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Biography #2 (for Man of the House)

Anne Archer was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and the British (BAFTA) Academy Award for her role as Michael Douglas' wife in Adrian Lyne's 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction. Archer is also well known for her poignant Golden Globe-winning performance in the ensemble cast of Robert Altman's Short Cuts and for playing CIA agent Jack Ryan's beleaguered wife, Cathy, in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, both based on Tom Clancy best-sellers. She most recently starred opposite Courteney Cox in the independent feature November.

Born into a show business family, the second generation industry veteran followed in the footsteps of her parents, actress Marjorie Lord (TV's 'Make Room for Daddy") and actor John Archer (White Heat). She studied theatre arts at Claremont College before debuting on the motion picture screen opposite Jon Voight in The All-American Boy. She landed her first screen lead in Lifeguard, winning critical acclaim as Sam Elliott's old flame.

Throughout her motion picture career, Archer has starred opposite some of Hollywood's most dynamic and respected leading men including Gene Hackman in Narrow Margin, Tom Berenger in the romantic comedy Love At Large, Donald Sutherland in Eminent Domain, Sylvester Stallone in Paradise Alley, Wesley Snipes in The Art of War and Tommy Lee Jones in Rules of Engagement.

With husband Terry Jastrow (an Emmy-winning sports producer), she next wrote, produced, and starred in Waltz Across Texas, a modern romance set in the Texas oil fields. She worked with Jastrow again as co-host and co-producer on the 1998 ABC program The World Fashion Premiere from Paris, a two-hour special with Isabella Rossellini. The show spotlighted the haute-couture shows of the most famous designers in the world.

Archer has essayed dramatic roles as complex and disparate characters in cable productions of equally distinct genres. She starred with Michael Murphy in the contemporary romantic drama Indiscretion of An American Wife for Lifetime and opposite William Petersen in Past Tense, Future Perfect, based on a bittersweet story by Richard Dreyfuss, who also directed. She portrayed Dennis Hopper's sexy former wife in Nails, also for Showtime, and again starred with Jon Voight in HBO's period piece The Last of His Tribe. Her television performances have also included Neil Simon's Jake's Women opposite Alan Alda, her recent, acclaimed three-episode arc on the FOX-TV series Boston Public and Showtime's series The L Word with Jennifer Beals, Mia Kirshner and Pam Grier.

Her stage work includes the recent world premiere of The Poison Tree at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum, the Williamson Theatre Festival production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses and the starring role of Mrs. Robinson in the London West End production of The Graduate, for which she received rave reviews. Archer's New York stage debut was as Maude Mix in the celebrated off-Broadway production of John Ford Noonan's A Coupla' White Chicks Sitting Around Talking.

Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "Man of the House" (12-Mar-2005)


Biography #3

Anne Archer was honored with Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her role as Beth Gallagher, opposite Michael Douglas, in the highly acclaimed Fatal Attraction. She has attained an amazing level of achievement in her acting career, including a Golden Globe Award for her poignant performance in Robert Altman's critically acclaimed film, Short Cuts.

Archer made her motion picture debut starring with Jon Voight in The All-American Boy and won critical acclaim with her subsequent performance as Sam Elliott's former girlfriend in the feature Lifeguard.

She has starred opposite some of Hollywood's most respected leading men including Gene Hackman in Narrow Margin, Tom Berenger in director Alan Rudolph's Love at Large, Donald Sutherland in Eminent Domain and Sylvester Stallone in Paradise Alley. She played the role of Cathy Ryan in Patriot Games, one of the biggest summer box-office hits in 1992, and reprised that role with Harrison Ford in Clear and Present Danger, based on another of Tom Clancy's best-selling novels.

One of her most demanding film experiences was Waltz Across Texas, a romantic comedy set in the Texas oil fields, which she produced with husband and Emmy award-winning sports producer/director Terry Jastrow, currently president of Gaylord Entertainment Television.

In 1998, Archer took on the challenge of co-hosting and co-producing, with Jastrow, The World Fashion Premiere from Paris, a history-making two-hour special with Isabella Rossellini. Airing on ABC in July 1998, it was the first to be allowed full access to the haute couture shows of the most famous designers in the world.

This summer, Archer starred in the world premiere of The Poison Tree at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum. She has also starred in the Williamson Theatre Festival production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses and made her New York stage debut as Maude Mix in the celebrated Off-Broadway production of John Ford Noonan's A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking.

Archer starred in the USA movie of the week, The Tin Wife. She also starred with Michael Murphy in the contemporary romantic drama Indiscretion of an American Wife for Lifetime; starred opposite William Petersen in Past Tense, Future Perfect, based on a story by Richard Dreyfuss; and with Dennis Hopper in the contemporary Nails. Her television performances include Neil Simon's Jake's Women, opposite Alan Alda.

Archer also devotes her time to Applied Scholastics' World Literacy Crusade.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)


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