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Born: June 19, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Springfield, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Lived with her foreign-diplomat father and family in Canada, Cuba, Venezuela, England and Washington, DC before age of 17
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After father's death, settled in Missouri with mother and siblings
1977:
Moved to NYC; within a month landed an agent; within four months had a part in an Off-Broadway play, "Mr T"
1977:
TV debut on the NBC soap opera "The Doctors" as Nola Dancy Aldrich, a poor girl who married well
1978:
Broadway debut in "Gemini"
1981:
Had breakthrough screen role as Matty Walker opposite William Hurt in her debut feature, Lawrence Kasdan's "Body Heat"
1982:
Acted opposite Steve Martin in the comedy "The Man with Two Brains"
1983:
Portrayed a business woman turned prostitute in Ken Russell's "Crimes of Passion"
1984:
First role opposite Michael Douglas, "Romancing the Stone" as fiction writer Joan Wilder; also first film with Danny DeVito
1985:
Played hit-woman to Jack Nicholson's hit-man in John Huston's "Prizzi's Honor"
1985:
Re-teamed with Douglas and DeVito to reprise Joan Wilder in the sequel "The Jewel of the Nile"
1986:
Earned Best Actress Oscar nomination playing a middle-aged woman who finds herself reliving her teenage years in "Peggy Sue Got Married"; helmed by Francis Ford Coppola
1987:
Returned to the theater in title role of "Camille" at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, Connecticut
1987:
Narrated the documentary compilation, "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam"
1988:
Provided the voice of Jessica Rabbit for the animated feature comedy, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"; later voiced Jessica in the animated shorts "Tummy Trouble" (1989), "Rollercoaster Rabbit" (1990) and "Trail Mix-Up" (1993)
1988:
Re-teamed with Hurt and Kasdan for "The Accidental Tourist"
1989:
Third film with Douglas and DeVito, the black comedy "The War of the Roses"; helmed by DeVito
1990:
Returned to the Broadway stage as Maggie in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"; received a Best Actress Tony nomination; also hosted the annual telecast of the Tony Awards
1991:
Portrayed the title role of private investigator "V.I. Warshawski"
1994:
Played the title role in John Waters' "Serial Mom"
1994:
Directorial debut with the 30-minute Showtime film "Leslie's Folly" (for the series "Directed By")
1995:
Made TV-movie debut in "Friends at Last" (CBS)
1995:
Co-starred in the Broadway production of "Indiscretions"; was only cast member of five not nominated for a Tony Award
1996:
Had supporting role in "Moonlight Over Valentino"
1997:
Made London stage debut in "Our Betters"
1998:
Appeared as TV anchorwoman Brenda Whitlass in TNT's satirical "Legalese"
1999:
Played the comic villain in "Baby Geniuses"
2000:
Portrayed the stern and dowdy mother of five daughters in "The Virgin Suicides"; directed by Sofia Coppola
2000:
Returned to London, making her West End debut as Mrs. Robinson in a stage version of "The Graduate"; reprised role in Broadway production in 2002
2005:
Returned to Broadway to star as Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"; earned a Tony nomination for her role
2006:
Voiced a creepy-looking house in the animated feature "Monster House"
2007:
Stage-directing debut, "Crimes Of The Heart" at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts; moved to off-Broadway in 2008
2009:
Joined the cast of Showtime's "Californication" as Charlie Runkle's (Evan Handler) sexually hyperactive boss
2010:
Cast in the role of Sister Jamison Connelly in Matthew Lombardo's drama "High" at Hartford TheaterWorks; production transferred to Broadway in 2011

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