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television movies

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theater

directing

radio

honors

training

special projects

 


feature films:
Circle - 2014
written by Aaron Hann and Mario Miscione
Played C.S.
Directed by Mario Miscione and Aaron Hann
Taggart Productions
Shadow of Doubt - 1998
written by Myra Byanka and Raymond De Felitta

 

 

 



Played Leslie Saxon
Directed by Randal Kleiser
Largo Entertainment

 

Return To The Blue Lagoon - 1991
written by Leslie Stevens

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Played Sarah
Directed by William Graham
Columbia Pictures
Lionheart - 1990
written by S.N. Warren

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Played Hlne Gaultier
Directed by Sheldon Lettich
Universal Pictures
Second Thoughts (short)- 1986
written by Cindy Myers
Directed by Susan Marcinkus
American Film Institute
Ghoulies - 1985
written by Luca Bercovici and Jefery Levy

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Played Rebecca
Directed by Luca Bercovici
Empire Pictures
The House of God - 1984
written by Donald Wrye

Played Dr. Jo Miller
Directed by Donald Wyre
United Artists Pictures
Swing Shift - 1984
written by Nancy Dowd

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Played Violet
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Warner Bros. Pictures

L'Homme en col
re - 1978
written Jean-Claude Carri
re and Claude Pinoteau
  Played Anne
Directed by Claude Pinoteau
Cinevideo / Films Ariane

Jennifer - 1978
written by Kay Cousins Johnson and Steve Krantz

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Played Jennifer Baylor
Directed by Brice Mack
Orion Pictures
Julia - 1977
written by Alvin Sargent

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Feature Film Debut

Played Young Julia
Directed by Fred Zinnemann
20th Century Fox Pictures
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television movies:
Rake - 2014
written by Peter Duncan
Played Lorraine Wilson
Directed by Sam Raimi
Fox TV Pilot
Sacrifices of the Heart - 2007
(aka Spring Thaw)
written by Patti Davis

 
Played Virginia Doyle
Directed by David S. Cass Sr.
Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie

Off Season - 2001
written by Glenn Gers



Played Ashley Manson
Directed by Bruce Davison
Showtime Cable Movie


Color of Justice
- 1997
written by Lionel Chetwynd

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Played Betty
Directed by Jeremy Paul Kagan
Showtime Cable Movie
Into The Badlands - 1991
written by Dick Beebe, Marjorie David and Gordon Dawson

Played Sarah Carstairs
Directed by Sam Pillsbury
USA Cable Movie
Windmills Of The Gods - 1988
written by Sidney Sheldon

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Network Mini-Series
Directed by Lee Philips
A Bunny's Tale - 1985
written by Deena Goldstone
Played Bunny Lee
Directed by Karen Arthur
ABC Movie of the Week

The Best Little Girl in the World
- 1981
written by David Moessinger


Played Gail Powell
Directed by Sam O'Steen
ABC Movie of the Week
The Woman's Room - 1980
written by Carol Sobieski

Played Kyla
Directed by Glenn Jordan
NBC Mini-Series

The Last Convertible - 1979
written Stephen McPherson

Played Rosamond Ardley
Directed by Jo Swerling, Jr.
ABC Mini-Series
Studs Lonigan - 1979
written by Reginald Rose


Played Lucy Scanlon
Directed by James Goldstone
CBS Mini-Series

True Grit: A Further Adventure - 1978
written by Sandor Stern


Played Mattie Ross
Directed by Richard Heffron
ABC Movie of the Week


Perfect Gentlemen
- 1978
written by Nora Ephron


Played Annie Cavagnaro
Directed by Jackie Cooper
ABC Movie of the Week


The Best of Families - 1977

Played Mary Margaret Rafferty
Directed by Glenn Jordan
PBS Mini-Series


I Want To Keep My Baby -
1976
written by Joanna Lee

Played Miranda
Directed by Jerry Thorpe
CBS Movie of the Week

The Blue Hotel -
1976
written by Harry Mark Petrakis

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Played Younger Daughter
Directed by Jan Kadr 
PBS Movie of the Week

