Possessing an effervescent personality and embodying the beauty, grace, class and charm of old Hollywood, it's no wonder Cheryl Ladd remains one of Tinseltown’s favorite actresses. Since her big break as one of the beloved “Charlie’s Angels,” Ladd’s career has traversed television, film and Broadway and she is still very much a triple- threat.
On primetime, Ladd most recently appeared on the CBS hit show “NCIS” as Dr. “Ducky” (more)
Mallard’s love interest. Prior to that, the actress guest starred on the CBS hit show “CSI: Miami,” where she played a socialite involved with younger men who were murdered by her jealous husband. Ladd also had a recurring role on the NBC drama “Las Vegas” playing Jillian Deline, the loving wife of James Caan and mother to vixen Molly Sims.
Born and raised in Huron, South Dakota, Ladd spent her childhood focused on singing, dancing and acting. While in high school, Ladd sang with a local group called "The Music Shop," which brought her to Los Angeles after graduation. In just a short time, Ladd got her first break as the singing voice of Melody on the cartoon series, "Josie and the Pussycats."
Armed with talent and perseverance, Ladd quickly added a string of significant credits to her resume, including the comedy/variety series, "The Ken Berry WOW Show," with Steve Martin and Teri Garr. Then, Ladd was cast in the role of Kris Munroe on "Charlie's Angels" and was instantly catapulted into stardom, spending four years on the show.
While still on the series, she developed and starred in the ABC telefilm, “When She Was Bad," which dealt with the harsh realities of child abuse. Ladd's other numerous television credits include guest star roles on the sitcoms “Hope and Faith,” “Jesse” and a recurring role on “Two Guys and a Girl.” Additional television credits include “Eve’s Christmas,” "Grace Kelly," "Perfect Little Angels," the Hallmark Channel Original Movies “Though None Go With Me” and “Loves Everlasting Courage,” and "Every Mother's Worst Fear" for the USA Network.
Feature film credits include “Baggage” with Barry Bostwick, “A Dog of Flanders,” opposite Jon Voight, “Permanent Midnight” with Ben Stiller and “Poison Ivy” with Tom Skerritt and Drew Barrymore.
In her spare time, Ladd keeps busy writing and developing new projects. She co-authored a children’s book, "The Adventures of Little Nettie Windship," with her husband of over twenty years, Brian Russell. An avid golfer, Ladd unveiled "Token Chick: A Woman’s Guide to Golfing with the Boys" in 2006, an autobiographical book recounting her experiences in the sport of golf. Also as a tireless humanitarian, Ladd is the first woman to receive the prestigious Hubert H. Humphrey Humanitarian Award by the Washington D.C. Touchdown Club for her continuing philanthropic endeavors.
She is an ambassador for Childhelp USA – one of the largest national non-profit organizations dedicated to research, prevention and treatment of child abuse, and was the recipient of the Woman of the World Award from Childhelp USA in 1987.