Becky Ann Baker

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  • Birth Name: Becky Ann Gelke
  • Birth Place: Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Was an Army brat and traveled around with her parents from base to base.
  • Got the acting bug after appearing in a 6th grade play.
  • Started acting professionally in theater as a chorus girl and landed a part in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas on Broadway in 1978.
  • Other Broadway credits include: Titanic; Assassins; All My Sons; A Streetcar Named Desire; and Good People.
  • Big TV break came when she was cast as Jean Weir, the lovable mom on Freaks and Geeks in 1999.
  • In 2012 was cast as Lena Dunham's mother on Girls and appeared as Katharine McPhee's mom on Smash, along with her real-life husband Dylan Baker who played McPhee's dad.
  •  Is a founding member of New York-based theater company The Drama Dept. and is a member of Actor's Studio.

Awards

  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Dylan Baker — Husband
  • Willa Baker — Daughter

College

  • Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States (BA in Theater)

Details

  • Birth Name: Becky Ann Gelke
  • Birth Place: Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States
  • Profession: Actor