Born and raised in East Aurora, near Buffalo, N.Y., Estabrook was one of five children raised by a single mother. She worked her way throught school at various jobs, including a stint at the very first Fisher-Price toy factory making toys by hand. After graudating from the prestigious Yale School of Drama, she moved to New York to pursue an acting career.
She quickly made her mark in the theater, starring in Broadway productions of The Sisters Rosenzweig, The Heidi Chronicles, I'm Not Rappaport, The Inspector General, and The Cherry Orchard. She won a Drama Desk Award for the Off-Broadway production of The Boys Next Door, an Obie Award for her role in Pastorale, and a Drama Desk Award nomination for her performance in North Shore Fish.
Estabrook's credits also include numerous regional theater productions, and four years working in the Eugine O'Neill Playwrights Conference. After 17 years of performing on stage, Estabrook decided she was ready for new challenges and moved to Los Angeles, eager to work in a different medium.
Since then, she has guest-starred on some of television's most popular shows, including Ally McBeal, The Practice, Chicago Hope, Touched By an Angel, The X-Files, and Titus. Estabrook has also starred as Mary Todd Lincoln in the series The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer.
Estabrook's feature film roles include Desperate Measures, starring Michael Keaton; The Usual Suspects, with Gabriel Byrne; Presumed Innocent, starring Harrison Ford; and Sea of Love, with Al Pacino. Additional credits include Second Sight and Almost You.
When she's not working, Estabrook enjoys spending time with her husband, actor Vic Polizos, and her two children in Los Angeles, Calif.
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