Beauty, grace, class and an effervescent personality, is it any wonder why Cheryl Ladd remains one of Hollywood’s favorites. Cheryl has come a long way from her days as one of Charlie’s Angels. From television to movies, Broadway and now author for Cheryl Ladd, the best is yet to come.

Ladd unveiled Token Chick: A Woman’s Guide To Golfing With The Boys, on May 5, 2005 an autobiographical book recounting her experiences with the sport of golf. The book follows Ladd’s experiences from being introduced to the game by her husband to stories of celebrity golf tournaments and pro-ams, as well as pointers for players of all skill levels. Token Chick is published by Miramax Books.

Currently Ladd is appearing in national 30-second spots for an educational campaign for women about the importance of seeing a doctor at the on set of menopause. Over the last thee years, research suggests a nearly 30% drop in the number of women who have visited their doctors due to Menopausal issues. Launched by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Ladd is the figurehead of this awareness initiative, hoping to drive women to a new online resource,
www.talkingtoyourdoctor.com .

On the small screen, Ladd currently stars in NBC’s Las Vegas, playing the loving wife of James Caan. Las Vegas airs Fridays at 9:00pm.

Ladd’s recent guest appearances include the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith, in which she played Kelly Ripa and Faith Ford’s deceased mother, and this past Christmas, she starred in the Lifetime MOW Eve’s Christmas.

Although she is better known for her dramatic skills, Ladd displayed her flair for comedy playing an earnest but off-beat beer distributor from South Dakota named ‘Maryanne’ on the NBC sitcom Jesse, and as ‘Berg’s’ mom on the ABC hit Two Guys and a Girl – a role that had become a recurring character for the talented actress. Moving effortlessly 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. Of her performance, syndicated columnist Liz Smith enthused, “Cheryl, who has winning pipes, is terrifically charming as the countrified ragamuffin sharpshooter transformed by love.”

On the big screen, Ladd was last seen starring opposite Jon Voight and Jack Warden in Warner Bros.’ remake of the children’s classic, A DOG OF FLANDERS, and opposite Ben Stiller in the Artisan Entertainment feature, PERMANENT MIDNIGHT, based on the turbulent life of Hollywood writer and heroin addict, Jerry Stahl. “I found this project to be extremely fascinating, “ says Ladd, who portrayed ‘Pamela Verlaine,’ the star of a television series who tries to help Stahl stay clean. “The movie dealt with the horror of heroin in a completely realistic and sobering way.”

Born and raised in Huron, South Dakota, Ladd spent her childhood focused on singing, dancing, acting - and moving on. "My mother says my bags were packed from the time I was three," says Ladd. "She knew I was headed for either New York or Hollywood." While in high school, Ladd sang with a local group called "The Music Shop," which brought her to Los Angeles upon graduation. The band eventually broke up, but Ladd stayed in L.A. intent on pursuing her dream of becoming an actress. In just a short time, she got her first professional break as the singing voice of 'Melody' on the cartoon series, Josie and the Pussycats.

Armed with talent and perseverance, Ladd quickly added a string of significant credits to her resume, including the comedy/variety series, The Ken Berry WOW Show, with Steve Martin and Teri Garr. "If that show had hit, I think I would have become a comedienne," she offers. Instead, Ladd was cast in the role of 'Kris Munroe' on Charlie's Angels and was instantly catapulted into stardom. "The onslaught of attention and instant fame was pretty overwhelming," says Ladd, who spent four years on the show.

While still on the series, she developed and starred in the ABC telefilm, When She Was Bad, which dealt with the harsh realities of child abuse. "At that time, no one was saying anything about this horrific epidemic going on in our country," says Ladd, an ambassador for Childhelp USA - one of the largest national, non-profit organization dedicated to research, prevention and treatment of child abuse. "I wanted to bring this issue to the forefront of people's minds."

Ladd's numerous television credits include starring roles in the Lifetime MOW Her Best Friend’s Husband, ABC miniseries, Grace Kelly; Jekyll and Hyde, with Michael Caine; A Death in California, opposite Sam Elliot; Bluegrass; Danielle Steel's Crossings and Changes; the FOX Family Channel suspense thriller Perfect Little Angels; the CBS movie-of-the-week, Michael Landon: The Father I Knew, opposite John Schneider; and Every Mother's Worst Fear, for the USA Network. The latter film, about a mother's search for her teenage daughter who is abducted by someone who met her while surfing the internet was particularly special to Ladd, as it allowed her to star opposite her real-life daughter, Jordan Ladd.

