Shiri Appleby jumped in front of the lens as a youngster appearing on such notable hits as “Who’s the Boss,” “Doogie Howser MD” and Lawrence Kasden’s “I Love You To Death.” At 19 she had her breakout performance on the series “Roswell,” playing the leading role of “Liz Parker.” She went on to guest star in “ER,” “Six Degrees,” as well as Mike Nichols’ “Charlie Wilson’s War,” before playing the lead in the CW’s “Life Unexpected.” Since then, Appleby has done recurring turns on NBC’s “Chicago Fire,” HBO’s “GIRLS” and CBS’s “Code Black.” Most recently, she starred across from Brett Gelman in the indie comedy “Lemon,” directed by Janicza Bravo.
Appleby currently stars in Lifetime’s critically acclaimed drama “UnREAL,” playing “Rachel Goldberg,” a producer working behind the scenes of a dating competition show. She took on the role of director in seasons two, three and again in season four. Additionally, Appleby was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Actress for her work on the series. “UnREAL” has also garnered a Peabody, an AFI honor, a Gotham Award, as well as multiple Emmy nominations. In March 2017, Appleby signed an overall deal with A+E Studios, working closely with the team to create and produce original programming for the A+E portfolio of networks, as well as outside buyers, under her Appletree Pictures banner.