JoBeth Williams

Actress, director JoBeth Williams

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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Brad Schreiber: Top L.A. Theatre Productions of 2012
Huffington Post - about 5 years
Red (Center Theatre Group at Mark Taper Forum) It's rare to be dazzled by a two-hander, but Josh Logan's rich writing made this tale of artist Mark Rothko (a career turn for Alfred Molina) and his newly hired, oft-abused assistant (Jonathan Groff) nothing less than entrancing. Logan's depiction of the irascible Rothko's self-destructing behavior after taking a commission in contrast to his aesthetics was seamlessly guided by Michael Grandage. Ute Lemper (UCLA Live at Royce Hall) World class and world-hopping chanteuse Ute Lemper shared her Berlin Nights/Paris Days: The Art of Chanson, supported by the Vogler Quartet and Stefan Malzew. From Piaf to Piazolla, she is a marvelous performer who acts the emotions of the work brilliantly. When you hear an audience member gasp during Weill's "Surabaya Johnny," you are reminded you are witnessing greatness. It Is Done (22Q Ent. and Go AlleyCat Prods. at The Pig 'N Whistle) Alex Goldberg's site-specific, spooky metaphysical t...
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D. R. Tucker: It Cannot Be Denied
Huffington Post - over 5 years
Next year marks the 30th anniversary of ABC's broadcast of The Day After, Nicholas Meyer's film about how middle America copes, or doesn't, with a nuclear attack. An estimated 100 million viewers saw the highly controversial film, which was followed by a discussion, hosted by Ted Koppel, about the merits of a nuclear freeze as opposed to nuclear deterrence. I was only six years old when The Day After was originally broadcast, and I barely remember the national controversy surrounding the film. However, I recently had a chance to watch it and -- pun not intended -- I was blown away. The Day After deserves to be considered the greatest horror film of all-time, without a flaw or defect in its script or direction; the performances by Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, John Lithgow and Amy Madigan, among others, were uniformly outstanding. Even three decades later -- even after the conclusion of the Cold War -- the film has lost none of its emotional impact. I can't say I was s...
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'Poltergeist' Posters: A Look Back At 1982 Horror Classic
Moviefone Blog - over 5 years
"They're heeere." In 1982, those two words, uttered by six-year-old actress Heather O'Rourke, ended up changing the horror landscape. The movie was "Poltergeist," a horror flick that went on to produce two underwhelming sequels, numerous spoofs and a whole host of conspiracy theories surrounding the film's production. Thirty years ago today, "Poltergeist" was released in theaters. Starring O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams, the film focused on a ghost who invaded the home of a suburban California family. Moviefone will have more this week regarding the movie's 30th anniversary, but, for now, let's take a look at a collection of creepy posters and famous clips from the horror franchise.
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'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' triggers unintentional laughs as well as scares - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Google News - over 6 years
Evil spirits, that is, who kidnap a 5-year-old girl (Heather O'Rourke) from her family's home in this special-effects showcase co-written by Steven Spielberg, featuring Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams. At a dinner party, embattled Sally (Bailee
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Fay Vincent: What do 'Moby Dick' and 'The Big Chill' have in common? It's ... - TCPalm
Google News - over 6 years
From left, JoBeth Williams, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum and Tom Berenger, cast members in the classic 1983 film, pose at a premiere to celebrate the 15th anniversary re-release of the film Nov. 2, 1998, in Hollywood
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Sean Astin, JoBeth Williams & Natalie Hall Star in LOVE'S CHRISTMAS JOURNEY ... - Broadway World
Google News - over 6 years
Academy Award(R) nominee Sean Astin ("Kangaroo Court," "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy) and Academy Award(R) and Three-time Emmy(R) Award nominee JoBeth Williams ("On Hope," "Frasier") have begun production in Southern California on "Love's Christmas
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Foremost producer of radio theater to open season at UCLA - UC Los Angeles
Google News - over 6 years
The 10-play series, titled “The Play's the Thing,” will feature performances from such celebrated actors as Calista Flockhart, JoBeth Williams, Matthew Rhys, Anne Heche, James Marsters, Alfred Molina and Emmy-award winner Jean Smart
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First Look: Charlize Theron In Jason Reitman's 'Young Adult' - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
The picture also stars Jim Parsons, Rashida Jones, Angelica Huston, Dianne Wiest, JoBeth Williams, Brian Dennehy, Rosamund Pike and Tim Blake Nelson, but something tells us unless your mom and dad connect with this one, Fox is going to have trouble
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'All My Children' Actress to Star in Hallmark Mini 'Love's Christmas Journey ... - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 6 years
