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Born: June 22, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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A lithe, blonde actress from a prominent New York family, Tracy Pollan is perhaps best known for her recurring role as the love interest of future real-life husband Michael J. Fox's Alex P. Keaton on NBC's "Family Ties". Active professionally since the early 1980s, Pollan acted on stage and had prominent roles in several TV-movies as well as features before slowing down her career in the mid-1990s following the birth of twin daughters.

A lithe, blonde actress from a prominent New York family, Tracy Pollan is perhaps best known for her recurring role as the love interest of future real-life husband Michael J. Fox's Alex P. Keaton on NBC's "Family Ties". Active professionally since the early 1980s, Pollan acted on stage and had prominent roles in several TV-movies as well as features before slowing down her career in the mid-1990s following the birth of twin daughters.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Natalee Holloway (2009)
3.
 First to Die (2003) Lindsay Boxer
4.
 Children of the Dark (1994) Kim Harrison
5.
 Dying to Love You (1993) Elaine/Lisa Ann Rohn
6.
 Stranger Among Us, A (1992) Mara
7.
 Fine Things (1990) Liz O'Reilly
8.
 Promised Land (1988) Mary
9.
 Bright Lights, Big City (1988) Vicki
10.
 Abduction of Kari Swenson, The (1987) Kari Swenson
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Raised in NYC
1980:
Made professional acting debut in Joan Micklin Silver's "Album"; produced Off-Broadway; co-starred Kevin Bacon
1982:
Appeared in the failed pilot "For Lovers Only"
1983:
Film debut, "Baby, It's You"
1983:
Featured in the CBS TV-movie "Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer"
1983:
Played the younger sister of Veronica Hamel's high-priced call girl in the ABC TV-movie "Sessions"
1984:
Starred in the "The Great Love Experiment", a presentation of "ABC Afterschool Specials"
1984:
Co-starred in the TV-movies "A Good Sport" and "The Baron and the Kid" (both CBS)
1985:
Featured as a British schoolgirl in the Broadway play "Pack of Lies"
1985:
Appeared on TV series "Family Ties"; first collaboration with future husband Michael J Fox
1986:
Starred as a troubled young woman from an esteemed New England family who ends up living on the streets in "The Little Sister", an "American Playhouse" (PBS) presentation
1987:
Played the titular kidnapped Olympic athlete in the fact-based TV-movie "The Abduction of Kari Swenson" (NBC)
1987:
Starred in the independent drama feature "Promised Land"
1988:
Co-starred with Fox in the feature "Bright Lights, Big City"
1990:
Played Kathleen Kennedy in the ABC miniseries "The Kennedys of Massachusetts"
1992:
Had a featured role in the Broadway production of the Neil Simon comedy "Jake's Women"
1992:
Had key role as the fiance of a murdered Hassidic jeweler in Sidney Lumet's "A Stranger Among Us"
1993:
Starred as a con woman who dupes men she meets through personal ads in the CBS TV-movie "Dying to Love You"
1994:
Played a mother who discovers her two daughters are afflicted with a disease that makes daylight deadly in the TV-movie "Children of the Dark"
1997:
Guest starred on an episode of the ABC series "Spin City", cast opposite Fox as former girlfriend Renee
1998:
Reprised role of Renee in a subsequent episode of "Spin City"
2000:
Gave an Emmy-nominated performance in a guest role as a rape victim on the NBC spin-off drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
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Education

H B Studio: New York , New York -
Lee Strasberg Institute: New York , New York -
Dalton School: New York , New York - 1978

Notes

"Family Ties" and "Spin City" creator Gary David Goldberg on Tracy Pollan: "She's really one of the most honest actresses that I've ever worked with, and very funny." --quoted to TV Guide, November 1, 1997.

Pollan on her career slowdown: "It's not like I made a deliberate decision to give up acting. With twins, it was just so much more work, so time-consuming. It doesn't matter if you have people there to help you: there's still another baby there. If something amazing had come along, I probably would have grit my teeth and gone back to work, but nothing was exciting enough to leave something that gives me so much satisfaction." --to The New York Times, November 5, 1997.

"Whenever I see pictures of the two of us I always think, 'Who is that lucky little short guy?'. I look at her, look away, look back--and she is more beautiful than she was ten seconds ago." --Michael J Fox on his wife Tracy Pollan, quoted in People, May 8, 2000.

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companion:
Kevin Bacon. Actor. Involved in the early 1980s; appeared together in the Off-Broaway play "Album" (1980).
husband:
Michael J Fox. Actor. Born on June 9, 1961; first met when Pollan guest starred on "Family Ties"; re-met during filming of "Bright Lights, Big City"; married on July 17, 1988.

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father:
Stephen M Pollan. Attorney, commentator, author.
mother:
Corky Pollan. Journalist.
brother:
Michael Pollan. Author.
son:
Sam Fox. Born on May 30, 1989; father, Michael J Fox.
daughter:
Aquinnah Kathleen Fox. Twin; born on February 15, 1995; father, Michael J Fox.
daughter:
Schuyler Frances Fox. Twin; born on February 15, 1995; father, Michael J Fox.
daughter:
Esme Annabelle Fox. Born on November 3, 2001; father, Michael J Fox.
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