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JoBeth Williams


The product of a musical family, Jobeth Williams was born in Houston, Texas, to Frances Faye (Adams), a dietitian, and Fredric Roger Williams, a wire/cable company manager and opera singer. Her father encouraged her early interest in theater during high school. She made her professional debut at age 18 in a Houston-based musical production, then ... See full bio »

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 2015 Your Family or Mine (TV Series) (filming)
Louis
- The Couch (2015) ... Louis
 2015/I The List (post-production)
Mrs. Stern
 2014 Marry Me (TV Series)
Myrna
- Thank Me (2014) ... Myrna
- Pilot (2014) ... Myrna
 2014 Extant (TV Series)
Leigh Kern
- Incursion (2014) ... Leigh Kern (as Jobeth Williams)
- More in Heaven and Earth (2014) ... Leigh Kern (as Jobeth Williams)
 2014 In My Dreams (TV Movie)
Charlotte
 2011-2014 Hart of Dixie (TV Series)
Candice Hart
- Here You Come Again (2014) ... Candice Hart
- Act Naturally (2014) ... Candice Hart
- Blue Christmas (2012) ... Candice Hart
- The Undead & The Unsaid (2011) ... Candice Hart
- Pilot (2011) ... Candice Hart
 2013 Perception (TV Series)
Margaret Pierce
 2013 Mistresses (TV Series)
Janet
- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (2013) ... Janet
 2012 Scandal (TV Series)
Sandra Harding
- Hell Hath No Fury (2012) ... Sandra Harding
 2011 Love's Christmas Journey (TV Movie)
Mrs. Beatrice Thompson (as Jobeth Williams in opening credits)
 2011 Against the Wall (TV Series)
 2011 Law & Order: LA (TV Series)
Mrs. Walker
- Benedict Canyon (2011) ... Mrs. Walker
 2011 NCIS (TV Series)
Leona Phelps
- One Last Score (2011) ... Leona Phelps
 2009 Uncorked (TV Movie)
Sophia Browning
 2009 TiMER
Marion Depaul
 2008 Life in General (TV Series)
Mary Kate Walton
 2006-2007 The Nine (TV Series)
Sheryl Kates
- Confessions (2007) ... Sheryl Kates
- Outsiders (2006) ... Sheryl Kates
 2007 Sybil (TV Movie)
Hattie Dorsett
 2006 Stroller Wars (TV Movie)
Roberta
 2006 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Professor Ursula Kent
- Empty Planet (2006) ... Professor Ursula Kent
 2006 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Margaret Eppes
- Hot Shot (2006) ... Margaret Eppes
 2006 24 (TV Series)
Miriam Henderson
- Day 5: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (2006) ... Miriam Henderson
 2006 Call It Fiction
Cassie
 2006 Twenty Good Years (TV Series)
Kate
- Remember the Alimony (2006) ... Kate
 2006 Worst Week of My Life (TV Series)
Libby
- Pilot (2006) ... Libby
 2005 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Liz
- The Real McCoy (2005) ... Liz
 2005 Into the Fire (TV Movie)
June Sickles
 2005 14 Hours (TV Movie)
Jeanette Makins
 2004 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Margie
- Fractured (2004) ... Margie
 2003 Skin (TV Series)
Dr. Sara Rose
- Endorsement (2003) ... Dr. Sara Rose
 2003 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Gemma Lawnsdale
- Judging Eric (2003) ... Gemma Lawnsdale
 2003 Miss Match (TV Series)
Lianne Fox
- Most Hopeless Romantics (2003) ... Lianne Fox
- Jive Turkey (2003) ... Lianne Fox
- Pilot (2003) ... Lianne Fox
 2002 Homeward Bound (TV Movie)
Elaine Ashton
 2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Mrs. Rawley
- Waste (2002) ... Mrs. Rawley
 2002 The Rose Technique
Dr. Lillian Rose
 2002 Repossessed (Short)
Tina Martin
 2001 The Guardian (TV Series)
Sarah
- Heart (2001) ... Sarah
 2001 The Ponder Heart (TV Movie)
Edna Earle Ponder
 2000 Norm (TV Series)
Claire Stackhouse
- Norm vs. Youth: Part 2 (2000) ... Claire Stackhouse
 2000 Trapped in a Purple Haze (TV Movie)
Sophie Hanson
 1999 Jackie's Back! (TV Movie)
Jo Face (Jackie's Vocal Coach)
 1999 It Came from the Sky (TV Movie)
Alice Bridges
 1999/I Justice (TV Movie)
Jane Newhart
 1999 Payne (TV Series)
Constance 'Connie' Payne
- Wedding Fever (1999) ... Constance 'Connie' Payne
- I Never Forget a Face-Lift (1999) ... Constance 'Connie' Payne
- Trouble in Room 206 (1999) ... Constance 'Connie' Payne
- Pacific Ocean Duck (1999) ... Constance 'Connie' Payne
- Gossip Checks in and a Cat Checks Out (1999) ... Constance 'Connie' Payne
