Talia Balsam

Talia Balsam

  • Highest Rated: 100% South Mountain (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 9% Crawlspace (1986)
  • Birthday: Mar 5, 1959
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • A longtime television actress who has also branched out into film, brunette beauty Talia Balsam also gained Hollywood recognition for her brief marriage to a pre-superstar George Clooney. Born to actors Martin Balsam and Joyce Van Patten in New York City in 1960, the young aspiring actress received her education at the Treehaven School in Tucson, AZ, before making her bid for the big-time shortly thereafter. In the late '70s, Balsam warmed to television audiences with recurring roles in the small-screen hits Happy Days and Taxi and feature roles in such made-for-TV films as The Survival of Dana and Sunnyside (both 1979) proved a testament to her dramatic range. A dizzying onslaught of similar television features followed, and the 1980s found Balsam becoming something of a staple in such made-for-TV efforts as Kent State (1981) and The Ladies (1987). Endearing roles on Family Ties and Punky Brewster provided just the right balance to such feature screamers as The Supernaturals (1986) and The Kindred (1987); by the time the 1990s rolled around, Balsam was married to up-and-comer Clooney and turning heads on Murder, She Wrote, thirtysomething, and Law & Order. Despite the fact that her most successful roles came with dramatic small-screen roles, Balsam continued to prove that she was an actress of little pretense by appearing in such quirky feature efforts as Coldblooded (1995) and Camp Stories (1997). Married to John Slattery following her divorce from Clooney in 1993, Balsam was later seen in the TV series L.A. Doctors and the feature Valerie Flake (1999).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

95% The Climb Suzi 2019
100% South Mountain LILA 2019
57% Don't Worry Baby Miram Lang 2016
92% The Girl in the Book Mom $5.7K 2015
83% Return Julie $7.2K 2012
49% No Strings Attached Sandra Kurtzman $70.4M 2011
67% Conviction Prosecuting Attorney $6.8M 2010
70% The Wackness Mrs. Shapiro $2.2M 2008
64% The Cake Eaters Violet 2007
12% All The King's Men Lucy Stark $7.3M 2006
77% Little Manhattan Jackie Telesco $0.4M 2005
No Score Yet Valerie Flake Greenhorn Checker Linda 1999
No Score Yet Coldblooded Jean Alexander 1995
No Score Yet Shame II The Secret Actor 1995
No Score Yet The Companion Charlene Warner 1994
No Score Yet Homicidal Impulse (Killer Instinct ) Emma 1992
No Score Yet Sins of the Mother Liz 1991
No Score Yet Trust Me Catherine Walker 1989
64% In the Mood (The Woo Woo Kid) Judy Cusimano 1987
No Score Yet P.I. Private Investigations Jenny Fox 1987
40% The Kindred Sharon Raymond 1987
9% Crawlspace Lori Bancroft 1986
No Score Yet The Supernaturals Pvt. Angela Lejune 1986
No Score Yet Consenting Adult Margie 1985
No Score Yet Mass Appeal Liz Dolson 1984
No Score Yet Nadia Marta Karolyi 1984
No Score Yet Calamity Jane Jean 1984
No Score Yet Kent State Actor 1981
No Score Yet Camp Stories Mary 1980
No Score Yet The Survival of Dana Actor 1979
No Score Yet The Initiation of Sarah Actor 1978

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

77% Divorce
2016
Dallas
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2016
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Anne Anne Stevens
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2009
94% Mad Men
2007-2015
Mona Sterling
  • 2014
  • 2008
  • 2007
85% Homeland
2011-2018
Cynthia Walden
  • 2012
  • 2011
96% Treme
2010-2013
Carla
  • 2010
78% FlashForward
2009-2010
Surgeon General Anita Ralston
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Victoria Carson
  • 2006
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Maria Malone
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
54% K Street
2003
Gail
  • 2003
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Mrs. Beckman
  • 2003
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Sheila Kent
  • 1999
No Score Yet Profiler
1996-2000
Monica
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Early Edition
1996-2000
Dr. English
  • 1997
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Turner Teri Marks
  • 1996
  • 1992
86% Almost Perfect
1995-1996
Jeannie
  • 1995
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Dr. Joanne Glassberg
  • 1995
  • 1994
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1993
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Debbie Delancey Julie
  • 1990
  • 1985
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Emily Jackson
  • 1984
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
Carrie
  • 1983
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
1981-1987
Sally
  • 1982
No Score Yet Taxi
1978-1983
Cathy
  • 1980
  • 1978
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
Rita
  • 1978
14% Love Boat: The Next Wave
1998-1999

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