American actress Cheryl Hines spent years working her way up the acting ranks before finding fame as the wife of Larry David in his hit meta-comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000- ). Born in Miami Beach, Florida, she relocated to Los Angeles after college. She spent time working odd jobs, including working as an assistant to director Rob Reiner for a brief period, while performing as a member of the famed Groundlings improv comedy group. She made her first on-screen appearance in an episode of the sci-fi show "Swamp Thing" (USA Network, 1990-93). She made periodic appearances on comedies like "Suddenly Susan" (NBC, 1996-2000) and "Friends" (NBC, 1994-2004), before finding her big break. David, the co-creator of the hit sitcom "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-98), cast the actress as his put-upon wife in the improvisational comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm." The show, featuring David playing a hyper-awkward version of himself, started as a one-off special but then blossomed into a long-running sitcom. The hit show made Hines a recognizable commodity. The short seasons of "Curb" allowed time for the actress to take on additional projects. On television, she made guest appearances on sitcoms like "Everybody Loves Raymond" (CBS, 1996-2005) and "Scrubs" (NBC, 2001-10). On film, she starred opposite Robin Williams in the family comedy "RV" (2006) and played opposite Lindsay Lohan and Michael Keaton in the Disney film "Herbie Fully Loaded" (2005). She added supporting roles in "Along Came Polly" (2004) with Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston, "Waitress" (2007), with Kerri Russell, and "The Ugly Truth" (2009) with Katherine Heigl. While "Curb" was on an extended hiatus, Hines returned to series television with "In the Motherhood" (ABC, 2009), starring alongside Megan Mullally. The show, inspired by a popular reality web series, lasted only seven episodes. She found more sustained success playing Dallas Royce on the sitcom "Suburgatory" (ABC, 2011-14). Her suburban mom was the love interest for Jeremy Sisto's single father. She also starred in a live action television movie of the animated hit "Fairly Oddparents" (Nickelodeon, 2001-17) playing the fairly Wanda in "A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!" (2011). She tried network sitcoms again with the short-lived live action/animation mash-up "Son of Zorn" (Fox, 2016-17). On the big screen, she starred in the Thanksgiving family drama "Cold Turkey" (2013) and the holiday comedy "Christmas Eve" (2015). Despite not replicating the success of "Curb," the actress was still a regular on television, doing guest spots on a variety of shows, including "Brothers & Sisters" (NBC, 2006-11), "Fresh Off the Boat" (ABC, 2015- ), and "The Good Fight" (CBS All-Access, 2017- ). In films, she added supporting roles alongside Kevin Hart and Taraji P. Henson in "Think Like a Man, Too" (2014) and with Woody Harrelson in "Wilson" (2017).She also had a recurring role on "This Close" (Sundance, 2018- ) about hearing impaired best friends living in Los Angeles. She had her biggest success in film when she played Kristen Bell's smothering mother in "A Bad Moms Christmas" (2017). When "Curb Your Enthusiasm" returned from an extended hiatus in 2017, Hines was featured on a recurring basis as David's now ex-wife.