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Kathleen Turner

Kathleen TurnerAKA Mary Kathleen Turner

Born: 19-Jun-1954
Birthplace: Springfield, MO

Gender: Female
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Romancing the Stone

Kathleen Turner is a voluptuous, dark-voiced actress who voiced Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. She starred in numerous high-profile and critically acclaimed films through the 1980s, including Body Heat with William Hurt, Romancing the Stone with Michael Douglas, Prizzi's Honor with Jack Nicholson, Peggy Sue Got Married with Nicolas Cage, and Danny DeVito's The War of the Roses with Douglas again.

Then she made a dull, Disneyfied film adaptation of V.I. Warshawski, which, in combination with crossing the line to middle age, virtually ended her career as a leading lady in big-budget films. She has since been featured almost exclusively in low-profile roles, though she has still done good work in Serial Mom or The Virgin Suicides.

Her parents were career diplomats, and Turner was born in America but raised in Canada, Cuba (she was there, five years old, when Fidel Castro took power), Venezuela (she still speaks fluent Spanish), and England. She is a long-time supporter of Emily's List, the political action group that advocates for pro-choice Democratic candidates.

Father: Richard Turner (diplomat, d. 1971, cancer)
Husband: David Guc (agent, m. 1977, div. 1982)
Husband: Jay Weiss (real estate magnate, m. 1983, sep. 2006, div. 2007)
Daughter: Rachael Ann Weiss (b. 14-Oct-1987)

    University: Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO (transferred to U.M.)
    University: BFA, University of Maryland (1977)

    Alcoholics Anonymous 1994
    EMILY's List
    NARAL
    People for the American Way
    Planned Parenthood
    UNICEF
    Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Romancing the Stone 1984
    Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Prizzi's Honor 1985
    Margaret Sanger Award 2001
    Miscarriage
    Risk Factors: Arthritis, Alcoholism, Smoking

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Dumb and Dumber To (7-Nov-2014)
    The Perfect Family (24-Apr-2011)
    Marley & Me (25-Dec-2008)
    Monster House (15-Jun-2006) [VOICE]
    Prince of Central Park (22-Sep-2000) · Rebecca Cairn
    Beautiful (11-Sep-2000)
    Cinderella (1-Jan-2000)
    Love and Action in Chicago (15-Sep-1999) · Middleman
    The Virgin Suicides (19-May-1999) · Mrs. Lisbon
    Baby Geniuses (12-Mar-1999) · Elena
    Legalese (4-Oct-1998)
    The Real Blonde (14-Sep-1997) · Dee Dee Taylor
    A Simple Wish (11-Jul-1997) · Claudia
    Bad Baby (1997) · Mom [VOICE]
    Moonlight and Valentino (29-Sep-1995)
    Serial Mom (13-Apr-1994)
    Undercover Blues (10-Sep-1993) · Jane Blue
    House of Cards (25-Jun-1993)
    Naked in New York (1993)
    V. I. Warshawski (26-Jul-1991)
    The War of the Roses (8-Dec-1989) · Barbara Rose
    The Accidental Tourist (23-Dec-1988) · Sarah
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit (21-Jun-1988) [VOICE]
    Switching Channels (4-Mar-1988) · Christy Colleran
    Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (Oct-1987) [VOICE]
    Julia and Julia (12-Sep-1987)
    Peggy Sue Got Married (10-Oct-1986) · Peggy Sue
    The Jewel of the Nile (11-Dec-1985) · Joan
    Prizzi's Honor (13-Jun-1985)
    Crimes of Passion (19-Oct-1984)
    A Breed Apart (Jun-1984) · Stella Clayton
    Romancing the Stone (30-Mar-1984) · Joan Wilder
    The Man with Two Brains (3-Jun-1983) · Dolores Benedict
    Body Heat (28-Aug-1981) · Matty Walker


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