Her additional feature film credits include New Line Cinema's POISON IVY, with Tom Skerritt and Drew Barrymore; Twentieth Century Fox's MILLENNIUM, with Kris Kristofferson; and the war drama PURPLE HEARTS.

During her spare moments between projects, Ladd is a tireless humanitarian. In addition to being awarded the "Woman of the World Award" from Childhelp USA in 1987, Ladd also had the honor of becoming the first woman to receive the prestigious "Hubert H. Humphrey Humanitarian Award" by the Washington D.C. Touchdown Club for her continuing philanthropic endeavors.

An avid golfer, Ladd plays whenever time allows sporting a respectable index of 14. When she's not on the golf course, Ladd keeps herself busy developing new projects and has also written a children’s book with her husband of over twenty years, Brian Russell. The book, The Adventures of Little Nettie Windship, teaches the value of good citizenship, and championship.

Ladd's focus, however, remains on her acting. "I think it would be great fun to do a sitcom," she says, "I'm one of those actors who is always looking to the next challenge."

Credits:
Films/TV Movies
Alexander Zwo - 1972 
Baggage - 2008
Bluegrass - February 28-29, 1988 
Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back - December 26, 1993 
Changes - April 1, 1991 
Chrome & Hot Leather - 1971 
Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501 - November 18 1990 
Crossings - February 23-25, 1986 
Dancing With Danger - April 22, 1994 
Dead Before Dawn - January 10, 1993 
Deadly Care - March 22, 1987 
A Death in California - May 12-13, 1985 
A Dog of Flanders - 1999 
Every Mother's Worst Fear - August 19, 1998 
Evil in the Deep aka Treasure of Jamaica Reef - 1974 
Fulfillment aka The Fulfillment of Mary Gray - February 19, 1989 
The Girl Who Came Between Them aka Victim of Innocence - April 1, 1990 
Grace Kelly aka The Grace Kelly Story - February 14, 1983 
The Hasty Heart - 1983 
The Haunting of Lisa - April 10, 1996
Holiday Baggage - 2008
Though None Go With Me - April 8, 2006
Her Best Friend's Husband - March 11, 2002 
Jekyll & Hyde - January 21, 1990 
Kentucky Woman - January 11, 1983 
Kiss & Tell - January 15, 1996 
Lisa aka The Candlelight Killer - 1989 
Locked Up: A Mother's Rage aka Other Side of Love - October 23, 1991 
Marriage of a Young Stockbroker - 1971 
Michael Landon, The Father I Knew - May 23, 1999 
Millennium - 1989 
Now And Forever - 1983 
One West Waikiki "Series Pilot" - August 4, 1994 
Perfect Little Angels - November 8, 1998 
Permanent Midnight - 1998 
Poison Ivy - 1992 
Purple Hearts - 1984 
Romance on the Orient Express - March 3, 1985 
Satan's School For Girls - September 19, 1973 
A Tangled Web 
aka Deadly Seduction aka Vows of Deception - November 13, 1996 
When She Was Bad 
aka A New Start - November 25, 1979 

TV Credits:
The Andy Williams Show (as a semi-regular) 1969 - 1971 
Charlie's Angels 1977 - 1981 
The D. A. (as a semi-regular) 1971 - 1972 
Josie & the Pussycats 1970 - 1971 
Ken Berry "Wow" Show (as a semi-regular) 1972 
Las Vegas (as a semi-regular) 2003 - 2008
One West Waikiki 1994 
Search (as a semi-regular) 1972 - 1973 

TV Series Guest Appearances
American Sportsman - May 9, 1982 
Carol Burnett & Company - August 18, 1979 
Charmed "The Day The Magic Died" - February 16, 2003 
Code R - June 3, 1977 
Dick Clark's Live Wednesdays - 1978 
Don Kirshner's Rock Concert - September 23, 1978 
Donny & Marie - November 11, 1977 
Donny & Marie - February 3, 1978 
Fantastic Journey "The Innocent Prey" - June 16, 1977 
Happy Days - "The Cindy Shea Date" - November 12, 1974 
Harry O "Such Dust As Dreams Are Made Of" - March 11, 1973 
Ink "The Black Book" - January 6, 1997 
Ironside "A Game of Showdown" - March 23, 1973 
Jesse "Crazy White Female" - February 11, 1999 
Kermit & Piggy Story - 1985 
The Midnight Special - September 8, 1978 
The Midnight Special - October 27, 1978 
The Muppet Show - November 6, 1978 
The Muppets Go To Hollywood - 1979 
The Partridge Family "Double Trouble" - October 20, 1973 
Police Story "Prime Rib" - April 5, 1977 
Police Woman "Silky Chamberlain" - March 8, 1977 
The Rookies "Good Die Young" - November 13, 1972 
San Pedro Beach Bums - "Angels and the Bums" - September 19, 1977 
Search "Flight To Nowhere" - November 22, 1972 
Search "Let Us Pray" - January 3, 1973 
Search "Suffer My Child" - March 28, 1973 
Streets of San Francisco "Blockade" - January 24, 1974 
Switch "Death By Resurrection" - December 2, 1975 
Two Guys and a Girl "Foul Play" - November 10, 1999 
Two Guys and a Girl "The Undercard" - April 19, 2000 

