JoBeth Williams Biography (1948?-)

Full name, Margaret JoBeth Williams; born December 6, 1948 (some sources cite1953), in Houston, TX; daughter of Fredric Roger (a manager of a wire and cable company and opera singer) and Frances Faye (a dietitian; maiden name, Adams) Williams; married John Pasquin (a director and producer), 1982; children:Will Pasquin, Nick Pasquin; stepchildren: Sarah Pasquin.

Actress, director, producer
Birth Details
December 6, 1948?
Houston, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Ladyhouse Blues, 1979
  • Maude Mix, A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, Astor Place Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Moonchildren, Broadway production, 1980
  • Lydie Breeze, Gardenia, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1982
  • Irene, Idiot's Delight, John F. Kennedy Center for the PerformingArts, Washington, DC, 1986
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1993
  • Also appeared in productions of Antony and Cleopatra and UncleVanya.
  • Stage Work
  • Director
  • The Autumn Garden, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 2001 later broadcast as an episode of the radio series The Play's the Thing, KCRW.
  • Film Appearances
  • Phyllis Bernard, Kramer vs. Kramer, Columbia, 1979
  • Jessie, The Dogs of War, United Artists, 1980
  • Meredith, Stir Crazy, Columbia, 1980
  • Diane Freeling, Poltergeist, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • Harriet Purdue, Endangered Species, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • Karen Bowens, The Big Chill, Columbia, 1983
  • Cathy Palmer/Rebecca Ryan, American Dreamer, Warner Bros., 1984
  • Lisa, Teachers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1984
  • Diane Freeling, Poltergeist II: The Other Side (also known as Poltergeist II), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1986
  • Lily Chismore, Desert Bloom, Columbia, 1986
  • Lisa McConnell, Memories of Me, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • Sarah, Welcome Home, Columbia/Rank, 1990
  • Margo Brofman, Switch, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Natalie, Dutch (also known as Driving Me Crazy), TwentiethCentury-Fox, 1991
  • Diane, Me, Myself, and I, 1992
  • Lieutenant Gwen Harper, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, Universal, 1992
  • Bessie Earp, Wyatt Earp, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Anne Werden, When Danger Follows You Home, Spinnaker Films, 1997
  • Dr. Patricia Cromwell, Jungle 2 Jungle (also known as Un indiena New York), Buena Vista, 1997
  • Sydney Stone, Just Write, Curb Entertainment, 1997 Heartland FilmReleasing, 1998
  • Anne, Little City, Miramax, 1998
  • Dr. Lillian Rose, The Rose Technique, Forsyth Films, 2001
  • Film Work
  • Director
  • Winona's Web, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Carrie Wheeler, Somerset (also known as Another World: Somerset and Somerset: Bay City), NBC, 1975-1976
  • Brandy Shelloe (some sources cite Brandy Shclooe), Guiding Light,CBS, 1977-1981
  • Voice of Angel, Fish Police (animated), CBS, 1992
  • Regina "Reggie" Love, The Client (also known as John Grisham'sThe Client), CBS, 1995-1996
  • Constance "Connie" Payne, Payne, CBS, 1999
  • Miniseries
  • Lorna Anderson, Murder Ordained (also known as Broken Commandments and Kansas Gothic), CBS, 1987
  • Mary Beth Whitehead, Baby M, ABC, 1988
  • Marge Slayton, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998
  • Movies
  • Laura Weston, Fun and Games, ABC, 1980
  • Tiffany Farrenpour, Joe Dancer (also known as The Big Black Pill), NBC, 1981
  • Nancy Bauer, The Day After, ABC, 1983
  • Reve Walsh, Adam, NBC, 1983
  • Claudia Ryan, Kids Don't Tell, CBS, 1985
  • Reve Walsh, Adam: His Song Continues (also known as Adam Two: His Song Continues), NBC, 1986
  • Dr. Jackie Hollis, Child in the Night (also known as Murder inthe Family and Testimone oculare), CBS, 1990
  • Tess Parker (some sources cite Tess Palmer), Victim of Love, CBS,1991
  • Ginny Moore, Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted (also known as WhoSpeaks for Jonathan?), NBC, 1992
  • Christine Biondi, Final Appeal (also known as Lying in Wait), NBC, 1993
  • Natalie, Chantilly Lace, Showtime, 1993
  • Sarah Gallagher, Sex, Love and Cold Hard Cash, USA Network, 1993
  • Voice of Jade Kenyon, Jonny's Golden Quest (animated), USA Network, 1993
  • Nancy Parkhurst, Voices from Within (also known as Silhouette), NBC, 1994
  • Win Winslow, Parallel Lives, Showtime, 1994
  • Elizabeth Hackett, A Season of Hope (also known as The Lemon Grove), CBS, 1995
  • Rose, Ruby Jean and Joe, TNT, 1996
  • Madeline "Maddie" Parker, A Chance of Snow, Lifetime, 1998
  • Alice Bridges, It Came from the Sky, Romance Classics, 1999
  • Jane Newhart, Justice (also known as Backlash), Cinemax, 1999
  • Jo Face, Jackie's Back! (also known as Jackie's Back: Portraitof a Diva), Lifetime, 1999
  • Sophie Hanson, Trapped in a Purple Haze, ABC, 2000
  • Specials
  • "Feasting with Panthers," Theater in America, PBS, 1974
  • The Making of Poltergeist, 1982
  • Actors on Acting, PBS, 1984
  • Lois Wilson, "My Name Is Bill W" (also known as "The Bill Wilson Story"),Hallmark Hall of Fame, ABC, 1989
  • The Hollywood Christmas Parade, 1995
  • The Ponder Heart, PBS, 2001
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 41st Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1989
  • The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1990
  • Episodic
  • Paula Harris, "Reunion: Parts 1 & 2," The White Shadow, CBS, 1980
  • "John Walsh," An American Portrait, CBS, 1984
  • Host, "Who Will Love Jeanette?" Your Family Matters, Lifetime, 1989
  • Voice of Danielle, "Beloved Infidel," Frasier, NBC, 1993
  • Madeleine, "Adventures in Paradise: Parts 1 & 2," Frasier, NBC, 1994
  • Voices of May and June (Siamese twins), "Sideshow," Batman: The Animated Series (animated), Fox, 1994
  • Marty, "Stagecoach Marty," Dead Man's Gun, Showtime, 1998
  • Stories from My Childhood (also known as Mikhail Baryshnikov'sStories from My Childhood), PBS, 1998
  • Pilots
  • Marian Faber, The World Beyond, CBS, 1978
  • Regina "Reggie" Love, The Client (also known as John Grisham'sThe Client), CBS, 1995
  • Other
  • Pam, Breaking Through (also known as After the Silence), 1996
  • Also appeared in Jabberwocky.
  • Television Work
  • Director; Movies
  • On Hope, Showtime, 1994
  • Frankie & Hazel, Showtime, 2000
  • Producer; Movies
  • (With others) Bump in the Night, CBS, 1991
  • (With Michele McGuire) On Hope, Showtime, 1994
  • Director; Episodic
  • "The Doghouse," Night Visions, Fox, 2001
  • Also directed an episode of Directed By, Showtime.

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