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The American actress-author-composer Jessica Harper, who was born on October 10, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, launched her professional acting career soon after graduating from Sarah Lawrence. Drawing on her considerable singing skills, she was an understudy in the Broadway production of the "tribal love" rock musical Hair (1979) -- other ... See full bio »
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 2005 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Dorris Meisner
- Forget Me Not (2005) ... Dorris Meisner
 1999 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Norma Moon
- Paranoia (1999) ... Norma Moon
 1998 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Sister Helen
- World's Without Love (1998) ... Sister Helen
 1997 Nothing Sacred (TV Series)
Elizabeth
- Calling (1997) ... Elizabeth
 1997 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Phyllis Church
- Missed Conception (1997) ... Phyllis Church
 1996 The Story First: Behind the Unabomber (TV Movie)
Linda
 1996 Boys
Mrs. John Baker
 1995 Safe
Joyce
 1993 Mr. Wonderful
Funny Face
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Marie
- My Brother's Keeper (1990) ... Marie
 1989 Eat a Bowl of Tea
American prostitute (uncredited)
 1989 Big Man on Campus
Dr. Fisk
 1989 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Jenny McPike
- Stairway to Heaven (1989) ... Jenny McPike
 1988 The Blue Iguana
Cora
 1987 Once Again (TV Movie)
Carrie
 1987 Trying Times (TV Series)
Sydney
- Bedtime Story (1987) ... Sydney
 1987 Starman (TV Series)
Charlotte Hart
- The System (1987) ... Charlotte Hart
 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Janine Dalton
- All Creatures Great... and Not So Great (1986) ... Janine Dalton
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Kate Parnell
- Nocturne (1986) ... Kate Parnell
 1986 The Imagemaker
Cynthia
 1985 When Dreams Come True (TV Movie)
Annie
 1985 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Prudence
- The Tear Collector (1985) ... Prudence
 1982 My Favorite Year
K.C. Downing
 1980 Stardust Memories
Daisy
 1979 The Evictors
Ruth Watkins
 1979 Studs Lonigan (TV Mini-Series)
Loretta Lonigan
 1978 Little Women (TV Mini-Series)
Jo March
 1977 Aspen (TV Mini-Series)
Kit Kendrick
- Aspen: Chapter III (1977) ... Kit Kendrick
- Aspen: Chapter 1 (1977) ... Kit Kendrick
- Aspen: Chapter II (1977) ... Kit Kendrick
 1977 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Sunny Mandell
- See How She Runs (1977) ... Sunny Mandell
 1975 Love and Death
Natasha
 1973 The Garden Party (Short)
Peggy
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Other Works:

Release of her book, "A Place Called Kindergarten". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

"I was interested in painting more than anything else, but I got bored. Then I studied modern dance. But I got bored. I started studying acting. I didn't get bored. I'd always loved the theater, but never thought I could do it until suddenly I got a part in "Hair." It was such a fluke it led me to think I could do it forever." (on how she first got into acting in college) See more »

Trivia:

She has English, Scottish, Swedish, and Welsh ancestry. One of her maternal great-grandfathers was an Episcopal priest. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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