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In the 1960s, Amy attended St. Philip Neri grammar school and Aquinas High School, both in Chicago, where she performed in school plays and was known as the school tomboy. In the early 1970s, Amy was featured in Playboy Magazine wearing only jelly, to promote her music band, Jelly. Amy is the daughter of John Madigan, a media personality in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Field of Dreams
Field of Dreams Annie Kinsella
Uncle Buck
Uncle Buck Chanice Kobolowski
Gone Baby Gone
Gone Baby Gone Bea McCready
Streets of Fire


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 2017 Grey Lady
 2017/IV Stuck
 2016 Rules Don't Apply
Mrs. Bransford
 2016 How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series)
Irene Crawley
- There Are Worse Things Than Murder (2016) ... Irene Crawley
 2016 Sensitivity Training
 2016 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
- The Loophole (2016) ... Elaine
 2016 Buried Child
 2014 Frontera
 2014 Shirin in Love
 2014 Ten X Ten (TV Mini-Series)
Woman 50s
 2013 Sweetwater
Madame Bovary
 2013 The Lifeguard
 2012 Future Weather
 2011 The Dining (Short)
 2011 Memphis Beat (TV Series)
Kate Murphy
- The Feud (2011) ... Kate Murphy
 2011 That's What I Am
Principal Kelner
 2010-2011 Fringe (TV Series)
Marilyn Dunham
- Bloodline (2011) ... Marilyn Dunham
- Amber 31422 (2010) ... Marilyn Dunham
- Olivia (2010) ... Marilyn Dunham
 2010 Virginia
Roseanna Tipton
 2010 Once Fallen
 2010 Law & Order (TV Series)
Emily Ryan
- Innocence (2010) ... Emily Ryan
 2008-2009 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Dr. Katharine Wyatt
- Goodbye (2009) ... Dr. Katharine Wyatt
- Sweet Surrender (2009) ... Dr. Katharine Wyatt
- Here Comes the Flood (2008) ... Dr. Katharine Wyatt
- Freedom (2008) ... Dr. Katharine Wyatt
- Freedom (2008) ... Dr. Katharine Wyatt
 2009 ER (TV Series)
Mary Taggart
- What We Do (2009) ... Mary Taggart
- T-Minus-6 (2009) ... Mary Taggart
 2009 Gary's Walk
 2008 Living Proof (TV Movie)
Fran Visco
 2008 Saving Grace (TV Series)
Gretchen Lagardi
- A Little Hometown Love (2008) ... Gretchen Lagardi
 2007 Gone Baby Gone
Bea McCready
 2007 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
- No Way Out (2007) ... Jane
 2007 Doppelgänger
Victor's Mom
 2006 The Path to 9/11 (TV Mini-Series)
Patricia Carver
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Patricia Carver
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Patricia Carver
 2006 Murder on Pleasant Drive (TV Movie)
Aunt Sherrie Davis
 2005 Winter Passing
Lori Lansky
 2003-2005 Carnivàle (TV Series)
Iris Crowe
- New Canaan, CA (2005) ... Iris Crowe
- Outside New Canaan (2005) ... Iris Crowe
- Cheyenne, WY (2005) ... Iris Crowe
- Lincoln Highway, UT (2005) ... Iris Crowe
- Outskirts, Damascus, NE (2005) ... Iris Crowe
 2004 Admissions
Martha Brighton
 2004 The Ranch (TV Movie)
Mary Larkin
 2004 The Discontents
Beth Walker
 2002 A Time for Dancing
 2002 Just a Dream
Cindy Wilder
 2002 The Laramie Project (TV Movie)
Reggie Fluty
 2001 Shot in the Heart (TV Movie)
Bessie Gilmore
 2001 The Sleepy Time Gal
 2001 Is Your Mama a Llama? (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2000 Pollock
Peggy Guggenheim
 2000 In the Name of the People (TV Movie)
Connie Murphy
 1999 Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (TV Movie)
Amy Hill Hearth
 1998 With Friends Like These...
Hannah DiMartino
 1998 A Bright Shining Lie (TV Movie)
Mary Jane Vann
 1997 Loved
Brett Amerson
 1996 Female Perversions
Maddie Stephens
 1996 Riders of the Purple Sage (TV Movie)
Jane Withersteen
 1995 500 Nations (TV Mini-Series)
- The Ancestors (1995) ... (voice)
- Mexico (1995) ... (voice)
- Clash of Cultures ... (voice)
 1994 Crocodile Shoes (TV Mini-Series)
Carmel Cantrell
- The Call (1994) ... Carmel Cantrell
- The Truth (1994) ... Carmel Cantrell
- The Trip (1994) ... Carmel Cantrell
 1994 Frasier (TV Series)
- Flour Child (1994) ... Maggie (voice)
 1994 And Then There Was One (TV Movie)
Roxy Ventola
 1993 The Dark Half
Liz Beaumont
 1991 Lucky Day (TV Movie)
 1989 Uncle Buck
Chanice Kobolowski
 1989 Roe vs. Wade (TV Movie)
Sarah Weddington
 1989 Field of Dreams
Annie Kinsella
 1988 The Prince of Pennsylvania
Carla Headlee
 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Sarah Penn
- The Revolt of Mother (1988) ... Sarah Penn
 1987 Nowhere to Hide
Barbara Cutter
 1986 Zeisters
Woman at funeral
 1985 Twice in a Lifetime
 1985 Alamo Bay
 1985 The Laundromat (TV Movie)
Deedee Johnson
 1984 Places in the Heart
Viola Kelsey
 1984 Streets of Fire
 1984 Eureka Stockade (TV Mini-Series)
Sarah Jamieson
 1983 The Day After (TV Movie)
Alison Ransom
 1983 Travis McGee (TV Movie)
Billy Jean Bailey
 1983/II Love Letters
 1982 Love Child
Terry Jean Moore
 1982 Victims (TV Movie)
Chloe Brill
 1982 The Ambush Murders (TV Movie)
Molly Slavin
 1981 CHiPs (TV Series)
Jewel Burnett
- Finders Keepers (1981) ... Jewel Burnett
 1981 Crazy Times (TV Movie)
 1981 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
- Slow Boat to Murder (1981) ... Adele
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A Streetcar Named Desire (1992). Drama (revival). Written by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Gregory Mosher. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 12 Apr 1992- 9 Aug 1992 (137 performances + 31 previews that began on 17 Mar 1992). Cast: Alec Baldwin (as "Stanley Kowalski"), Jessica Lange (as "Blanche Du Bois"), Timothy Carhart (as "Harold ... See more »

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I wanted to be a boy when I was young because boys got to do all the good stuff. So I became very aggressive and very competitive at a young age. See more »


In The Dark Half (1993), her character shares scenes with a character named "Sheriff Alan Pangborn" (played by Michael Rooker). The character of "Sheriff Alan Pangborn" returned in Needful Things (1993) and, this time, was played by her real-life husband, Ed Harris. See more »

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