Janet Carroll

Janet Carroll

actress, soundtrack

Janet Carroll was born on Dec 24, 1940 in USA. Janet Carroll's big-screen debut came with Chicago Story directed by Harvey S. Laidman in 1981. Janet Carroll is known for The Marriage Undone directed by Sarah Nean Bruce, Anthony Turk stars as Jeff and Wendy Braun as Bridget. The upcoming new movie Janet Carroll plays is What Happens Next which will be released on Feb 07, 2012.

Janet began her stage career, right out of high school, at the legendary Kansas City Starlight Theatre, appearing in many many musicals including: "Hello Dolly", "Guys and Dolls"," Mame", "Gypsy", "South Pacific", "Pajama Game", "Carousel" and many others. Janet continued her stage work in California for many years, starring opposite Cloris Leachman in "A Couple of White Chicks", starred with Lynn Redgrave and John Lithgow in "Lady Windemere's Fan", among other productions. Janet made her Broadway debut in "Little Women", alongside Sutton Foster and Maureen McGovern.Her big break in films came when she was cast as Tom Cruise's mother in Risky Business (1983). From there, she went on to star in numerous films, working almost non-stop till last year. Her films include: Family Business (1989), Drôles de confidences (1988), Un vent de folie (1999), L'heure du crime (1987), Plus jamais (2002), Talent for the Game (1991), "My Guaranteed Student Loan", among many others. Her television career was just as busy, with recurring roles or lead roles in: The Bronx Zoo (1987), Murphy Brown (1988), Melrose Place (1992), Mariés, deux enfants (1987), The Bonnie Hunt Show (1995), and guest appearances on: Brothers & Sisters (2006), Scrubs (2001), Femmes d'affaires et dames de coeur (1986), 3e planète après le soleil (1996), Mary (1985), etc. Her co- stars includes such luminaries as: Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman, Celeste Holm, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, Billy Crystal, Alan King, Ben Affleck, Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Brad Pitt, Matthew Broderick, Billy Campbell, Lorraine Bracco and Edward James Olmos, to name a few.Janet won the coveted Los Angeles Drama Logue Critics Award for outstanding achievement in theatre for Ezra Pound's "Electra". For eight years, she was the Artistic Director of The Jazz Series at The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, Janet was the co-founder of "The Victory Ball" in Westport CT, annually benefiting ALS Foundation(Lou Gehrig's Disease). She served on the Executive Board of Directors of Ginny Mancini's "Society of Singers" as VP of Development.Her ashes will be spread in the Edgebrook Lutheran Church Memorial Garden in Chicago, Illinois, in a ceremony to be determined at a later date.

  • Birthday

    Dec 24, 1940
  • Place of Birth

    Chicago, Illinois, USA

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