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Born: February 10, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Five interwoven stories about how everlasting bonds of love and family can overcome life's most challenging hurdles.

Cast (feature film)

Cold Pursuit (2019)
Nels Coxman is a family man whose quiet life with his wife is upended following the mysterious death of their son. Nels' search for justice turns into a vengeful hunt for Viking, a drug lord he believes is connected to the death. As one by one each of Viking's associates "disappear," Nels goes from
JT Leroy (2018)
Chronicles the true story of the literary hoax of a generation and an intimate look at two women leading a bizarre and intertwined double life for six years. Laura is a thirty-something author and musician who wrote and corresponded as JT. Laura's sister-in-law, Savannah, plays the role of JT in pu
Tale, The (2018)
Jennifer has it all, with a loving boyfriend and a great career as a journalist and professor. But when her mother discovers a story - "The Tale" - that Jennifer wrote when she was 13, detailing a special relationship Jennifer had two adult coaches, Jennifer returns to the Carolina horse farm where
Downsizing (2017)
Wilson (2017)
Strings (2015)
Wild (2014)
After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. Based
Master, The (2012)
World War II vet Freddie Quell is searching for meaning when he stumbles onto Lancaster Dodd, the leader of a movement he calls the Cause. As Freddie gets deeper and deeper into Dodd's system, he begins to wonder if the guru is a genius or a con man.
Everything Must Go (2011)
Nick Porter is a career salesman whose days of being on top are long gone. The same day Nick gets fired, for falling off the wagon one last time, he returns home to discover his wife has left him, changed the locks on their suburban home and dumped all his possessions out on the front yard. Faced wi
Little Fockers (2010)
The test of wills between Jack Byrnes and Greg Focker escalates to new heights. It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get "in" with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack''s suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. When Greg and Pam''s entire clan-including Pam''s lovelorn ex, Kevin-descends for the twins'' birthday party, Greg must prove to the skeptical Jack that he''s fully capable as the man of the house. But with all the misunderstandings, spying and covert missions, will Greg pass Jack''s final test and become the family''s next patriarch--or will the circle of trust be broken for good?
Tenderness (2009)
Eric Komenko is a charming, attractive high school student with devout, domineering parents. Following an angry outburst from his mother upon her discovery of his promiscuity, Eric maliciously and violently murders both his mother and father. Years later, Lori Cranston, an attractive and audacious y
Recount (2008)
A behind the scenes view of the 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore and the voting scandal that ensued in Florida, forcing them to recount the votes.
Year of the Dog (2007)
Peggy and Pencil are inseparable companions. They sleep together, eat together, and even take-in Friday night movies together. Life is uncomplicated and safe, and although Pencil is a Beagle, Peggy is happily entrenched in a satisfying relationship of co-dependency with her beloved pet. But with lov
Inland Empire (2006)
A blonde actress is preparing for her biggest role yet, but when she finds herself falling for her co-star, she realizes that her life is beginning to mimic the fictional film that they're shooting. Adding to her confusion is the revelation that the current film is a remake of a doomed Polish produc
Lonely Hearts (2006)
Detective Elmer Robinson makes it his mission to track down and arrest the "Lonely Hearts Killers"--a couple that entrap their unsuspecting victims by answering lonely hearts ads in the personals section of the newspapers.
Happy Endings (2005) as Pam
Mamie is being blackmailed. This filmmaker named Nicky claims to know Mamie's son--the one she gave up for adoption--but Nicky won't introduce her to him unless he can film their reunion. Enter Javier, Mamie's massage therapist boyfriend, who convinces Nicky to film him instead. Now they're all maki
Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005) as Dortha Schaefer
