JoBeth Williams

Actress + Director
Born Dec 6, 1948

Margaret JoBeth Williams is an American film and television actress and director, and current President of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of JoBeth Williams.


1948 Birth Born on December 6, 1948.


1974 25 Years Old Williams' first television role was on the Boston-produced first-run syndicated children's television series Jabberwocky, which debuted in 1974. … Read More


1979 30 Years Old Williams' feature film debut came in 1979's Kramer vs. Kramer as a girlfriend of Dustin Hoffman's character, memorably quizzed by his son after being discovered walking nude to the bathroom. … Read More


1992 43 Years Old In 1992, she re-teamed with Big Chill director Lawrence Kasdan to portray Bessie Earp in Wyatt Earp with Kevin Costner and starred as Crazy Diane/Sane Diane, a schizophrenic shut-in, in the dark independent comedy Me, Myself & I. … Read More
1993 44 Years Old …  In 1993, she anchored the improvised Showtime dramedy Chantilly Lace with Helen Slater and Martha Plimpton.
1995 46 Years Old 1 More Event
She also had an Emmy-nominated guest starring role on Frasier and played Reggie Love in the 1995-1996 CBS series The Client (adapted from the 1994 film of the same title), which lasted only 21 episodes but gained a wider audience when it was re-broadcast in reruns on the TNT Network.
1998 49 Years Old She appeared in one episode of the 1998 TV mini-series From the Earth to the Moon as Marge Slayton, the wife of Deke Slayton. … Read More


1999 50 Years Old In 1999, JoBeth teamed with John Larroquette and Julie Benz for the CBS network situation comedy Payne. … Read More
2007 58 Years Old In 2007, she joined Dexter for a four-episode arc as the serial-killer's future mother-in-law.


2009 60 Years Old Also, she appeared in a memorable 2009 Criminal Minds listed as Special Guest Star in the episode, 'Empty Planet' as Professor Ursula Kent who helps the BAU with a bomb threat in Seattle. … Read More
2011 62 Years Old In October 2011, she appeared with Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, Rashida Jones, and Jack Black in the birdwatching comedy The Big Year, for Twentieth Century Fox.
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