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Born: April 4, 1950 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Birmingham, Michigan, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Worked as a singing waitress one summer during college; travelled to Scotland as a member of the Ann Arbor Mime Troupe, then went to London, appearing in a mime production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
1973:
Moved to New York City; supported herself as a waitress by day and performed off-off Broadway by night; even worked as a mime for a while in Central Park, battling an imaginary wind as her roommate honked inexpertly on a clarinet
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Appeared in commercials first for rug shampoo Spray 'n Vac, then for eight other products including Sominex and Joy dishwashing liquid
1977:
First Off-Broadway appearance as the female lead opposite Chris Sarandon in David Mamet's "The Woods" at the New York Shakespeare Festival's Public Theater
1978:
TV debut as Tania Reston in live-action, comic book adventure (movie-series pilot) "Dr Scorpion"
1978:
Had regular role as Harvey Korman's daughter in short-lived ABC sitcom "The Harvey Korman Show"
1979:
Feature film acting debut in "... And Justice For All"
1979:
Succeeded Roxane Hart opposite Kevin Kline in Michael Weller's Off-Broadway play, "Loose Ends"
1980:
Made Broadway debut in Steve Tesich's "Division Street"
1981:
Turned in excellent portrayal of a doctor in John Badham's feature "Whose Life Is It Anyway?"
1982:
Played Brenda Nicol in NBC miniseries "The Executioner's Song", based on the Norman Mailer book
1984:
Breakthrough film role in "Swing Shift" earned her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination
1987:
Her Emmy nomination (Best Supporting Actress) was perhaps the lone high point of the ABC miniseries "Amerika", a ponderous 14-hour epic which incurred the wrath of the UN and USSR before airing
1987:
Delivered a wonderful performance as the free-spirited aunt in the underrated Housekeeping"
1988:
Starred with River Phoenix and Judd Hirsch in Sidney Lumet's "Running on Empty"
1989:
Appeared on Broadway (replacing Joan Allen) in Wendy Wasserstein's "The Heidi Chronicles"
1991:
Won a CableACE Award for Best Actress for her performance in the TNT movie "Crazy from the Heart", directed by husband Thomas Schlamme
1991:
Acted opposite William Hurt in "The Doctor"
1992:
Was atypically insufferable in the female buddy flick "Leaving Normal"
1992:
Starred with Ron Rifkin in the Off-Broadway production of Jon Robin Baitz's "Three Hotels"
1995:
Replaced Mandy Patinkin as a star of CBS drama "Chicago Hope", playing ambitious cardio-thoracic surgeon Dr Kathryn Austin; left series in spring of 1999
1995:
Directorial debut, "Lieberman in Love", earned her an Oscar for Best Live-Action Short Film; also starred opposite Danny Aiello; film aired on Showtime cable network
1997:
Starred in TNT movie "Hope", directed by "Swing Shift" co-star Goldie Hawn
1999:
Signed to make feature directorial debut with "My First Mister"
2000:
Had leading role of a US Senator's daughter nominated to be Surgeon General in the Lifetime adaptation of "An American Daughter" based on Wendy Wasserstein's play
2001:
Feature directorial debut, "My First Mister", screened at Sundance
2003:
Cast in lead role of a female Jewish doctor who survived the Holocaust in the Showtime biopic "Out of the Ashes"
2004:
Cast as Grace McCallister in the WB drama "Jack and Bobby"; received Golden Globe (2004) and SAG (2005) nominations for Best Actress in a Drama Series
2006:
Cast as a minister and bible scholar in the Playwrights Horizons production of Keith Bunin's "The Busy World is Hushed"
2009:
Will play a recurring role on "Law & Order: SVU" (NBC) as assistant district attorney

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