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Kathleen Turner

 
Date Of Birth:
June 19, 1954 (68)
Birth Place:
Springfield, MO, USA
Bio:
Mary Kathleen Turner is an American actress. Known for her distinctive, gritty voice, Turner has won two Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award, and two Tony Awards. Turner rose to fame during the 1980s, after roles in Body Heat (1981), The Man with Two Brains (1983), ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 19, 1954 (68)

Birth Place: Springfield, MO, USA

Bio:
Mary Kathleen Turner is an American actress. Known for her distinctive, gritty voice, Turner has won two Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award, and two Tony Awards. Turner rose to fame during the 1980s, after roles in Body Heat (1981), The Man with Two Brains (1983), ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Regional (US)]
George Street Playhouse Production, 2017
God
  [Off-Broadway]
Benefit Reading, 2017
Head Nurse Stone
  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Victoria Pruitt
  [West End]
West End Premiere, 2014
Maude
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Sister Jamison Connolly
  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater Production, 2009
Peg / Dr. Rutenspitz
  [Broadway]
Actors’ Fund Concert, 2005
Imelda Thornton
Imelda
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Martha
Martha
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Mrs. Robinson
  [Broadway]
1995
Yvonne
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1990
Maggie
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Melissa Gardner

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director
Director

Photos

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Kathleen Turner

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12/17/2021
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Kathleen Turner

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12/17/2021
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Kathleen Turner

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12/17/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [Regional (US)]
George Street Playhouse Production, 2017
God

  [Off-Broadway]
Benefit Reading, 2017
Head Nurse Stone

  [Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Victoria Pruitt

  [West End]
West End Premiere, 2014
Maude

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2011
Sister Jamison Connolly

  [Off-Broadway]
MCC Theater Production, 2009
Peg / Dr. Rutenspitz

  [Broadway]
Actors’ Fund Concert, 2005
Imelda Thornton

Imelda

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2005
Martha

Martha

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Performer [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Mrs. Robinson

  [Broadway]
1995
Yvonne

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1990
Maggie

  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Melissa Gardner

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Director

Director

Kathleen Turner Biography

Mary Kathleen Turner is an American actress. Known for her distinctive, gritty voice, Turner has won two Golden Globe Awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award, and two Tony Awards.

Turner rose to fame during the 1980s, after roles in Body Heat (1981), The Man with Two Brains (1983), Crimes of Passion (1984), Romancing the Stone (1984), and Prizzi's Honor (1985), the last two earning her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. In the later 1980s and early 1990s, Turner had roles in The Accidental Tourist (1988), The War of the Roses (1989), Serial Mom (1994), and Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Turner later had roles in Undercover Blues (1993), The Virgin Suicides (1999), Baby Geniuses (1999), and Beautiful (2000), as well as guest-starring on the NBC sitcom Friends as Chandler Bing's drag queen father Charles Bing, and in the third season of Showtime's Californication as Sue Collini, the jaded, sex-crazed owner of a talent agency. Turner's voice roles include Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Monster House (2006), and guesting on the television series The Simpsons, Family Guy and King of the Hill.

In addition to film, Turner has worked in the theatre, and has been nominated for the Tony Award twice for her Broadway roles as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and as Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Turner has also taught acting classes at New York University.

Kathleen Turner Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play, HAYES Production
Kathleen TurnerMother Courage and Her Children
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play
Kathleen TurnerRed Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins
 
Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best Actress
Kathleen TurnerWho's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Kathleen Turner , Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Kathleen Turner, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Best Actress - Play
Kathleen Turner, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
 
Theatre World Awards - 1990 - Performance Gold Star
Kathleen TurnerSpecial Award

Kathleen Turner News

Movies @ the Warner To Screen Halloween Hits MONSTER HOUSE and THE LOST BOYS Photo Movies @ the Warner To Screen Halloween Hits MONSTER HOUSE and THE LOST BOYS
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 30, 2022

Movies @ the Warner presents MONSTER HOUSE, Thursday, 10/6 at 7 pm. The following week, the Warner will show THE LOST BOYS, Thursday, 10/13 at 7 pm.

WHO'S HOLIDAY! to Return to Theater Wit in November Photo WHO'S HOLIDAY! to Return to Theater Wit in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

Christmas Day is in our grasp. Why the vodka? Glad you asked! Theater Wit has announced the return of Who’s Holiday!, a hilarious night out with a booze-guzzling, cigarette-smoking, 40-year-old Cindy Lou Who as she recalls the fateful night she met The Grinch, and the sordid events that happened after, November 25-December 30, 2022. 

