It was Cynthia Geary's role in the hit TV show "Northern Exposure" that would lead to her Emmy nomination and relocation to Washington – on Seattle's eastside.
Photos: (Top) Cynthia Geary and husband Robert Coron with their daughters; (Middle) Liv, left, and Lyla, right, Coron. (bottom) Geary, center in green jacket, at a BYT rehearsal with daughters Lyla, far right in pink, and Lyla, second from right in purple. Courtesy of Geary/Coron family and BYT.
Cynthia Geary (b. March 21, 1965, Jackson, Mississippi) is an American actress best known for her role as the beautiful (and slightly ditzy) Shelly Tambo in the television series Northern Exposure. Encouraged at an early age by her mother (a voice and music teacher), Geary studied ballet, voice, and piano. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal performance and graduated with honors from the University of Mississippi.