Why Not Me? How to Find Opportunity in Unlikely Scenarios
Having found success in a career that mainly consists of rejection, Hines discusses her “dangerous optimism” throughout her life as an actor, feeling that no idea, job, or goal was ever off limits. She shares the importance of enthusiastically keeping an open mind, even when an opportunity feels out of one’s comfort zone, and gives insight into how to reframe the mindset to take life’s twists and turns and instead consider them learning and turning points.
How to Find Happiness Through Mindful Choices
Everyone goes through difficult times, and in the end we are all going through the human experience together. Hines gives actionable insight into choosing to attack the problems we face head on in order to move forward. Additionally, she shares how to physically and emotionally let go of the things that don’t contribute to your happiness.
Actress, Producer, and Director, Cheryl Hines, is a two-time Emmy nominee for her role as Cheryl David on HBO's Golden Globe Award-winning series Curb Your Enthusiasm, the brainchild of Seinfeld co-creator, Larry David. Cheryl is currently starring in the hit ABC comedy series Suburgatory, opposite Jeremy Sisto and Jane Levy.
This past fall Cheryl was seen in the Vuguru produced web series We Need Help, on Yahoo! Cheryl starred alongside Rachael Harris; they played exaggerated versions of themselves as actresses who share a personal assistant. In addition to creating and producing the show, Cheryl also directed each of the episodes.
Cheryl co-starred alongside Peter Bogdanovich and Alicia Witt in the feature film Cold Turkey. Set in present-day Pasadena, the film centers on the eccentric Turner clan, an upper-class family torn apart by secrets revealed over a Thanksgiving weekend. Patriarch Poppy (Bogdanovich) has invited his black sheep daughter Nina (Witt) home for the holiday – her first visit in 15 years. Nina immediately clashes with stepmother Deborah (Hines), and competes with her siblings (Holmes and Walger) for Poppy’s affection – and money. Over three days, the family gradually disintegrates over who will get Poppy’s money – only to discover he’s broke.
Cheryl's feature film directorial debut, Serious Moonlight, was released in 2012 through Magnolia Films. The film premiered with critical acclaim at the Tribeca Film Festival. The screenplay was written by the late Adrienne Shelly, who directed Cheryl in the critically acclaimed Waitress. The film is a dark comedy centered on the troubled marriage of a high-powered female attorney (played by Meg Ryan) who learns that her husband (Timothy Hutton) is about to leave her for another woman.
Cheryl’s additional television projects included a co-starring role in the live action/CG adaptation of the Nickelodeon hit animated series, The Fairly Odd Parents, in a television movie called A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! opposite Jason Alexander. She had major story arc on the ABC drama series, Brothers and Sisters, and a starring role opposite Megan Mullally in the ABC Television Network series, In the Motherhood, a single camera comedy series chronicling the hilarious ups and downs of motherhood.
Cheryl has also produced and directed several television projects including Executive Producer and creator of the NBC Television Series, School Pride, a proactive, alternative series that told the stories of communities coming together to renovate their aging and broken public schools. The cameras followed students, teachers, and parents as they rolled up their sleeves and rebuilt their own schools, concluding with the unveiling of a brand new, completely transformed school. She also produced the award-winning comedy series, Campus Ladies, for the Oxygen Channel and the Starz Networks original comedy series, Hollywood Residential.
Cheryl is one of Hollywood's busiest film actresses with starring roles in a number of critically acclaimed feature films and box office hits including The Ugly Truth, RV, Waitress, The Grand, and Bart Got A Room.