Cheri Montesanto

Cheri Montesanto was nominated for three Emmys and won all three for The X-Files in 1999, 2000, and 2001 as well as a Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hairstylist Guild Award, also for The X-Files, in 2000. Montesanto was make-up department head for CSI: Miami for eight years, has worked on The Night Shift, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and is currently working as make-up and make-up fx department head for Better Call Saul.  Montesanto, always pragmatic, reminds new make-up artists, “There isn’t one person on the film set who is there for charity.  You’re not here because we like to have an extra make-up person, you’re needed here.  By the same token, if you’re not doing it, they’re going to get someone else that will.”

Cheri Montesanto was nominated for three Emmys and won all three for The X-Files in 1999, 2000, and 2001 as well as a Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hairstylist Guild Award, also for The X-Files, in 2000. Montesanto was make-up department head for CSI: Miami for eight years, has worked on The Night Shift, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and is currently working as make-up and make-up fx department head for Better Call Saul.  Montesanto, always pragmatic, reminds new make-up artists, “There isn’t one person on the film set who is there for charity.  You’re not here because we like to have an extra make-up person, you’re needed here.  By the same token, if you’re not doing it, they’re going to get someone else that will.”