|Sheree J. Wilson|
|Birth Name:||Sheree Julienne Wilson|
|Born:||December 12, 1958|
|Birthplace:||Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.|
(or involved with):
|Dallas (first series)|
|Appeared as:||April Stevens|
|Also known for:||role as Alex Cahill on the CBS-TV series Walker, Texas Ranger|
Sheree J. Wilson (born December 12, 1958) is the actress who plays April Stevens in Dallas (First Series). Sheree is perphaps best known to TV series viewers for her role as Alex Cahill on the CBS-TV series Walker, Texas Ranger(1993-2001).
While working in Denver on a fashion shoot, one of the photographers mistook Wilson for the model; he introduced her to a New York modeling agent, who signed her on the spot. She moved to Manhattan and within eighteen months, had appeared in over thirty commercial campaigns for Clairol, Sea Breeze, Keri-Lotion and Maybelline. Her print work ran in such popular magazines as Mademoiselle, Glamour and Redbook.
After three years of modeling, Wilson moved to Los Angeles. Her first roles included the black comedy Crimewave directed by Sam Raimi, Velvet, an ABC/Aaron Spelling TV movie, and an episode of the espionage series Cover Up. The following year, she had a lead with Tim Robbins in the comedy Fraternity Vacation, and also appeared in the 1985 CBS television miniseries Kane & Abel, with Peter Strauss.
This immediately led to Our Family Honor, a CBS drama about Irish cops versus the Mafia, in which she starred with Ray Liotta, Michael Madsen and Eli Wallach. Her career continued to flourish, with a role in the TV movie News at Eleven in 1986.
Later in 1986, Wilson gained the role she is best known for, as April Stevens on the CBS series Dallas, a role she played for almost five seasons (1986–1990). Wilson left the series in the first half of the 1990-91 season (which would be the show's final season) as she was pregnant. Her character was gunned down during her honeymoon (with new husband Bobby Ewing) in Paris. Wilson’s performance earned her the “Soap Opera Digest Award” for Best Death Scene.
In 1993, she signed to perform in the lead female role as Alex Cahill in Walker, Texas Ranger, opposite Chuck Norris. She played the role until 2001. In 1994, she played the lead female role as Leslie in Hellbound, also opposite Norris. During this period, she also co-starred in the Showtime movie Past Tense.
In 2006, Wilson starred in Fragile, an independent short. In November 2008, Wilson attended the 30th anniversary reunion party of Dallas at Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas with cast members Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Ken Kercheval, Steve Kanaly and Charlene Tilton.