- As a child, attended drama classes along with her sister during the summer months.
- Said she fell in love with acting at the age of 10, when she played the role of Badger in a staging of The Wind in the Willows.
- Once worked as a cappuccino maker in a New York restaurant.
- Met her first husband, actor Bruce Abbott, when they both appeared in 1982's Tag: The Assassination Game.
- Best-known for her role as Sarah Connor in the first two Terminator movies. The films' director, James Cameron, ended up becoming her second husband.
- Left the popular late-'80s TV series Beauty and the Beast to have her first child.
- Her twin sister, Leslie, appeared in 1991's Terminator 2 in scenes that required two Sarah Connors on screen.
- Reportedly received nearly $50 million in her divorce settlement with Cameron.
- Revealed in 2004 that she is bipolar; she went undiagnosed until she was nearly 40.
- 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
- 1989, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
- 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
- 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
- Dalton Abbott — Son
- James Cameron — Ex-husband
- Bruce Abbott — Ex-husband
- Josephine Archer Cameron — Daughter
- Leslie Hamilton Gearren — Sister
- Attended Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland, United States
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