Valley Forge -
1975
play by Maxwell Anderson

Played Tabis
Directed by Fielder Cook
Hallmark Hall of Fame Production for PBS


The Country Girl -
1974
play by Clifford Odets


Television Debut

Played Nancy
Directed by Paul Bogart
Hallmark Hall of Fame Production for CBS

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tv guest appearances:
RAKE
Fox TV

Played Lorrain Wilson

2/13/2014

Directed by Sam Raimi

Strong Medicine
LIFETIME

Played Babs Darner in episode "The Hero Hearts"

6/19/03

For The People
LIFETIME
Played Annika Jacobs in episode "Nasent"
12/15/02
Directed by Carl Weathers
Law and Order:
Special Victims Unit

NBC

Played Dr. Garrison in episode: "Waste"

11/15/2002
Directed by Donna Deitch

The Guardian
CBS
Played Carol Ritter in episode: "The Men from the Boys"  10/23/2001
Directed by Peter Leuling
Brooklyn Bridge
NBC
Played Bernice
3/25/1992
Murder, She Wrote
CBS
Played Allison Franklin in episode: "Terminal Connection"   11/17/1991
In The Heat Of The Night
NBC
Played Jeanette Marshall in episode: "Obsession"  10/22/1991
Sons and Daughters
ABC
Played Melanie
12/6/1990
Directed by Bill Bixby
Murder, She Wrote
CBS
Played Jill Goddard in episode: "Prediction: Murder"  1/1/1989
Cagney & Lacey
CBS
Played Frances Gorelik in episode: "Divine Couriers"   2/23/1987
Directed by Sharron Miller
The Equalizer
CBS
Played Anne Fitzgerald/Diane Snyder in episode: "Counterfire"  11/19/1986
Hotel
ABC
Played Laura Shafer in episode: "Enemies Within" 10/29/1986
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
USA Network
Played Ellen in episode: "Night Fever" 10/6/1985
Remington Steele
NBC
Played Christy Cordaro in episode: "High Flying Steele"  1/17/1984
Directed by Karen Arther
Kojak
CBS
Played Jennifer Campbell in episode: "Lady in the Squad Room"  3/8/1977
Happy Days
ABC
Played Michelle in episode: "The Graduation: Part 1"  2/8/1977
Directed by Gary Marshall
James At 15
NBC
Played Paisley Huffton (1977)
recurring role
Beacon Hill
CBS
Played Kate
(1976)
recurring role
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theater:

THE NORMAL HEART

by Larry Kramer

2013

The Fountain Theatre
Los Angeles, California
Played Dr. Emma Brookner
Directed by Simon Levy

THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM
by Enda Walsh

2012

West Coast Premiere

Rogue Machine Theatre
Los Angeles, California
Played Breda
Directed by John Flynn

NEVER LAND
by Phyllis Nagy
2009

American Premiere

Rogue Machine Theatre
Los Angeles, California
Played Anne Joubert
Directed by Phyllis Nagy

THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE
by Tennessee Williams
2007
The Fountain Theatre
Los Angeles, California
Played Blackie
Directed by Simon Levy
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by Tennessee Williams
2006

The Colony Theatre
Burbank, California
Played Amanda Wingfield
Directed by Jessica Kubzansky
ACCOMPLICE
by Rubert Holmes
2005

The Colony Theatre
Burbank, California
Played Janet/Erica/Lisa
Directed by Simon Levy

Daisy in the Dreamtime
by Lynne Kaufman
2004

West Coast Premiere

A Fountain Theatre Production
[Inside] at the Ford Amphitheatre
Hollywood, California
Played Daisy Bates
Directed by Simon Levy


Communicating Doors
by Alan Ayckbourn
2002


Los Angeles Premiere
Odyssey Theater
Los Angeles, California
Played Ruella Wells
Directed by Barry Philips

Panache
1999-2000

 

 

East Coast Premiere
Players Theater
New York City, New York
Played Kathleen Trafalgar
Directed by David A. Cox


World Premiere
Balcony Theater at the Pasadena Playhouse
Pasadena, California

Played Kathleen Trafalgar
Directed by David A. Cox

 

 

