More Marg Helgenberger Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for In Good Company)Emmy Award-winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger is currently starring in the fourth season of the CBS drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, for which she has earned two Emmy nominations. The show is executive-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The critically acclaimed show airs Thursday nights on CBS. Her character, Catherine Willows, is a single mother working as a crime scene analyst in Las Vegas.
Helgenberger received outstanding reviews for her two latest projects. She costarred with Julia Roberts in the Universal hit drama, Erin Brockovich, as a woman dying of cancer due to a contaminated water source. This past February, she starred as Patsy Ramsey in the highly rated CBS miniseries, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, based on the best-selling book about the unsolved murder of JonBenet Ramsey.
Recently, Helgenberger appeared in two original telefilms for Showtime. In the controversial Thanks of a Grateful Nation, she played the sister of a man (Steven Weber) who suffers a terminal brain tumor after returning from the Gulf War. She then coIn starred with Ann-Margret in Happy Face Murder as a detective investigating a very unsettling and confusing case of murder.
Her breakout role as K.C. on China Beach won her an Emmy Award in 1990. In 1997, she guest-starred on a four-episode arc on ER playing George Clooney's love interest. Her other television credits include Murder Live, with David Morse and Teri Garr; Stephen King's highly rated miniseries The Tommyknockers; a Tom Hanks-directed episode of Showtime's Fallen Angels; and the Oscar-nominated short film, Partners, as well as the telefilm The Gold Coast, starring opposite David Caruso—both projects directed by Peter Weller.
On the feature film side, Helgenberger starred in Species, opposite Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen and Forest Whitaker, and in Species II. Other film credits include Fire Down Below, with Steven Seagal; The Last Time I Committed Suicide, with Keanu Reeves; My Fellow Americans, with Jack Lemmon and James Garner; The Cowboy Way, with Woody Harrelson; Bad Boys, with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence; Always, with Holly Hunter and Richard Dreyfuss; and Crooked Hearts, with Peter Berg and Noah Wyle.
Growing up in North Bend, Nebraska, Helgenberger acted in school plays, but it was not until she attended Northwestern University that she thought of acting as a career. While there she appeared onstage as Kate in The Taming of the Shrew and as Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, to name a few. After graduating college she was cast on the ABC-TV daytime drama Ryan's Hope. While in New York she also did work with the children's theatre company, Tada.
Biography #3Emmy Awardwinner Marg Helgenberger grew up near Omaha, Nebraska, and studied speech and drama at Northwestern University, where she appeared as Kate in The Taming of the Shrew and as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire: Following graduation, she moved to New York, where she made her mark as the feisty rookie cop on the popular ABC daytime serial Ryan's Hope. While in New York, she also worked with TADA, the Children's Theatre Company.
Moving to Los Angeles, she continued an active career in television, starring in several cable movies and gueststarring in such series as thirtysomething, Matlock and HBO's Talesirom the Crypt. In 1988, she joined the cast of ABC's acclaimed Vietnam drama, China Beach, winning a supporting actress Emmy in 1990 (and two additional nominations) for her breakout role as the hardbitten hooker K.C.
Most recently, Helgenberger played George Clooney's formidable love interest in four episodes of NBC's Emmywinning series, ER; starred in the highlyrated miniseries The Tommyknockers from Stephen King's novel; and appeared in Showtime's Fallen Angels (in the episode marking Tom Hanks' directorial debut) and the Oscarnominated short film Partners, directed by Peter Weller. She also starred in the NBC telefilm Murder Live and Showtime's The Gold Coast.
On the big screen, Helgenberger costarred in such movies as Steven Spielberg's Always, The Cowboy Way, Bad Boys, My Fellow Americans, Crooked Hearts and Fire Down Below.