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Born: March 23, 1957 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1971:
At age 14, qualified as a jockey at New York's Belmont track, riding for Alfred Vanderbilt who owned some stables; left racing because of what she perceived as the ruthless treatment of young racehorses
1979:
Began acting career apprenticing at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts
1979:
Made New York stage debut in "Artichoke" at the Manhattan Theater Club
1980:
Feature film debut, "Cattle Annie and Little Britches"
1981:
Offered two acclaimed performances in the same Braodway season; starred as pregnant working-class British teen in the revival of "A Taste of Honey" and co-starred in the title role as a pregnant postulant in "Agnes of God"; received two Tony nominations as Lead Actress in a Play for the former and Featured Actress in a Play for the latter; won the award for "Agnes of God"
1982:
First major TV role, the "ABC Afterschool Special" titled "The Unforgivable Secret"
1982:
First role in a movie based on a novel by John Irving, "The World According to Garp" as Ellen James
1983:
Starred opposite Jessica Tandy in Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie"
1984:
Second film based on an Irving novel, "The Hotel New Hampshire"
1984:
First TV-movie, "The Dollmaker" (ABC) in support of Jane Fonda
1985:
Returned to NYC stage in Sam Shepard's "A Lie of the Mind"
1987:
Received third Tony nomination for recreating the role of Eliza Doolittle on Broadway in "Pygmalion" opposite Peter O'Toole as Professor Higgins
1987:
First TV miniseries, "Story of a Marriage" (PBS), scripted by Horton Foote
1989:
Played recurring guest role of Alice Hackett on the hit NBC drama series "L.A. Law"; received 1989 Emmy nomination
1991:
Portrayed the bashful object of Robin Williams' affections in "The Fisher King"
1992:
Donned the habit again as a gun-toting nun in "Freejack"
1992:
Garnered an Emmy Award as Luisa, a Polish concentration camp survivor in "Miss Rose White" (NBC), a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation
1993:
Delivered memorable role opposite Mike Myers in comedy feature "So I Married an Axe Murderer"
1994:
Toured in "The Belle of Amherst," a one-character play about the life of poet Emily Dickinson
1994:
Co-starred in "Pulp Fiction" as wannabe robber Honey Bunny
1996:
Appeared opposite Saskia Reeves as a bisexual serial killer in "Butterfly Kiss"
1996:
Earned second Emmy Award for guest appearance on an episode of Showtime's "The Outer Limits"
1998:
Starred opposite Scott Glenn in the off-Broadway play "Killer Joe," the violent saga of a maladjusted Texas trailer park family besieged by drugs and murder
1999:
Played oversexed psychic Miss Chenille, one of the eccentric tennants of scaremaster Tobe Hooper's "The Apartment Complex" (Showtime)
1999:
Cast in featured role as a horsewoman in Peter Greenaway's controversial "8 1/2 Women"
2000:
Played a scarred actress engaged to a man who turns up dead in Wim Wenders' "The Million Dollar Hotel"
2004:
Earned an Emmy nomination for her guest starring role on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)
2008:
Acted in drama thriller "Red"
2012:
Announced to play Wiress, a former tribute who won The Hunger Games in the sequel "Catching Fire"

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