JoBeth Williams

JoBeth Williams

Highest Rated: 100% The Day After (1983)

Lowest Rated: 0% Into the Fire (2005)

Birthday: Dec 6, 1948

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

Born December 6th, 1948,, JoBeth Williams launched her acting career on the East Coast repertory theater circuit. Williams made her Broadway bow in 1980's A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking and gained a TV following as a regular on the daytime serials The Guiding Light and Somerset. She made an impressible film debut in a "flash part" in the Oscar-winning Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). Williams' star ascended with such roles as the mother of long-suffering Heather O'Rourke in the first two Poltergeist films and the sixties activist-cum-housewife in The Big Chill (1983). While she hasn't always been well-served by Hollywood, she has managed to show up in a number of worthwhile assignments, ranging from 1984's Teachers (in which she spontaneously performing the most dramatically justifiable striptease in movie history) to 1994's Wyatt Earp (as Bessie Earp) Her TV-movie credits are even more impressive: she had several memorable moments in the post-apocalyptic The Day After (1983) and was brilliant as the anguished mother of the murdered title character in Adam (1983). She has also participated in series television, lending her voice to the character of Angel in the animated nighttimer Fish Police (1992) and essaying the Susan Sarandon role in the 1995 weekly TV adaptation of The Client. In addition, she served as executive producer of the 1991 TV movie Bump in the Night, and as co-producer of the Oscar-nominated documentary On Hope (1994). JoBeth Williams is married to director John Pasquin. In 2005 the actress worked with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler for the baseball comedy Fever Pitch, and appeared in four episodes of Showtime's hit series Dexter in 2007. In 2011, Smart worked with Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, and Jack Black in the comedy The Big Year.


Highest Rated Movies



22% Sgt. Will Gardner Actor 2019
No Score Yet What The Night Can Do Actor 2019
No Score Yet Alex & The List Mrs. Stern 2018
92% Barracuda Actor 2017
No Score Yet What the Night Can Do Bettye Sue Dryer 2017
No Score Yet The Last Film Festival Mayor Marion $4K 2016
No Score Yet Crawlspace Actor 2015
No Score Yet In My Dreams Charlotte 2014
41% The Big Year Edith $7.2M 2011
No Score Yet Love's Christmas Journey Mrs. Thompson 2011
64% TiMER Marion 2010
No Score Yet Sybil Hattie Dorsett 2007
44% In the Land of Women Agnes Webb $11.1M 2007
No Score Yet Stroller Wars Actor 2006
No Score Yet Crazylove Mrs. Mayer 2005
0% Into the Fire June Sickles 2005
65% Fever Pitch Maureen Meeks $42M 2005
No Score Yet 14 Hours Jeanette Makins 2005
No Score Yet Broadway Theatre Archive - Feasting With Panthers Director Actor 2003
80% Searching for Debra Winger Actor 2002
No Score Yet Deranged Dr. Lillian Rose 2002
No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre's American Collection Edna Erle Ponder 2001
No Score Yet Una Frente a Otra Director 2000
No Score Yet Trapped in a Purple Haze Sophie Hanson 2000
No Score Yet Jackie's Back Jo Face 1999
No Score Yet It Came from the Sky Alice Bridges 1999
No Score Yet Justice Jane Newhart 1999
No Score Yet A Chance of Snow Maddie 1998
No Score Yet Little City Anne 1998
No Score Yet When Danger Follows You Home Anne Werden 1997
19% Jungle 2 Jungle Dr. Patricia Cromwell 1997
50% Just Write Sydney Stone 1997
No Score Yet Stories from My Childhood Actor 1996
No Score Yet After the Silence Pam Willis 1996
No Score Yet Ruby Jean and Joe Rose 1995
44% Wyatt Earp Bessie Earp 1994
No Score Yet Voices From Within Nancy Packhurst 1994
No Score Yet Parallel Lives Winnie Winslow 1994
No Score Yet Final Appeal Christine Biondi 1993
No Score Yet Chantilly Lace Natalie 1993
No Score Yet Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted Ginny Moore 1992
No Score Yet Me Myself and I Diane 1992
No Score Yet Sex, Love and Cold Hard Cash Actor 1992
8% Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Gwen Harper 1992
14% Dutch Natalie 1991
No Score Yet Driving Me Crazy Actor 1991
33% Switch Margo 1991
No Score Yet Victim of Love Tess Palmer 1991
No Score Yet Child in the Night (Testimone oculare) Dr. Hollis 1990
No Score Yet Welcome Home Sarah 1989
No Score Yet My Name Is Bill W. Lo 1989
No Score Yet Memories of Me Lisa 1988
No Score Yet Baby M Actor 1988
No Score Yet Murder Ordained Lorna Anderson 1987
No Score Yet Adam: His Song Continues Actor 1986
37% Poltergeist II: The Other Side Diane Freeling 1986
64% Desert Bloom Lily Chismore 1986
No Score Yet Kids Don't Tell Claudia Ryan 1985
17% American Dreamer Cathy Palmer 1984
62% Teachers Lisa 1984
100% The Day After Nancy Bauer 1983
No Score Yet Adam Reve Walsh 1983
68% The Big Chill Karen 1983
No Score Yet Endangered Species Harriet Purdue 1982
85% Poltergeist Diane Freeling 1982
No Score Yet Joe Dancer: The Big Black Pill Tiffany Farinpour 1981
67% Stir Crazy Meredith 1980
67% The Dogs of War Jessie 1980
89% Kramer vs. Kramer Phyllis Bernard 1979


