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Also Known As: Died:
Born: May 26, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: actor

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Margaret Colin, the daughter of a NYC policeman, came to the attention of TV audiences during the early 1980s with her portrayal of crusading cop Margot Montgomery Hughes on the CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns" (1979-82). She also appeared as a tough NYPD detective who liked to gamble on the short-lived series "The Wright Verdicts" (CBS, 1995). Truth is, she doesn't even know how to drive a car and while starring in "Leg Work," a 1987 primetime CBS series, had to be towed in a Porsche. She was also on the side of the law as a dedicated assistant district attorney in the sitcom "Foley Square" (CBS, 1985-86). Based in New York, where her husband, Justin Deas, is an award-winning soap opera actor, Colin commuted to L.A. for the short-lived "Sibs" (ABC, 1991-92), in which she was the neurotic middle sister to Marsha Mason and Jamie Gertz, and a recurring role as a terminally ill doctor romanced by Dr. Aaron Shutt (Adam Arkin) on "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994). She has also appeared sporadically in TV-movies, including "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (CBS, 1987), "Warm Hearts, Cold Feet" (CBS, 1987) and "In the Shadow of Evil" (CBS, 1995). While TV has captured most of this attractive brunette's time...

Margaret Colin, the daughter of a NYC policeman, came to the attention of TV audiences during the early 1980s with her portrayal of crusading cop Margot Montgomery Hughes on the CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns" (1979-82). She also appeared as a tough NYPD detective who liked to gamble on the short-lived series "The Wright Verdicts" (CBS, 1995). Truth is, she doesn't even know how to drive a car and while starring in "Leg Work," a 1987 primetime CBS series, had to be towed in a Porsche. She was also on the side of the law as a dedicated assistant district attorney in the sitcom "Foley Square" (CBS, 1985-86). Based in New York, where her husband, Justin Deas, is an award-winning soap opera actor, Colin commuted to L.A. for the short-lived "Sibs" (ABC, 1991-92), in which she was the neurotic middle sister to Marsha Mason and Jamie Gertz, and a recurring role as a terminally ill doctor romanced by Dr. Aaron Shutt (Adam Arkin) on "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994). She has also appeared sporadically in TV-movies, including "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (CBS, 1987), "Warm Hearts, Cold Feet" (CBS, 1987) and "In the Shadow of Evil" (CBS, 1995).

While TV has captured most of this attractive brunette's time during her career, Colin has appeared on the New York stage and in supporting roles in such films as "Pretty in Pink" (1986), as Molly Ringwald's English teacher, "Like Father, Like Son" (1987), as the sensual wife of Dudley Moore's boss who makes a play for Moore, and "Three Men and a Baby" (also 1987). Colin was also featured in the sci-fi hit "Independence Day" (1996), as a presidential press secretary helping in the fight against an alien invasion. She next teamed with Harrison Ford as a married couple who unwittingly harbor an Irish terrorist (Brad Pitt) in Alan J. Pakula's "The Devil's Own" (1997). Taking a brief respite from films, Colin made her Broadway debut as former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the short-lived comedy "Jackie".

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Backwards (2012)
2.
3.
 IMurders (2009)
4.
 Deception (2008)
5.
 Broken Sole, A (2007)
6.
 First Daughter (2004) Melanie Mackenzie
7.
 Blue Car (2002) Diane
8.
 Unfaithful (2002) Sally
9.
 Familiar Stranger, The (2001) Elizabeth Welsh
10.
 Wedding Dress, The (2001) Madeline Carter
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1979:
Joined cast of "Edge of Night" (ABC) as Paige Madison
1981:
Played Margo Montgomery on CBS soap "As the World Turns"; co-starred opposite Justin Deas whom she later married
1984:
Stage debut in "Marathon '84" at Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC
:
Starred on sitcom "Foley Square" (CBS) as an assistant district attorney
1986:
Film acting debut in Jonathan Demme's "Something Wild"
1986:
Portrayed the English teacher in "Pretty in Pink"
1987:
Starred in short-lived CBS series "Leg Work"
1987:
TV-movie debut, "The Return of Sherlock Holmes"
1991:
Appeared in short-lived sitcom "Sibs" (ABC)
1995:
Starred with Tom Conti in "The Wright Verdicts" on CBS
1996:
Played featured role in "Independence Day"
1997:
Made Broadway debut in title role of "Jackie", portraying Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
1999:
Co-starred in the CBS drama series "Now and Again"
2001:
Co-starred in the CBS TV-movie "The Wedding Dress"
2001:
Acted Off-Broadway in the NYC premiere of Australian playwright Andrew Bovell's drama "Speaking in Tongues"
2002:
Had featured role in the Sundance-screened "Blue Car"
2002:
Cast opposite Diane Lane in Adrian Lyne's thriller "Unfaithful"
2004:
Starred as the First Lady opposite Michael Keaton and Katie Holmes in "First Daughter"
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Education

Baldwin High School: Baldwin , New York -
Hofstra University: Hempstead , New York -

Notes

"I can act like I play pool. I can act like I can drive a car--that's what I get paid to do. I can act like I can shoot a gun. I can act like I can beat up bad guys. I can't do any of these things really." --Margaret Colin to Daily News, March 30, 1995.

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husband:
Justin Deas. Actor. Born on March 30, 1948; married in 1987; appeared together on CBS daytime soap "As the World Turns"; has won six Daytime Emmy Awards; also appeared on "Ryan's Hope", "Santa Barbara" and "Guiding Light".

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step-daughter:
Yvie Deas.
son:
Sam Deas. Born in 1990.
son:
Joseph Deas. Born in 1993.

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