TV Specials
ABC's Silver Anniversary "25 and Still the One" - February 5, 1978 
A&E Biography: Cheryl Ladd - October 30, 2000 
A&E Biography: Charlie's Angels - October 21, 2002 
AFI Salute to Alfred Hitchcock - March 12, 1979 
American Music Awards - January 12, 1979 
Barbara Walters - May 1, 1980 
Battle of the Network Stars '77 - November 4, 1977 
Ben Vereen: His Roots - March 2, 1978 
Champions of Industry "Children's Wish Foundation" - 2000 
CableACE Awards/18th Annual - November 16, 1996 
Charlie's Angels Night 2000 - January 15, 2000 
Charlie's Angels: The Story - July 1, 2003 
Cheryl Ladd Hosting "Lifetime Movies" - July 26-30, 2004 
Cheryl Ladd Pro-Am - February 12, 1998 
The Cheryl Ladd Special - April 9, 1979 
Cheryl Ladd: Souvenirs - May 18, 1980 
Cheryl Ladd: Scenes From A Special - March 31, 1982 
Cheryl Ladd: Fascinated - 1982 
Cheryl Ladd's Body Slide Instruction - 1992 
Cheryl Ladd's Body Slide Sliding Into Shape - 1992 
Cheryl Ladd's Shape Up With Shapemate - 1993 
Chryslar Tournament of Stars - 1992 
Coast to Coast U.S.A. - January 11, 1981 
E! TV Tales: Charlie's Angels - December 29, 2002 
Emmy Awards/31st Annual - September 9, 1979 
Emmy Awards/32nd Annual - September 7, 1980 
Entertainment Tonight Charlie's Angels Uncovered - November 6, 1999 
Entertainment Tonight Charlie's Angels Uncovered II - May 6, 2000 
General Electric All-Star Anniversary - September 29, 1978 
Get High On Yourself Special - September 20, 1981 
Golden Globe Awards - 35th Annual - 1978 
Golden Globe Awards - 43rd Annual - January 1987 
Golden Globe Awards - 47th Annual - 1991 
Holiday Star Telethon - December 30-31, 1978 
Hollywood Glamour Girls - February 7, 1998 
Innocent Skin - 1991 
Inside TV Land - "Charlie's Angels" - October 10, 2000 
Inside TV Land - "Style & Fashion" - 2002 
Is There a Family In The House - April 2, 1981 
John Denver and the Ladies - March 8, 1979 
King of Primetime: Aaron Spelling - December 27, 1998 
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - November 23, 2000 
Movieguide Awards Gala - April 15, 2001 
Lifetime's Intimate Portraits: Cheryl Ladd - November 29, 1999 
Lifetime's Intimate Portraits: Jaclyn Smith - April 5, 1998 
National Collegiate Cheerleading Championships - April 24, 1978 
Omnibus: General Electric Theatre - 1978 
Omnibus: General Electric Theatre - June 15, 1980 
The Paul Anka Show - 1982 
People's Choice Awards 6th Annual - January 24, 1980 
People's Choice Awards 18th Annual - March 17, 1992 
Perry Como’s Spring in San Francisco - May 10, 1981 
Photoplay Gold Medal Awards 57th Annual - November 21, 1978 
Presidential Inaugural Gala - January 19, 1989 
Superbowl IV - January 20, 1980 
That Thing on ABC - January 4, 1978 
Time & Again: Charlie's Angels - November 11, 2000 
A Time For Love - July 23, 1980 
A Time For Love - February 2, 1981 
TV Guide's Truth Behind The Rumors "Charlie's Angels" - October 18, 2000 
TV Land Awards - March 12, 2003 
TV Land Awards - Red Carpet Countdown - March 12, 2003 
TV Land Moguls: The '70s - Part II - May 12, 2004 TV Movie Superstars: 
Women You Love - July 19, 2004 
United Cerebral Palsy Telethon - December 30, 1978 
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire "Classic TV Edition" - February 11-13, 2002 
Women Who Rate a 10 - 1981 
World of Disney "Mickey's 50" - November 19, 1978 
Your Skin and How To Save It - March 19, 1995

 

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