The project did not go to series, but the pilot episode was aired as a television movie in 1986.In 1986, Sheridan joined the cast of the CBS prime time soap opera Knots Landing as vixen Paige Matheson.
The same year, she was named one of People In the 1990s, Sheridan went to star in a number of television movies.
Sheridan began her career as a fashion model, appearing in the pages of Vogue and on the cover of Cosmopolitan, shot by Francesco Scavullo.
In 1984, she made her acting debut in the short-lived ABC primetime soap opera Paper Dolls.
She started in a recurring role, but had become a series regular by the 1988–89 season.
Sheridan remained with the series for seven seasons until its end in 1993.