Janine Turner

Janine Turner

  • Highest Rated: 70% Steel Magnolias (1989)
  • Lowest Rated: 14% Tai-Pan (1986)
  • Birthday: Dec 6, 1962
  • Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • Actress Janine Turner was trained at New York's Professional Children's School. (She can still do a mean tap-dance if called upon.) Though she endured the usual audition rounds while seeking out acting and modelling work, Turner's break came by way of fortuitous happenstance--at 17, she was spotted while standing in a supermarket checkout line by TV producer Leonard Katzman, who asked her to read for a small part on "Dallas." Two years later she was cast as kleptomaniac espionage agent Laura Templeton on TV's "General Hospital," a role that required her to dye her coffee-brown hair blonde. Turners's film debut was in Young Doctors in Love (1982), a spoof of daytime dramas that costarred several other soap regulars. In 1990, Turner was cast as fiesty Alaskan mail pilot Maggie O'Connell on the quirky prime-time series "Northern Exposure," a role that made her a major star. She continued to essay the part until the series' demise in 1995. Turner's more recent assignments have included a standard damsel-in-distress turn in the Sylvester Stallone vehicle Cliffhanger (1993), and a series of automobile advertisements, each as graceful and classy as Turner herself. In the years to come, Smith would remain active on screen, starring on the series Strong Medicine, and appearing on Friday Night Lights.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Runnin' From My Roots Abbe Whitfield 2018
25% Solace Elizabeth Clancy $0.5M 2016
No Score Yet Occupy, Texas Actor 2016
No Score Yet Birdie And Bogey Actor 2015
No Score Yet 1 Message Actor 2012
No Score Yet Maggie's Passage Jenny Sirron 2009
No Score Yet Miracle Dogs Too Paula 2007
No Score Yet Primal Doubt (Personal Indiscretions) Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Night of the White Pants Barbara 2006
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire Actor 2005
No Score Yet No Regrets The Actor Playing Cheryl 2004
56% Dr. T and the Women Dorothy $12.2M 2000
No Score Yet Barbara Taylor Bradford's A Secret Affair Vanessa Stewart 1999
No Score Yet Fatal Error (Reaper) Samantha Carter 1999
No Score Yet Beauty Alix Miller 1998
No Score Yet The Curse of Inferno Layla Moanes 1998
21% Leave It to Beaver June Cleaver 1997
No Score Yet Stolen Women, Captured Hearts Anna Morgan 1997
No Score Yet The Ambulance Cheryl 1990
70% Steel Magnolias Nancy Beth Marmillion 1989
53% Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear Linda Aikman 1988
14% Tai-Pan Shevaun 1986
No Score Yet Knights of the City Brooke Delamo 1986
29% Young Doctors in Love Cameo 1982

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

96% Friday Night Lights
2006-2011
Katie McCoy
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Victoria Grall
  • 2008
No Score Yet Strong Medicine
2000-2006
Dr. Dana Stowe
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
1990-1995
Maggie O'Connell Maggie
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Michelle
  • 1991
  • 1989
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Theresa Giani
  • 1985
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Karen
  • 1985
  • 1982
No Score Yet General Hospital
1963-1964
Laura Templeton
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
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