Kathleen Turner

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  • Birth Name: Mary Kathleen Turner
  • Birth Place: Springfield, Missouri, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Father was an American diplomat who was imprisoned by the Japanese for four years during WWII.
  • Growing up, spent time living in Canada, Cuba, Venezuela and England, as well as Washington, D.C.
  • Drama classmates at Missouri State University included John Goodman.
  • Attended the Central School for Speech and Drama in London.
  • Broke her nose doing her own stunts for 1991's V.I. Warshawski.
  • Is chair of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Board of Advocates.
  • Made her stage-directing debut in 2007 with Crimes of the Heart at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts. The show eventually opened off-Broadway in 2008.
  • Penned her memoir, Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles, in 2008.

Awards

  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1982, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actress: Nominee
  • 1986, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1985, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1990, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
  • 2005, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
  • 1983, BAFTA Film Awards — Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles: Nominee
  • 1986, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Jay Weiss — Ex-husband
  • Rachel Ann Weiss — Daughter
  • David Guc — Ex-significant Other
  • Richard Turner — Father

College

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, United States (BFA in Theater, 1977); attended Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, United States

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  • Birth Name: Mary Kathleen Turner
  • Birth Place: Springfield, Missouri, United States
  • Profession: Actor