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Overview (3)

Born in Gary, Indiana, USA
Birth NamePolly Carey Draper
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Polly Carey Draper is an award-winning actress, writer, producer, and director. She was born on June 15, 1955 in Gary, Indiana, USA, to Phyllis (Culbertson), a Peace Corps administrator, and William Henry Draper III, who headed the United Nations Development Programme. She is most known for her work on Thirtysomething (1987), The Tic Code (1999), Getting Into Heaven (2003), and The Naked Brothers Band (2007). Draper married jazz pianist Michael Wolff in 1992. They have two children together, actor/musicians Nat Wolff and Alex Wolff.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Eli Allen

Spouse (2)

Michael Wolff (1992 - present) (2 children)
Kevin Wade (20 August 1983 - 1990) (divorced)

Trivia (10)

Sons Alex Wolff (b. 1997) and Nat Wolff (b. 1994) were the stars of and wrote and performed the music for Nickelodeon's top-rated series The Naked Brothers Band (2007), which Draper created, wrote, executive produced, and directed.
Wrote and starred in The Tic Code (1999), a film about Tourette's Syndrome, an affliction that her husband, musician Michael Wolff, suffers from.
Divorced from first husband, Kevin Wade, who is a screenwriter/playwright, Polly was appearing on The Arsenio Hall Show (1989), when she met jazz pianist and composer Michael Wolff, where he served as the show's band leader.
Her brother is leading venture capitalist Tim Draper, of Silicon Valley, California, who was asked by his sister to oversee the budget for The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (2005). Tim's daughter and Polly's niece is actress Jesse Draper, who also starred in The Naked Brothers Band film and series.
She is the daughter of Phyllis (Culbertson), a Peace Corps administrator, and William Henry Draper III, who headed the United Nations Development Programme. Her grandfather, William Henry Draper II, was a banker, diplomat, and army officer. Her parents were both born in New York. Polly has English, German, some Scottish, 1/128th Portuguese, and distant Welsh, Jersey (Channel Islander), and French, ancestry.
She received an Emmy nomination for starring in the hit ABC television drama Thirtysomething (1987).
She starred in her playwright Getting Into Heaven (2003) at the Flea Theater, and appeared on Monk (2002), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), and The Big C (2010). In addition, Draper's starring role in the Off Broadway production of Four Dogs and a Bone (1993) alongside Mary-Louise Parker, the latter of whom went onto having the leading role in the hit Showtime series Weeds (2005), won her a New York Magazine award for Best Broadway Actress. Draper was also one of the stars of the Broadway production of Brooklyn Boy (2003).
Draper and her husband, who live in New York City, are very close family friends with Uma Thurman, Julianne Moore, Cyndi Lauper, Arsenio Hall, Tony Shalhoub, Rikki Lake, Ann Curry, and the entire cast of TV's Thirtysomething (1987), all of whom Draper asked to appear in her 2004 indie film, The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (2005), before Nickelodeon bought it as the pilot for the hit Nickelodeon series of the same name.
Through her mother, Polly is a descendant of Francis Cooke (c. 1583-1663), a Mayflower passenger, and captain Joseph Weld (1599-1646), one of the founders of the prominent Weld family of Massachusetts. Among Joseph Weld's other descendants are 68th Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld and actress Tuesday Weld.

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