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Nancy Travis

Highest Rated:   91% Married to the Mob (1988)
Lowest Rated:   0% Running Mates (2000)
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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
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
65% 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
0% Running Mates
  • Jenny Pryce
2000
No Score Yet My Last Love
  • Producer
  • Susan Allen
1999
40% Bogus
  • Lorraine Franklin
1996
No Score Yet Body Language
  • Atty. Theresa Janice 'T.J.' Harlow
1995
27% Fluke
  • Carol Johnson
1995
12% Destiny Turns on the Radio
  • Lucille
1995
29% Greedy
  • Robin Hunter
1994
55% So I Married an Axe Murderer
  • Harriet Michaels
1993
47% The Vanishing
  • Rita
1993
57% Chaplin
  • Joan Barry
1992
11% Passed Away
  • Cassie Slocombe
1992
29% 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
85% Eight Men Out
  • Lyria Williams
1988
91% Married to the Mob
  • Karen Lutnick
1988
74% 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
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2012
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Alison
  • 2011
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Cheryl
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Dr. Mary Wagner
  • 2010
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Jane Karellen
  • 2009
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Actor
  • Guest
  • 2008
57% Stephen King's Rose Red
2002
  • Dr. Joyce Reardon
  • 2002

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