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A dark-haired, froggy-voiced American second lead of television and occasional films ("The Pick-Up Artist" and "Making Mr. Right," both 1987), the stage-trained Draper is perhaps best known for the jittery energy and self-mocking humor she brought to the role of the wry, sensitive but insecure and edgy Ellyn Warren on ABC's acclaimed yuppie expose, "thirtysomething" (1987-91). Since that show's demise, Draper has made occasional appearances in TV-movies like "Danielle Steel's 'Heartbeat'" (NBC, 1993) and "LaVyrle Spencer's 'Home Song'" (CBS, 1996) and big screen outings like "Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain" (1995) and "The Tic Code" (1998). The latter, which also marked her debut as a screenwriter, was loosely based on her second husband Michael Wolff, a musician who suffers with Tourette's syndrome.
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Appeared in first notable feature film role, in "Seven Minutes in Heaven"
Played Ellyn Warren on ABC's primetime serial drama, "thirtysomething"
Wrote screenplay for "The Tic Code", about a jazz musician with Tourette syndrome; also produced and played female lead
Replaced Natasha Richardson in the Broadway production "Closer"
Appeared in the Off-Broadway show "Blur"