Fast Facts

  • Began her collegiate career as an anthropology major.
  • Starred opposite Henry Winkler in a 1970 Yale Cabaret production of Cocaloony Tennessee. 
  • Debuted on Broadway in 1974 in the Dustin Hoffman-directed play All Over Town.
  • Met future husband Michael Tucker in 1970 when they both appeared in the play The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail in Washington, D.C.
  • Successfully battled breast cancer during the mid-1980s.
  • With Tucker, toured the country in 2007 with a cabaret act called Life Is a Duet, the story of their relationship, family and careers.

Awards

  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1988, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1991, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1989, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Winner
  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Winner
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Wilbur Eikenberry — Father
  • Alison — Stepdaughter
  • Max Tucker — Son
  • Lora Eikenberry — Mother
  • Michael Tucker — Husband

College

  • Attended Barnard College, New York, NY; Yale School of Drama, New Haven, CT

Details

  • Birth Name: Jill Susan Eikenberry
  • Birth Place: New Haven, CT
  • Birthday: January 21, 1947, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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