Caroline Aaron


Actor

About

Birth Place
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Born
August 07, 1952

Biography

Caroline Aaron is a durable character actress best known to moviegoers as a key ensemble player in several Woody Allen films of the '80s and '90s. Playing roles that typified Allen's largely Jewish social and familial milieu, Aaron, with her tough no-nonsense approach, became a favorite cast addition of several leading directors, including Robert Altman, Nora Ephron, and Mike Nichols. Bo...

Family & Companions

Jamie Forman
Husband
Screenwriter.

Biography

Caroline Aaron is a durable character actress best known to moviegoers as a key ensemble player in several Woody Allen films of the '80s and '90s. Playing roles that typified Allen's largely Jewish social and familial milieu, Aaron, with her tough no-nonsense approach, became a favorite cast addition of several leading directors, including Robert Altman, Nora Ephron, and Mike Nichols. Born to a prominent Jewish-American household in Richmond, Virginia, Aaron's family includes a former civil rights activist mother and a theater director sister. Eager to set her own path as an artist, Aaron initially pursued acting work on Broadway before making her screen debut in 1982 in the Robert Altman-directed "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean." She followed up the same year with a bit part in the John Sayles romantic drama "Baby It's You" and went on to meatier roles in Mike Nichols' "Heartburn" (1986) and "Working Girl" (1988). But she gained the most notoriety playing Woody Allen's sister in his acclaimed 1989 dark comedy "Crimes and Misdemeanors," a character that the actress would somewhat reprise on the director's subsequent "Alice" and "Deconstructing Harry." In the '90s and '00s, Aaron began making inroads into TV acting, as well as returning to the stage, performing, most notably, under her sister Josephine Abady's direction in the play "The Boys Next Door."

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Bitch (2017)
The Rewrite (2015)
Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)
Planes: Fire and Rescue (2014)
Voice
22 Jump Street (2014)
21 Jump Street (2012)
Our Family Wedding (2010)
Love Hurts (2009)
Surveillance (2008)
Love Comes Lately (2008)
Nancy Drew (2007)
Grilled (2006)
Just Like Heaven (2005)
The Revenge of the Middle Aged Woman (2004)
Beyond the Sea (2004)
Along Came Polly (2004)
Call Waiting (2004)
Carol Lane
A Day Without a Mexican (2004)
Aunt Gigi
Cellular (2004)
Two Days (2002)
The Secret Life of Zoey (2002)
Pumpkin (2002)
Never Again (2001)
Elaine
Joe Dirt (2001)
When Billie Beat Bobby (2001)
Gladys Heldman
Amy's Orgasm (2001)
Janet
What Planet Are You From? (2000)
Dinner & Driving (2000)
Running Mates (2000)
Bounce (2000)
An American Daughter (2000)
Veronica
Dying to Live (1999)
Tuesdays With Morrie (1999)
Anywhere But Here (1999)
Primary Colors (1998)
There's No Fish Food in Heaven (1998)
Venessa
Weapons of Mass Distraction (1997)
White Lies (1997)
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
House Arrest (1996)
Big Night (1996)
The Boys Next Door (1996)
A Modern Affair (1994)
Elaine
Mixed Nuts (1994)
Voice
The Pickle (1993)
Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
This Is My Life (1992)
Husbands and Wives (1992)
Dead and Alive -- The Race For Gus Farace (1991)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Crimes And Misdemeanors (1989)
Working Girl (1988)
O.C. And Stiggs (1987)
Anna (1987)
Heartburn (1986)
The Brother From Another Planet (1984)
Baby, It's You (1983)
Without A Trace (1983)
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)

Cast (Special)

Canned Ham: Deconstructing Harry (1997)

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Dad, the Angel & Me (1995)

Life Events

Photo Collections

The Magnificent Ambersons - Norman Rockwell Art
RKO hired noted illustrator Norman Rockwell to paint portraits for the main ad art for The Magnificent Ambersons (1942). Here in black-and-white are some of those portraits and the poster art compiled using them.

