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|Born:||July 26, 1964||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Arlington, Virginia, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Began performing at age eight while traveling with her mother on her opera tours
Moved to New York City to pursue acting
Had a one-line role in her film debut, "Hangmen"
Praised by critic John Simon for her off-Broadway performance in "No Time Flat"
TV acting debut, "Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman" (NBC)
Moved to Los Angeles
First leading role in a film, "Who Shot Patakango?"
Series regular debut, playing Tess McGill on the short-lived NBC sitcom "Working Girl"
Offered a superb turn as cynical feminist artist in "When the Party's Over"
Portrayed an aspiring country Western singer in "This Thing Called Love"; film debut as singer
Gained a wider following as Sylvester Stallone's partner in "Demolition Man"
Breakthrough screen role as Annie, the woman recruited by Keanu Reeves' character to drive a bomb-planted bus in "Speed"
First starring role in the surprise hit romantic comedy, "While You Were Sleeping"
Proved her star status with "The Net"
Played a supporting role opposite Matthew McConaughey in "A Time to Kill"
Formed Fortis Films
Wrote, co-produced (with Matthew McConaughey), directed and starred in the 40-minute short "Making Sandwiches"
Signed three-year production deal at Warner Bros.
Reprised breakthrough role in the disappointing sequel "Speed 2: Cruise Control"
Co-executive produced (with Mary McLaglen) and starred in "Hope Floats"
Co-starred with Nicole Kidman as sisters practicing witchcraft in "Practical Magic"; also executive produced with McLaglen
Teamed with Ben Affleck in "Forces of Nature"
Starred as a party-loving writer who undergoes rehab in the comedy "28 Days"
Played an FBI agent who goes undercover at a beauty pageant in "Miss Congeniality"
Made a cameo role as herself in "Lisa Picard Is Famous"
Cast as an FBI profiler in "Murder by Numbers"; also produced the film
Played one of the female leads in the feature adaptation of "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood"
Reprised the role of an FBI agent in "Miss Congeniality: Armed and Fabulous"
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (March)
Played a supporting role in Paul Haggis' directorial debut "Crash"
Co-starred with Keanu Reeves in "The Lake House," a remake of the enchanting Korean film "Il Mare" (2000)
Portrayed author Harper Lee in the Truman Capote biopic "Infamous"
Starred in the psychological thriller "Premonition"
Co-starred with Ryan Reynolds in the comedy "The Proposal"; also served as a producer; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress
Co-starred with Bradley Cooper in the comedy "All About Steve"; also served as a producer
Portrayed Leigh Anne Tuohy in the film adaptation of "The Blind Side"; based on the 2006 book by Michael Lewis
Nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama ("The Blind Side")
Nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy ("The Proposal")
Nominated for the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role ("The Blind Side")
Nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role ("The Blind Side")
Co-starred with Tom Hanks and newcomer Thomas Horn in the 9/11 drama "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," based on Jonathan Safran Foer's 2005 novel
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