Linda Hamilton

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.


Highest Rated Movies



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
24% 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
30% 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


77% Defiance
Pilar McCawley Pilar
  • 2015
  • 2014
65% Lost Girl
  • 2013
89% Chuck
Mary Bartowski
  • 2010
70% Weeds
  • 2010
No Score Yet Thief
Roselyn Moore Rosalyn
  • 2006
No Score Yet According to Jim
  • 2005
94% Frasier
Guest Claire Woman
  • 1997
  • 1993
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Host Guest
  • 1991
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
Asst. DA Catherine Chandler ADA Catherine Chandler Catherine Chandler
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Carol McDermott
  • 1986
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
  • 1984