|Name Cherie Bennett|
|Education University of Michigan|
Movies Broken Bridges
|Awards WGA Award for Best Daytime Drama - Television|
Nominations Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team
Books Anne Frank and Me, Life in the Fat Lane, Searching for David's Heart, A heart divided, WILD HEARTS
Similar People Jeff Gottesfeld, Natalie Minardi Slater, Lynn Marie Latham, Janice Ferri Esser, Scott Hamner
Cherie Bennett (born 1960 in Buffalo, New York) is an American novelist, actress, director, playwright, newspaper columnist, singer, and television writer on the CBS Daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless.
Writing was not Bennett's early focus. Sometimes known as the "Big and Tall Barbie Doll", she attended Wayne State University, and then the University of Michigan in the early 1980s, as a musical theater major. She worked frequently as an actress, doing national musical tours, regional theater productions including Mark Medoff's When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? and a well-reviewed turn in the off-Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' Twenty-Seven Wagons Full of Cotton. She headed her own improv comedy trio, Zaniac, and performed as a vocalist, singing backup for John Mellencamp and in her play, Honk Tonk Angels.
Bennett's favorite non-writing activities are reading (memoirs, medical mysteries, and show-biz stories), film, theater, cooking, politics, and Internet shopping. She lives in Los Angeles with her son.
Her pseudonyms are C.J. Anders, and Carrie Austen. For many years, she wrote frequently with Jeff Gottesfeld, with whom she shared the Zoey Dean pseudonym.
Her father was a writer for such shows as The Twilight Zone, Route 66, and Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows.
Since June 2011, she's been the Artistic Director at Amusings Productions in Sherman Oaks.
The Young and the Restless (hired by Lynn Marie Latham; fired by Maria Arena Bell)
As the World Turns (hired by Hogan Sheffer)
Port Charles (hired by Lynn Marie Latham)
Girls Got Game: 2006
Smallville: 2001 - 2002
Six Book Series