Fast Facts

  • Name is a combination of the names of her grandfathers, Cyrus and Bill.
  • Voted Miss Teenage Memphis in 1966.
  • Studied opera before Orson Welles advised her to go into acting.
  • Former boyfriend Peter Bogdanovich spotted her on a cover of Glamour magazine and cast her in a bit part in The Last Picture Show (1971), her first film.
  • Briefly dated fellow Memphis native Elvis Presley when she was 19.
  • Has recorded several jazz albums.
  • In 2000, published her autobiography, Cybill Disobedience.
  • Played the mother of her real-life daughter Clementine Ford's character on The L Word (2007-09).
  • Is a supporter of gay rights and received a GLAAD Golden Gate Award in 2010. The award is presented to those who increase the LGBT community's visibility in the media.

Awards

  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1986, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1987, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1987, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer: Winner
  • 1972, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actress: Nominee
  • 1986, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Program: Winner
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1988, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1986, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Molly Ariel Shepherd-Oppenheim — Daughter
  • David Ford — Ex-husband
  • Patty Shobe — Mother
  • William Jennings Shepherd — Father
  • Bruce Oppeneheim — Ex-husband
  • Peter Bogdanovich — Ex-significant Other
  • Robert Martin — Ex-fiancé
  • Cyrus Zachariah Shepherd-Oppenheim — Son
  • Andrei Nikolajevic — Fiancé
  • Clementine Ford — Daughter

College

  • Attended City University of New York, Hunter College, New York, NY; attended the College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY; attended New York University, New York, NY; attended University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

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Details

  • Birth Name: Cybill Lynne Shepherd
  • Birth Place: Memphis, TN
  • Profession: Actor, singer, producer

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