Polly Draper

Actress + Director + Writer + Producer
Born Jun 15, 1955

Polly Carey Draper is an American actress, writer, producer, and director. Draper received a Emmy Award nomination, New York Magazine's Best Broadway Actress award, and two Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award nominations, winning one WGA. She also won awards at the Giffoni Film Festival and Hamptons International Film Festival. Draper speaks in a "trademark throaty voice".… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Polly Draper.


1955 Birth Born on June 15, 1955.


1980 25 Years Old Draper began her acting career appearing in countless off-Broadway productions, including a role in Split in 1980.


1987 32 Years Old She later gained recognition for her role on the ABC prime-time television drama Thirtysomething, which broadcasted from 1987–91 and earned her an Emmy nomination.
1989 34 Years Old Following a seven year marriage with playwright Kevin Wade, Draper married musician Michael Wolff after meeting him when making a cameo on the CBS prime-time talk show Arsenio Hall in 1989, where Wolff served as the bandleader. … Read More
1993 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Draper was cast opposite John Ritter in the TV movie adaption of Danielle Steel's Heartbeat and alongside Cheryl Ladd in the TV film special Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back, both in 1993.


2003 48 Years Old Her television cameos include an appearance in the USA comedy series Monk and the NBC crime series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, both in 2003.
2004 49 Years Old She also voted for Democratic senator John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election. … Read More


2005 50 Years Old She also starred in, provided lead vocals and lyrics for her playwright Getting Into Heaven (2003) at The Flea Theater and replaced Dana Reeve in the Broadway production of Brooklyn Boy in 2005. … Read More
By early 2007 it became the pilot to the Nickelodeon musical comedy series The Naked Brothers Band which she created, produced, directed, and obtained a WGA for Children's Script: Long Form or Special.
2008 53 Years Old Draper is a member of the Democratic Party, and voted for Democratic Presidential candidate Barrack Obama in the 2008 election.
2009 54 Years Old In 2009, she won the Writers Guild Award for The Naked Brothers Band made-for-TV-movie Polar Bears in the category of Children's Script: Long Form or Special. … Read More
2010 55 Years Old In addition, Draper directed her youngest son's playwright What Would Woody Do? in 2010 at The Flea Theater.
2011 56 Years Old In 2011, she wrote and starred in an episode of the Current TV science fiction series Bar Karma. … Read More
2012 57 Years Old By 2012, she acted in the play My Brilliant Divorce at the Bay Street Theater. … Read More
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