Anne Archer

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Anne Archer
Anne Archer, 1989-03-cropped.jpg
Archer at the 1989 Academy Awards
Born(1947-08-24) August 24, 1947 (age 67)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1970–present
Spouse(s)William Davis (1969–1977)
Terry Jastrow (1979–present)
ChildrenTommy Davis
Jeffrey Tucker Jastrow
ParentsJohn Archer
Marjorie Lord
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Anne Archer
Anne Archer, 1989-03-cropped.jpg
Archer at the 1989 Academy Awards
Born(1947-08-24) August 24, 1947 (age 67)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active1970–present
Spouse(s)William Davis (1969–1977)
Terry Jastrow (1979–present)
ChildrenTommy Davis
Jeffrey Tucker Jastrow
ParentsJohn Archer
Marjorie Lord

Anne Archer (born August 24, 1947) is an American actress. She has appeared in films such as Paradise Alley, Short Cuts, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, Man of the House and Fatal Attraction, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. She was named Miss Golden Globe in 1971.

Early life[edit]

Archer was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of actors John Archer and Marjorie Lord.[1]


Archer's first television appearance was in 1970 on the series Men at Law. Her first feature film was The Honkers (1972). "Lifeguard" (1976). She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Beth Gallagher in the film Fatal Attraction (1987). Her other prominent film roles include Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994). In 2001, Archer portrayed Mrs. Robinson at the Gielgud Theatre in a West End production of The Graduate. She has made several appearances on television shows such as Hawaii Five-0, Little House on the Prairie, Falcon Crest, Boston Public, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Privileged, and Ghost Whisperer.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Archer married William Davis in 1969; the couple divorced in 1977.[3] She married Terry Jastrow in 1979.[3] Archer has two sons, one from each marriage.[3] She was originally a Christian Scientist,[4] but she and her husband have been members of the Church of Scientology since 1975.[dubious ] Between 1982 and 1986, she was a spokeswoman for Applied Scholastics, the literacy training organization sponsored by the Church of Scientology.[1][5] Her son Tommy Davis was the head of the Church of Scientology's Celebrity Centre International in Los Angeles.[6][7]



1972Honkers, TheThe HonkersDeborah Moon
1972Cancel My ReservationCrazy Hollister
1973All-American Boy, TheThe All-American BoyDrenna Valentine
1973Blue Knight, TheThe Blue KnightLailaTelevision film
1974Mark of Zorro, TheThe Mark of ZorroTeresaTelevision film
1975Log of the Black Pearl, TheThe Log of the Black PearlLila BristolTelevision film
1976Matter of Wife... And Death, AA Matter of Wife... And DeathCarolTelevision film
1976Dark Side of Innocence, TheThe Dark Side of InnocenceNora Hancock MulliganTelevision film
1978Good Guys Wear BlackMargaret
1978Paradise AlleyAnnie
1978Pirates, TheThe PiratesJordana MasonTelevision film
1980Hero at LargeJ. Marsh
1980Raise the TitanicDana Archibald
1981Green IceHolbrook
1982Waltz Across TexasGail Weston
1984Naked Face, TheThe Naked FaceAnn Blake
1984Sky's No Limit, TheThe Sky's No LimitDr. Susan Keith BrowningTelevision film
1985Too Scared to ScreamKate Bridges
1986Check is in the Mail..., TheThe Check is in the Mail...Peggy Jackson
1987Fatal AttractionBeth Gallagher
1987Different Affair, AA Different AffairTelevision film
1988Leap of FaithDebby Franke OggTelevision film
1990Love at LargeMiss Dolan
1990Narrow MarginHunnicut
1990Eminent DomainMira Borski
1992Patriot GamesCathy Ryan
1992Last of His Tribe, TheThe Last of His TribeHenriette KroeberTelevision film
1992NailsMary NilesTelevision film
1993Body of EvidenceJoanne Braslow
1993Family PrayersRita Jacobs
1993Short CutsClaire Kane
1994Clear and Present DangerCathy Muller Ryan
1994Jane's HouseMary ParkerTelevision film
1994There Goes My BabyNarratorVoice
1994Because Mommy WorksAbbyTelevision film
1995Man in the Attic, TheThe Man in the AtticKrista HeldmannTelevision film
1996Mojave MoonJulie
1996Jake's WomenMaggieTelevision film
1998Indiscretion of an American WifeJulia BurtonTelevision film
1998My Husband's Secret LifeTheresa "Sissy" SullivanTelevision film
1998Nico the UnicornJulie Hastings
2000InnocentsBeryl Denright
2000Whispers: An Elephant's TaleGentle HeartVoice
2000Rules of EngagementMrs. Mourain
2000Art of War, TheThe Art of WarEleanor Hooks
2002Gray in Between, TheThe Gray in BetweenUrsula
2002Night of the WolfClaire McNicholTelevision film
2003Uncle NinoMarie Micelli
2004NovemberCarol Jacobs
2005Man of the HouseProf. Molly McCarthy
2005Iris Effect, TheThe Iris EffectSarah Hathaway
2006Cut OffLouise
2006End GameThe First Lady
2007Judicial IndiscretionMonica BarrettTelevision film
2008Family PracticeHelena KinglareTelevision film
2009Ghosts of Girlfriends PastVonda Volkom


