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After winning the Most Promising Newcomer Award as the ingenue lead in 110 in the Shade on Broadway, Warren first found stardom as Cinderella in the original television version of the Rogers and Hammerstein classic.

Warren's first feature film was The Happiest Millionaire for Disney. Her performance in Blake Edwards' comic masterpiece Victor/Victoria garnered her both an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination, as well as a New York Film Critics Award and a People's Choice Award. Newsweek's David Ansen went so far as to proclaim "Lesley Ann Warren does the cleverest dumb blonde routine since Marilyn Monroe." She also garnered a Golden Globe nomination for her role in Alan Rudolph's Songwriter, and a second People's Choice Award for Rudolph's Choose Me.

Warren starred in Robert Altman's production of Alan Rudolph's comedic mystery Trixie, with Nick Nolte and Emily Watson, as well as in Steven Soderbergh's The Limey, with Terrence Stamp and Peter Fonda. She also starred in the critically- acclaimed independent feature Twin Falls Idaho for Sony Pictures Classics. Her additional film credits include Clue; Burglar, with Whoopi Goldberg; Pure Country; Cop, opposite James Woods; Life Stinks, with Mel Brooks, Worth Winning; The Color of Night, with Bruce Willis; and the Sundance favorite Going all the Way for Gramercy Pictures, with Ben Affleck and Jeremy Davies.

Warren's television credits include a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in the miniseries 79 Park Avenue, as well as Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations for her performance in the CBS miniseries Family of Spies. She received CableAce nominations for her work in both the A&E production of Tennessee Williams' 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and in the HBO Pictures' Baja Oklahoma. Baja Oklahoma also garnered her yet another Golden Globe nomination. Her further television credits include the NBC telefilm Evergreen and the Emmy Award-winning TNT miniseries Joseph, opposite Ben Kingsley. She has also guest-starred on NBC's hit comedy Will & Grace.

Warren will appear in the Sergei Bodrov-directed film The Quickie, in which she co-stars opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh, and in the feature film Secretary, co-starring James Spader. Also on the horizon are Delivering Milo, with Albert Finney and Bridget Fonda, and The Meyersons, an independent feature.

Bio courtesy USA Network (20-Jul-2002)


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