6 things you should know about Dayton actress Sherri Saum

Big congrats to one of Dayton's favorite daughters.

Fairmont High School graduate Sherri Saum just appeared on ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder."

The actress played a sex worker accused of "murder by vagina" in the steamy drama. It was just the latest achievement in her productive acting career.

"It's Called the Octopus" was the third episode of the hot show starring Academy award-winning actress Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating.

Long, sexy story short, Sherri's charater Tanya gets off.

Take a lesson from Annalise and don't let anyone stop you from catching up on #HTGAWM today! #TGIT

Posted by How to Get Away With Murder on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Sherri is a familar face on TV.

Raised in Kettering, she stars as Lena, a lesbian mom in an interracial relationship on ABC Family's "The Fosters." 

Along with her partner Stef (played by Teri Polo), Lena  is mother to a blend of biological, adopted and foster children.

The show launched  in 2013.

Her acting career goes back nearly 20 years. Some of you surely you remember her as Vanessa Hart on the NBC soap opera "Sunset Beach."

Here are a few facts about Sherri Saum you may not know:

1.) We know her mom

Sherri's incredible mom Lois Saum worked for years as clerk and editorial assistant for our news partner, Dayton Daily News.

2.) She's a Buckeye

Sherri began her entertainment career as a big-city model while she was studying at Ohio State University and New York University.

3.) Her hubby is real, real easy on the eyes, too

Sherri married fellow former "One Life to Live" castmate Kamar de los Reyes in 2007.

Sherri Saum and her husband Kamar de los Reyes.

4.) She's a traveler

Sherri told the Dayton Daily News in 2013 that she loves to travel.

"My husband and I go to Spain every year. (Sherri is married to former "One Life to Live" castmate Kamar de los Reyes.) I've traveled from Saudi Arabia to Iceland to South Africa to Japan to Brazil to Egypt and I never tire of it. I don't have fancy cars or expensive clothes. I just love to travel. I'd like to see Korea, and maybe Vietnam," she said.

5.) She was a mall girl

Sheri told the newspaper that she and her friends loved to take the RTA to the Dayton Mall.

" We’d hang out and flirt with boys in the arcade. (Oh, those innocent days! ) And we’d go hang out 'at the fountains' where the Fraze pavilion is now.

I loved being in drama at Fairmont and going to the tournaments on the weekends and competing with other schools. I loved summers at the Kettering pool. Couldn’t wait until Memorial Day. I was the first kid in line."

6.) She has toddlers

Sherri and her husband welcomed twin sons, John Rubén and Michael Luís, on May 13, 2014.

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