18% Living Biblically
Diana 2018
20% Heartbeat
No Score Yet Your Family or Mine
Ricky 2015
77% Extant
Leigh Kern Mrs. Kerns 2015
78% Marry Me
Myrna 2015
81% Hart of Dixie
Candice Hart Zoe's Mom 2014
No Score Yet Mistresses
Janet 2013
93% Scandal
Sandra Harding 2012
70% Against the Wall
No Score Yet NCIS
Leona Phelps 2011
52% Private Practice
Bizzy Forbes Montgomery Bizzy Montgomery Bizzy Forbers Montgomery 2011
72% Dexter
Gail 2007
86% 24
Miriam Henderson 2006
No Score Yet Numb3rs
Margaret Eppes 2006
100% The Nine
Abby Kates 2006
No Score Yet Las Vegas
Liz Hillyer 2005
No Score Yet Judging Amy
ASA Gemma Mahon 2003
91% Miss Match
Lianne Liane 2003
70% Skin
Dr. Sarah Rose Dr. Sara Rose 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Mrs. Janice Rawley 2002
67% Norm
Claire 2000
94% Frasier
Madeleine Madeline Voice of Danielle 1994
No Score Yet The White Shadow
Paula Harris 1980
No Score Yet Hart of Dixie
Candice Hart
22% Payne
Connie Payne
25% The Client


Bessie Earp says: We are your wives. Don't we ever count more than the damn brothers?

Wyatt Earp says: No, Bessie, you don't. Wives come and go, that's the plan truth of it. They run off. They die.

Stu says: Am I nuts Edith?

Edith says: Are you asking me as a therapist, or as a wife?

Stu says: Which one is cheaper?

Steve says: Look, something's -- funny going on here next door. Something ...

Steve says: Look, something's funny going on here next door. Something.

Diane says: We were wondering if maybe you had experienced any disturbances.

Tuthill says: What kind of disturbances?

Diane says: Oh, you know, like dishes or furniture moving around by themselves.

Diane says: Now reach back into our past when you used to have an open mind, remember that? Just try to use that for the next couple of minutes.

Diane says: It's like another side of nature, a side you and I are not qualified to understand. When you overreact like this, it makes what happened much too important.

Diane says: It's like another side nature, that you and I aren't qualified to understand. When you overreact, it makes what happened much to important.