Polly Draper Biography (1956-)

Born June 15, 1956, in Gary, IN (some sources cite Palo Alto, CA); daughter of William (head of United Nations Development Program) and Phyllis (a Peace Corps administrator) Draper; married Kevin Wade (a playwright and screenwriter), 1983 (divorced, 1990); married Michael Wolff (a musician); children: (second marriage) Nathaniel Marvin, Alexander Draper. Addresses: Agent: TheGersh Agency Inc., 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Birth Details
June 15, 1956
Gary, Indiana, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Ellyn Warren, thirtysomething, ABC, 1987-1992
  • Elaine Hoffman, Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2000-2001
  • Also appeared as Winnie Robin, Ryan's Hope, ABC.
  • Movies
  • Ella Sabin, Broken Promises: Taking Emily Back (also known as Broken Promises), CBS, 1993
  • Adrian Townsend, Danielle Steel's "Heartbeat" (also known as Heartbeat), NBC, 1993
  • Pamela Sutton, The Innocent (also known as Silent Witness),NBC, 1994
  • Claire Gardner, Home Song (also known as LaVyrle Spencer's "Home Song"), CBS, 1996
  • Pilots
  • Bernadette Pascoe, Adams Apple, CBS, 1986
  • Episodic
  • Aileen, "The Grave Robber," Tales from the Darkside, 1987
  • "The Verdict," The Hitchhiker, 1988
  • "Merrill Markoe's Guide to Glamorous Living," Cinemax Comedy Experiment, Cinemax, 1988
  • The Arsenio Hall Show, 1989
  • Dr. Monica Gordon, "Just the Perfect Blendship," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1998
  • "Faith," Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NBC, 2002
  • Also appeared in episodes of Not Necessarily the News, HBO.
  • Film Appearances
  • Aileen Jones, Seven Minutes in Heaven, Warner Bros., 1986
  • Suzy Duncan, Making Mr. Right, Orion, 1987
  • Pat, The Pick-Up Artist, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Olivia Smith, A Million to Juan (also known as A Million to One), Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1994
  • Kate Easton, Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain, Universal,1995
  • Evelyn Hayes, Schemes, Bristol Entertainment, 1995
  • Donna Evans, Always Say Goodbye, 1996
  • Hudson River Blues (also known as Family Blues), Romance Classics, 1997
  • Laura, The Tic Code, Avalanche Releasing, 1998
  • Natalie Clemente, Dinner Rush, Access Motion Picture Group, 2000
  • Film Producer
  • The Tic Code, 1998
  • Stage Appearances
  • Buried Child, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1978
  • As You Like It, Yale Repertory Theatre, 1979
  • Measure for Measure, Yale Repertory Theatre, 1979
  • (Off-Broadway debut) Jean, Split, Second Stage Theatre, 1980
  • Caroline Lou Bingham, The Stitch in Time, American National Theatre and Academy, New York City, 1980-1981
  • Gertrude Cayce, The Freak, WPA Theatre, New York City, 1981 then Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Meg, The Actor's Nightmare and Diane Symonds, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You (double-bill), Playwrights Horizons, then Westside Arts Theatre, both New York City, 1981-1982
  • Cheryl, Hooters, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Marlene, Top Girls, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre,New York City, 1983
  • Blake Upton, Mr. and Mrs., WPA Theatre, 1984
  • Lucy, "Want Ad," Danny, "Folie a'deux," Heather, "Only a Woman," and Lois, "Separate Vacation/Grounds for Divorce/Sexual History," all in Love As We Know It, Manhattan Punch Line, INTAR Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Fiona, "The Ground Zero Club," in The Young Playwrights Festival,Playwrights Horizons, 1985
  • Linda Seward, Rum and Coke, New York Shakespeare Festival, PublicTheatre, 1986
  • Love Letters, Canon Theatre, Los Angeles, 1990
  • Yvette, Crazy He Calls Me, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 1992
  • Four Dogs and a Bone, City Stage Theatre, then Manhattan Theatre Club, both New York City, 1993
  • Closer, Broadway production, 1999
  • Dana Sue Kay, Imagining Brad, Greenwich House Theater, New York City, 1999
  • Ginger, Trudy Blue, MCC Theater, New York City, 1999
  • Blur, off-Broadway production, 2001
  • Also appeared in Thorn Hill, New York City; Split, Second Stage, New York City; Actors and Actresses, New York City; and Insignificance, Hudson Guild, New York City.
  • Screenplays
  • The Tic Code, 1998

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