Only A Broken String of Pearls

(now titled: Zelda)
by Willard Sims
1995

 

World Premiere
Theater Geo
Los Angeles, California
Played Zelda Fitzgerald - 
one-woman show
Directed by Jules Aaron

To Kill A Mockingbird
1994


West Coast Premiere
La Mirada Center for the Performing Arts
Played Mayella Violet Ewell
Directed by Jules Aaron
 

The Real Inspector Hound
by Tom Stoppard
1994

 

Odyssey Theater
Los Angeles, California

Played Lady Cynthia Muldoon
Directed by Ron Sossi

Breaking the Silence

by Stephen Poliakoff

1994

Berkshire Theater
The Berkshires, New York

Played Eugenia Pesiakoff

Directed by Melvin Bernhardt

 

The Art of Success  

by Nick Deer

1993

 

West Coast Premiere
Odyssey Theater
Los Angeles, California

Played Sarah Sprackling
Directed by Al Rossi

 

Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare
1990

 

La Jolla Playhouse
La Jolla, California
Played Olivia
Directed by Des McAnuff
Love Letters
by A.R. Gurney
1990
Canon Theater
Beverly Hills, CA
Played Melissa Gardner
Directed by Ted Weiant
 

Night Owls
by Suzanne Lummis
1989

 

World Premiere
The Cast-at-the-Circle Theater
Los Angeles, California

Played Kathy
Directed by Deborah LaVine


The Immigrant
by Mark Harelik
1989

New York City Premiere
American Jewish Theater
New York City, New York

Played Leah Harelik
Directed by John Driver

The Downside
1987

World Premiere
Longwharf Theater
New Haven, Connecticut

Played Roxanne

Directed by Kenneth Frankel

The Early Girl
by Caroline Kava
1987
The Back Alley Theater
Los Angeles, California
Directed by Allan Miller
 

Blue Window  
by Craig Lucas
1985-1986

 


Mayfair Theater
Los Angeles, California
Played Libby
Directed by Norman Rene

West Coast Premiere
South Coast Rep Theater
Costa Mesa, California
Played Libby
Directed by Norman Rene

 

Love's Labour's Lost
by William Shakespeare
1984

 

Circle Rep Theater
New York City, New York

Played Katherine
Directed by Toby Robertson

The Midnight Visitor
by Daniel Mark Epstein
1982

World Premiere
The Shaliko Company
St. Peters Hall
New York City

Played Mary
Directed by Leonardo Shapiro

 

The Diviners
by Jim Leonard
1980

 

World Premiere
Circle Rep Theater
New York City, New York

Played Jennie Mae
Directed by Tom Evans

 

The American Clock
by Arthur Miller
1980

 


World Premiere
Spoleto Festival USA
Charleston, South Carolina
Played Dora, and Harriet, Isabel, Lucy, Frieda 
Directed by Dan Sullivan

The Harold Clurman Theater
New York City, New York
Played Dora, and Harriet, Isable, Lucy,Frieda
Directed by Dan Sullivan

 

The Butterfingers Angel, Mary and Joseph, Herod the Nut, and the Twelve Hit Carols in a Pear Tree
by William Gibson
1979
Syracuse Stage
Syracuse, New York
Played Mary
Directed by Arthur Storch
 

Romeo & Juliet
by William Shakespeare
1977

 

Circle in the Square Theater
New York City, New York
Played Juliet
Directed by Theodore Mann
Dynamo
by Eugene O'Neill
1976
Syracuse Stage
Syracuse, New York
Played Ada
Directed by Arthur Storch
 

The Elephant in the House
1975

 

World Premiere
Circle Rep Theater
New York City, New York
Played Francesca
Directed by Marshall Mason
 

Spring's Awakening
by Franz Wedekind
1975

Theater Debut
Circle Rep Theater
New York City, New York
Played Wendla Bergman
Directed by Jan Eliasberg
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directing:

The Disconnect

by Meredith Simonds

2012

Asylum Theatre

Hollywood, California

starring: Ann Bronston, Joy Darash, Heather Long, Jennifer Pollono

'night, Mother
by Marsha Norman

2003

Interact Theatre
North Hollywood, California
starring: Annie Abbott and Rebecca Tilney

