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Born: April 16, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1969:
Accepted into NY's High School of the Performing Arts at age 15
1980:
First stage role was "Irish Coffee" at the Ensemble Studio Theatre
1981:
Made her TV-movie debut in "We're Fighting Back" (CBS)
1982:
Landed breakout role in Barry Levinson's "Diner"
1982:
Appeared off-Broadway with Susan Sarandon in the original production of "Extremities"
1985:
Acted off-Broadway in "Eden Court"
1986:
First leading role in a feature, starring opposite Dennis Quaid in "The Big Easy"
1987:
First role with future husband Gabriel Byrne, "Siesta"
1989:
Acted in Walter Hill's "Johnny Handsome"
1989:
Starred as a femme fatale opposite with Al Pacino in "Sea of Love"
1991:
Cast as a man reincarnated in a woman's body in "Switch"
1992:
Re-teamed with Byrne for Mike Newell's "Into the West"
1993:
Co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro in "This Boy's Life"
1995:
Portrayed Calamity Jane to Jeff Bridges' "Wild Bill"
1996:
Second collaboration with De Niro, "The Fan"
1996:
Appeared in third film with Byrne, Larry Bishop's "Mad Dog Time"
1997:
Won an Emmy for her work in the ABC TV-movie "Before Women Had Wings"
1999:
Portrayed the often-drunk mother of beauty pageant hopeful Kirsten Dunst, in "Drop Dead Gorgeous"
2000:
Appeared as Monica Keena's mother in "Crime + Punishment in Suburbia"
2004:
Appeared in the Spike Lee comedy "She Hate Me"
2005:
Played the mother of a teenaged girl forced by her parents to have an abortion in "Palindromes"
2006:
Cast as a book publisher in Bart Freundlich's "Trust the Man"
2007:
Joined the cast of Soderbergh's "Ocean's 13" as Pacino's right-hand woman
2009:
Appeared in the crime drama "Brooklyn's Finest," which starred Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, and Ethan Hawke
2010:
Co-starred in the ensemble drama thriller "Twelve," directed by Joel Schumacher
2011:
Won a Tony for her role in the Broadway revival of Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart"
2011:
Co-starred in the ensemble family drama "Another Happy Day"; also produced
2012:
Cast as the homophobic and racist grandmother on comedy series "The New Normal" (Fox)

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