilyn as feisty and seductive as ever.
Sherilyn Fenn has been a sex symbol for decades, and she seems to have embraced it. She's always been comfortable with her sexuality, and she's never been shy about showing off her body. However, she's also said that she doesn't want to be defined by her looks.
"I'm not just a sex symbol," she told Playboy in 1992. "I have other aspects to my personality. I can be funny, I can be serious."
As she's gotten older, Fenn has become more comfortable with her status as a sex symbol. In a 2014 interview with Closer Weekly, she said, "It's flattering! I think it's nice to be considered attractive and desirable at any age. It's a nice compliment."
So even though Fenn has been a sex symbol for many years, she doesn't seem to mind. She seems happy with who she is and where she is in life, and that's what matters most. Despite the fact that she's focused on other aspects of her career right now, we have no doubt that her status as a sex symbol will continue for years to come.
Sherilyn Fenn is an actress and director with a long and successful career in the entertainment industry. She is best known for her roles on Twin Peaks, Rude Awakening, Boxing Helena, The Wraith, and many others.
Despite her remarkable success as an actress, Sherilyn has also developed an interest in directing over the years. She made her directorial debut in 2005 with a short film called When I Find the Ocean, which was well received by critics and audiences alike. Since then, she has gone on to direct several more short films as well as work on television shows like Hawaii Five-0 and American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson.
So what does the future hold for Sherilyn Fenn? It is hard to say at this point, as she continues to pursue both her acting and directing careers. However, one thing is certain: She has a bright future ahead of her and will undoubtedly continue to create amazing work for many years to come.
Sherilyn Fenn has had a long and successful career in TV. She has starred in some of the most popular shows and movies of all time. Her roles have varied, but she always brings her unique personality to each character she portrays. We can only hope that she continues to make new and exciting TV appearances for years to come. What was your favorite Sherilyn Fenn TV role?
About David Fox
David Fox is an artist who created davidcharlesfox.com to talk about art and creativity. He loves to write, paint, and take pictures. David is also a big fan of spending time with his family and friends.