Today’s Guest Expert is Sherry Hursey,
Award Winning Actress and Creator of “Lilly’s Light”
You probably recognize actress and vocalist Sherry Hursey, whose wonderful career includes her role as Al’s fiancée, Ilene, on the long running ABC series Home Improvement, and Kirsten Dunst’s mom in the Universal box office hit, Bring It On. What you may not know is that a few years ago, Sherry followed her heart to create a one hour family musical special, Lilly’s Light, to help bring new awareness to children growing up in foster care.
Lilly’s Light is a musical adventure about a foster mom (“Lilly”) who lives in an enchanted lighthouse with a melting pot of foster kids, a few exotic talking pets, and a cast of zany characters. She guides them all through the challenges of growing up, using joy, love and laughter as her tools. Lilly shows everyone that “Life is full of possibilities”! Inspired by Lilly’s Light, she and her partner, Craig Hamilton, founded “Lilly’s Fostering Hearts” a non-profit org advocating for children in foster care.
Sherry is with us today to share more about her journey to creating Lilly’s Light and to answer your questions about living a successful creative and spirit-filled life.
Watch this video about “Lilly’s Light”:
“Lilly’s Light” is a beautiful example of how to blend creativity and inspiration to give birth to a successful project that both pulls you forward and makes a difference for others. Are there any heart-based projects that you would love to move forward with? Please share your thoughts with us below.
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Sherry Hursey is an actress, vocalist, voice over artist, writer and producer, who’s face and voice are very familiar to television and film audiences worldwide. Ms. Hursey has an extensive list of credits spanning from stage to screen, but may be most recognized for her role as Al’s fiancée, Ilene, on the long running ABC series Home Improvement, or Kirsten Dunst’s mom in the Universal box office hit, Bring It On. Diehard fans still remember her as Paula Carson on Days of Our Lives or Murray’s daughter, on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Sherry has guest starred in dozens of popular television shows, ranging from Happy Days to The Waltons to Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman to Touched By an Angel to NYPD Blue to Nip/Tuck and CSI. Other favorite credits include, working with James Garner in The Rockford Files-I Love LA, the award winning Friendly Fire with Carol Burnett, Hit and Run, Lyin’ Eyes, Prince of Bel Air and working with the beloved Walter Matthau in Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love. Sherry has also enjoyed working as a voice over artist, allowing her to utilize her diverse voice talents in such movies as: Shrek, Madagascar, Freaky Friday, Polar Express, Astro Boy and Monsters vs Aliens, to name a few.
Aside from her film, tv, and stage career, Ms. Hursey is passionate about music, her spiritual journey and sharing her passions with young people. A few years ago, she spread her wings, wrote, produced and starred in a one hour family musical special, Lilly’s Light, her heart project, now airing on Public Television. Inspired by Lilly’s Light, she and her partner, Craig Hamilton, founded “Lilly’s Fostering Hearts” a non-profit org advocating for children in foster care. www.lillyslight.net
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