Natalie Hall will star as a pioneer woman who has lost her husband and daughter in the two-part holiday special co-starring Sean Astin, Greg Vaughan, Dylan Bruce and JoBeth Williams. All My Children's Natalie Hall has made plans for the holidays
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Surprisingly Low Tech FX in Modern Horror - HorrorMovies.ca
Google News - over 6 years
Poltergeist (Dir: Tobe Hooper – 1982): The Effect: Diane Freeling (JoBeth Williams) comes into the kitchen to see the chairs at the kitchen table all pulled away. After dismissing this as something silly that Carol Anne (Heather O'Rourke) did,
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Nicole Ari Parker to Star Broadway's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - Broadway World
Google News - over 6 years
... The Perfectionist; Strindberg's Miss Julie with Kim Cattrall, Donna Murphy, and Peter Francis James (also adapted); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Pat Hingle and JoBeth Williams; and Betsey Brown (co-author with Baikida Carroll and Ntozake Shange)
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People: Betty White - Ct Post
Google News - over 6 years
(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** JoBeth Williams;Betty White Photo: Getty Images, Kevork Djansezian / 2010 Getty Images LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 23: Actress Betty White poses with the Life Achievement Award in the press
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Pencil This In: Gay Marriage Plays, Rickie Lee Jones and West Coast Swing - LAist
Google News - over 6 years
Sharing the stage are Ed Begley Jr., JoBeth Williams and Stephanie Zimbalist. The evening's a joint fundraiser for the Geffen Playhouse and Hazelden, a nonprofit leader in addiction treatment. There's a post-show discussion with the cast and
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GRAMMY-WINNING COMPOSER/TRUMPET PLAYER TERENCE BLANCHARD TO COMPOSE ORIGINAL ... - Jazzcorner
Google News - over 6 years
... The Perfectionist; Strindberg's Miss Julie with Kim Cattrall, Donna Murphy, and Peter Francis James (also adapted); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Pat Hingle and JoBeth Williams; and Betsey Brown (co-author with Baikida Carroll and Ntozake Shange)
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Traveling back through the Advocate archives for June 22 - Green Bay Press Gazette
Google News - over 6 years
At the movies: "Back to School" starring Rodney Dangerfield and "Poltergeist II" with JoBeth Williams and Craig T. Nelson. » Deaths: Henry A. Kerscher, 82, Maplewood; Mildred Bornkamp, 70, rural Sturgeon Bay; Ruth Riza, 86, Fruitland Park, Fla.;
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LA Theatre Works moving to UCLA for 2011-12 season - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 6 years
22-25) with Calista Flockhart and JoBeth Williams; other well-known titles are "Copenhagen," Michael Frayn's play about pioneering nuclear physicists Werner Heisenberg and Nils Bohr (Nov. 17-20); Sam Shepard's "Buried Child" with Amy Madigan (Dec
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Jill Seltzer to head SAG Foundation - Variety
Google News - over 6 years
The announcement was made Thursday by JoBeth Williams, president of the foundation. It comes five months after Marcia Smith, the longtime exec director resigned after 16 years and was replaced on an interim basis by former SAG contract chief Sallie
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of JoBeth Williams
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 65
    In 2014, she appeared in the CBS sci-fi drama Extant, as Leigh Kern (season 1, episode 7).
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  • 2009
    Age 60
    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.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2007
    Age 58
    In 2007, she joined Dexter for a four-episode arc as the serial killer's future mother-in-law.
  • 2006
    Age 57
    Williams appeared on a 2006 episode of 24 as Christopher Henderson (Peter Weller)'s wife, Miriam, who literally takes a (nonfatal) bullet for her husband.
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  • 2005
    Age 56
    In 2005 she appeared in the Drew Barrymore-Jimmy Fallon baseball comedy Fever Pitch.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1997
    Age 48
    In 1997, she played a domineering lesbian in the independent comedy, Little City, with Jon Bon Jovi, and a hysterical publishing editor in Just Write with Jeremy Piven.
  • 1995
    Age 46
    In 1995, she was nominated for an Academy Award for her 1994 live-action short On Hope, it was her directorial debut and starred Annette O'Toole.
  • 1994
    Age 45
    Her directorial debut with the 1994 short film On Hope, earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film.
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  • 1992
    Age 43
    In 1992 she reteamed 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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1979
    Age 30
    Williams's 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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1972
    Age 23
    Williams's first television role was on the Boston-produced first-run syndicated children's television series Jabberwocky, which debuted in 1972.
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  • 1970
    Age 21
    She graduated from Pembroke College in Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1970, intending to become a child psychologist.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Born
    Born on December 6, 1948.
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