Penelope Windust

Penelope Windust


Penelope Windust was born on Jul 13, 1945 in USA. Penelope Windust's big-screen debut came with The Call of the Wild directed by Jerry Jameson in 1976. Penelope Windust is known for A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story directed by Dick Lowry, Meredith Baxter stars as Betty Broderick and Stephen Collins as Dan Broderick. The upcoming new movie Penelope Windust plays is You Don't Mess with the Zohan which will be released on Jun 06, 2008.

Born in New York, she was the daughter of acclaimed French-born stage and screen director Bretaigne Windust (1906-1960) and his actress wife Irene (1921-1999). Penelope completed her drama training at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Tech (later to become Carnegie Mellon University). She made her Broadway debut in 1967 at New York's American National Theatre in Herman Shumlin's play Spofford, based on the novel Reuben, Reuben (subsequently filmed, starring Tom Conti). In 1972, Penelope headlined in the title role of Elizabeth I at the Lyceum Theatre, was nominated for a Tony Award and offered a season at the Old Globe in San Diego. Her later theatrical credits included roles in The Elephant Man and The Lion in Winter at the South Coast Repertory Theatre in 1983 and appearances at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.A relative latecomer to the screen in 1975, Penelope worked primarily in episodic television as a supporting actress. She is perhaps best remembered as botanist Kathleen Maxwell who ends up joining the Resistance in the original science fiction miniseries V (1983). Her gallery of characters has included a bevy of murder suspects (Mannix (1967), A plume et à sang (1975), Matlock (1986)), murder victims (L'homme à l'orchidée (1981), Esprits criminels (2005)) and assorted doctors/scientists (Hawaii police d'état (1968), L'homme qui valait 3 milliards (1974), Wonder Woman (1975), Falcon Crest (1981)). In one of her infrequent motion picture appearances (Ghost Town (1988)) she played a saloon proprietress.Penelope Windust was married between 1969 and 1984 to the actor Charles Haid with whom she had two daughters.

  • Birthday

    Jul 13, 1945
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA
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