Shanna Reed

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Shanna Reed
Shanna Herron

(1955-10-30) October 30, 1955 (age 67)
Occupation(s)Actress, dancer, singer
Years active1980–1999
(m. 1986; died 2022)

Shanna Reed (born Shanna Herron; October 30, 1955) is an American dancer and television and movie actress. She is known for playing Polly Cooper McGillis on Major Dad. One of seven siblings, she is the step-daughter of Tommy Reed, the jazz saxophonist and leader of the Tommy Reed Orchestra.[1][2]

Additional television credits include roles in Promised Land, Beverly Hills, 90210, Touched by an Angel, Cheers, Magnum, P.I., The Colbys, Simon & Simon, Hotel, I Had Three Wives, Knight Rider, T.J. Hooker, Fantasy Island, Texas, and Newhart.


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1980 Texas Terry Decker 1980-1981 (TV series)
1982 Gavilan Episode: "Best Friend Money Can Buy"
1983 Legs Lisa TV movie
Casablanca Episode: "Jenny"
The Dukes of Hazzard Anna Lisa Episode: "Lulu's Gone Away"
Newhart Iris Beecham Episode: "The Looks of Love"
For Love and Honor Phyllis Wiecek 1983-1984 (12 episodes)
1984 The Master Kelly Patterson Episode: "Out-of-Time Step"
T.J. Hooker Angie Quinn Episode: "Hooker's Run"
Fantasy Island Laura Martin Episode: "Mermaid and the Matchmaker/The Obsolete Man"
Knight Rider Barbara Bellingham Episode: "Let It Be Me"
Simon & Simon Valerie Bartlett Episode: "The Dark Side of the Street"
Mike Hammer Ana Episode: "Warpath"
1985 Braker Dede Drummond TV movies
Midas Valley Lillian Hammond
Mirrors Diane
Hotel Joanna Korsak Episode: "Anniversary"
I Had Three Wives Liz 5 episodes
1986 The Colbys Adrienne Cassidy 1986-1987 (14 episodes)
1988 Magnum, P.I. Sarah Amlin Episode: "The Great Hawaiian Adventure Company"
Throb Sheri Episode: "Men Without Lips"
Houston Knights Episode: "Cajun Spice"
Heartbeat Caroline Petrie Episode: "Where's Solomon When You Need Him?"
Episode: "Cory's Loss"
Episode: "To Heal a Doctor"
Desert Rats TV movie
1st & Ten Episode: "The Bulls Own Up"
Cheers Suzanne Porter Episode: "Swear to God"
1989 The Banker Sharon
Major Dad Polly Cooper McGillis 1989-1993 (96 episodes)
1990 The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage Nina Morgan TV movies
Coins in the Fountain Bonnie
1993 The Trouble with Larry Sally Easden Burton Flatt 7 episodes
Shadowhunter Waitress TV movies
Moment of Truth: Stalking Back Linda Anello
1994 The Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story Sue Castellano
Don't Talk to Strangers Jane
1995 The Sister-in-Law Madeleine Richards Warner
Remember Me Elaine Archer
1996 Stand Against Fear Anne Wilson
Alien Avengers Rhonda
Rattled Krista Donohue
Touched by an Angel Morgan Bell Episode: "Statute of Limitations"
1998 Beverly Hills, 90210 Patricia Myers Episode: "All That Glitters"
The Night Caller Dr. Lindsay Roland
1999 Promised Land Helen Saunders Episode: "In the Money"


  1. ^ Brennan, Patricia (November 20, 1989). The Toronto Star. p. B4. ProQuest 436075756. {{cite news}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Tommy Reed Obituary". Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home | Phoenix AZ. February 14, 2012. Retrieved October 6, 2021.

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