In my opinion, one of the smartest, funniest sitcoms ever produced is Curb Your Enthusiasm. The relationship between Cheryl Hines and Larry David is one of the things that makes Curb so fantastic.
These two have as much chemistry and affectionate tension as any midnight cop or lawyer show. They also have some sharp one-liners for one another.
Before finding fame on television, Cheryl spent years working her way up the acting ranks, but lately, the spotlight has been on her marriage to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and her encounter with Fidel Castro.
Cheryl’s most well-known role now is arguably that of Larry David’s patient wife in the HBO television series Curb Your Enthusiasm.
As a Hollywood celebrity, Cheryl has amassed a respectable sum of money, and because of her marriage to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., she also belongs to a family that has been dubbed “American royalty.”
However, Cheryl did have to fight for her position in the entertainment business.
She was reared a Catholic and grew up in Tallahassee. She was born September 21, 1965, in Miami Beach, Florida. Even though the family didn’t have much money, Cheryl, her sister, and her two brothers were expected to go to college and succeed.
Cheryl fell in love with performing when she was young, and she participated in the Young Actors Theatre throughout high school. Cheryl later admitted that her father James Hines was largely responsible for her sense of humor.
“He was my first exposure to comedy, and what it meant to be funny. He was quick-witted with his own set of phrases and made us laugh until the end,” Cheryl said after her father’s passing in 2015.
“Get a boob job”
After graduating from the University of Central Florida, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. But it wasn’t easy for the ambitious, young actress from Tallahassee. Before her break in Hollywood, she made a living as a waitress, television reporter, and telephone operator.
She also served as Rob Reiner’s assistant for a brief time.
She worked as an unpaid intern in Los Angeles, trying to establish a name for herself. She spent her days looking through headshots.
Cheryl had the chance to observe the cynicism of Hollywood at that time firsthand. She even received advice from one female manager to “have a breast job” if she wanted to excel in the field.
“At that time, I hadn’t even thought about it — and it did not seem like it was necessary,” she said. “I went home and started thinking about all the actresses that I admired and whether breast size had anything to do with it. Like: ‘Goldie Hawn doesn’t have big ones,’” Cheryl told Yahoo.
Cheryl finally decided against having surgery since she wasn’t “dying to be on Baywatch.”
After Cheryl started performing improvised humor and sketches at The Groundlings Theater, her career started to take off.
The Groundlings comedy group’s Pheobe, played by Friends star Lisa Kudrow, also served as Cheryl’s first instructor. Cheryl gained a lot of improv and comedy sketch-writing skills at The Groundlings, a fantastic school.
Cheryl had only performed extremely minor roles and cameos on the television series Swamp Thing and Unsolved Mysteries before Curb Your Enthusiasm.
To say that Cheryl was completely unknown in Hollywood before Larry David arrived is not an understatement. His wife would be portrayed by an “unknown actress” in the television show.
Her life was revolutionized when she was cast as “Cheryl” in the well-known sitcom, although in 2000, Cheryl was unaware of Larry.
But for her role in Suburgatory, we certainly got a taste of how she could have looked like. In one of the episodes, Dallas Royce decides to get too much botox to comedic effect. So the actress wears a silicone forehead, cheeks, and lips – and she looks kind of scary, right?
Fortunately, she could go back to her normal self after the recordings.
Cheryl currently occupies a permanent spot on the I Can See Your Voice panel. We’ll probably continue to see her on our televisions for years to come, regardless of what she comes up with next.