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Janine Turner

Highest Rated:   69% Steel Magnolias (1989)
Lowest Rated:   20% Tai-Pan (1986)
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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 YEAR
24% Solace
  • Elizabeth Clancy
2016
No Score Yet Birdie And Bogey
  • Actor
2015
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
No Score Yet Secret Affair
  • Actor
2003
57% Dr. T and the Women
  • Dorothy
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
69% Steel Magnolias
  • Nancy Beth Marmillion
1989
50% Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear
  • Linda Aikman
1988
20% Tai-Pan
  • Shevaun
1986
No Score Yet Knights of the City
  • Brooke Delamo
1986
31% Young Doctors in Love
  • Cameo
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
96% Friday Night Lights
2006-2011
  • Katie McCoy
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Victoria Grall

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