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Jill Eikenberry

Jill Eikenberry

Jill Eikenberry's outstanding portrayal of activist counselor, Ann Kelsey on NBC-TV hit series L.A. LAW earned her four Emmy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations and a Golden Globe award. An accomplished actress with a strong list of theater, feature film and TV credits, Eikenberry recently starred in MANNA FROM HEAVEN, for which she won critics praise in her portrayal of the sweet, soft-spoken Dottie. Eikenberry's theater credits on and off Broadway include Beggars Opera, All Over Town directed by Dustin Hoffman, Summer Brave, Tennessee Williams' Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Watch on the Rhine, Onward Victoria, and Lemon Sky, for which she received an Obie award. She also starred onstage in Wendy Wasserstein's Uncommon Women and appeared in the television version opposite Meryl Streep. Eikenberry made her feature film debut in Between the Lines opposite John Heard, Jeff Goldblum and Lindsay Krause. She later appeared in RICH KIDS with John Lithgow, BUTCH AND THE SUNDANCE KID: THE EARLY YEARS, HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT opposite James Caan, ARTHUR (in which she played Dudley Moore's jilted fiancee), and then reteamed with John Lithgow in THE MANHATTAN PROJECT. Having tackled theater and film, she turned to television and appeared in such TV projects as Swansong with David Soul, the CBS-TV movie Orphan Train, the CBS mini-series Kane and Abel, Family Sins, A Stoning in Fulham County, My Boyfriend's Back, and Cast The First Stone, the four hour ABC mini-series An Inconvenient Woman opposite Jason Robards, Ties that Bind with Peter Coyote, My Very Best Friend starring opposite Jaclyn Smith, Showtime's Chantilly Lace and its sequel Parallel Lives. She co-starred with her husband Michael Tucker in Assault and Matrimony, Archie's Wife, Taken Away and A Town Torn Apart. Eikenberry co-produced and hosted Destined to Live, a one-hour documentary for NBC, which dealt with emotional aspects of breast cancer, which she herself successfully battled in 1986. Totally committed to the advancement of breast cancer education and research, Jill and Michael tour the U.S. and abroad as spokespersons for the cause.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Jill Eikenberry Facts

BirthdayJanuary 21, 1946 (75)
BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Jill Eikenberry compared to you?
Awards1989 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama (for L.A. Law)

Selected Filmography

A Stoning in Fulham County
LA Law: Season 3
LA Law: Season 1
LA Law: Season 2
An Unmarried Woman
Mark Twain's Roughing It
The Manhattan Project
Uncommon Women and Others
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