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This article is about Cheryl Walsh from the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. If you are looking for one or more other versions of Cheryl Walsh, please check the Cheryl Walsh (disambiguation).

Oh, honey, he's all right. He's just having a bad dream.

Cheryl Walsh is a character in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge.

She is the wife to Ken Walsh and also the mother of Angela Walsh and Jesse Walsh. She is portrayed by the actress Hope Lange.


A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revange[]

Cheryl tries to be as understanding as possible with Jesse all the time, defending him even from his father Ken who is always a bit rude to him.

When Jesse comes home naked the night of Coach Schneider's murder, she decides it's not a good idea to ask him anything and that it's best if Jesse goes to bed. The next day, when she doesn't get any convincing answers from Jesse, she ends up believing that he may be developing some kind of emotional breakdown. She comments her thoughts to Ken and all she does is yell at him and completely ignore what she told him.

Cheryl is very affectionate and protective of her daughter, Angel, who, seeing everything that happens with Jesse, is terrified of her, but Cheryl always seeks to calm her down and get her out of the focus of discussions.


Cheryl is understanding, calm and always seeks to protect her children, so she does not hesitate to confront Ken when she learns about what happened in the house he decided to rent.

Physical appearance[]

Cheryl Walsh is introduced to the story as an older woman with short white hair and brown eyes.


Jesse Walsh[]

Cheryl seeks to protect Jesse at all times, always allowing him to speak so she can listen to him and try to understand him. She even tries to think of solutions for her son to stop having nightmares and stop walking around Springwood naked, she thinks they should seek professional help but Ken tells her that Jesse should be locked up in a psychiatric facility.

Ken Walsh[]

She usually has conflicts with his husband since she is much more understanding and calm, while he is much more closed and easy to get angry. When Jesse confronts his father in the kitchen saying that he knew a woman had died in the house, Cheryl gets mad at Ken for keeping the information from them.

Other media[]

Jesse's Lost Journal[]

While the events depicted in Jesse's Lost Journal are not part of the series timeline or canon, Mark Patton (who played Jesse Walsh in A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge) wrote a string of events that he believes could go down in history as "what really happened." Following the timeline of the film series, the events we see in Freddy's Revenge take place in 1986, while the events described in Jesse's diary are mentioned as occurring in 1982 and 1985.

  • Please see here the special article for the character of Cheryl Walsh in the story written by Mark Patton.


  • Cheryl Walsh's story changes completely from the film to the narrative present in Jesse's Lost Journal.
  • In Jesse's Lost Journal, it is mentioned that Cheryl's favorite season of the year is fall because she loves the brown color of the leaves on the trees.


  • (To Ken): "He needs professional help. I think we have to take him to see a psychiatrist."