Patricia Kalember

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Patricia Kalember
Born(1957-12-30) December 30, 1957 (age 56)
Schenectady, New York
Years active1981 - present
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Patricia Kalember
Born(1957-12-30) December 30, 1957 (age 56)
Schenectady, New York
Years active1981 - present

Patricia Kathryn Kalember (born December 30, 1957)[1] is an American actress, best known for her role as Georgiana "Georgie" Reed Whitsig in the NBC drama series, Sisters (1991–1996). Kalember also had the leading roles in the number of television films, co-starred in the feature films, including Fletch Lives (1989), Jacob's Ladder (1990), A Far Off Place (1993), Signs (2002), The Company Men (2010) and Limitless (2011), and recurring roles in thirtysomething (1989–1991) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2004–2010).

Life and career[edit]

Kalember was born in Schenectady, New York, the daughter of Vivian Daisy (née Wright) and Robert James Kalember.[2] She raised in Westport, Connecticut and Louisville, Kentucky. Kalember has been married to British actor Daniel Gerroll since 1986. They have three children.[3] She was previously married to Mark Torres, an actor.[3]

Kalember made her television debut in 1981, on the daytime soap opera Texas. She later was a regular cast member in Loving. She was nominated for a Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in the play The Foreigner (1986). In 1986, she had the leading role in the short-lived CBS drama series, Kay O'Brien. She also starred alongside Tim Matheson in the short-lived CBS sitcom Just in Time (1988). From 1989 to 1991, she appeared in a recurring role on thirtysomething.

Kalember may be best known for her role as Georgiana "Georgie" Reed Whitsig in the NBC drama series, Sisters, alongside Swoosie Kurtz, Sela Ward and Julianne Phillips.[4] She starred on the show from 1991 to 1996. She later had the leading roles in the number of made for television films. Kalember had roles in such films as Cat's Eye (1985), Fletch Lives (1989), Jacob's Ladder (1990), Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even (1992) and A Far Off Place (1993).

She played the role of Margaret Craig McNamara in the HBO biographical film Path to War (2002) and appeared as Mel Gibson's character wife in the science fiction thriller, Signs that same year (2002). She had guest roles on such television series as Touched by an Angel, Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods and Orange Is the New Black. Kalember played two different characters in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; in 2001 she appeared in an episode of the second season, and from 2004 to 2010 she played Judge Karen Taten. Kalember co-starred in such films as The Girl in the Park, The Company Men, Rabbit Hole and Limitless.



1985Cat's EyeMarcia
1988Little Girl LostAndrea NewmanTelevision film
1989Fletch LivesAmanda Ray Ross
1990KaleidoscopeAlexandraTelevision film
1990Jacob's LadderSarah
1992Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get EvenBarbara
1993Far Off Place, AA Far Off PlaceElizabeth Parker
1993Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney StoryLinda KarneyTelevision film
1995Unspoken Truth, TheThe Unspoken TruthMargaret TrainorTelevision film
1995Degree of GuiltJudge Caroline MastersTelevision film
1996Angel Flight DownTeresa BagshawTelevision film
1997Home Before DarkDolores James
1998When Husbands CheatTess McCallTelevision film
1999Final RunConnie Phipps-SingerTelevision film
2000Killing CinderellaCinderella
2000Labor PainsDelia
2000Time for Dancing, AA Time for DancingSandra Michaels
2002Path to WarMargaret Craig McNamara
2002SignsColleen Hess
2003Straight from the HeartLaurie WoodsTelevision film
2004Fatal Lessons: The Good TeacherSamantha StephensTelevision film
2007Ben's PlanShelly Stephens
2007Girl in the Park, TheThe Girl in the ParkAmanda
2010Company Men, TheThe Company MenCynthia McClary
2010Rabbit HolePeg
2010KalamityTerry Klepack
2011LimitlessMrs. Atwood
2012Girl Most LikelyVirginia
2015Run All Night


1981TexasMeredithEpisode: "1.339"
1983–1984LovingMerrill VochekSeries regular
1985BrassLori CartwrightTV pilot
1985Equalizer, TheThe EqualizerCarlene RandallEpisode: "Pilot"
1986Kay O'BrienDr. Kay 'Kayo' O'BrienSeries regular, 13 episodes
1987Equalizer, TheThe EqualizerDr. Stephanie DavisEpisode: "Coal Black Soul"
1988Just in TimeJoanna FarrellSeries regular, 6 episodes
1988ABC Afterschool SpecialMaria AceroEpisode: "Date Rape"
1989–1991thirtysomethingSusannah HartRecurring role, 15 episodes
1991–1996SistersGeorgiana 'Georgie' Reed WhitsigSeries regular, 127 episodes
1997Early EditionDr. PriceEpisode: "Love Is Blind"
1997Michael HayesDr. Claire SolomonEpisode: "The Doctor's Tale"
2001Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLeslie DeSantisEpisode: "Folly"
2002Touched by an AngelJanice LowryEpisode: "Secreets and Lies"
2004–2010Law & Order: Special Victims UnitJudge TatenRecurring role, 9 episodes
2008Gossip GirlMrs. BoardmanEpisode: "There Might be Blood"
2010Good Wife, TheThe Good WifeJulie BowersEpisode: "Painkiller"
2011Weekends at BellevueLucindaTV pilot
2011Blue BloodsDr. KellerRecurring role, 3 episodes
2012White CollarMs. HollomanEpisode: "Judgment Day"
2013Orange Is the New BlackMrs. NicholsEpisode: "WAC Pack"
2014Olive KitteridgeJoyceHBO miniseries; Episode: "Incoming Tide"


  1. ^ "Patricia Kalember". The New York Times. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Patricia Kalember profile". Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Biography at Kalember website". Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Patricia Kalember profile at Yahoo!". Retrieved August 14, 2014. 

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