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Also Known As: Died:
Born: September 21, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Astoria, New York, USA Profession: actor

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After a good start playing the mother of the titular tot in the popular "Three Men and a Baby" (1987), Travis was lost amid a passel of colorful crazies in a small supporting role in "Married to the Mob" (1988) and suffered a similar fate amid the male bonding of "Eight Men Out" (1988). Despite major roles in films toplining the likes of Gene Hackman, Dan Aykroyd and Mel Gibson, Travis received little exposure in "Loose Cannons" (1989) and "Air America" (1990). She did, though, make an indelible impression as a sensuous art dealer in the uneven melodrama "Internal Affairs" (1990). "Passed Away" (1992) and the American remake of "The Vanishing" (1993), though, quickly followed the suggestion of their titles. Travis had a good cameo role as Joan Barry, the woman who brought a paternity suit against Charles Chaplin, in "Chaplin" (1992) and followed up with a lead as the suspected killer wedded to Mike Myers in "So I Married an Axe Murderer" (1993). She made her TV series debut in the CBS sitcom, "Almost Perfect" (1995-96) as an ambitious TV producer of an "NYPD Blue"-like cop show conducting a romance with an overworked district attorney. After a hiatus to start a family, Travis returned to the small...

After a good start playing the mother of the titular tot in the popular "Three Men and a Baby" (1987), Travis was lost amid a passel of colorful crazies in a small supporting role in "Married to the Mob" (1988) and suffered a similar fate amid the male bonding of "Eight Men Out" (1988). Despite major roles in films toplining the likes of Gene Hackman, Dan Aykroyd and Mel Gibson, Travis received little exposure in "Loose Cannons" (1989) and "Air America" (1990). She did, though, make an indelible impression as a sensuous art dealer in the uneven melodrama "Internal Affairs" (1990). "Passed Away" (1992) and the American remake of "The Vanishing" (1993), though, quickly followed the suggestion of their titles. Travis had a good cameo role as Joan Barry, the woman who brought a paternity suit against Charles Chaplin, in "Chaplin" (1992) and followed up with a lead as the suspected killer wedded to Mike Myers in "So I Married an Axe Murderer" (1993). She made her TV series debut in the CBS sitcom, "Almost Perfect" (1995-96) as an ambitious TV producer of an "NYPD Blue"-like cop show conducting a romance with an overworked district attorney. After a hiatus to start a family, Travis returned to the small screen in the short-lived CBS sitcom "Work With Me" (1999).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Submarine Kid (2015)
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 Squatters (2013)
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 Safe Harbor (2009)
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 Running Mates (2000) Jenny Pryce
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 Auggie Rose (2000) Carol
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Lived in Baltimore and Boston while growing up
1980:
Moved back to New York to study at NYU (date approximate)
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Landed first post-graduate acting job in "It's Hard to Be a Jew," performed at the 92nd Street Y in New York, NY
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Understudied the part of Nora on the national tour of Neil Simon's play "Brighton Beach Memoirs"
1985:
Cast in first notable TV role, a small supporting part in the TV-movie "Malice in Wonderland" starring Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Alexander
1986:
Made Broadway debut in "I'm Not Rappaport,'" starring Judd Hirsch and Cleavon Little (date approximate)
1986:
Acted in her first TV miniseries "Harem" (ABC)
1987:
Made her film-acting debut in the comedy hit "Three Men and a Baby"
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Co-founded (along with Helen Slater, Fisher Stevens and others) Naked Angels, a theater company in Manhattan
1990:
Reprised the role of Sylvia in the sequel, "Three Men and a Little Lady"
1994:
Provided voice for Bernice on the hard-boiled animated series "Duckman"
1995:
Played a TV producer and writer on the CBS series "Almost Perfect"
1999:
Returned to series TV as Kevin Pollak's co-star on "Work With Me," a short-lived CBS fall sitcom; also served as a co-executive producer
2005:
Joined the cast of the coming-of-age story "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," based on the novel by Ann Brashares
2007:
Played a supporting role in the romantic drama "The Jane Austen Book Club"
2007:
Portrayed the wife of therapist and family man Bill Pearson on "The Bill Engvall Show" (TBS)
2010:
Acted in the Lifetime TV-movie "Pregnancy Pact"
2011:
Co-starred with Tim Allen on the ABC sitcom "Last Man Standing"
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Education

New York University: New York , New York -
Circle in the Square Professional Theatre School: New York , New York -

Notes

"For much of my career, I've been the accessory for the guy ... I have a part I've been dying to play my whole career. I get to play this woman who's ambitious and headstrong, and has a sense of humor. And I really get to take risks with comedy, do things that are outlandish and just go with my instincts ... I've had to be the straight man for a lot of comedians. Now finally, I get to be Gracie Allen. I get to be Lucy."---Travis to Christy Slewinski on her TV role on "Almost Perfect", quoted in New York DAILY NEWS, October 5, 1995.

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husband:
Robert Fried. Executive; producer. Together since 1989; married c. 1994; producer of "So I Married An Axe Murderer" (1993).

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