Since her big break as one of the beloved “Charlie’s Angels,” Cheryl Ladd has enjoyed a career that has traversed television, film, Broadway and beyond.
This year Ladd was seen in the Warner Bros. feature film Unforgettable opposite Katherine Heigl – out currently in Video on Demand – and in the indie feature Camera Store opposite John Larroquette and John Rhys-Davies. Ladd also guest starred on an episode of HBO’s “Ballers.”
Last season saw Ladd starring in FX’s “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” playing Linell Shapiro, the wife of Simpson’s defense attorney Robert Shapiro (portrayed by John Travolta). Ladd has also guest starred on Showtime’s hit “Ray Donovan,” the Hallmark Channel Original Movie “Garage Sale Mystery: The Wedding Dress” and the faith-based film The Perfect Wave, starring Ladd in a lead role opposite Scott Eastwood. Other recent credits include Ladd singing and dancing as Mrs. Claus in the Disney musical Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups, as well as starring as an unhinged love interest to medical examiner Ducky (David McCallum) on television’s #1 rated drama, “NCIS.”
Moving effortlessly between mediums has always been second nature for Ladd, and the seasoned performer demonstrated such versatility when she starred as Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun on Broadway, realizing a lifelong dream.
Cheryl is an ambassador for Childhelp, one of the largest national non-profit organizations dedicated to the research, prevention and treatment of child abuse. Every January, Ladd teams with actor John O’Hurley to host a celebrity golf tournament to raise funds and awareness for Childhelp.
An avid golfer with a respectable index of 14, she authored Token Chick: A Woman’s Guide to Golfing with the Boys in 2006, an autobiographical book recounting her experiences in the sport of golf.
Born and raised in Huron, South Dakota, Ladd moved to Los Angeles 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.” 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. Ladd was then cast in the role of Kris Munroe on “Charlie’s Angels” and was instantly catapulted into stardom over the 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. Ladd’s numerous other credits include guest star roles on sitcoms as the love interest to Martin Sheen in Charlie Sheen’s “Anger Management,” “Hope & Faith,” “Jesse” and a recurring role on “Two Guys and a Girl.” Feature film credits include Baggage with Barry Bostwick, A Dog of Flanders opposite Jon Voight, Permanent Midnight with Ben Stiller and Poison Ivy with Tom Skerritt and Drew Barrymore.