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Linda Hamilton

Highest Rated:   100% The Terminator (1984)
Lowest Rated:   0% Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
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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 2: Judgment Day 3D
  • Sarah Connor
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
24% Silent Fall
  • Karen Rainer
1994
65% 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
80% The Stone Boy
  • Eva Crescent Mood Lady
1984
38% 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
76% Defiance
2013-2015
  • Pilar McCawley Pilar
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Lost Girl
2010-2015
  • Acacia
  • 2013
84% Chuck
2007-2012
  • Mary Bartowski
  • 2010
77% Weeds
2005-2012
  • Linda
  • 2010
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Claire Woman
  • Guest
  • 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

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