In Monday’s episode, Rachel tries to be sympathetic to a contestant, Anna, whose dad died, but ultimately cuts together footage that makes Anna look crazy.

It’s to Appleby’s credit that viewers can see the genius, broken, manipulative, and desperate parts of her very human character and still be completely transfixed.

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In the summer of 2012, she starred as Lucy in the web comedy series Dating Rules from My Future Self.

She had recurring roles on both the NBC drama series Chicago Fire and the HBO comedy-drama series Girls.

Spoilers ahead for Monday night's episode of Un REAL.

On Lifetime's Un REAL, Shiri Appleby’s character at once observes and calculates, manipulates and repents.

Appleby began her acting career at the age of four, starting with advertisements for various products such as Cheerios and M&M's. (1989), ER (1994), Baywatch (1989), Xena: Warrior Princess (1995), 7th Heaven (1997), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), before landing her break-out role in the series Roswell (1999–2002), where she tried out for the roles of Isabel and Maria before landing the leading role of Liz Parker.

She started acting and taking acting classes because her parents were concerned that she was so shy and introverted. In 2006, she had a recurring role on the short-lived ABC drama Six Degrees as Anya, a young assistant in a relationship with a much older photographer.

Sometimes you need to date a loser to appreciate the good guy. Do you think best friends’ exes are off limits IRL? If it’s like, “Hey, I know you dated this guy when you were 14 and now we’re 28 and met on Facebook…” You know, there’s obviously a big jump there. I think there’s just such a beautiful marriage of moments from season one, and the simplicity of getting to know a character all over again.

It can be circumstantial, but it can also be a big no-no. It’s that experience that everyone has from season one of getting to know these characters and it’s from a whole new perspective.

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In addition to appearing and directing, Appleby will also produce alongside Accola; Alloy's Leslie Morgenstein, Bob Levy, Josh Bank and Tripp Reed will executive produce the six-episode season, which begins production in Los Angeles this week for an August premiere.

Shiri Freda Appleby (born December 7, 1978) is an American actress.