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Born: April 23, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: United States Profession: Cast ...
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Professional stage debut in the Canadian production of "Love and Maple Syrup"
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Joined the Stratford Shakespeare Festival Company in Ontario, Canada
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Spent one season at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, MN
1975:
TV acting debut, the Guthrie staging of "The School for Scandal" (aired on PBS)
1975:
Moved to NYC
1976:
NY stage debut in "The Threepenny Opera" at Lincoln Center
1976:
Co-starred in the NBC miniseries "Captains and the Kings"
1977:
Screen debut, "The Choirboys"
1980:
Appeared at the Arena Theater in David Hare's "Plenty"
1980:
First starring film role, "Altered States"
1981:
Played leading lady to John Belushi in the feature comedy "Continental Divide"
1983:
Portrayed Jacqueline Kennedy in the NBC miniseries "Kennedy"
1985:
Played the unsuspecting mother of a murderous child in the small screen remake of "The Bad Seed" (ABC)
1987:
Starred the series, "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd" (NBC, 1987-1988; Lifetime, 1989-1991)
1989:
Directed by Hare in "Strapless"; role was written expressly for her by Hare
1989:
Played the leading role in the Off-Broadway production of "The Secret Rapture"; written by David Hare
1992:
Cast as the first woman to lead troops into combat in the Lifetime TV-movie "Majority Rule"
1992:
Last feature for six years, "Passed Away"
1994:
Debut as TV producer on the NBC movie "Moment of Truth: To Walk Again"; also co-starred
1995:
Co-starred in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia"
1995:
With Toukie Smith, co-hosted the Lifetime talk show "Talk It Over"
1995:
Hosted the National Public Radio series "The Poet's Voice"
1996:
Played the matriarch of a wealthy family in the CBS miniseries "A Season in Purgatory"
1997:
Returned to series TV as co-star of the short-lived CBS drama series "Feds"
1997:
Starred as the mother of a murder victim in the based-on-fact Lifetime movie "Convictions"
1998:
Succeeded Mary Louise Wilson as Frau Schneider in the acclaimed revival of the stage musical "Cabaret"
1999:
Returned to feature films in a supporting role in "The Astronaut's Wife"
1999:
Starred opposite Christopher Walken in the NYC stage musical "James Joyce's The Dead"
2000:
Won a Tony Award for her performance as the female lead in Michael Frayn's play "Copenhagen"
2000:
Played Gertrude in Campbell Scott's TV version of "Hamlet" (Odyssey)
2002:
Cast as Desiree in the Kennedy Center production of "A Little Night Music"
2004:
Played the lead role in "The Clean House," by playwright Sarah Ruhl
2006:
Co-starred with Kyra Sedgwick in the Kevin Bacon directed "Loverboy"; premiered at Sundance (lensed 2003)
2008:
Appeared in the murder drama, "Dark Matter" loosely based on the 1991 University of Iowa shootings
2008:
Cast as Nina Sharp in the FOX drama "Fringe"

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