1970Men at LawAnnette PorterEpisode: "Shadows of Doubt"
1970Hawaii Five-0Jane MichaelsEpisode: "Beautiful Screamer"
1971F.B.I., TheThe F.B.I.Lynne AshtonEpisode: "Downfall"
1971Mod SquadJenniferEpisode: "Color of Laughter, Color of Tears"
1971IronsideMyra St. JohnEpisode: "Murder Impromptu"
1971Alias Smith and JonesEllen LewisEpisode: "Shootout at Diablo Station"
1971Love, American StyleLouiseEpisode: "Love and the Fountain of Youth"
1972Sixth Sense, TheThe Sixth SenseElizabeth DanburyEpisode: "Can a Dead Man Strike from the Grave?"
1973MannixAnne AveryEpisode: "A Problem of Innocence"
1973Bob & Carol & Ted & AliceCarol Sanders12 episodes
1974Harry OSharon DempseyEpisode: "Guardian at the Gates"
1975Little House on the PrairieKate ThorvaldEpisode: "Doctor's Lady"
1975PetrocelliSherril BrewsterEpisode: "Shadow of Fear"
1975–1976SwitchLaurie3 episodes
1976McCloudWilhelmina KirkEpisode: "Our Man in the Harem"
1976PetrocelliEpisode: "Shadow of a Doubt"
1976Harry OFelicia ApplequistEpisode: "The Mysterious Case of Lester and Dr. Fong"
1977Seventh AvenueMyrna GoldMiniseries
1983Family Tree, TheThe Family TreeAnnie Benjamin Nichols
1985Falcon CrestCassandra Wilder22 episodes
1994Leslie's FollyLeslie
1995Present Tense, Past PerfectKate
1999Camino de SantiagoIsabelle DerekMiniseries
2000Beggars and ChoosersEpisode: "Moles, Meatloaf, and Myrna Loy"
2003Boston PublicPatricia Emerson3 episodes
2004L Word, TheThe L WordLenore Pieszecki3 episodes
2006It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaBarbara Reynolds3 episodes
2006–2008Ghost WhispererBeth Gordon4 episodes
2008–2009PrivilegedLaurel Limoges18 episodes


  1. ^ a b Thise, Mark (2008). Hollywood Winners & Losers A to Z. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 5. ISBN 0-87910-351-5. She is the international spokeswoman for Applied Scholastic International, a front group for the Church of Scientology. 
  2. ^ Anne Archer Official Website-Film Credits
  3. ^ a b c "Biography of Anne Archer". All American Talent and Celebrity Network ( 2008. Archived from the original on 4 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  4. ^ Wright, Lawrence (February 14, 2011). "The Apostate: Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology". The New Yorker. Retrieved March 8, 2011. 
  5. ^ Ebner, Mark; Andrew Breitbart (2004). Hollywood, Interrupted. John Wiley and Sons. p. 128. ISBN 0-471-45051-0. 
  6. ^ Shaw, William (2008-02-17). "The science of celebrity". The Sunday Telegraph. p. 26. 
  7. ^ Morton, Andrew (2008). Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 243, 317. ISBN 0-312-35986-1. 

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