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Born: November 22, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised by mother in Los Angeles after parents' 1962 divorce
1975:
Moved East with mother
1976:
Returned to California
1976:
Was considering majoring in drama in college but left after a semester, wanting to get practical experience right away; put under contract by Universal
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Made TV debut with guest appearances on "Columbo", "The Love Boat" and "The Nancy Drew Mysteries"
1977:
TV series debut as Lt. Barbara Duran in the ABC sitcom, "Operation Petticoat"
1978:
Film acting debut, John Carpenter's "Halloween"; her performance as Laurie Strode established her reputation as a 'Scream Queen'
1979:
First TV variety special appearance, "Circus of the Stars"
1981:
First TV-movie, "She's in the Army Now"
1981:
First received top billing in a TV-movie, "Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story"
1981:
Reprised role of Laurie Strode in "Halloween II"
1983:
Breakthrough feature comedy role, John Landis' "Trading Places" starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd; first collaboration with Aykroyd; established her reputation as a screen sexpot
1989:
Unsuccessfully tried out for the title role of Wendy Wasserstein's "The Heidi Chronicles" on the NYC stage; lost role to Joan Allen (date approximate)
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Played Hannah Miller on the ABC sitcom, "Anything But Love," co-starring opposite Richard Lewis
1991:
Re-paired with Aykroyd for "My Girl"; played Shelly, a hippie hired to apply makeup to cadavers
1991:
Co-hosted (along with Dennis Miller and Jerry Seinfeld) the 43rd annual Emmy Awards ceremony
1992:
Made TV directing debut with the episode "Call of the Mild" of the series, "Anything But Love" (episode aired January 8, 1992)
1993:
Publishing debut with the children's book, "When I Was Little: A Four-Year Old's Memoir of Her Youth"
1994:
Reprised the role of Shelly, now married to Aykroyd's character, for "My Girl 2"
1995:
Co-starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in James Cameron's "True Lies"; most high-profile role to date
1995:
Starred as Heidi Holland in the TNT Screenworks presentation of Wendy Wasserstein's "The Heidi Chronicles"
1996:
Profiled for an installment of "Biography" on A&E
1996:
Did a guest shot on two episodes of ABC's "The Drew Carey Show" as Soux, a free-spirited hairdresser
1996:
Took a year off from performing to spend time with her daughter
1998:
Again reprised her most famous role of Laurie in the sequel "Halloween H2O"
1998:
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (September)
2000:
Co-starred in the comedy "Drowning Mona"
2000:
Named spokesperson for VoiceStream mobile phones; appeared in print and TV commercials
2002:
Once again played Laurie Strode in "Halloween Resurrected"
2002:
Dropped by VoiceStream T-mobile phones and replaced by Catherine Zeta Jones
2003:
Starred as the mother in the family feature "Freaky Friday"; earned a golden globe nomination for best actress in a musical or comedy
2004:
Starred opposite Tim Allen in the comedy "Christmas with the Kranks"

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