Since achieving enormous success in the late 1970s playing Kris Munroe in the classic series, Charlie's Angels, Cheryl Ladd has been unstoppable. Born on July 12, 1951 in Huron, South Dakota as Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor, the American author and actress has starred in over 50 films and television movies. Moving easily between mediums is second nature for this seasoned performer, who starred on Broadway as Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun. Her lifelong dream became a reality when she replaced Bernadette Peters in the Tony Award-winning musical.
Cheryl Ladd was known as Cherie Moor earlier in her career, when she performed on the album based on the Hannah Barbera animated series, Josie and the !$#!#cats. She then replaced Farrah Fawcett in Charlie’s Angels, and starred in the 1994 to 1996 series One West Waikiki. She also became famous for singing the national anthem prior to Super Bowl XIV. As an author, Ladd released a children’s book in 1996, titled The Adventures of Little Nettie Windship. She followed this up with the autobiographical Token Chick: A Woman’s Guide To Golfing With The Boys. Some of the films and TV shows that have highlighted Cheryl Ladd’s career include Satan’s School for Girls, Treasure of Jamaica Reef, The Streets of San Francisco, the TV movie Grace Kelly, Lisa, and Millenium. She continued to rise to fame during the 1990s, appearing in movies like Permanent Midnight and A Dog of Flanders. Ladd also landed a guest spot on episodes of Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, Charmed, and the sitcom Hope & Faith. From 2003 to 2008, she was given the role of Jillian Deline, the loving wife of the lead character Ed Deline played by James Caan. Ladd also appeared on many made for TV movies while filming Las Vegas. She was seen in Eve’s Christmas, Model Family and Though None Go With Me.