Evelyn Ryan was a devoted mother and housewife who used her self-described "knack for words" to keep her struggling family afloat. In the 1950s and '60s, housewives across the country used their wits to win thousands of dollars in cash and prizes in jingle contests staged by corporations to promote
We Don't Live Here Anymore (2004) as Terry Linden
In their small New England college town, Jack Linden and Hank Evans are the best of friends. Fellow instructors at the university where Jack teaches literature and Hank, writing, the two enjoy the camaraderie of men who have shared similiar circumstances. Their bond, however, is put to the test whe
Searching for Debra Winger (2003) as Herself
Rosanna Arquette heads up this exploration of the pressures, choices and sacrifices that female actors face working in the entertainment industry, particularly as they hit 40 and begin being overlooked for certain roles. Debra Winger is the example of a pioneer in this battle because of her decisio
Damaged Care (2002) as Linda Peeno
A female doctor joins the lucrative world of HMOs, but later becomes its most vocal critic.
Daddy and Them (2001) as Ruby Montgomery
Welcome to America's Heartland, home of hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves... and Claude and Ruby Montgomery. Never has a couple in these parts been as madly in love, nor as often at odds. When news reaches them that Claude's Uncle Hazel has been arrested for attempted murder, they head to the family
Focus (2001) as Gertrude Hart
In New York during the height of World War II, an American community begins to unravel when a man and his wife become victims of mistaken identity.
I Am Sam (2001) as Randy Carpenter
A mentally challenged man fights to maintain custody of his 7-year-old daughter.
Within These Walls (2001) as Sister Pauline Quinn
A television movie based on the true story of Sister Pauline Quinn, who created a prison program designed to help female convicts train dogs that are used to help the disabled. Joan Thomas has lived a hard life tangled with crime and drugs. When she lands in prison, she gives up hope of ever finding
Jurassic Park III (2001) as Doctor Ellie Sattler
Anxious to fund research for his new theory of velociraptor intelligence, renowned paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant is persuaded by wealthy adventurer Paul Kirby and his wife Amanda to accompany them on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna. This infamous island, once InGen''s site B, has become both a primordial breeding ground for John Hammond''s magnificent creations and a magnet for thrill-seekers eager to encounter them. When a tragic accident maroons the party of seven, Grant discovers the true reason his deceptive hosts have invited him along. In their perilous attempt to escape, the dwindling group encounters terrifying new creatures undisclosed by InGen and Grant is forced to learn the dreadful implications of his raptor intelligence theory firsthand.
Novocaine (2001) as Jean Noble
Frank Sangster is living the American Dream. Blessed with a thriving dental practice and a sleek modernist home, he is happily engaged to his ambitious dental hygienist, Jean Noble. His perfectly managed life quickly unravels, however, when Susan Ivey, a seductive new patient with an appetite for pa
Dr. T and the Women (2000) as Peggy
Dr. Sullivan Travis is a man at the top of his game, a rich and successful Dallas gynecologist whose "religion" is women. In his immediate family and in his office, they surround him. He is loving and giving to each and every one at all times--he is their savior and would have it no other way. And a
Season for Miracles, A (1999) as Berry
A woman takes off with her jailed sister's children to prevent them from being placed in foster care, and with the help of a stranger, is able to give them the Christmas they've always dreamed of. Emilie Dalton comes to the aid of her sister Berry when she is sent to a hospital jail ward on a drug c
October Sky (1999) as Miss Reilly
It's 1957 in Coalwood, West Virginia and while most of the town mines the earth, young Homer Hickman dreams of only the sky. Inspired by the dawn of the space age and the historic launching of the Soviet satellite Sputnik, Homer enlists his two best buddies as well as the school's resident math geek
Baby Dance, The (1998) as Wanda Lefauve
Based on the play by Jane Anderson. Desperately poor Wanda LeFauve and her unemployed husband Al live in a cramped trailer in Shreveport, Louisiana. Wanda, expecting a fifth child, answers the newspaper ad of Rachel and Richard Luckman, an affluent, infertile couple who want a baby. But what at firs
