Cheryl Hines is an actress as well as director and producer. Hines is the daughter of James and Rosemary Hines. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Communication with a minor in Theater Performance from the University of Central Florida. Prior to getting a break in Hollywood, she worked as a waitress as well as a television reporter, telephone operator, and personal assistant to Rob Reiner. Hines began her acting career by doing improvisational comedy at "The Groundlings Theater". She made her first directorial debut with Serious "Moonlight".
Hines married the founder of the management firm Principato-Young, Paul Young on December 30, 2002. They have one child, daughter Catherine Rose Young, born on 8 March 2004. Hines and Young filed papers for their divorce after nearly eight years of marriage On July 20, 2010 she began to date activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. They announced their engagement late April 2014 and were married on August 2, 2014.