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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 8 March 1961Caldwell, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameDebra Frances Manheim
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Camryn grew up in Peoria, Illinois. Her mother, Sylvia, was a schoolteacher and her father, Jerry, was a math professor. She developed an interest in acting after working at a Renaissance Fair at age 16. She earned a Master's Degree in Fine Arts from New York University in 1987. She studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in Chelsea, which was founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy and teaches the technique "Practical Aesthetics," which Ms. Manheim uses. She is currently a member of the company at the Atlantic Theater, and she sometimes performs in shows during their season.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: John Sacksteder <jsack@ka.net>

Trivia (10)

Worked as a sign language interpreter at hospitals, where she would be in delivery rooms while babies were born to deaf mothers and fathers.
Received a master's degree in drama in 1987 from New York University.
Wears 12 earrings in her right ear to beat someone she knew who had 11.
Has a tattoo of Pegasus on her ankle.
She wrote an off-Broadway play, "Wake Up, I'm Fat" in 1995.
Son, Milo Jacob, born in Los Angeles, weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces. [March 2001]
Changed her name when she was 20 years old.
Brother, Karl Manheim, is a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, CA.
MFA in Acting - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1987).
She has played the same character (Ellenor Frutt) in four different television series: The Practice (1997), Ally McBeal (1997), Boston Public (2000) and Gideon's Crossing (2000).

Personal Quotes (1)

You can either destroy your spirit or you can accept and love yourself just the way you are.

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