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Born: December 6, 1948 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Joined Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI after graduating from college
1974:
TV debut in "Theater in America" presentation of Trinity Square Repertory's production "Feasting With Panthers"
1975:
Had regular role of Carrie Wheeler on the NBC serial "Somerset" (NBC)
1977:
Played regular role of Brandy on "Guiding Light" (CBS)
1979:
Film acting debut in small role in "Kramer vs. Kramer"
1980:
Broadway debut as a replacement in "Moonchildren," co-starring Kevin Kline
1982:
Played leading role in the supernatural thriller "Poltergeist"
1983:
Co-starred in the ensemble drama "The Big Chill," featuring Kline and Tom Berenger
1983:
Played Reve Walsh, the mother of a child who was abducted, in the NBC drama "Adam"; earned Emmy nomination
1983:
Acted in the controversial ABC drama "The Day After"
1986:
Reprised role in "Poltergeist II: The Other Side"
1986:
Again played Reve Walsh in the sequel "Adam: His Song Continues" (NBC)
1987:
Co-starred in the TV-movie "Murder Ordained" (CBS)
1988:
Portrayed Mary Beth Whitehead in the fact-based drama "Baby M" (ABC); received second Emmy nomination
1988:
Reportedly turned down the lead role on the CBS sitcom "Murphy Brown," which Diane English created with her in mind
1989:
Co-starred in "My Name Is Bill W" (CBS)
1991:
Landed featured roles in "Switch" and "Dutch"
1994:
Made directorial debut with "On Hope"; earned 1994 Oscar nomination for Best Live Action Short Film
1994:
Portrayed Bessie Earp in "Wyatt Earp"
1995:
Garnered third Emmy nomination for a guest appearance on "Frasier" (NBC)
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Starred in TV series "John Grisham's 'The Client'"
1997:
Directed by husband John Paquin in "Jungle2Jungle"
1998:
Portrayed astronaut wife Marge Slayton in "From the Earth to the Moon" (HBO)
1999:
Returned to series TV as co-star of "Payne" (CBS), a short-lived Americanization of "Fawlty Towers" starring John Larroquette
2000:
Co-starred in the ABC movie "Trapped in a Purple Haze"
2000:
Directed the Showtime movie "Frankie and Hazel"
2001:
Acted in "The Ponder Heart" (PBS)
2005:
Co-starred with Sean Patrick Flanery and Melina Kanakaredes in Michael Phelan's "Into the Fire"
2006:
Joined the cast of Fox's drama "24" in season five
2007:
Guest starred on four episodes of Showtime's serial-killer drama "Dexter"
2009:
Guest starred on several episodes of ABC's "Private Practice"
2011:
Cast in the comedy feature "The Big Year" opposite Owen Wilson, Jack Black, and Steve Martin

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