Eden Sher began singing in her school chorus at the age of eight, which led to acting in school productions. After a small appearance on "The Tonight Show," which happened to be filmed at her school, she discovered that performing was indeed her passion and has continued ever since to work in commercials, television, films, and on stage.
Sher has recently won a Critics Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sue Heck after three consecutive nominations. Prior to that, she was best known for her work on the ABC comedy "Sons & Daughters." She has also starred in "Party Down" ABC Family's "The Middleman," Disney's "Sonny With A Chance," and Showtime's "Weeds."
Outside of acting, Sher uses her love of words and emotion to create www.the-emotionary.com
- a website/Tumblr/Twitter dedicated to the creation of words for complex feelings that have not yet been discovered. Updated with definitions, quips, and musings, the site invites visitors to submit their own creations.
Sher also enjoys yoga, hiking, reading, music, and volunteering. She is currently involved with an organization that promotes concerts by local musicians raising funds for various charities. Not only does she devote her time and energy in her local community, she also promotes activism abroad and spends her summers overseas volunteering – with trips to India to work at a facility for young children, and earlier in Nicaragua, helping local farmers maintain sustainable agriculture through clean water irrigation.