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JoBeth Williams



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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Last Film Festival
  • Mayor Marion
2016
No Score Yet In My Dreams
  • Charlotte
2014
40% The Big Year
  • Edith
2011
No Score Yet Love's Christmas Journey
  • Mrs. Thompson
2011
58% TiMER
  • Marion
2010
No Score Yet Sybil
  • Hattie Dorsett
2007
43% In the Land of Women
  • Agnes Webb
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
2005
No Score Yet 14 Hours
  • Jeanette Makins
2005
No Score Yet Broadway Theatre Archive - Feasting With Panthers
  • Director
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet 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
20% 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
42% 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
4% 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
78% 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
88% 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
88% Kramer vs. Kramer
  • Phyllis Bernard
1979

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
21% Heartbeat
2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Leona Phelps
No Score Yet Hart of Dixie
2011-2015
  • Candice Hart Zoe's Mom
70% Against the Wall
2011
  • Actor
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Madeleine Madeline Voice of Danielle
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Mrs. Janice Rawley
76% Extant
2014-2015
  • Leigh Kern Mrs. Kerns
No Score Yet Mistresses
2013
  • Janet
78% Marry Me
2014-2015
  • Myrna
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Bizzy Forbes Montgomery Bizzy Montgomery Bizzy Forbers Montgomery
94% Scandal
2012
  • Sandra Harding
No Score Yet Your Family or Mine
2015
  • Ricky
Hart of Dixie
  • Candice Hart
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Margaret Eppes
80% Dexter
2006-2013
  • Gail
87% 24
2014
  • Miriam Henderson

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