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Also Known As: Isabella Hoffman, Isabella Hofman Died:
Born: December 11, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actor

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A doe-eyed actor with an attractive apple-cheeked face, Hofmann was a prolific guest star and series regular in TV beginning in the mid-1980s. Conveying an approachable beauty and smooth maturity, Hofmann began getting attention with prominent roles in the TV-movies, "Independence" (NBC, 1987) and "The Town Bully" (ABC, 1988). Wide exposure came with a first TV series, "Dear John" (1988-92). This NBC sitcom coasted its way through four modest but amiable seasons, with Hofmann as one of the less eccentric members of a therapy support group. Small roles in several features including "Renaissance Man" (1994) did little but keep her busy, and a second sitcom, "The Boys" (CBS, 1993), only lasted five episodes, but Hofmann found a rewarding assignment on her next series, "Homicide: Life on the Street". Joining the acclaimed NBC police drama in 1994 for its third season, she played Lieutenant (later Captain) Megan Russert, handling hostage situations and boisterous male colleagues alike.

A doe-eyed actor with an attractive apple-cheeked face, Hofmann was a prolific guest star and series regular in TV beginning in the mid-1980s. Conveying an approachable beauty and smooth maturity, Hofmann began getting attention with prominent roles in the TV-movies, "Independence" (NBC, 1987) and "The Town Bully" (ABC, 1988). Wide exposure came with a first TV series, "Dear John" (1988-92). This NBC sitcom coasted its way through four modest but amiable seasons, with Hofmann as one of the less eccentric members of a therapy support group. Small roles in several features including "Renaissance Man" (1994) did little but keep her busy, and a second sitcom, "The Boys" (CBS, 1993), only lasted five episodes, but Hofmann found a rewarding assignment on her next series, "Homicide: Life on the Street". Joining the acclaimed NBC police drama in 1994 for its third season, she played Lieutenant (later Captain) Megan Russert, handling hostage situations and boisterous male colleagues alike.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Burlesque (2010)
3.
 Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, The (2004) Miss Genovia Hildegard (The Parade)
4.
 Helter Skelter (2004)
6.
 Touched by a Killer (2001) Nicki Barrington
7.
 Homicide: The Movie (2000) Captain Megan Russert
8.
 Promise, The (1999) Joanne Stoller
9.
 Atomic Dog (1998) Janice Rifkin
10.
 Advanced Guard, The (1998) Harper
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After college, worked with Second City improvisational troupe
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Began appearing in plays in Chicago
1987:
TV-movie debut, "Independence"
1988:
First TV series as a regular: played Kate McCarron on the NBC sitcom, "Dear John"
1990:
Made feature film debut in "Tripwire"
1990:
Played Yelena in a Chicago revival of the classic Chehov play, "Uncle Vanya", staged at the Goodman Theater
1993:
Played Molly Rich on the short-lived CBS sitcom, "The Boys"
1994:
Returned to features with a small role in "Renaissance Man"
1994:
Joined the cast of the NBC police drama, "Homicide: Life on the Street", for its third season in the role of Megan Russert
:
Returned to series TV as co-star of the Showtime series "Beggars and Choosers"; cast as Brian Kerwin's wife
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Education

Columbia College: Chicago , Illinois -
Columbia College: Chicago , Illinois -

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husband:
Steven Memel. Actor. Divorced 1995.
companion:
Daniel Baldwin. Actor. Engaged to be married as of February 27, 1995; born c. 1961; brother of actors Alec, Stephen and William Baldwin; met Hofmann on the set of the series, "Homicide: Life on the Street".

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son:
Atticus Baldwin. Born prematurely on July 13, 1996; father Daniel Baldwin.

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