Cynthia Geary

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Cynthia Geary
Cynthia Geary.jpg
Cynthia Geary (center) at the 1992 Emmy Awards
Born(1965-03-21) March 21, 1965 (age 49)
Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
Years active1982-present
Spouse(s)Robert Coron (1994-present); 2 children
 
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Cynthia Geary
Cynthia Geary.jpg
Cynthia Geary (center) at the 1992 Emmy Awards
Born(1965-03-21) March 21, 1965 (age 49)
Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
Years active1982-present
Spouse(s)Robert Coron (1994-present); 2 children

Cynthia Geary (born March 21, 1965, Jackson, Mississippi) is an American actress best known for her role as Shelly Tambo in the television series Northern Exposure. In her Emmy-nominated role, she played a former Miss Northwest Passage beauty queen living with a decades-older lover, Holling Vincoeur (played by John Cullum). Together they ran Cicely, Alaska's tavern and restaurant, The Brick.

Encouraged at an early age by her mother (a voice and music teacher), Geary studied ballet, voice, and piano. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal performance from the University of Mississippi, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.

Career[edit]

Her acting career began with a series of national commercials, including spots for Coca-Cola and General Motors. She soon had numerous guest starring roles on a variety of television programs, made-for-television movies and independent films, including a small part in Smoke Signals, a film based on the short stories of Native American author Sherman Alexie. Geary played the mother of the Olsen twins in their 1992 made-for-TV movie To Grandmother's House We Go, appeared in the 1997 movie When Time Expires, and is the female lead in 8 Seconds. She voiced the character of Katia Anderson in the second game of the Professor Layton video game series, Professor Layton and the Diabolical/Pandora's Box.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Geary is largely retired from acting. She has two children by her marriage to Robert Coron, a commercial real estate broker.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1982Young Doctors in LoveGirl with broken noseUncredited
1988Dangerous CurvesPageant Girl
1990Rich GirlSorority Girl #1
1991UsCrystalTelevision movie
1992To Grandmother's House We GoRhonda ThompsonTelevision movie
19948 SecondsKellie Frost
1998Smoke SignalsCathy the Gymnast
1998The Killing GroundJanice Harper
1998Break UpEmergency Operator
2002The Business of FancydancingTeresa
2006Expiration DateFuneral Home Representative
2009Crimes of the PastAgent Cotton
2012SwitchmasLibby Wilson
2012BigfootSueanneTelevision movie

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1990–1995Northern ExposureShelly Marie Tambo110 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1992–93)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
1990The New Adam-12Marine BrideEpisode: "Immunity"
1998You're the OneLindsay Metcalf3 episodes
1998The Outer LimitsTeryl BoutonEpisode: "Mary 25"
1998Love Boat: The Next WaveThe TwinsEpisode: "It Takes Two to Tango"
1998Fantasy IslandPamela LouisEpisode: "Dying to Dance"
1999Dead Man's GunDr. Megan Jane PriceEpisode: "The Oath"

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