Annette O'Toole



  • Birth Place: Houston, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/01/1952, Aries
  • Profession: Actor; writer; songwriter; producer
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Annette O'Toole Fast Facts:
  • At age 3, started taking dance lessons at her mother's dance school in Houston.
  • Joined The Danny Kaye Show as a professional dancer when she was 16.
  • First acting gig was a guest-starring role on a 1970 episode of Gunsmoke.
  • Made feature-film debut as a scheming beauty-pageant contestant in the 1975 comedy Smile.
  • Played country singer Tammy Wynette in the 1981 TV movie Stand by Your Man.
  • Was cast as Clark Kent's high school sweetheart Lana Lang in 1983's Superman III opposite Christopher Reeve; and then as Clark's adoptive mother Martha Kent in the 2001 TV series Smallville.
  • Landed guest-starring roles with husband Michael McKean in a number of TV series, including a 1999 episode of Boy Meets World and a 2000 episode of Law & Order.
  • Cowrote, with husband McKean, an Oscar-nominated song (the second they had ever written together) for the Christopher Guest musical mockumentary A Mighty Wind (2003).
  • In 2011, starred in Southern Comfort, a musical based on a Sundance award-winning documentary about Georgian transgender friends; the New York Times praised her "moving performance."
  • Appeared on The Finder in 2012 as Eileen Sherman, Walter's mother.
  • Annette O'Toole Relationships:
  • Nell Geisslinger - Daughter
  • Anna Geisslinger - Daughter
  • Michael McKean - Husband
  • Bill Geisslinger - Ex-husband
  • Annette O'Toole Awards:
  • 2003 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended University of California, Los Angeles, CA

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