Bastard Out of Carolina (1996) as Voice Of Adult Bone (Narration)
Movie based on the best-selling novel of the same title, set in the 1950s, about a girl named Bone and her horrible childhood with an abusive stepfather and a mother who refuses to acknowledge any wrong-doing.
Citizen Ruth (1996) as Ruth Stoops
Ruth Stoops is a down-on-her-luck drifter who gets two pieces of unexpected news after a "routine" arrest: she's pregnant for the fifth time, and she's facing felony charges. Behind closed doors, the judge offers Ruth an intriguing proposition: if she agrees to visit the doctor and "take care of her
Down Came a Blackbird (1995) as Helen Mcnulty
Psychological drama about a female journalist and other survivors of politically-motivated torture.
Jurassic Park (1993) as Dr Ellie Sattler
Eccentric millionaire John Hammond has invited three dinosaur experts see his new amusement park before it opens. The park is on an island off Costa Rica and is populated by actual, living dinosaurs Hammond has created using DNA harvested from pre-historic insects. The scientists are joined by Hammond''s two grandchildren during their preview of the park and the group is enjoying the tour in their computer-controlled cars until a storm knocks out power on the island. A park employee who wants to steal some of the dinosaur embryos takes advantage of the situation and sabotages the system, inadvertently causing the gigantic beasts to go on a rampage and forcing all the humans on the island to flee for their lives.
Perfect World, A (1993) as Sally Gerber
Set in the 1960s, story about the relationship that develops on the road between an escaped convict and the young boy he has kidnapped. The police chief who is tracking the two knows a vital truth about the convict''s past.
Afterburn (1992) as Janet Harduval
A woman challenges the system when her fighter-pilot husband dies in a crash. Refusing to accept the official explanation of pilot error for his death, she begins a long campaign to clear her husband's name.
Rambling Rose (1991) as Rose
A warmly comic drama set in the South in 1935 about a housemaid's sensual effect on the oddball family she works for.
Wild at Heart (1990) as Lula Pace Fortune
The mother of a young woman hires a gunman to track down her daughter and her daughter's male companion.
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989) as Kathleen Robinson
A general and a physicist work together on the most powerful weapon ever created by man during World War II. J. Robert Oppenheimer and Gen. Leslie R. Groves butt heads as they work side by side on the top-secret Manhattan Project that will introduce nuclear weapons into a war-weary world.
Haunted Summer (1988) as Claire Clairmont
The summer of 1816. Shelley, his wife Mary, and Mary's step-sister Claire visit Lord Byron at his home in Italy, and Mary comes up with the idea which later became "Frankenstein".
Smooth Talk (1986) as Connie
A small-town teenage girl, in the throes of coming-of-age, becomes determined to lose her virginity and does so with a much older, mysterious ladies'' man.
Blue Velvet (1986) as Sandy Williams
A small-town boy unearths a world of corruption when he stumbles upon a severed ear.
Mask (1985) as Diana
A lady biker and her deformed son try to lead normal lives.
3 Wishes Of Billy Grier (1984) as Crissy
A teenager who is the victim of a rare disease that rapidly accelerates aging tries to cram his three great life ambitions into the months he has left -- to locate the father who had abandoned his family fifteen years earlier, to play saxophone with a jazz band, and to make love to a woman. The film
Teachers (1984) as Diane
A burned-out instructor at an overcrowded high school is convinced by a rebellious student and an idealistic lawyer to join the fight for quality education.
Happy Endings (1983) as Audrey Constantine
The second TV-movie in 1983 using the title, "Happy Endings", explores the plight of a teenager who postpones his determination to become a songwriter so that he can keep his younger brother and two sisters together as a family following the death of their parents. Based on the true experiences of its producer-writer, Christopher Beaumont, one of the guiding forces behind TV''s "Fame," this film, initially titled "House of Cards," also was the pilot to a prospective series.
Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1982) as Jessica Mcneil
An obsessed young woman launches an all-girl rock band.
Foxes (1980) as Debbie
Four San Fernando Valley teens turn to sex and drugs to deal with their problems.