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Clara
by Maureen Teefy
2002
arcade
Culver City, California
starring: Michael Callan, Kathy Christopherson, Jeff Kober, Tom Kopachi, Michael Krawic, Emily Neibo and Rich Ronat
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radio:
This Book Will Save Your Life
by A.M. Homes
2009
BBC Radio 4
Played Cynthia
Directed by Tim Dee
The Heidi Chronicles
by Wendy Wasserstein
2002
L.A. Theater Works
Washington, DC
Played multiple roles, inc. Lisa
Directed by Molly Smith
The Middle of the Night
by Paddy Cheyevsky
2002
L.A. Theater Works
Los Angeles, California
The Devil's Disciple
 by George Bernard Shaw
1996
L.A. Theater Works
Washington, DC
Played Judith
Directed by Michael Kahn
Portrait of Dora
by Helene Cixous
1982
WBAI Radio
New York City, New York
Played Dora
Directed by Susan Wells
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honors:
Best Supporting Female Performance:  LA Weekly Nomination Award for The Normal Heart (2013)
Best Ensemble Performance: The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for The New Electric Ballroom (2012)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:  LA Weekly Nomination Award for The New Electric Ballroom (2012)
Best Director: ADA (Artistic Director Achievement Award) for directing 'night, Mother at The Interact Theatre Company (2003)
Best Actress In A Comedy:  ADA Award (Artistic Director Award) for her leading role in the world premiere stage production of Panache (2000)
Outstanding Performance:  Drama-Logue Award for her one- woman performance in the premiere stage production of Only A Broken String of Pearls portraying the life of Zelda Fitzgerald (1995)
Outstanding Performance:  Drama-Logue Award for her leading role in the stage production of The Art of Success (1993)
Outstanding Performance:  Drama-Logue Award for her leading role in the premiere stage production of Night Owls (1990)
Member: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (1987)
Best Ensemble Performance:  Drama-Logue Award for her work in the premiere west coast staged production of Blue Window (1986)
Best Ensemble Performance:  L.A. Drama Critics Award for her work in the premiere west coast stage production of Blue Window (1986)
Member: The Circle Repertory Company NYC (1980)
Best Actress:  International Science Fiction And Horror Film Festival for her leading role as Jennifer in the feature film Jennifer (1979)
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training:
The Juilliard School of Drama under John Houseman
acting: Marian Seldes, Michael Kahn, Michael Howard
voice: Elizabeth Smith, Catherine Fitzmaurice, Robert Williams
speech:  Edith Skinner, Peggy Freed
mask:  Pierre Lefevre
alexander technique:  Judith Leibowitz
dance:  Jane Kasminski
Mime
Michael Lippman
Voice
Catherine Fitzmaurice, Kristin Linkleter, Fran Bennett, Patsy Rodenburg
Acting
Mira Rostova, Peggy Feury, Larry Moss
Dance
Ballet and Modern since early childhood
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special projects:

2012 - present

Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®

2011 - present

VASTA Member (Voice and Speech Trainer's Association)

For a link to their website visit  www.vasta.org

2010 - 2012

Fitzmaurice Voicework® Teacher Training

For a link to her website visit  www.fitzmauricevoice.com

2009
Rogue Machine Theatre Art Board
For a link to their website visit  www.roguemachinetheatre.com
2006 - present
Fountain Theatre Artistic Advisory Board

For a link to their current season visit  www.fountaintheatre.com
2002 - 2010
Odyssey Theatre Board of Directors
For a link to their current season visit  www.odysseytheatre.com
1997 - 2000
Founding Artistic Director of the Henlopen Theater Project in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
For a link to their current season visit  www.henlopentheaterproject.com
1992 - 1995
Screen Actors Guild Board of Directors
1989 - 1990
Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) Certification Workshop
1987 - 1990
Co-founder Circle Rep West, Los Angeles
1983 - 1986
Founder Los Angeles Shakespeare Group
Member of The Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA), The Actors Equity Association (AEA), The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), Voice and Speech Teachers Association (VASTA), Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Associate Memeber (SDC)

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