Rolling Stone – Coming Up Next: Shiri Appleby
Playing a high school girl who falls in love with an alien would be stretch for most young actresses, but Roswell’s Shiri Appleby, 20, has had her share of Twilight Zone acting moments.
A former child actress who grew up near Los Angeles, she has twice appeared in Xena: Warrior Princess, was in the pilot of the recent WB comedy Movie Stars, with Joey Travolta and Frank Stallone, and was a regular on Norman Lear’s 1991 Sunday Dinner, which was based on the mistaken belief that Americans wanted a sitcom that addressed religious issues.
Somehow, she has emerged unscathed. Her real-life high school experiences sound anything but alienated: She cheerleaded, edited the yearbook and was part of the student government. “And I actually had normal jobs,” she says. “One summer I worked as a hostess, and I was a camp counselor.” But it wasn’t for the money: “I wanted to have those experiences because all of my friends were having them.” But how many of them have worked with Frank Stallone?
Month xx, 1999
by Tom Conroy
Rolling Stone Magazine