Janine Turner

Janine Turner

actress, producer, director

Janine Turner was born on Dec 06, 1962 in USA. Janine Turner's big-screen debut came with Mr. Merlin - Season 1 directed by Bill Bixby in 1981. Janine Turner is known for Stolen Women, Captured Hearts directed by Jerry London, Janine Turner stars as Anna Brewster-Morgan and Jean Louisa Kelly as Sarah White. Janine Turner has got 2 awards and 11 nominations so far. The most recent award Janine Turner achieved is Gold Derby Awards. The upcoming new movie Janine Turner plays is Taking the Reins which will be released on Sep 25, 2021.

This lovely, fresh-faced Lincoln, Nebraska native was born Janine Loraine Gauntt on December 6, 1962, to stalwart Texans Turner and Janice Gauntt. The younger of two children, she grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and trained, while a child, in ballet, tap, theater, and modeling (from age 3).A cheerleading beauty into her teens, she moved with her mother to study at New York's Professional Children's School and was lucky enough to be picked up by the famed Wilhelmina Agency as a model (at 15 she was the youngest at the time to ever be signed). After some commercial work, however, she returned to school in Texas and happened by chance to find some minor work on various episodes of Dallas (1978).This led to a Hollywood attempt at age 17 and a major TV break two years later when she won the role of Laura Templeton on TV's popular daytime soap Hôpital central (1963), a role that required her long tresses to go from brunette to blonde. This, in turn, fed into another 1980s regular part on Un autre monde (1964).Janine subsequently made her film debut in the daytime parody Docteurs in love (1982) that featured her along with other soap stars in cameos. In between, she managed find time to attend Pepperdine University but left when she earned a film role in the movie Tai-Pan (1986). At this stage of the game, she tended to specialize in cute and flighty roles, but all that changed when Janine won the role of spunky, crop-haired Alaskan air taxi pilot Maggie O'Connell opposite Rob Morrow on the eccentric prime-time series Bienvenue en Alaska (1990). It was role of her career, a meaty, delightfully quirky star turn that made her a household name. The show lasted six seasons.Since then, she has been able to subsist on a fairly full plate of TV-movie and film assignments. She's top-lined such women's mini-pictures as Stolen Women, Captured Hearts (1997) and Un amour secret (1999), while in film playing a lady-in-distress co-star to Sylvester Stallone in the action thriller Cliffhanger: Traque au sommet (1993), "perfect Mom" June Cleaver in a film remake of Leave It to Beaver (1997) and one of Richard Gere's "women" in Docteur T & les femmes (2000). She found another series regular role with La vie avant tout (2000) that lasted two years.Into the millennium, Janine has been featured in such films as Birdie & Bogey (2004), The Night of the White Pants (2006), Maggie's Passage (2009), The Ivy League Farmer (2015), Prémonitions (2015), Occupy, Texas (2016) and a prime role in Runnin' from My Roots (2018). She also appeared for a the 2008 season of the TV series Friday Night Lights (2006).Janine also moved into directing, writing, and producing on the side, while also dabbling in singing. Janine's daughter, former child actress Juliette Gauntt, who appeared in her mother's film The Night of the White Pants (2006), was born from a relationship with Jerry Jones Jr., the Dallas Cowboys' Vice President and General Counsel.

  • Birthday

    Dec 06, 1962
  • Place of Birth

    Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • Also known


Known For


2 wins & 11 nominations

Gold Derby Awards
Ensemble of the Year
Winner - Gold Derby TV Award
Young Artist Awards
Best Young Actress in the Daytime Series
Winner - Young Artist Award

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows