Texas born and raise, Chiles attended the University of Texas at San Antonio before transferring to Finch College in New York. Introduced to modeling by a friend, she spent two years with the prestigious Wilhelmina Agency, but not content with a career in modeling, she began studying acting. Most recently seen in James L. Brooks
' Broadcast News
as Jennifer Mack, she made her film debut in The Way We Were
as Robert Redford
's girlfriend and went on to star in The Great Gatsby
, Death On The Nile
and Sweet Liberty
. Upon completing Say Anything
, she filmed Twister
, directed by Michael Almereyda.
For television, Chiles appeared on Dallas for one season as temptress Holly Harwood, an oil heiress involved with J.R. Ewing, and Table at Ciro's, a segment of PBS's Tales of the Hollywood Hills. On stage, she appeared in Los Angeles in the Ahmanson Theatre's 1988 production of The Best Man, directed by Jose Ferrer; the Coconut Grove Playhouse's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, also directed by Ferrer, and New York's off-Broadway WPA Theatre's The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers. She has studied acting with Sandy Meisner, Sandra Seacat and Milton Katselas, among others.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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