Producer (feature film)

Inland Empire (2006)
A blonde actress is preparing for her biggest role yet, but when she finds herself falling for her co-star, she realizes that her life is beginning to mimic the fictional film that they're shooting. Adding to her confusion is the revelation that the current film is a remake of a doomed Polish produc
Damaged Care (2002) as Co-Producer
A female doctor joins the lucrative world of HMOs, but later becomes its most vocal critic.
Down Came a Blackbird (1995) as Executive Producer
Psychological drama about a female journalist and other survivors of politically-motivated torture.

Director (special)

Gift, The (1994) as Director
A woman must cope with life after she and her longtime lover break up.

Cast (special)

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Clooney (2018)
The American Film Institute honors George Clooney with clips from his work and tributes from colleagues.
2004 IFP/Independent Spirit Awards (2004) as Presenter
Coverage of the 2004 IFP/Independent Spirit Awards presentation, recognizing the achievements of filmmakers who work outside the studio system.
Intimate Portrait: Rosanna Arquette (2003) as Interviewee
A look into the life of actress Rosanna Arquette through footage of her work as well as interviews with those closest to her.
Shelley Winters: Full Disclosure (2001) as Interviewee
Biography of actor Shelley Winters.
Equality Rocks (2000)
Telecast of excerpts from the Equality Rocks concert held April 29, 2000 in Washington, D.C., to benefit the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the national gay-rights group that organized the four-hour concert. The concert slogan is: "Dream. Hope. Rock."
Intimate Portrait: Mary Steenburgen (1999) as Interviewee
Documentary about the life and career of actor Mary Steenburgen, star of "Melvin and Howard," "Philadelphia" and "Parenthood." Steenburgen discusses her career and shares stories of her adventures in politics, including her role in the 1992 Presidential campaign.
Intimate Portrait: Kelly Preston (1999) as Interviewee
Documentary about actress Kelly Preston.
Fall in Love With a Stranger (1999)
Vignettes on celebrities and other individuals who have adopted cats and dogs.
Hollywood Salutes Jodie Foster: An American Cinematheque Tribute (1999)
Fourteenth annual American Cinematheque tribute honors actor/producer/director Jodie Foster.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars, The (1999)
The American Film Institute salutes American screen legends, in honor of the 100th anniversary of American movies. The event features 50 of today's stars paying tribute to 50 American screen legends, 25 women and 25 men.
Intimate Portrait: Laura Dern (1999) as Interviewee
Documentary about the life and career of actor Laura Dern.
Real Ellen Story, The (1998) as Interviewee
Documentary that explores the question: How tough was it to feature a lesbian leading lady on a network series? Features interviews with Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Heche, Laura Dern, Melissa Etheridge, Diane Sawyer and the production team from the television show "Ellen." Traces the events leading up to
75 Years of Laughter (1998) as Interviewee
Documentary focusing on Warner Bros. classic comedies, including interviews and clips from many of its films.
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (1997)
Live presentation of the third annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, honoring the American public's favorite stars of motion pictures, home videos and music.
54th Annual Golden Globe Awards, The (1997) as Presenter
Live presentation of the 54th annual Golden Globe Awards honoring achievement in film and television.
Family Film Awards (1996)
Live coverage of the "Family Film Awards," which honors feature films and television programs that are popular with and appropriate for all members of the family.
American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg, The (1995)
Tribute to Steven Spielberg, the 23rd recipient of the American Film Institute's career achievement award.
Century of Women, A (1994) as Voice Of Amelia Earhart
A six-hour, three-part documentary on the changing role and image of women in U.S. history in the 20th Century. Makes use of voiceover narrative, archival footage, historic photographs, and on-camera interviews with women who have played important roles in the 20th Century. Also includes a fictional
51st Annual Golden Globe Awards (1994) as Presenter
Live presentation of the Golden Globe Awards for achievement in television and film by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Fourth Annual Environmental Media Awards (1994) as Presenter
Presentation of the fourth annual Environmental Media Awards, sponsored by the Environmental Media Association (EMA).
66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1994) as Presenter
Broadcast of the 66th annual Academy Awards presentation.
Rock the Vote (1992)
A special designed to get young people to register to vote.
18th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1992) as Presenter
A live presentation of the "18th Annual People's Choice Awards" honoring America's favorite entertainers, in which the public determines the winners by special Gallup Poll.
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The (1989) as Rebecca Laymon
The experiments of a mild-mannered, brilliant physician lead to a reign of terror in Victorian London. He is finally torn apart by the powerful forces of good and evil that exist within him.

Writer (special)

Gift, The (1994) as From Story
A woman must cope with life after she and her longtime lover break up.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy (1996) as Vicki Weaver
Miniseries about the 11-day siege and shootout at the Ruby Ridge, Idaho, home of white separatist Randy Weaver, which left his wife and son dead and the FBI seriously discredited amidst charges of a coverup.

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