Linda Hamilton

Linda Hamilton

  • Highest Rated: 100% Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (2017)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
  • Birthday: Sep 26, 1956
  • Birthplace: Salisbury, Maryland
  • The stepdaughter of the fire chief of Salisbury, MD, Linda Hamilton began her acting career with local children's theater groups. After college training and dramatic lessons conducted by former director Nicholas Ray, Hamilton was cast in a handful of inexpensive film programs. She briefly costarred in the prime-time TV soap opera Secrets of Midland Heights (1980) which led to an equally short stint on the weekly series King's Crossing (1982). Hamilton's stock in the film industry rose substantially when she was cast as Sarah Connor, the target for the homicidal intentions of futuristic android Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator (1984). No shivering ingenue, the agile and athletic Hamilton proved a formidable foe for the forces of evil in both The Terminator and its sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, where at times she came off tougher than the "kinder, gentler" Arnold. From 1987-1989, Hamilton starred as Catherine Chandler on the cult TV fantasy series Beauty and the Beast, eventually leaving the show to have her first child. In 1995 Hamilton earned a Golden Globe nomination for her performance as a single mother who learns she has contracted AIDS in A Mother's Prayer, and though with the exception of Dante's Peak (1997) she stuck mainly to made-for-television movies in the following decade, notable guest spots on Showtime's Weeds and NBC's Chuck served as strong reminders of her onscreen charisma. Married to actor Bruce Abbot throughout much of the '80s, Hamilton later wed Terminator 2 director James Cameron, though their union ended after just two years.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Terminator: Dark Fate Sarah Connor 2019
47% Curvature Florence 2018
100% Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D Sarah Connor $1M 2017
No Score Yet A Sunday Horse Rouva Walden 2015
No Score Yet Bermuda Tentacles Admiral Hansen 2014
No Score Yet Bad Behavior Margaret 2013
No Score Yet Refuge Amelia Philips 2012
No Score Yet DC Showcase: Jonah Hex Madame Lorraine 2010
7% Holy Water Actor 2010
12% Broken Karen 2007
No Score Yet In Your Dreams Actor 2007
No Score Yet Home by Christmas Julia Bedford 2006
33% The Kid & I Susan Mandeville 2005
No Score Yet Missing in America Kate 2005
15% Smile Bridgette 2005
No Score Yet Silent Night Elisabeth Vincken 2002
No Score Yet A Girl Thing Rachel Logan 2001
40% Skeletons in the Closet Tina 2001
No Score Yet Bailey's Mistake Liz Donovan 2001
No Score Yet Sex & Mrs. X Joanna Scott 2000
No Score Yet Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Actor 2000
No Score Yet Batman Beyond: The Movie Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Secret Life of Girls Natalie 1999
No Score Yet On the Line Det. Jean Martin 1998
No Score Yet The Color of Courage Anna Sipes 1998
No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage---Two Couples Marie Taquet 1998
27% Dante's Peak Rachel Wando 1997
0% Shadow Conspiracy Amanda Givens 1997
No Score Yet The Way to Dusty Death Actor 1996
No Score Yet Separate Lives Lauren 1995
No Score Yet A Mother's Prayer Rosemary 1995
22% Silent Fall Karen Rainer 1994
58% Indian Summer Actor 1993
93% Terminator 2: Judgment Day Sarah Connor $198.2M 1991
38% Mr. Destiny Ellen Jane Burrows/Robertson 1990
No Score Yet Go Toward the Light Claire Madison 1988
0% King Kong Lives Amy Franklin 1986
38% Black Moon Rising Nina 1986
No Score Yet Club Med Kate 1986
No Score Yet Secret Weapons Elena Koslov 1985
100% The Terminator Sarah Connor 1984
67% The Stone Boy Eva Crescent Mood Lady 1984
36% Children of the Corn Vicky Baxter 1984
No Score Yet Tag: The Assassination Game(Everybody Gets It in the End)(Kiss Me, Kill Me ) Susan Swayze 1982
No Score Yet Rape And Marriage: The Rideout Case Greta Rideout 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
  • 2019
77% Defiance
2013-2015
Pilar McCawley Pilar
  • 2015
  • 2014
65% Lost Girl
2010-2015
Acacia
  • 2013
89% Chuck
2007-2012
Mary Bartowski
  • 2010
70% Weeds
2005-2012
Linda
  • 2010
81% Thief
2006
Roselyn Moore Rosalyn
  • 2006
No Score Yet According to Jim
2001-2009
  • 2005
No Score Yet Hercules
1998-1999
Voice
  • 1999
  • 1998
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest Claire Woman
  • 1997
  • 1993
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1991
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
Asst. DA Catherine Chandler ADA Catherine Chandler Catherine Chandler
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Carol McDermott
  • 1986
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
  • 1984

