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Born: August 2, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Fort Jackson, South Carolina, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Grew up in Arizona, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Germany and France where her father served in the US Army
1975:
Played a recurring role in the ABC daytime drama "Ryan's Hope"
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Appeared in regional theater productions of "The Night of the Iguana" and "The Little Foxes"
1986:
Off-off-Broadway debut, "The Girl in Pink" at the Quaigh Theatre
1988:
TV-movie debut, "Too Young the Hero" (CBS)
1989:
Off-Broadway debut, "The Art of Success"
1989:
Film debut, "Signs of Life"
1990:
Played a neighbor helping her gay friend through the early years of the AIDS crisis in Norman Rene's "Longtime Companion"
1990:
Broadway debut in Craig Lucas' "Prelude to a Kiss" (originated the role at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre); earned a Tony nomination as Actress in a Play
1991:
First starring role in a feature, "Fried Green Tomatoes"
1991:
Portrayed Dee, a secretary and part-time lover of Kevin Kline, in Lawrence Kasdan's "Grand Canyon"
1993:
Acted Off-Broadway in John Patrick Shanley's Hollywood satire "Four Dogs and a Bone"
1994:
Played John Cusack's girlfriend in Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway"
1994:
First appearance in a Hallmark Hall of Fame production, "A Place for Annie" (ABC) as a surly AIDS patient who tries to get back the baby she abandoned
1995:
Delivered a poignant portrayal of a woman dying from AIDS in "Boys on the Side"
1995:
Portrayed a parapalegic deaf mute in the feature "Reckless"; film is based on the play by Craig Lucas
1995:
Starred opposite John Turturro as singer Phyllis McGuire in HBO's "Sugartime"
1996:
Acted the part of Henrietta Stackpole in Jane Campion's "The Portrait of a Lady"; based on the novel by Henry James
1997:
Earned critical acclaim for her performance of a young girl molested by a relative in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "How I Learned to Drive"; played character at various ages from teens to adulthood
1998:
Appeared in small but pivotal role as the free-spirited (and later suicidal) Lucy in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of "Anne Tyler's 'Saint Maybe'" (CBS)
1998:
Returned to the NYC stage in the Off-Broadway production of Alan Ayckbourn's "Communicating Doors"
1999:
Co-starred in the Slamdance-screened "Let the Devil Wear Black"; a modern interpretation of Shakespeare's Hamlet written and directed by Stacey Title
1999:
Portrayed a cake maker who problematically lacks a sense of taste in the Canadian-made "The Five Senses"
2000:
Played an unhappy young woman who finds purpose in a new romance in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation "Cupid & Cate" (CBS)
2000:
Garnered rave reviews for performance in the Off-Broadway play "Proof"; production moved to Broadway in the fall
2002:
Had recurring role on the NBC series "The West Wing"; reprised her role as women's-rights advocate Amy Gardner for the shows final episodes in 2006; received an Emmy (2002) nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama and a SAG (2003) nomination for Best Ensemble
2002:
Portrayed Molly Graham in the thriller feature "Red Dragon" the prequel to "Silence of the Lambs"
2003:
Cast as Harper Pitt in the HBO adaptation of "Angels in America"; received a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Movie or Miniseries (2004)
2004:
Starred in the dark comedy "Saved!" with Jena Malone and Mandy Moore
2004:
Starred on Broadway in the revival of Craig Lucas's "Reckless"; received a Tony nomination for her role
2005:
Cast in the Showtime series "Weeds" as a suburban mom who beings dealing Marijuana, after her husband's unexpected death; earned SAG (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009), Golden Globe (2007, 2008, 2009) and Emmy (2007, 2008, 2009) nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy Series
2005:
Cast in John Turturro's big-screen musical "Romance and Cigarettes"; film released theatrically in 2007
2006:
Starred in Oxygen's "The Robber Bride" as Zenia, a glamorous femme fatale; earned an Emmy nomination for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
2007:
Played Jesse's (Brad Pitt) wife, Zee James in "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"
2008:
Cast as the mother in the fantasy film "The Spiderwick Chronicles"
2008:
Appeared in the off-Broadway play "Dead Man's Cell Phone" at Playwrights Horizons theater
2009:
Starred in the Broadway revival of Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler"
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
2010:
Played Sarah opposite Bruce Willis in "Red," an adaption of the comic book mini-series of the same name
2013:
Appeared in both "R.I.P.D." and "Red 2," two big-budget movies that both debuted on the same day in July of that year

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