TFANA Extends REMEMBER THIS: THE LESSON OF JAN KARSKI Starring David Strathairn Photo TFANA Extends REMEMBER THIS: THE LESSON OF JAN KARSKI Starring David Strathairn
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the one-week extension of Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, by Clark Young and Derek Goldman, directed by Goldman, and starring David Strathairn (Nightmare Alley; Nomadland; Good Night, and Good Luck).

Movies @ the Warner To Screen GOOD WILL HUNTING & MONSTER HOUSE Photo Movies @ the Warner To Screen GOOD WILL HUNTING & MONSTER HOUSE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2022

Movies @ the Warner presents GOOD WILL HUNTING, 9/29 at 7 pm. The following week, the Warner will show MONSTER HOUSE, 10/6 at 7 pm. Fall Films are presented by Movies @ the Warner and sponsored by Elevator Service Company.

On Stage at Kingsborough Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo On Stage at Kingsborough Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2022

On Stage At Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter, has announced its 2022-2023 season featuring world class artists from around the globe. On Stage At Kingsborough brings unparalleled performing arts to Southern Brooklyn, with an eclectic roster of leading artists spanning multiple genres including cabaret, dance, music, and family programming.

Aaron Lazar, Christiane Noll, Sarah Beth Pfeifer & More to Star in FUN HOME at Theate Photo Aaron Lazar, Christiane Noll, Sarah Beth Pfeifer & More to Star in FUN HOME at TheaterWorks Hartford
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

TheaterWorks Hartford will open its 2022-2023 season with Fun Home. The cast for Fun Home includes Broadway veterans Aaron Lazar as Bruce, Christiane Noll as Helen, and Sarah Beth Pfeifer.

Amee Dolleman, Charles Pugliese, Mahita Penke and Jennifer Dubin Promoted at Disney B Photo Amee Dolleman, Charles Pugliese, Mahita Penke and Jennifer Dubin Promoted at Disney Branded Television
by Michael Major - Sep 6, 2022

Amee Dolleman and Charles Pugliese have been promoted to vice president, and Mahita Penke and Jennifer (Jen) Dubin have been promoted to executive director, Original Movies, Disney Branded Television, a provider of original content for Disney+ and Disney Channels.

Kathleen Turner, Josh Lamon, Randy Graff & More to Join VILLAIN: DEBLANKS at The Gree Photo Kathleen Turner, Josh Lamon, Randy Graff & More to Join VILLAIN: DEBLANKS at The Green Room 42
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2022

After more than two years, NYC's favorite fill-in-the-blanks comedy is back! The star-studded shenanigans begin at 7pm, Monday, September 19, and the cast includes the always-hilarious Josh Lamon (The Prom, Groundhog Day), charmingly disarming Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music, Once Upon a Mattress), and more.

FUN HOME opens TheaterWorks Hartford's 22/23 Season Photo FUN HOME opens TheaterWorks Hartford's 22/23 Season
by Grace Cutler - Aug 20, 2022

TheaterWorks Hartford, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, has announced details for its upcoming 2022–2023 season which is filled with great music, captivating stories, and world-class writing.

David Strathairn to Star in New York Premiere of REMEMBER THIS: THE LESSON OF JAN KAR Photo David Strathairn to Star in New York Premiere of REMEMBER THIS: THE LESSON OF JAN KARSKI at TFANA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022

Theatre for a New Audience will present Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, by Clark Young and Derek Goldman, directed by Goldman, and starring David Strathairn (Nightmare Alley; Nomadland; Good Night, and Good Luck), September 10 – October 9, 2022.

Kathleen Turner Videos

Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from HIGH, with Kathleen Turner VideoBroadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from HIGH, with Kathleen Turner
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2020

Today we rewind to 2011, when Matthew Lombardo's High premiered on Broadway, starring Evan Jonigkeit, Stephen Kunken and  Kathleen Turner. The show played for only 7 performances at the Booth Theatre. The story revolves around a nun, Sister Jamison Connelly, who deals with her sordid past and the people around her with her acerbic wit and wisdom. 

VIDEO: Netflix Releases the Trailer for DOLLY PARTON'S HEARTSTRINGS VideoVIDEO: Netflix Releases the Trailer for DOLLY PARTON'S HEARTSTRINGS
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2019

The Dolly music you love, the stories you've been waiting for. Dolly Parton's Heartstrings is an anthology series that showcases the stories, memories, and inspirations behind her most beloved songs. New and classic Dolly music will score every episode. Each story will vary in tone, from love stories and inspirational tales to family dramas, westerns, and revenge comedies. 

