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American actress-author-composer Jessica Harper was born on October 10, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, to Eleanor (Emery), a writer, and Paul Church Harper, Jr., a painter who was chairman of the Needham Harper Worldwide advertising agency in NY. Jessica launched her professional acting career soon after graduating from Sarah Lawrence. Drawing on her ... See full bio »

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Suspiria Suzy Bannion
(1977)
Shock Treatment Janet Majors
(1981)
Minority Report Anne Lively
(2002)
(1974)

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 2018/I Suspiria
Anke
 2015 Proof (TV Series)
Virginia Tyler
- St. Luke's (2015) ... Virginia Tyler
 2005 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Dorris Meisner
- Forget Me Not (2005) ... Dorris Meisner
 2002 Minority Report
Anne Lively
 1999 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Norma Moon
- Paranoia (1999) ... Norma Moon
 1998 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Sister Helen
- Worlds Without Love (1998) ... Sister Helen
 1997 Nothing Sacred (TV Series)
Elizabeth
- Calling (1997) ... Elizabeth
 1997 On the Edge of Innocence (TV Movie)
Mrs. Alice Walker
 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
 1988-1990 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series)
Phoebe Bass
- Driving Miss Garry (1990) ... Phoebe Bass
- The Talent Show (1990) ... Phoebe Bass
- The Last Show (1990) ... Phoebe Bass
- Mad at Brad (1990) ... Phoebe Bass
- Family Man (1990) ... Phoebe Bass
 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
 1981 Pennies from Heaven
Joan
 1981 Shock Treatment
Janet Majors
 1980 Stardust Memories
Daisy
 1979 The Evictors
Ruth Watkins
 1979 Studs Lonigan (TV Mini-Series)
Loretta Lonigan
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Loretta Lonigan
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Loretta Lonigan
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... 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 I (1977) ... Kit Kendrick
- Aspen: Chapter II (1977) ... Kit Kendrick
 1977 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Sunny Mandell
- See How She Runs (1977) ... Sunny Mandell
 1977 Suspiria
Suzy Bannion
 1975 Love and Death
Natasha
 1975 Inserts
Cathy Cake
 1974 Phantom of the Paradise
Phoenix
 1973 The Garden Party (Short)
Peggy
 1971 NBC Children's Theatre (TV Series)
Elizabeth Tyler / Member of The Goggles
- Super Plastic Elastic Goggles (1971) ... Elizabeth Tyler / Member of The Goggles
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Other Works:

Release of her book, "Underpants on My Head". See more »

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1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Alternate Names:

Jessica

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

You'll notice a lack of willingness on my part to sell myself. I make audiences come to me -- if they feel like it -- rather than forcing myself on them. 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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