Anne Archer Biography

Birthday: 1947-08-24
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Wiki Biography: Anne Archer was nominated for an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe and the British (BAFTA) Academy Award for her role as Michael Douglas' sympathetic, tortured wife, "Beth Gallagher", in Adrian Lyne's 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction (1987). Archer is also well-known for her poignant Golden Globe-winning performance in the ensemble cast of Robert Altman's Short Cuts (1993) and for playing CIA agent Jack Ryan's beleaguered wife, "Cathy", in Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994), both based on Tom Clancy bestsellers. She recently completed a starring role opposite Courteney Cox in the independent feature November (2004) and is currently in production on Revolution Studios' comedy Man of the House (2005/I), portraying "Prof. Molly McCarthy" opposite Tommy Lee Jones. She will soon be seen in Showtime's provocative new series "The L Word" (2004) with Jennifer Beals, Mia Kirshner and Pam Grier. Born into a show business family, she followed in the footsteps of her parents, actress Marjorie Lord (TV's "The Danny Thomas Show" (1953)) and actor John Archer (White Heat (1949)). Archer studied theatre arts at Claremont College before debuting on the motion picture screen opposite Jon Voight in The All-American Boy (1973). She won critical acclaim for her leading role in Lifeguard (1976/I) as Sam Elliott's old flame. Throughout her motion picture career, Archer has starred opposite some of Hollywood's most dynamic and respected leading men, not only Michael Douglas and Harrison Ford, but also Gene Hackman in Narrow Margin (1990), Tom Berenger in director Alan Rudolph's romantic comedy Love at Large (1990), Donald Sutherland in Eminent Domain (1990) and Sylvester Stallone in Paradise Alley (1978). In 2000, she appeared in The Art of War (2000) with Wesley Snipes and Rules of Engagement (2000) (her first project with Tommy Lee Jones), which was one of the box office hits in Spring of that year. With husband Terry Jastrow (an Emmy-winning sports producer), she co-produced and starred in the feature Waltz Across Texas (1982), a modern romance set in the Texas oil fields. In 1998, Archer worked with husband Jastrow again as co-producer and co-host, with Isabella Rossellini, on ABC's World Fashion Premiere from Paris (1998) (TV), a history-making two-hour special. Again the following year, she served as a producer on the telecast. With complete backstage access, the shows spotlighted the haute couture shows of the most famous designers in the world. Archer has essayed dramatic roles as complex and disparate characters in cable productions of equally distinct genres. She starred with Michael Murphy in the contemporary romantic drama Indiscretion of an American Wife (1998) (TV) for Lifetime and opposite William Petersen in Present Tense, Past Perfect (1995) (TV), based on a bittersweet story by Richard Dreyfuss, who also directed the Showtime drama. Previously, for the same network, she portrayed Dennis Hopper's sexy former wife in the contemporary, gritty Nails (1992) (TV) and for HBO, again, starred with Jon Voight in the period piece The Last of His Tribe (1992) (TV). Her television performances have also included Neil Simon's Jake's Women (1996) (TV) opposite Alan Alda and CBS's Jane's House (1994) (TV) opposite James Woods. Recently, she received acclaim for a three episode arc on Fox-TV's series "Boston Public" (2000), created by David E. Kelley. Her stage work includes the world premiere of "The Poison Tree" at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum, the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" in Massachusetts and the starring role in the London West End production of "The Graduate", for which she received rave reviews. Archer's New York stage debut was as "Maude Mix" in the celebrated Off-Broadway production of John Ford Noonan's "A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking".

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Blue Knight 1973 Drama
Family Practice 2008
Privileged Laurel Limoges 2008 - 2009 Comedy
Fatal Attractions Beth Gallagher 2010 - 2011 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
A Matter of Wife... And Death 1976 Drama, Crime, Mystery
Lifeguard 1976 Drama
Good Guys Wear Black 1978
Paradise Alley 1978 0
Hero at Large J. Marsh 1980 0, 0, 0
Raise the Titanic 1980 Action, Drama, Thriller
Privileged Laurel Limoges 1982
Too Scared to Scream Kate Bridges 1985 Comedy, Game Show, Reality Tv
The Check Is in the Mail... Peggy Jackson 1986 Comedy
Fatal Attraction Beth Gallagher 1987 Drama, Thriller
Narrow Margin 1990 0, Game Show
Love at Large Miss Dolan 1990 Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Eminent Domain Mira Borski 1991 Drama
Patriot Games Cathy Ryan 1992 0, 0, Game Show
Body of Evidence 1993 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Family Prayers Rita Jacobs 1993 Drama
Short Cuts Claire Kane 1993 Comedy, Drama
Clear and Present Danger Cathy Muller Ryan 1994 Action, Drama, Thriller
Mojave Moon 1996
Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Gentle Heart 2000 Family
The Art of War Eleanor Hooks 2000 Action, Thriller
Nico the Unicorn Julie Hastings 2001 Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Innocents Beryl Denright 2002 Thriller
Uncle Nino 2003 0, 0
Man of the House 2005 Action, Comedy
End Game 2006 Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Iris Effect Sarah Hathaway 2006 Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Felon Maggie 2008
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Vonda Volkom 2009 Biography, 0
Trafficked Mother Monica 2016 Drama, Thriller