BWW Showstopper: Audience Insists 'Encore! Encore!' and Camarena Does It Again in FIL VideoBWW Showstopper: Audience Insists 'Encore! Encore!' and Camarena Does It Again in FILLE DU REGIMENT at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 8, 2019

Tenor Javier Camarena set a record last night with his encore of “Ah, mes amis!” as Tonio in the season's first performance of Donizetti's LA FILLE DU REGIMENT. It was the first time that anyone was called out for an encore in three different operas—in his case Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, Donizetti's DON PASQUALE and this one. That's more than Luciano Pavarotti or Juan Diego Florez—the only others to be brought out for a bis of an aria in the last 50 years.

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for Upcoming Wedding Dramedy ANOTHER KIND OF WEDDIN VideoVIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for Upcoming Wedding Dramedy ANOTHER KIND OF WEDDING
by Macon Prickett - Apr 11, 2018

Check out the newly released trailer for Another Kind of Wedding, written and directed by Pat Kiely. The cast includes Kathleen Turner, Kevin Zegers, Jessica Pare, and Frances Fisher. The film is available in theaters and on demand May 11, 2018.

VIDEO: Josh Radnor Discusses NBC's RISE Live on THE TODAY SHOW VideoVIDEO: Josh Radnor Discusses NBC's RISE Live on THE TODAY SHOW
by Macon Prickett - Mar 13, 2018

Josh Radnor stops by The Today Show to discuss his role in the new NBC musical series RISE. In the new musical drama series “Rise,” Josh Radnor portrays an inspirational high school theater director. He tells TODAY's Hoda Kotb that he was “thrilled” to learn that Rosie Perez would co-star with him: “She's really fun to fake-fight with, but I wouldn't recommend a real fight with her.”

VIDEO: Meet Cindy! Lesli Margherita Debuts Her WHO'S HOLIDAY Character in New Promo VideoVIDEO: Meet Cindy! Lesli Margherita Debuts Her WHO'S HOLIDAY Character in New Promo
by Stage Tube - Nov 24, 2017

Olivier Award-winner Lesli Margherita will play 'Cindy Lou Who' in the World Premiere of Matthew Lombardo's Christmas comedy in couplets, WHO'S HOLIDAY! to be directed by Carl Andress. Lesli debuted her new character in a Thanksgiving promo for the show yesterday! Meet Cindy below!

VIDEO: First Look - Tony Winner Denis O'Hare Portrays Edgar Allan Poe in PBS Biopic VideoVIDEO: First Look - Tony Winner Denis O'Hare Portrays Edgar Allan Poe in PBS Biopic
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 23, 2017

Written and directed by Eric Stange (The War That Made America, American Experience: Murder at Harvard), the new documentary American Masters EDGAR ALLAN POE: BURIED ALIVE-draws on the rich palette of Poe's evocative imagery and sharply drawn plots to tell the real story of the notorious author.

VIDEO: Sarah Paulson Channels Drew Barrymore & More on TONIGHT SHOW's 'Wheel of Impre VideoVIDEO: Sarah Paulson Channels Drew Barrymore & More on TONIGHT SHOW's 'Wheel of Impressions'
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 6, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Sarah Paulson did spot-on impressions of Kathleen Turner, Holly Hunter and Drew Barrymore when she faced 'The Wheel of Impressions.' Check out the clip below!

VIDEO: Kathleen Turner Remembers Edward Albee Ahead of Sotheby's Auction VideoVIDEO: Kathleen Turner Remembers Edward Albee Ahead of Sotheby's Auction
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

In the video below, Kathleen Turner recalls her memories of Edward Albee ahead of Sotheby's September auction of his fine art collection, which will be sold to benefit his namesake foundation.

BWW TV: Telly Leung, Chita Rivera, Tony Yazbeck, Danielle Brooks & More Switch Things Up at BROADWAY BACKWARDS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2016

The sold-out audience at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre was dazzled Monday, March 21, 2016, by this year's stirring edition of BROADWAY BACKWARDS. The annual celebration, where men sing songs originally written for women and vice versa offering this audience the chance to see LGBT stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, set a new fundraising record. The evening raised an incredible $480,287 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. broadwayWorld was there for the special occasion and we're taking you backstage with the stars below!


Kathleen Turner Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Kathleen Turner been in?
Kathleen Turner has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Kathleen Turner been in?
Kathleen Turner has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Kathleen Turner's first West End show?
Kathleen Turner's first West End show was Bakersfield Mist which opened in 2014

What awards has Kathleen Turner been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play, HAYES Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Mother Courage and Her Children , Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins , Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Special Award .

What awards has Kathleen Turner won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Special Award.