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Also Known As: Died:
Born: February 21, 1953 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actress, singer

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One of the brightest lights in American musical theater for over a decade, actress and singer Christine Ebersole was a Tony Award-winning performer who wowed critics and audiences in productions like "Dinner At Eight," "42nd Street," and "Grey Gardens," for which she played two challenging roles. Ebersole also enjoyed a career in film and television, most notably as a Not-Ready-for-Prime-Time Player on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) during the troubled 1981-82 season.

One of the brightest lights in American musical theater for over a decade, actress and singer Christine Ebersole was a Tony Award-winning performer who wowed critics and audiences in productions like "Dinner At Eight," "42nd Street," and "Grey Gardens," for which she played two challenging roles. Ebersole also enjoyed a career in film and television, most notably as a Not-Ready-for-Prime-Time Player on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) during the troubled 1981-82 season.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Big Wedding, The (2013)
5.
6.
 Mary and Rhoda (2000) Cecile Andrews
7.
 Double Platinum (1999) Peggy
8.
 True Crime (1999) Bridget Rossiter
9.
 My Favorite Martian (1999) Mrs Brown
10.
 Unexpected Life, An (1998) Ruth Whitney
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1975:
TV debut as Lily on ABC soap opera "Ryan's Hope"
1978:
Broadway debut in small role in "On the Twentieth Century"
1979:
First Broadway lead as Guinevere in "Camelot" starring opposite Richard Burton, then Richard Harris
1981:
Joined cast of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
1982:
Film debut in small role in "Tootsie"
1984:
Returned to daytime dramas as Maxie on ABC's "One Life to Live"; earned Daytime Emmy nomination
1984:
TV-movie debut, "The Dollmaker" with Jane Fonda
1984:
First substantial role in features, "Amadeus"
1986:
Co-starred in the CBS sitcom "The Cavanaughs"
1992:
Played title role in the short-lived Fox sitcom "Rachel Gunn, R.N."
1996:
Had supporting role on the CBS sitcom "Ink"
2000:
Had featured role as the adoptive mother of a troubled teen in the Off-Broadway play "Current Events"
2000:
Co-starred in the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man"
2001:
Played the actress Dorothy Brock in the revival of the musical "42nd Street"; earned Tony Award
2002:
Played Millicent Jordan in "Dinner at Eight," which she was nominated for a Tony Award
2005:
Cast as M'Lynn in the Broadway production of "Steel Magnolias"
2006:
Played the dual role of Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale ("Big Edie") and Edith Bouvier Beale ("Little Edie") in "Grey Gardens"
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Education

New Trier High School: Winnetka , Illinois -
MacMurray College: Jacksonville , Illinois -
American Academy of Dramatic Arts: New York , New York -

Notes

Ebersole described her one season on "Saturday Night Live" as "a constant struggle to maintain integrity and maintain principles". (Quoted in "Saturday Night: A Backstage History of 'Saturday Night Live'" by Doug Hill and Jeff Weingrad, William Morrow, 1986)

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husband:
Peter Bregman. Actor. Appeared on "All My Children" and "The Young and the Restless"; marriage annulled.
husband:
Bill Moloney.

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son:
Elijah Moloney. Born c. 1992.
daughter:
May Dawn Moloney. Adopted; born c. 1996.
son:
Aaron Moloney. Adopted; born c. May 1997.

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