- ° 19 maart 1947
- ∧ Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
She earned an Academy Award nomination in her first feature-film role, as Robin Williams' freespirited, nonconformist mother in The World According to Garp (1982), then shocked moviegoers who knew her only in this middle-aged role by playing a contemporary yuppie in The Big Chill (1983, getting another nomination). She has since snagged three additional Oscar nods while establishing herself as one of the screen's most talented and interesting female stars. The striking, aristocratic blond actress played on the New York stage for several years, and even did a few TV movies (including 1979's Too Far to Go and Orphan Train), before being chosen for Garp by director George Roy Hill while appearing on Broadway in "Barnum."