Life and Career
Saum was born to a German mother and an African-American father. On May 19, 2007, she married longtime boyfriend and former One Life to Live castmate Kamar de los Reyes in New York City. She has an older stepson.
Saum got her start at a Model Search America convention near her home in Kettering, Ohio. She was discovered during high school, modeling mostly during summer breaks until she decided to move to New York and work full time with the New York modeling agency Images Management.
Her first major role was in the NBC soap opera Sunset Beach as Vanessa Hart during the entire run of the series (1997–1999). She appeared in a variety of shows including Showtime's Beggars and Choosers (1999–2000), Girlfriends for an episode in (2000), Charmed in (2001). Saum plays the role of Natalie on the FX series Rescue Me.
Saum appeared in the Hallmark Television film Relative Stranger with Cicely Tyson and Eriq La Salle. She also appears in the independent film Ten Stories Tall with Ally Sheedy and Josh Hamilton. In 2009, she played Bess in Season 2 of the HBO drama series In Treatment. The next few years would see HET in roles in CW's Gossip Girl, CBS's Unforgettable, ABC's Body of Proof and Revenge.
It was announced on December 3, 2013 that she is expecting twins with her current husband.
|2003||Anne B. Real||Janet Gimenez|
|2005||Love and Suicide||Georgina|
|2010||Ten Stories Tall||Susan|
|1997-1999||Sunset Beach||Vanessa Hart||Main role (281 episodes)
Nominated - Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series (1999)
|1999-2001||Beggars and Choosers||Casey Lennox||Main role (29 episodes)|
|2000||Girlfriends||Angela Anderson||Episode: "The Importance of Being Frank"|
|2001-2003||One Life to Live||Keri Reynolds||TV series
Nominated - Daytime Emmy Award for America's Favorite Couple (2002)
|2005||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||Tiffany Jackson||Episode: "Pattern of Conduct"|
|2006||Love Monkey||Daria||Episode: "Nice Package"|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Lydia Wyatt||Episode: "The Healer"|
|2006-2007||Rescue Me||Natalie||Recurring role (15 episodes)|
|2007||Army Wives||Vanessa Kelsing||Episode: "Only the Lonely"|
|2009||Relative Stranger||Nicole Tate||TV film|
|2009||In Treatment||Bess||Recurring role (6 episodes)|
|2009||CSI: Miami||Karen Ballard||Episode: "Point of Impact"|
|2009-2010||Gossip Girl||Holland Kemble||Episodes: "The Debarted", "The Hurt Locket", "It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World", "Ex-Husbands and Wives"|
|2010||Heroes||Kate Bennet||Episode: "The Wall"|
|2010||Memphis Beat||Melinda Connor||Episode: "One Night of Sin"|
|2010||Lie to Me||Candice McCallister||Episode: "The Royal We"|
|2011||Grace||Shay Grace Davis||Pilot|
|2011||The Whole Truth||Dr. Christy Turner||Episode: "Lost in Translation"|
|2011||Body of Proof||Nina Wheeler||Episode: "Letting Go"|
|2011||Unforgettable||Rosario Sanchez||Episode: "Road Block"|
|2012||CSI: NY||Elaine Moore||Episode: "Unwrapped"|
|2013||Revenge||Donna Carlisle||Episode: "Collusion"|
|2013-||The Fosters||Lena Adams Foster||TV series|
|2015||How to Get Away With Murder||Tanya||Episode: "It's Called the Octopus"|
- Saum currently splits her time between New York City and Los Angeles with her husband and enjoys traveling and volunteering with Kusewera, an organization that teaches childeren in Malawi through active and creative play.
- Studied Spanish in Madrid, Spain for 6 months.
- Has a restored 1972 Dodge Charger in her car collection.
- Her father is African American and her mother Lois is Caucasian (German).
- Met her ex-boyfriend, Timothy Adams, when they both worked on the same TV show, Sunset Beach (1997).
- Travels around the world visiting U.S. Troops with the USO.
- Attended Oakview Elementary School in Kettering, Ohio.
- Attended Kettering Fairmont High School
- She loves New York and divides/divided her time between there and Los Angeles.
- When she and her Sunset Beach (1997) co-star Timothy Adams were sitting together in Aaron Spelling's office, she found out that she and Tim only lived ten blocks apart in New York, they had the same friends and had worked as models for the same clients but, oddly enough, had never bumped into each other.
- She was involved in a drama club and was also a cheerleader whilst attending high school.
- She wrote a song for the Charmed (1998) episode in which she appeared ("Prewitched"). As a result, she is now a member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers). The song was entitled "Charmed Chant".
- Other family members: brother Michael,(he works for the city of Dayton Ohio) Ohio), sister Dr. Lisa Saum, who is a political scientist.
- She transferred from Ohio State University after one semester, to New York University where she got a major in psychology. While she studied in New York she did modeling work and worked as a waitress. She was later going to to attend John Jay College to pursue a degree in criminal justice but she quit school because she got a job offer that brought her over to the west coast.
- Sherri's brother-in-law, Daniel de los Reyes, is a member of Zac Brown Band.
- Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Victoria Principal and Catherine Crier, for the "Principal Secret Reclaim" skin care system.
- (December 3, 2013) Expecting twins with her husband Kamar de los Reyes.
- She gave birth to twin sons, John Rubén & Michael Luís, on May 13, 2014.
- She joined Twitter in July 2012
- Click here to see Sherri's gallery.
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David Lambert • Danny Nucci • Cierra Ramirez
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Caitlin Carver • Julian de la Celle • Daffany Clark • Garrett Clayton • Valerie Dillman • Brandon W. Jones • Annamarie Kenoyer • Hayley Kiyoko
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Bailee Madison • Norma Maldonado • Annika Marks • Sam McMurray •
Jamie McShane • Yvette Monreal • Mary Mouser• Rosie O'Donnell
|P–Z||Madison Pettis • Annie Potts • Jordan Rodrigues • Romy Rosemont •|
Bianca A. Santos • Carlos Sanz • Alex Saxon • Alicia Sixtos • Kerr Smith •
Marla Sokoloff • Lorraine Toussaint • Izabela Vidovic • Anne Winters