Laura Palmer

Sheryl Lee in Twin Peaks: Pilot

Sheryl Lee (1967 - )

Not to be confused with Sheryl Lee Ralph

Film DeathsEdit

  • Homage (1996) [Lucy Samuel]: Shot in the chest by Frank Whaley. It's been a long time since I've seen this movie, but I believe that the actual shot was off-screen; her body was shown immediately after the shooting at the beginning of the movie, and the rest of the movie showed the events leading up to her murder.
  • Mother Night (1996) [Helga Noth/Resi Noth]: Playing a dual role as sisters, one sister is killed (off-screen) by Soviet soldiers; we learn of her death when Nick Nolte gets the news. The second sister commits suicide by taking a cyanide capsule after revealing herself as a Soviet spy to Nick. (Thanks to Vincent)

TV DeathsEdit

  • Twin Peaks: Pilot (1990) [Laura Palmer]: Stabbed repeatedly (off-screen) by her father (Ray Wise), who was possessed by Frank Silva. Her body is shown afterwards lying on the lakeshore, wrapped in a plastic sheet, when Jack Nance discovers her, and is shown several more times at the lakeshore and in the morgue during Michael Ontkean's and Kyle MacLachlan's investigations. (Her body was also shown in photos and/or in the morgue in several subsequent episodes.) Sheryl's death is later undone by Kyle in the episode Part 17 in the 2017 series. (Thanks to PortsGuy)
  • L.A. Doctors: Forty-Eight Minutes (1999) [Dr. Sarah Church]: Fatally injured in a car accident, she dies of internal bleeding just before a helicopter arrives to take her to the hospital. (Thanks to Johan)
  • Desperate Housewives: Unaired Pilot (2004) [Mary Alice Young]: In the original, unbroadcast version of the premiere episode, Sheryl commits suicide by shooting herself, but continues narrating the episode from beyond the grave; after this unused pilot was filmed, she was replaced by Brenda Strong for the actual series. (Thanks to PortsGuy)

Notable ConnectionsEdit

  • Mrs. Jesse Diamond
  • Daughter-in-law of Neil Diamond
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