 1998 A Chance of Snow (TV Movie)
Madeline 'Maddie Parker
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Marge Slayton
- The Original Wives Club (1998) ... Marge Slayton (as Jobeth Williams)
 1997 When Danger Follows You Home
Anne Werden
 1997 Little City
Anne (as Jobeth Williams)
 1997 Just Write
Sidney Stone
 1996 Breaking Through (TV Movie)
Pam Willis (as Jobeth Williams)
 1996 Ruby Jean and Joe (TV Movie)
Rose
 1995 A Season of Hope (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Hackett
 1993-1994 Frasier (TV Series)
Madeline Marshall / Danielle
- Beloved Infidel (1993) ... Danielle (voice)
 1994 Mighty Max (TV Series)
Countess
- Fly by Night (1994) ... Countess (voice)
 1994 Voices from Within (TV Movie)
Nancy Parkhurst
 1994 Parallel Lives (TV Movie)
Winnie Winslow
 1994 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
May / June
- Sideshow (1994) ... May / June (voice)
 1993 Final Appeal (TV Movie)
Christine Biondi
 1993 Chantilly Lace (TV Movie)
Natalie
 1993 Sex, Love and Cold Hard Cash (TV Movie)
Sarah Gallagher
 1993 Jonny's Golden Quest (TV Movie)
Jade Kenyon (voice)
 1992 Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted (TV Movie)
Ginny Moore
 1992 Me Myself and I
Crazy / Sane Diane
 1992 Fish Police (TV Series)
Angel
- The Two Gils (1992) ... Angel (voice)
- The Codfather (1992) ... Angel (voice)
- No Way to Treat a Fillet-dy (1992) ... Angel (voice)
- Beauty's Only Fin Deep (1992) ... Angel (voice)
- A Fish Out of Water (1992) ... Angel (voice)
 1991 The Legend of Prince Valiant (TV Series)
Julianna
- The Secret of Perilous Garde (1991) ... Julianna (voice)
 1991 Dutch
Natalie Standish
 1991 Switch
Margo Brofman
 1991 Victim of Love (TV Movie)
Tess Palmer
 1990 Child in the Night (TV Movie)
Dr. Hollis
 1990 Timeless Tales from Hallmark (TV Series)
Bettina
- The Elves and the Shoemaker (1990) ... Bettina (voice)
 1989 Welcome Home
Sarah
 1988 Memories of Me
Lisa
 1987 Murder Ordained (TV Movie)
Lorna Anderson
 1986 Poltergeist II: The Other Side
Diane Freeling (as Jobeth Williams)
 1986 Desert Bloom
Lily Chismore
 1985 Kids Don't Tell (TV Movie)
Claudia Ryan
 1984 American Dreamer
Cathy Palmer / Rebecca Ryan
 1984 Teachers
Lisa Hammond
 1983 The Day After (TV Movie)
Nurse Nancy Bauer
 1983 Adam (TV Movie)
Reve Walsh
 1982 Endangered Species
Harriet Purdue
 1982 Poltergeist
Diane Freeling (as Jobeth Williams)
 1977-1981 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Brandy Schlooe
- Episode dated 24 December 1981 (1981) ... Brandy Schlooe
- Episode dated 1 October 1981 (1981) ... Brandy Schlooe
- Episode dated 31 July 1981 (1981) ... Brandy Schlooe
- Episode dated 27 January 1981 (1981) ... Brandy Schlooe
- Episode dated 15 September 1980 (1980) ... Brandy Schlooe
 1981 The Big Black Pill (TV Movie)
Tiffany Farrenpour
 1980 The Dogs of War
Jessie
 1980 Stir Crazy
Meredith
 1980 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Paula Harris
- Reunion: Part 2 (1980) ... Paula Harris
- Reunion: Part 1 (1980) ... Paula Harris
 1980 Fun and Games (TV Movie)
Laura Weston
 1979 Kramer vs. Kramer
Phyllis Bernard (as Jobeth Williams)
 1978 The World Beyond (TV Movie)
Marian Faber (as Jobeth Williams)
 1976 Somerset (TV Series)
Carrie Wheeler
- Episode dated 31 December 1976 (1976) ... Carrie Wheeler
- Another World: Somerset (1976) ... Carrie Wheeler
 1974 Jabberwocky (TV Series)
JoBeth
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Other Works:

(Fall 2007) "The Quality of Life" at The Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, California, USA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jobeth Williams | Jobeth Williams in opening credits

Height:

5' 7¼" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

"I live in a town where if you're a woman over 40, you're really passé. In the movies, a Sean Connery can get Catherine Zeta-Jones as a love interest. But Shirley MacLaine can't have Billy Crudup as a boyfriend". See more »

Trivia:

JoBeth Williams earned an Academy Award nomination for her directorial debut of On Hope (1994) for Showtime. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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