Penny Johnson Jerald
Penny Johnson Jerald was an award-nominated American actress who possessed the versatility to immerse herself in comedic, science fiction and dramatic roles. Some of her best known roles were on television, which included Beverly Barnes on "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO 1992-98), Kasidy Yates on the syndicated sci-fi series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993-99), and Sherry Palmer on "24" (Fox 2001-2010). She was born Penny Johnson on March 14, 1961 in Baltimore, MD. Passionate about acting, she attended the prestigious Juilliard School of Drama, where she showed off her ambition and knack for fiery roles. Looking to blaze her way through the television and film industry, she flew off to London mere minutes after graduating from Juilliard to make her mark as an actress. She immediately found her footing as Jerald's first credited role was on the anthology television series, "American Playhouse" (PBS 1982-1993), where she played the eponymous character on the episode titled "The Files of Jill Hatch: Part I." Jerald immediately followed it up with two small roles in feature-length films, as Genevieve in "Swing Shift" alongside Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, and Wes Craven's "The HIlls Have Eyes Part II" where she died a gruesome death in the hands of the movie's murderous cannibal.