Videos

Movie Clip

Orpheus (1950) - Cafe Des Poetes Quickly establishing the post-war Left-bank milieu, popular poet (and title character) Jean Marais expresses disdain for the goings-on at the cafe, in Jean Cocteau's contemporary rendering of the Greek myth, Orpheus, 1950.
Orpheus (1950) - You Will Serve Me "The Princess" (Maria Casares) resurrects poet Cegeste (Edouard Dermit) and takes him through a mirror through which the hero (Jean Marais) cannot follow, as things get wild in Jean Cocteau's Orpheus, 1950.
Orpheus (1950) - Make Yourself Useful The poet Cegeste (Edouard Dermit) gets grabbed by the cops, hit by a motorcycle, then collected by "The Princess" (Maria Casares), who commandeers the title character (Jean Marais), a bystander, in Jean Cocteau's Orpheus, 1950.
Sun Valley Serenade (1941) - Chattanooga Choo Choo After the vocal and instrumental from Glenn Miller's band, the last bit of the number, Dorothy Dandridge the girl singer, with her future husband, the taller Nicholas brother Harold, and his brother Fayard, the famous tune by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon, in Sun Valley Serenade, 1941.
Bugsy Malone (1976) - Open, If It Was Raining Brains Clever voice-over open (by 13 year-old John Cassisi as Fat Sam), from director Alan Parker’s original screenplay, leading to a highlight-shot credit sequence featuring Scott Baio (title character, in his first credited role), and the title song by Paul Williams from his Academy Award-nominated score, from the sometimes beloved kids-as-gangsters musical Bugsy Malone, 1976.
Bugsy Malone (1976) - Fat Sam's Grand Slam Inside the speak-easy for which the song is named, another tune from Paul Williams’ score with kids in the cast lip-synching to grown-ups’ vocals, with the first glimpse of Jodie Foster as Tallulah, and the first encounter between the title character (Scott Baio) and aspiring singer Blousey (Florence Garland), from Bugsy Malone, 1976, written and directed by Alan Parker.
Beauty And The Beast (1946) - Is Anyone There Disconsolate father (Marcel Andre) of the heroine, lost in the woods, comes upon a mysterious house, nobody apparently home, in Jean Cocteau's Beauty And The Beast, 1946.
Eating Raoul (1982) - Open, The Barrier Between Food And Sex Never to be mistaken for any other movie, co-writer, director and star Paul Bartel’s opening to Eating Raoul, 1982, though the title song is borrowed, a near-standard from 1930 by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields, performed by Jonathan Beres, with Bartel, Lynn Hobart, Richard Paul and the unfortunate Mark Woods in the first scene, the narration not credited.
Ulee's Gold (1997) - Where Did You Put My Shoes? Florida beekeeper Peter Fonda (title character) returns home with wayward Helen (Christine Dunford), the addicted mother of the two granddaughters (Jessica Biel, Vanessa Zima) he cares for, their tenant, nurse Connie (Patricia Richardson), called on for help, in Victor Nunez’s Ulee’s Gold, 1997.
Sleepless In Seattle (1993) - Not Even When I Was Young Leaving her parents’ Christmas dinner in (Annapolis) Maryland, having just announced their engagement, Walter (Bill Pullman) and Annie (Meg Ryan) head back to Washington D.C. in separate cars, and she hears Jonah (Ross Malinger) call the radio show (Caroline Aaron the host) on behalf of his widowed dad (Tom Hanks), early in Sleepless In Seattle, 1993.
Sleepless In Seattle (1993) - A Million Tiny Little Things Christmas Eve after dark, hesitant bride-to-be Annie (Meg Ryan) stops by a Baltimore diner where the staff (Linda Walem, LaTanya Richardson) are listening to the same radio show she heard in the car, Caroline Aaron the host, Tom Hanks the reluctant widowed dad Sam, in Sleepless In Seattle, 1993.
Testament Of Dr. Mabuse, The (1933) -- Between Genius And Madness A well known scene from director Fritz Lang, the introduction of a central character, Professor-Doctor Baum (Oscar Beregi Sr.), offering students his startling conclusions about the title character, early in The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse, 1933.

Trailer

Longest Yard, The (1974) -- (Theatrical Trailer) The original trailer is a fair reflection of Robert Aldrich’s landmark football comic-drama, The Longest Yard, 1974, which received a decidedly mixed reception, but grossed better-than $22-million.
King's Speech, The (2010) -- (Original Trailer) Original trailer for director Tom Hooper’s Academy Award-winning Best Picture from 2010, The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter.
Great Santini, The - (Original Trailer) A marine (Robert Duvall) has problems adjusting to domestic life during peacetime in The Great Santini (1979).
Someone To Love - (Original Trailer) Director Henry Jaglom assembles his friends, including Orson Welles in his last screen appearance, to look at love in Someone To Love (1987).
Ordinary People -- (Original Trailer) After a young man drowns, his family fights to recover from the trauma in Ordinary People (1980), directed by Robert Redford and starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore and Timothy Hutton.
Missing - (Original Trailer) After an American disappears during a Latin American coup, his father (Jack Lemmon) and wife (Sissy Spacek) discover U.S. involvement in Missing (1982).
Seems Like Old Times - (Original Trailer) Lady lawyer Goldie Hawn tries to hide her ex-husband Chevy Chase when he's wrongly accused of bank robbery in Neil Simon's Seems Like Old Times (1980).
Boys From Brazil, The - (Original Trailer) A Nazi hunter (Laurence Olivier) tracks a mad scientist (Gregory Peck) out to bring back Hitler.
Age Of Innocence, The (1993) - (Original Trailer) Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder star in Martin Scorsese's film adaptation of Edith Warton's The Age Of Innocence (1993).
Being There - (Original Trailer) Peter Sellers gave perhaps his greatest performance in Hal Ashby's wicked satire Being There (1979).
Hide In Plain Sight - (Original Trailer) True story of a divorced father (James Caan) in search of his children when his ex-wife enters the witness relocation program.
Paper Chase, The - (Original Trailer) A law student (Timothy Bottoms) discovers that his girlfriend is the daughter of his toughest professor (John Houseman) in The Paper Chase (1973).

Hosted Intro

Promo

Family

Sydney Nina Forman
Daughter
Born June 30, 1996.

Companions

Jamie Forman
Husband
Screenwriter.

Bibliography