Cheryl is a character in the 2005 film "War of the worlds". She is one of Ray Ferrier's friends. Cheryl had a daughter, Laura. After meeting up with Ray at the ferry dock, Rachel discovers a tripod on the nearby hill. Ray told Cheryl to stay as he tried to persuade the captain of the ferry to let them all on, but Ray fails and only Ray, Rachel, and Robbie make it onto the boat. Cheryl and Laura were most likely killed off by the Tripods.