During the early 90s, actress Sheryl Lee found showbiz success playing Laura Palmer and Maddy Reguson on the popular TV series Twin Peaks.
But now, Sheryl, 47, has revealed her 2007 diagnosis with neutropenia — a rare blood disorder that affects the body's white blood cells — has left her in financial turmoil and has prevented her from finding work in Hollywood.
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"I've had to sell everything for financial reasons. From the age of 40, I went through illness for four and a half years," the actress said in a new interview.
"I tried to keep working through it as much as I could, but I was physically not able to do it as much and if you look sick it's hard to get a job," she added.
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The disease was so crippling to both her body and established acting career, Sheryl explained that she was forced to sell her house and some of her beloved Twin Peaks memorabilia just to stay financially afloat.
Sheryl, who was once married to Neil Diamond's son Jesse Diamond, has thankfully been able to find work by starring in a few independent films, but said the paychecks haven't been able to cover her losses.
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With a Twin Peaks revival now in the works, the actress remains hopeful that her character, Laura Palmer, may make a comeback on the new series.
And, based on her character's ominous foretelling in the show's final season, Sheryl just may get the much-deserved chance to resuscitate her career.
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Audiences last saw murdered beauty queen Laura whisper to Dale Cooper (played by Kyle MacLachlan) that she would see him again in 25 years.
The new Twin Peaks is set to premiere on Showtime in 2016, 25 years after the original show aired on ABC from 1990 - 1991.
The Evening Standard first reported this news.
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