Sheri Foster Blake

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sheri-fosterSHERI FOSTER BLAKE* (Cherokee)  Originally from Texas, Sheri Foster has long been active in Los Angeles’s entertainment community.  Her theater experiences include the world premiere of Bill Yellow Robe’s The Independence of Eddie Rose, Death of a Miner, God of Vengeance, Maedchen in Uniform and touring with the Native American Theater Group’s Mystic Voices.  Her film work includes Oliver Stone’s U-Turn (for which she was honored with a Best Supporting Actress Award from First Americans in the Arts), Naturally Native, Secondhand Heart and upcoming features, Mohawk directed by Ted Geoghegan, and Shouting Secrets.  Her television performances include House, TNT’s Crazy Horse, PBS’s Coyote Waits and NBC’s comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller; produced by Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, David Miner and Jeff Richmond. Sheri is the first American Indian Woman to be considered for an Emmy for her Season 2 appearance in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”.  She provided narration for the Emmy-nominated Great Performances PBS special featuring the American Indian Dance Theater.  She served on the board of directors for the American Indian Registry founded by Will Sampson and was a founding Trustee of The First American in the Arts.  Sheri lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Academy-nominated make-up artist John Blake.