Margaret Colin

Margaret Colin

Highest Rated: 95% Tramps (2016)

Lowest Rated: 8% First Daughter (2004)

Birthday: May 26, 1958

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

A versatile, no-nonsense actress, Margaret Colin has moved easily between TV and films throughout her career, from such acclaimed series as Chicago Hope to Hollywood blockbusters and independent features.Born in Brooklyn to a large Irish-Catholic family and raised on Long Island, Colin began acting in elementary school. Along with winning a drama scholarship to Hofstra University, Colin studied the craft at the Stella Adler Conservatory and Juilliard. Leaving school for a career in Manhattan, Colin soon landed on the TV daytime dramas Edge of Night and As the World Turns in the early '80s. Colin made the move to feature films playing one of teen icon Molly Ringwald's teachers in Pretty in Pink (1986) and psycho Ray Liotta's wife in Jonathan Demme's off-kilter romance Something Wild (1986). With substantial roles in the TV movies The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1987) and Warm Hearts, Cold Feet (1987), and the cop series Leg Work (1987) created as a vehicle for her, Colin was poised to become a small-screen star. Leg Work, however, didn't last beyond its first season. Nevertheless, Colin remained quite visible, appearing as Tom Selleck's love interest in the wildly popular feature comedy Three Men and a Baby (1987) and earning kudos for her turn as an intrepid investigator in the James Woods legal drama True Believer (1989). Back on the small screen, Colin starred in the well-received docudrama Goodnight, Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston (1990).Though she decided to start a family with husband and erstwhile daytime TV colleague Justin Deas, Colin continued to work regularly. After sharing screen time with such stars as Demi Moore, Nicolas Cage, and Samuel L. Jackson in the ill-received feature comedies The Butcher's Wife (1991) and Amos and Andy (1993), and appearing as a regular guest on CBS's lauded hospital drama Chicago Hope, Colin landed roles in two high-profile movies. As the President's press secretary and addled scientist Jeff Goldblum's ex, Colin was a key part of the ensemble battling an apocalyptic alien attack in the flashy summer blockbuster Independence Day (1996). Harking back to her family's history in law enforcement, Colin was then cast as N.Y.C. Irish cop Harrison Ford's wife in the political thriller The Devil's Own (1997). Despite the presence of Ford and co-star Brad Pitt, however, The Devil's Own was a financial disappointment. Colin fared better, at least critically, with her role as the title character's mother in the indie teen comedy The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998). Cast as John Goodman's wife in CBS's supernatural spy series Now and Again (1999), Colin then seemed to be on the verge of regular TV series work again, but Now and Again failed to live up to the hype. After a handful of roles in independent and TV films, including coming-of-age drama and Sundance Film Festival entrant Blue Car (2002), Colin returned to glossy Hollywood product with an appearance as one of Diane Lane's friends in the infidelity potboiler Unfaithful (2002).


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Broken Ones Actor 2018
95% Tramps Actor 2016
No Score Yet Stealing Chanel Constance Borden 2015
74% Kelly & Cal Janice 2014
No Score Yet Are You Joking? Linda Schwartz 2014
28% Backwards Dianne Brooks $62K 2012
No Score Yet Happenstance Actor 2012
61% The Missing Person Lana 2009
No Score Yet iMurders Actor 2008
11% Deception Ms. Pomerantz $4.6M 2008
No Score Yet A Broken Sole Dyslexic Lover’s Lover 2007
8% First Daughter Melanie Mackenzie $9.1M 2004
80% Blue Car Diane 2003
50% Unfaithful Sally $52.7M 2002
No Score Yet The Wedding Dress Madeline Carter 2001
No Score Yet My Husband's Double Life Elizabeth `Peachy' Welsh 2001
No Score Yet Private Lies Ellen 2000
No Score Yet Hit and Run Actor 1999
43% Adventures of Sebastian Cole Joan Cole 1998
34% The Devil's Own Sheila O'Meara 1997
No Score Yet Time to Say Goodbye? Kristen Hamstra 1997
No Score Yet Milk & Money Lorraine 1996
65% Independence Day Constance Spano 1996
20% Amos & Andrew Judy 1993
25% The Butcher's Wife Robyn Graves 1991
No Score Yet Martians Go Home Sara Brody 1990
No Score Yet Traveling Man Joanna Reath 1989
95% True Believer Kitty Greer 1989
75% Three Men and a Baby (3 Men and a Baby) Rebecca 1987
No Score Yet Like Father, Like Son Ginnie Armbruster 1987
No Score Yet The Return of Sherlock Holmes Jane Watson 1987
89% Something Wild Irene 1986
79% Pretty in Pink Teacher 1986


8% The I-Land
Doctor Stevenson 2019
93% Veep
Jane McCabe Jane 2017
No Score Yet Shades of Blue
Linda Wozniak 2017
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
Judith Fanning 2015
94% The Good Wife
Rochelle 2013
96% Elementary
Natalie Gale 2013
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
Melanie Maines 2012
84% Gossip Girl
Elaanor Waldorf Eleanor Waldorf 2012
92% Royal Pains
Lucy Everett 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Dr. Eloise Barnes 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Mrs. Krug 2003
45% Madigan Men
Vonda 2000
100% Now and Again
Lisa Wiseman 2000
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
Dr. Karen Antonovich 1996
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
Connie Northrop 1988
No Score Yet Heirloom
50% Sibs


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