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Margaret Colin

Highest Rated:   95% Tramps (2016)
Lowest Rated:   8% First Daughter (2004)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
95% Tramps
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Stealing Chanel
  • Constance Borden
2015
77% 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
64% The Missing Person
  • Lana
2009
No Score Yet iMurders
  • Actor
2008
14% 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
81% 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
33% 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
60% Independence Day
  • Constance Spano
1996
21% Amos & Andrew
  • Judy
1993
21% 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
74% 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
88% Something Wild
  • Irene
1986
80% Pretty in Pink
  • Teacher
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
56% Shades of Blue
2016
  • Linda Wozniak
  • 2017
90% Veep
2012
  • Jane McCabe Jane
  • 2017
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
  • Judith Fanning
  • 2015
95% Elementary
2012
  • Natalie Gale
  • 2013
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Rochelle
  • 2013
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Melanie Maines
  • 2012
No Score Yet Gossip Girl
2007-2012
  • Elaanor Waldorf Eleanor Waldorf
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Royal Pains
2009-2016
  • Lucy Everett
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Dr. Eloise Barnes
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Mrs. Krug
  • 2003

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