QUOTES FROM Linda Hamilton CHARACTERS

Miles Dyson
My personal entry code for the lab might still work (card reader buzzes) no go.
Miles Dyson
My personal entry code for the lab might still work, no go.
The Terminator
let me try mine (loads grenade)
The Terminator
Let me try mine.
Sarah Connor
John FIRE IN THE HOLE!
Sarah Connor
John, fire in the hole!
Sarah Connor
Good morning, Dr. Silberman. How's the knee?
Sarah Connor
Shut up! Shut up, shut up, shut up! It's all your fault!
Dr. Silberman
You! You broke my arm!
Sarah Connor
There are 215 bones in the human body, thats one!
Sarah Connor
Three billon human lives ended on August 29, 1997. The Survivors of the nuclear holocaust called the war Judgement Day. They lived only to face a new nightmare: the way against the machines.
Sarah Connor
Move it, Reese! On your feet soldier! ON YOUR FEET!
Sarah Connor
What have we got?
Kyle Reese
Mothballs... corn syrup... ammonia.
Sarah Connor
I love you, mom.
Terminator
I love you, too, sweetheart.
Station Attendant
He said there's a storm coming in.
Sarah Connor
I know.
Dr. Silberman
You broke my arm!
Sarah Connor
There's 215 bones in the human body. That's one.
John Connor
We've got company.
Miles Dyson
Police?
Sarah Connor
How many?
John Connor
Uh, all of them, I think.
Sarah Connor
You're terminated fucker!
Sarah Connor
You're terminated, fucker.
Sarah Connor
You got any cash?
John Connor
I got a couple hundred bucks. I'll give you half. (takes all the money)
John Connor
I got a couple hundred bucks. I'll give you half. [takes all the money]
John Connor
Mom!
Sarah Connor
Get some food.
John Connor
No sense of humor.
Kyle Reese
The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new. They look human... sweat, bad breath, everything. Very hard to spot. I had to wait till he moved on you before I could zero him.
Sarah Connor
Look... I am not stupid, you know. They cannot make things like that yet.
Kyle Reese
Not yet. Not for about 40 years.
Sarah Connor
Are you saying it's from the future?
Kyle Reese
One possible future. From your point of view... I don't know tech stuff.
Sarah Connor
Then you're from the future, too. Is that right?
Kyle Reese
Right.
Sarah Connor
Right.
Sarah Connor
The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it, for the first time, with a sense of hope. Because if a machine, a Terminator, can learn the value of human life, maybe we can too.
Sarah Connor
[narrating] The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it, for the first time, with a sense of hope. Because if a machine, a Terminator , can learn the value of human life, maybe we can too.
Sarah Connor
Open the door.
Dr. Silberman
It won't work, Sarah. You're no killer, I don't believe you'd do it.
Sarah Connor
You're already dead, Silberman. Everybody dies. You know I believe it, so don't fuck with me! Open the door! Back off, get back! I'll pump him full of this shit, I swear!
Dr. Silberman
You broke my arm!
Sarah Connor
There are 215 bones in the human body. That's one. Now, don't move!
Dr. Silberman
What are you gonna do?
Vicky Baxter
Can you take us to Isaac?
Sarah
No.
Vicky Baxter
Why not?
Sarah
He's scary.
Dr. Burt Stanton
She's out cold. What are going to do now?
Vicky Baxter
Send her a get well card from Seattle. Let's get the hell out of here!
Dr. Burt Stanton
I spy, with my little eye, something that starts with C.
Vicky Baxter
Corn.
Vicky Baxter
What do you want?
Malachi
We want to give you Peace.