Linda Hamilton Biography (1956-)

Full name, Linda Carroll Hamilton; born September 26, 1956, in Salisbury, MD;father, a physician; married Bruce Abbot (an actor), December 19, 1982 (divorced, 1989); married James Cameron (a director and writer), March 24, 1997 (divorced, 1999); children: (first marriage) Dalton, (second marriage) Josephine Archer. Addresses: Agent: United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd.5th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Writers & Artists Agency, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Bobbie Edrick, ArtistCircle Entertainment, 8955 Norma Place, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Birth Details
September 26, 1956
Salisbury, Maryland, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Reporter, Looice, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1975
  • Young Elizabeth, Richard III, Actors' Studio Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • Title role, Laura, Los Angeles, 2000
  • Ethel Rosenberg, Worse than Murder: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, Ventura Cort Theatre, Studio City, CA, 2002
  • Film Appearances
  • Night-Flowers (also known as Night Angels), 1979
  • Susan, T.A.G.: The Assassination Game (also known as Tag: The Assassination Game, Everybody Gets It in the End, and Kiss Me, Kill Me), New World, 1982
  • Eva the Crescent Moon Lady, The Stone Boy, Twentieth Century-Fox,1983
  • Vicky Baxter, Children of the Corn (also known as Stephen King's Children of the Corn), New World, 1984
  • Sarah Connor, The Terminator, Orion, 1984
  • Nina, Black Moon Rising, New World, 1986
  • Amy Franklin, King Kong Lives, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group,1986
  • Sticky Fingers, 1988
  • Ellen Burrows, Mr. Destiny, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Sarah Connor, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (also known as T2,T2-Terminator 2: Judgment Day, T2: Extreme Edition, T2: Ultimate Edition, Terminator 2-Le jour du jugement dernier, and Terminator 2: le jugement dernier), TriStar, 1991
  • Herself, T2: More than Meets the Eye, 1993
  • Karen Rainer, Silent Fall, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Lauren Porter, Separate Lives, 1995
  • Sarah Connor, T2 3-D: Battle across Time (also known as T2: Terminator 2:3-D and Terminator 2: 3-D), 1996
  • Mayor Rachel Wando, Dante's Peak, Universal, 1997
  • Amanda Givens, Shadow Conspiracy, Buena Vista, 1997
  • Tina Conway, Skeletons in the Closet, Artisan Entertainment, 2000
  • Valerie, Wholey Moses, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Lisa Rogers, Secrets of Midland Heights, CBS, 1980-1981
  • Lauren Hollister, King's Crossing, ABC, 1982
  • Assistant District Attorney Catherine Chandler, Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1987-1989
  • Movies
  • Greta Rideout, Rape and Marriage--The Rideout Case, CBS, 1980
  • Anne Samoorian, Reunion, CBS, 1980
  • Josie Greenwood, Country Gold, CBS, 1982
  • Susan Decker, Secrets of a Mother and Daughter, CBS, 1983
  • Elena Koslov, Secret Weapons (also known as Secrets of the RedBedroom and Sexpionage), NBC, 1985
  • Kate, Club Med, ABC, 1986
  • Claire Madison, Go toward the Light (also known as Go to the Light), CBS, 1988
  • Rosemary Holmstrom, A Mother's Prayer, USA Network, 1995
  • Beth MacAlpine, The Way to Dusty Death, 1995
  • Detective Jean Martin, On the Line, ABC, 1998
  • Rachel Harrison, Point Last Seen, CBS, 1998
  • Marie Taquet, "Marie Taquet," Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples, Showtime, 1998
  • Tina, Skeletons in the Closet, 1998
  • Anna Sipes, The Color of Courage, USA Network, 1999
  • Ruby Sanford, Unglued (also known as The Secret Life of Girls), 1999
  • Voice of Dr. Stephanie Lake, Batman Beyond: The Movie (animated),1999
  • Joanna Scott, Sex & Mrs. X, Lifetime, 2000
  • Liz Donovan, Bailey's Mistake, ABC, 2001
  • Elisabeth Vincken, Silent Night, 2002
  • Miniseries
  • Rachel Logan, "Unholy Alliances," A Girl Thing, Showtime, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Herself, The Making of "Terminator," 1984
  • Herself, The Making of "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," 1992
  • Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car, NBC, 1992
  • Herself, The American Film Institute Salute to Steven Spielberg, NBC, 1995
  • Narrator, Robots Rising, The Discovery Channel, 1998
  • Herself, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey, NBC, 1999
  • Herself, Other Voices: Creating "The Terminator," 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Awards Presentations
  • MTV's 1991 Video Music Awards, MTV and syndicated, 1991
  • MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1992
  • Presenter, The 17th Annual CableACE Awards, 1995
  • Presenter, The Screen Actor's Guild Awards, 1997
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, 1998
  • Television Appearances: Pilots
  • Mattie MacGregor, Wishman, ABC, 1983
  • Television Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Sandy Valpariso, "Fuchs Me? Fuchs You!," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984
  • Sandy Valpariso, "Grace under Pressure," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984
  • Sandy Valpariso, "Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984
  • Carol McDermott, "Menace, Anyone?," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986
  • Host, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1991
  • Late Night with David Letterman, 1991
  • Guest Caller Claire, "The Good Son," Frasier, NBC, 1993
  • Laura, "Odd Man Out," Frasier, NBC, 1997
  • Voice of Nemesis, "Hercules and the King for a Day," Disney's Hercules (animated; also known as Hercules), ABC and syndicated, 1998
  • Voice of Susan Maguire/Susan Wayne, "Chemistry," Batman: Gotham Knights (animated), Fox, 1998
  • Voice of Nemesis, "Hercules and the Romans," Disney's Hercules (animated; also known as Hercules), ABC and syndicated, 1999
  • Voice of Dr. Stephanie Lake, "Meltdown," Batman Beyond (animated),1999
  • Voice of Dr. Furbanna, "The Beasts of Karn," Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (animated), UPN and syndicated, 2000
  • Voice of Dr. Furbanna, "Millennial Bugs," Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (animated), UPN and syndicated, 2000
  • Voice of Dr. Furbanna, "Return to Karn," Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (animated), UPN and syndicated, 2000
  • Herself, So Graham Norton, Channel 4, 2002
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Sarah Connor, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 1991
  • Taped Readings
  • Martin Amis's Night Train, Dove, 1998
  • Suzanne Finnamore's Otherwise Engaged, Random House Audiobooks, 1999

Further Reference


    • People Weekly, May 11, 1998, p. 64

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