Cheryl Hines of Curb Your Enthusiasm is being divorced in real life as well as real life. Entertainment Tonight and RadarOnline are reporting that Paul Young, her husband, filed for a divorce on July 20th, citing irreconcilable differences. HInes’ Curb Your Enthusiasmcharacter Cheryl David divorced her fictional husband Larry David during Season Six of the long-running cable TV series.
The 45-year-old actress won Emmy nominations as Best Supporting Actress for Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2003 and 2006.
Representatives for the couple issued a statement quoted by Entertainment Weekly that declared they “will remain extremely close friends and will raise their daughter together.” Hines and Young were married for seven years. They have a six year old daughter, Catharine Rose.
She married Paul Young, a principal of the talent management agency Principato-Young, in December 2002. Their daughter was born on March 8, 2004.
Cheryl Hines was born on September 21, 1965 in Miami Beach, Florida and grew up in Tallahassee. She acted in high school and then attended Tallahassee Community College before going on to study at West Virginia University, Florida State University and the University of Central Florida.
She moved to Hollywood after college and worked as a TV reporter before becoming a personal assistant to actor/director Rob Reiner. She was a member of the The Groundlings Theater improvisational comedy group, which gave her the credentials that Larry David needed for Curb Your Enthusiasm, which was launched on the cable TV network HBO in the year 2000.
Curb Your Enthusiasm is outlined but not scripted and the actors improvise their lines. Larry David keeps most of the outline away from Cheryl Hines, as he wants her in the dark about what is going to happen to keep her reactions spontaneous. After Larry, the character of Cheryl is the most critical one on the show.
Hines has appeared in numerous other TV shows, as well as in many movies. She made her feature film directoral debut in 2009 with the romantic comedy Serious Moonlight, which starred Meg Ryan and Timothy Hutton. The film was a flop critically and financially.
“Reel Life” Divorce
Much of Curb Your Enthusiasm is inspired by Larry David’s real life experiences, and he divorced his wife of 14 years, Laurie David, in 2007. A divorce from his “reel wife” Cheryl David was a plot element in Seasons 6 and 7.
(Laurie David, an environmental activist, has been linked romantically to former Vice President Al Gore by the supermarket tabloids. She has denied any intimate involvement with Gore. Whether that will make it into the plot of Season 8 remains to be seen.)
Season six featured Cheryl leaving Larry, and at the send of Season 7, the divorced couple got back together after Larry pursued her by writing a character for her in a Seinfeld reunion show. Scheduled to be broadcast in 2011, Season 8 — unlike the previous seven seasons — is set in New York City rather than Los Angeles. Cheryl Hines will reprise her role of Cheryl David, but nothing else about the plot is known at this point.
Entertainment Weekly, “‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Star Cheryl Hines Splits from Husband”
RadarOnline.com, “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Cheryl Hines Getting Divorce”