Sherri Saum

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Sherri Saum
Birth name Sherri M. Saum
Born October 1, 1974 in Dayton, Ohio, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Sunset Beach Vanessa Hart 1997–1999
The Fosters (2013) Lena Adams 2013–  1 2 3 4

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Girlfriends Angela 1x11 - The Importance of Being Frank December 11, 2000
Charmed Ariel 3x17 - Pre-Witched March 22, 2001
Law & Order: Trial by Jury Tiffany Jackson 1x06 - Pattern of Conduct April 1, 2005
CSI: Miami Karen Ballard 8x08 - Point of Impact November 16, 2009
Gossip Girl Holland Kemble 3x12 - The Debarted December 7, 2009
Gossip Girl Holland Kemble 3x13 - The Hurt Locket March 8, 2010
Gossip Girl Holland Kemble 3x20 - It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World May 3, 2010
Gossip Girl Holland Kemble 3x21 - Ex-Husbands and Wives May 10, 2010
Body of Proof Nina Wheeler 1x02 - Letting Go April 3, 2011
CSI: NY Elaine Moore 8x17 - Unwrapped May 4, 2012
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sondra Vaughn 15x17 - Gambler's Fallacy March 12, 2014

Awards and Accolades

Daytime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series (1999)
Sunset Beach


  • Her mother is German and her father is African-American
  • Her brother, Michael works for the city of Dayton, Ohio and her sister, Lisa is a political scientist
  • Attended Kettering Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio
  • Attended Ohio State University and New York University
  • Studied Spanish in Madrid, Spain for six months
  • Has twin sons, John Rubén and Michael Luís (born in 2014) with boyfriend and former "One Life to Live" castmate Kamar de los Reyes