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Meg Foster

Highest Rated:   87% The Emerald Forest (2003)
Lowest Rated:   0% Stepfather II (1989)
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Birthplace:   Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
American actress Meg Foster was trained at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse, a rigorous and exacting establishment that lets practically everyone in for one year and practically no one in for their second year. Foster survived the entire program with the steely-eyed grit that characterized her best film and stage roles. With such notable exceptions as The Osterman Weekend (1983) and The Emerald Forest (1986), many of Foster's films have been cheapjack exploitation efforts unworthy of her skills. She has racked up her most impressive credits on TV, including the lead role of Hester Prynne in the 1979 PBS multi-part adaptation of The Scarlet Letter. In 1982, she was cast as Chris Cagney opposite Tyne Daly's Mary Beth Lacey on the TV series Cagney and Lacey. When the series went into its second season, Foster was replaced by Sharon Gless; the official reason was that she played her character "too tough, too hard," but unofficial sources noted that audiences perceived Foster's performance as too "butch." This setback slowed down her TV career though she was always welcome (if not always well-served) on the big screen.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Three Days in August
  • Maggie
2016
50% 31
  • Venus Virgo
2016
44% The Lords of Salem
  • Margaret Morgan
2013
No Score Yet 25 Hill
  • Audrey
2011
No Score Yet Aliens Gone Wild!
  • Actor
2006
87% The Emerald Forest
  • Jean Markham
2003
60% The Minus Man
  • Irene
1999
No Score Yet Spoiler
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask
  • Queen Anne
1998
No Score Yet Backlash: Oblivion 2
  • Stell Barr
1996
No Score Yet Space Marines
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Undercover
  • Mrs. V
1995
No Score Yet Shrunken Heads
  • Big Moe
1994
No Score Yet Oblivion (Welcome to Oblivion)
  • Stell
1994
No Score Yet Lady in Waiting
  • Keri
1994
No Score Yet Immortal Combat
  • Quinn
1993
11% Best of the Best 2
  • Sue
1993
No Score Yet Hidden Fears
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet To Catch a Killer
  • City Attorney Carlson
1992
No Score Yet Dead On: Relentless II
  • Carol Dietz
1992
No Score Yet Project: Shadowchaser
  • Sarah
1992
No Score Yet Future Kick
  • Nancy
1991
No Score Yet Diplomatic Immunity
  • Gerta Hermann
1991
No Score Yet Futurekick
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Jezebel's Kiss
  • Amanda
1990
58% Blind Fury
  • Lynn Devereaux
1990
No Score Yet Tripwire
  • Julia
1990
No Score Yet Betrayal of Silence
  • Julie
1990
No Score Yet Backstab
  • Sara Rodrick
1990
0% Stepfather II
  • Carol Grayland
1989
40% Relentless
  • Carol Dietz
1989
17% Leviathan
  • Martin
1989
84% They Live
  • Holly
1988
17% Masters of the Universe
  • Evil-Lyn
1987
No Score Yet The Wind (Edge of Terror)
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet Riding Fast
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Reckless
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Secrets Bien Gardés
  • Shari Mitchell
1984
43% The Osterman Weekend
  • Ali
1983
78% Ticket to Heaven
  • Ingrid
1981
No Score Yet The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Carny
  • Gerta
1980
No Score Yet Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
  • Jean
1980
No Score Yet The Scarlet Letter
  • Hester Prynne
1979
No Score Yet A Different Story
  • Stella Cooke
1978
No Score Yet James Dean
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Welcome to Arrow Beach (Tender Flesh) (Cold Storage)
  • Robbin Stanley
1974
No Score Yet Thumb Tripping
  • Shay
1972
No Score Yet A Dangerous Friend
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Adam at 6 A.M.
  • Joyce
1970

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Mrs. Rose
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Judith Saynay
80% Ravenswood
2013-2014
  • Mrs. Grunwald
No Score Yet The Originals
2013
  • Josephine
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Onaya
The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor

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