Teri Garr

Teri Garr

actress, soundtrack

Teri Garr was born on Dec 11, 1947 in USA. Teri Garr's big-screen debut came with A Swingin' Affair directed by Jay O. Lawrence in 1963. Teri Garr is known for Ghost World directed by Terry Zwigoff, Thora Birch stars as Enid and Scarlett Johansson as Rebecca. Teri Garr has got 1 awards and 5 nominations so far. The most recent award Teri Garr achieved is National Board of Review, USA. The upcoming new movie Teri Garr plays is Expired which will be released on Aug 15, 2008.

Teri Garr can claim a career in show business by birthright. She was the daughter of Eddie Garr, a Broadway stage and film actor, and Phyllis Garr, a dancer. While she was still an infant, her family moved from Hollywood to New Jersey but, after the death of her father when she was 11, the family returned to Hollywood, where her mother became a wardrobe mistress for movies and television. While Garr's dancing can be seen in five Elvis Presley movies, her first speaking role in motion pictures was in the 1968 feature Head (1968), starring The Monkees. In the 1970s she became well established in television with appearances on shows such as Star Trek (1966), Opération vol (1968) and Un shérif à New York (1970), and became a semi-regular on The Sonny and Cher Show (1976) as Cher's friend, Olivia. Garr has since risen to become one of Hollywood's most versatile, energetic and well-recognized actresses. She has starred in many memorable films, including Frankenstein junior (1974), Bon Dieu! (1977), Rencontres du troisième type (1977), Mister Mom - Profession: père au foyer (1983), After Hours: Quelle nuit de galère (1985) and her Academy Award-nominated performance for Best Supporting Actress in Tootsie (1982). Other film roles include L'Étalon noir (1979), Coup de coeur (1981), The Escape Artist (1982), Firstborn (1984), Let It Ride (1989), Pleine lune sur Blue Water (1988), Out Cold (1989), Short Time (1990), Waiting for the Light (1990), Mom and Dad Save the World (1992), Un alibi parfait (1995), Prêt-à-porter (1994) and La guerre des fées (1997).

  • Birthday

    Dec 11, 1947
  • Place of Birth

    Lakewood, Ohio, USA

Known For


1 wins & 5 nominations

National Board of Review, USA
Best Acting by an Ensemble
Winner - NBR Award

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows