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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 February 1953New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameMargaret Tracy Brooks Swope
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tracy Brooks Swope was born on February 20, 1953 in New York City, New York, USA as Margaret Tracy Brooks Swope. She is an actress and producer, known for John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs (2017), Dante and Beatrice: A Family Film (2015) and Counterfeit World: Making 'To Live and Die in L.A.' (2003). She was previously married to John G. Avildsen.

Spouse (1)

John G. Avildsen (27 February 1987 - 6 December 2006) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (13)

Daughter of director Herbert B. Swope Jr. and actress Margaret Hayes.
Mother, with John G. Avildsen, of daughter Bridget Avildsen (b. 2 October 1993).
Filmed several scenes for the William Friedkin movie To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), but her scenes were cut before the release.
William Friedkin was so disappointed that her scenes had to be cut due to story changes, that he used her footage in the anniversary release of To Live and Die in L.A. (1985).
Niece of Dorothy McGuire and John Swope.
Modeled in NY as a child appearing in the magazines Vogue, Town and Country, McCalls, Seventeen. She was also The Denim Girl.
Studied with Mira Rostova at The Actors Studio.
Granddaughter of New York newspaper journalist/editor, three time Pulitzer Prize winner and founding member of the Algonquin Round Table, Herbert B. Swope Jr..
Received her Equity card at the age of 13 from the Peterborough Players in New Hampshire.
Was the original voice of "Jessica Rabbit" in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), for Steven Spielberg.
The creators of the daytime soap opera, Ryan's Hope (1975) wrote the part of "Dr. Faith Coleridge" for her, but she had already committed to star in the original Gardner McKay-written, Norman Lloyd-produced PBS show, Me (1973), with Richard Dreyfuss and Geraldine Fitzgerald.
Married to film director John G. Avildsen from February 27, 1987-December 06, 2006. They met when she was brought in to audition for him in Los Angeles for his first television movie. He liked her work and kept her auditioning for over six hours with many different actors. Although the network ultimately gave the part to a more seasoned actress, he got her agent's phone number off the Actors Call Sheet to let her know personally how much he appreciated her fine work, and if it were up to him, she would have gotten the role. He then proceeded to court her for eight months from his home in New York until she finally agreed to go out with him. They saw each other off and on for six years until they tied the knot.
Ex-stepmother of Anthony G. Avildsen and Jonathan Avildsen.

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