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Shiri Is Going To Direct Her First Feature Film

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“In other news… Disney asked me to direct a feature. I said yes 💍”, Shiri Appleby posted on Instagram on April 17, adding an engagement ring along with the Female Filmmaker Friday hashtag.

The movie for Disney+ is entitled “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and centers around teenage friends who wake up 20 years later to find out they are married and living a life neither of them expected. Andrew Gunn is producing the feature with a script by Emma Fletcher.

The actress received a lot of virtual applause in the comments:

“Hell yeah you did! Say hi to the mouse for me. Congratulations”, replied Brendan Fehr to the announcement and their newly-on-Instagram “Roswell” colleague Jason Behr added, “Way to go Shir! Well deserved ❤️”

Katherine Heigl added some clapping hands and hearts to Shiri writing, “Congrats lady! 👏👏👏❤️❤️❤️”. Katie’s on-screen “Roswell” TV husband Adam Rodriguez joined the celebration as well and sent some virtual applause. “👏👏👏👏”.

Shiri recently directed episodes of ABC‘s ”Mixed-ish“ and The CW’s “Roswell, New Mexico” and she’s ready to do more.

The showrunner of the re-imagining left a comment and a question which Shiri answered quickly: Carina Adly MacKenzie told Shiri “I am SO excited for you!!!” and asked innocently and in parentheses: “(But also does this mean you’re too big time for us?!?)” In her answer Shiri made clear, “Never! Say when and I’m there! In front of and behind the camera CM xo”. Jeanine Mason, Heather Hemmens and Michael Vlamis from the cast congratulated Shiri too.

Larisa Oleynik who starred with Shiri in the movie “A Time for Dancing” in 2002, sent her some “Major congrats” with a big diamond emoji. Shiri’s good friend Robin Tunney happily added “Nobody deserves it more!!!”. Kristoffer Polaha who had a guest role on the third season of “Roswell” and played alongside Shiri in “Life Unexpected” simply said, “You are a stud. Period.” “MAZEL TOV!!! Yay- so happy for you! 👏🤓”, added her co-star Austin Basis from the cancelled-way-to-soon The CW show.

Please be sure to show your support and send Shiri some good wishes. You’ll discover some more great comments from her fans, friends and acting colleagues by scrolling through the comments. There are over 10,000 likes received on her post so far and 300+ replies.

Congratulations Shiri!

Photo taken by Lena at the ATX TV Festival in 2014.

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New Movie With Shiri Appleby “Lemon”

On December 1st, 2016 Shiri posted a photo along with her co-star Brett Gelman on Instagram and announced: “I made a lovely film with this handsome fella @brettgelman this summer and it will now have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival!! So happy for everyone involved in LEMON 🍋”

Comedian Brett Gelman and director Janicza Bravo co-wrote “Lemon”. The movie first aired at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, January 22nd at 9 PM. A schedule with more screenings is available here.

Shiri plays Ruthie, the sister of the protagonist in the dark comedy.

Her former Roswell guest-star and Dating Rules actor is part of this movie as well. We now know, that the paths of Martin Starr and Shiri Appleby crossed once again when they both were on set of this movie. Judy Greer, Michael Cera, Nia Long, Fred Melamed, Megan Mullally, Gillian Jacobs and Jeff Garlin are also starring.


Isaac Lachmann has seen better days. His acting career is tanking, while his colleagues succeed; his blind girlfriend of 10 years plans to leave him; and his own family singles him out as a constant disappointment at their latest reunion. Even as he takes a chance on new romance, Isaac struggles to define his place in a world that has seemingly turned against him.

Stay tuned for more information about the premiere at this years Sundance Film Festival.