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Birth Place: Monroe, GA

Birthday: November 13, 1953, Scorpio

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Studied under John Houseman and Marian Seldes at Juilliard.
  • Made her film debut in 1979 in Woody Allen's Manhattan (as a Shakespearean actress).
  • Won a 1989-90 Drama Desk Award for her performance in The Secret Rapture.
  • Has appeared in multiple plays written by Arthur Miller, the first of which, The Last Yankee, earned her a 1993 Obie Award.
  • Replaced Blythe Danner late in rehearsals for the 1998 off-Broadway premiere of Miller's The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, which later netted her a Tony nomination when it ran on Broadway.
  • Appeared with her husband, performance artist Jan Munroe, in the 1994 off-Broadway drama Booth; Munroe later auditioned for the role of George in Six Feet Under.

Awards

  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 2004, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Winner
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Vincent Conroy — Father
  • Jan Munroe — Husband
  • Jonathan Furst — Ex-husband

College

  • The Juilliard School, New York, NY (1977); attended Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA