He also stated that the decision to kill off her character was already approved in May 2008 (several months before the alleged hitting incident in September 2008) due, in part, to the need to reduce the show's budget.
Despite her television lead roles, her film career was limited.In 1992, she co-starred opposite Carol Burnett and Michael Caine in the comedy Noises Off, and later had only two studio movies: Spy Hard (1996) opposite Leslie Nielsen, and Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) starring Chris Farley.There Sally met Blofeld actor Telly Savalas, who eventually became her de facto husband and Sheridan's stepfather.Sheridan began her career as a fashion model, appearing in the pages of Vogue and on the cover of Cosmopolitan, shot by Francesco Scavullo.Sheridan was nominated for a 2005 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Unlike the other main characters who had been killed off over the years on Desperate Housewives, Sheridan did not make an appearance in the show's final episode which aired in May 2012.
In April 2010, Sheridan filed a million lawsuit against Desperate Housewives creator and producer Marc Cherry and ABC Television, alleging that she was assaulted by Cherry on the set of the show and was then fired when she reported the alleged abuse to the network.
The following year, she starred in the romantic comedy film The Sure Thing.
Sheridan is best known for her roles on television.
In 1986, Sheridan joined the cast of the CBS prime time soap opera Knots Landing as vixen Paige Matheson.
She started in a recurring role, but had become a series regular by the 1988–89 season.
She has also made a number of feature film appearances, including roles in Noises Off (1992), Spy Hard (1996), Beverly Hills Ninja (1997), and Code Name: The Cleaner (2007).