Sherri Michelle Saum (born October 1, 1974) is an American actress. Saum is best known for her co-lead role as Lena Adams Foster in the Freeform drama series The Fosters (2013–2018) as well as a subsequent guest star role in its spinoff Good Trouble (2019–present). She is also known for her television roles in Beggars and Choosers, Rescue Me and In Treatment, as well as for her roles in the daytime soap operas Sunset Beach and One Life to Live.
I really just try to focus every day on delivering the most honest portrayal I can and let everything else take care of itself.
DNA doesn't make a family. Love does.
I have this really morbid, awesome love for the movie Black Swan.
I have a lot of people who are soap fans and they definitely know who I am, even if they call me by my character's name. I get a lot of people thinking maybe they know me from high school. My career has been a slow burn, a gradual rise, which I prefer since this is a marathon and not a sprint, so I kind of like where I am and where I'm going.
Soaps might not be the most highly regarding medium but it was a crucial springboard for me and I am forever grateful for it.
I come from a background of 40 pages a day. The other side of the coin is quality can suffer a bit on those shows and you can get into some bad habits but thanks to those days, I can do memorization in my sleep.