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Christine Ebersole

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Winnetka, Illinois, United States
Profession
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • Made her Broadway debut in Angel Street in 1976; subsequently appeared in Oklahoma, Camelot and Getting Away with Murder
  • Launched her TV career in the mid-'70s with a role on the long-running ABC soap Ryan's Hope
  • Was a Saturday Night Live cast member during the 1981-82 season, co-anchoring the "Weekend Update" segment
  • Made her big-screen debut in 1982 with a bit part in Tootsie, and went on to star in Mac and Me (1988) and Folks! (1992)
  • Moved to Hollywood in 1985, after starring in the poorly received Broadway musical Harrigan N' Heart, which closed after just three performances
  • Landed series-regular roles on several sitcoms, including CBS' The Cavanaughs and Ink
  • Returned to the cabaret stage in 1997, and released her first album, Live at the Cinegrill, the following year
  • Began a string of critically acclaimed stage roles in 2001 with 42nd Street, and continued her winning streak with Dinner at Eight (2003) and Grey Gardens (2007)

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