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Devon Odessa

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Devon Odessa
Born (1974-01-18) January 18, 1974 (age 43)
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Nationality American
Other names Devon O'Dessa
Occupation Actress
Known for Succubus in the Sleepwalkers
episode Forlorn

Devon Odessa (born January 18, 1974 in Parkersburg, West Virginia) is an American actress and film producer most famous for her role as Sharon Cherski on My So-Called Life. She has played the role of a Succubus once in the TV series Sleepwalkers.


Odessa was born in West Virginia, and brought up on a farm until moving to New Orleans, Louisiana, and later to Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks in 1992.

Succubus Character

She played a dual role of Violet Griffin and the Succubus in the American television series Sleepwalkers. Her appearance was in the episode Forlorn.


Year Title Role
2010 Strip Brandi
2008 Broken Angel Elizabeth
2007 Fade Philosophy
2006 Mad Cowgirl Aimee
2003 A mi amor mi dulce Vlaca Pounee
2000 Punks Felicity
2000 Men Named Milo, Women Named Greta Emily
1999 The Omega Code Jennifer Lane
1999 The Sterling Chase Chris
1999 Matters of Consequence Blue
1997 Campfire Tales Katherine
1997 Nowhere What
1997 No Small Ways Unknown
1997 The Others Michelle Dessayer
1996 Her Last Chance Rachel
1996 Shoot the Moon Kitty
1995 The Pride of Love T.J.
1995 Trial by Fire Patsy Thurman
1990 Extreme Close-Up Cheryl
1990 A Girl of the Limberlost Sally Brownlee
1989 Uncle Buck Additional voices
1989 Pumpkinhead Hessie
1989 Down Delaware Road Unknown

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Private Practice TV Series Claudine Episode: "A Step Too Far"
2005 Noah's Arc TV Series Checkout girl Episode: "Don't Make Me Over"
2005 That's So Raven TV Series Chloe Episode: "True Colors"
2001 Once and Again TV Series Noelle Platt Episode: "Forgive Us Our Trespasses"
2000 Opposite Sex TV Series Unknown Episode: "The Drug Episode"
1998 Touched by an Angel TV Series Sue Ellen Episode: "Seek and Ye Shall Find"
1998 Sleepwalkers TV Series Violet Griffin/The Succubus Episode: "Forlorn"
1998 Pacific Blue TV Series Erica Wardlow 2 Episodes
1997 Meego TV Series Amanda Episode: "Liar, Liar"
1997 Perversions of Science TV Series Unknown Episode: "Anatomy Lesson"
1994 My So-Called Life TV Series Sharon Cherski 19 Episodes
1994 The Commish TV Series Patty Birns Episode: "Working Girls"
1993 Angel Falls TV Series Dana
1993 The Wonder Years TV Series Sheila Episode: "Eclipse"
1992 Step by Step TV Series Judy Episode: "Stuck on You"
1990 Hunter TV Series Lisa Baker Episode: "The Incident"
1990 The Outsiders TV Series Cindy
1989 Good Morning, Miss Bliss TV Series Jennifer Episode: "Let's Get Together"
1988 Small Wonder TV Series Debbie Barnhill 3 Episodes
1988 The Facts of Life TV Series Cindy Bailey Episode: "Present Imperfect"
1987 Highway to Heaven TV Series Cindy Bailey Episode: "I Was a Middle Aged Werewolf"
1985 Rocky Road TV Series Unknown

Music Videos
Year Song Title Artist Notes
1998 Wiser Buffalo Tom Album: "Smitten"


Year Nominated work Award Result
1989 Highway to Heaven Young Artist Awards
Best Young Actress Guest Starring
in a Drama or Comedy Series
1989 Down Delaware Road Young Artist Awards
Best Young Actress in a Special, Pilot,
Movie of the Week or Mini-Series
1988 Rocky Road Young Artist Awards
Best Young Actress in a Cable Series or Special

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