Nancy Travis

Nancy Travis

  • Highest Rated: 89% Married to the Mob (1988)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Loose Cannons (1990)
  • Birthday: Sep 21, 1961
  • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • The ever-fascinating Nancy Travis excelled in edgy, neurotic characterizations during the 1990s; she sounds like a chain-smoker or Valium-popper even when not playing one. Graduating with a BA degree from New York University, Travis apprenticed at Circle in the Square, acted in the touring company of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs, and starred on Broadway with Judd Hirsch in I'm Not Rappaport. As a means of continually recharging her creative batteries, she helped found the Naked Angels, an off-Broadway acting troupe. After laboring in virtual anonymity in such TV movies as Malice in Wonderland (1985), Travis was afforded top billing in the 1986 two-parter Harem, lending a little artistry and dignity to an otherwise trivial affair. Her movie breakthrough was in the role of the errant, unmarried British mother Sylvia in Three Men and a Baby (1987) and its 1990 sequel Three Men and a Little Lady. More complex roles came her way in Internal Affairs (1992), The Vanishing (1993) and Chaplin (1993); in the latter film, she appeared as the real-life Joan Barry, whose spiteful and unfounded paternity suit against Charlie Chaplin (Robert Downey Jr.) was the beginning of the end of The Little Tramp's Hollywood career. Even when playing comedy in So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993), Travis retained her ticking-bomb, "don't turn your back on me" aura. Nancy Travis' television credits of the 1990s include her gravelly voiceover work as Aunt Bernice on the animated weekly Duckman (1993- ) and her starring stint on the so-so 1995 sitcom Almost Perfect.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

74% Bernard and Huey MOna 2018
No Score Yet The Submarine Kid Mrs. Koll 2016
No Score Yet Squatters Carol 2014
No Score Yet Walk In My Shoes Actor 2010
No Score Yet Pregnancy Pact Lorraine Dougan 2010
No Score Yet Safe Harbor Actor 2010
No Score Yet Safe Harbor Robbie Smith 2009
66% The Jane Austen Book Club Cat $3.4M 2007
No Score Yet The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker April Brenner 2007
77% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Lydia Rodman $43.6M 2005
54% Auggie Rose Carol 2001
14% Running Mates Jenny Pryce 2000
No Score Yet My Last Love Producer Susan Allen 1999
44% Bogus Lorraine Franklin 1996
No Score Yet Body Language Atty. Theresa Janice 'T.J.' Harlow 1995
27% Fluke Carol Johnson 1995
17% Destiny Turns on the Radio Lucille 1995
28% Greedy Robin Hunter 1994
54% So I Married an Axe Murderer Harriet Michaels 1993
47% The Vanishing Rita 1993
60% Chaplin Joan Barry 1992
10% Passed Away Cassie Slocombe 1992
33% Three Men and a Little Lady Sylvia 1990
13% Air America Corinne Landreaux 1990
0% Loose Cannons Riva 1990
88% Internal Affairs Kathleen Avilla 1990
86% Eight Men Out Lyria Williams 1988
89% Married to the Mob Karen Lutnick 1988
75% Three Men and a Baby (3 Men and a Baby) Sylvia 1987
No Score Yet Harem Jessica Gray 1986
No Score Yet Malice in Wonderland Actor 1985

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Last Man Standing
2011
Vanessa Baxter
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2007
79% The Kominsky Method
2018
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2012
81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Alison
  • 2011
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
Cheryl
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2011
66% Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
Dr. Mary Wagner
  • 2010
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
Jane Karellen
  • 2009
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
Chris Konnor Chris Chris Connor
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
45% Stephen King's Rose Red
2002
Dr. Joyce Reardon
  • 2002
0% Work With Me
1999
Co-producer Julie Better Julie
  • 1999
93% Duckman
1994-1997
Voice
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
86% Almost Perfect
1995-1996
Kim Cooper
  • 1996
  • 1995

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