Talia Balsam

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Talia Balsam
Born(1959-03-05) March 5, 1959 (age 55)
New York City, United States
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress
Years active1977–present
Spouse(s)George Clooney (1989–1993)
John Slattery (1998–present; 1 child)
ParentsMartin Balsam (1919–1996)
Joyce Van Patten (b. 1934)
RelativesDick Van Patten (uncle)
Pat Van Patten (aunt)
Timothy Van Patten (half-uncle)
Vincent Van Patten (cousin)
 
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Talia Balsam
Born(1959-03-05) March 5, 1959 (age 55)
New York City, United States
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress
Years active1977–present
Spouse(s)George Clooney (1989–1993)
John Slattery (1998–present; 1 child)
ParentsMartin Balsam (1919–1996)
Joyce Van Patten (b. 1934)
RelativesDick Van Patten (uncle)
Pat Van Patten (aunt)
Timothy Van Patten (half-uncle)
Vincent Van Patten (cousin)

Talia Balsam (born March 5, 1959) is an American TV and film actress. She is the daughter of film actor Martin Balsam and actress Joyce Van Patten. She also is the former wife of George Clooney, and the current wife of John Slattery.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Balsam was born in New York City to actor Martin Balsam and actress Joyce Van Patten.[1] She is the niece of actor Dick Van Patten and actress Pat Van Patten and niece of actor Timothy Van Patten. She is also the cousin of James Van Patten, Vincent Van Patten, and Nels Van Patten.[citation needed]

She attended a boarding school in Tucson, Arizona, in her adolescent years.

Personal life[edit]

Balsam married actor George Clooney in Las Vegas in 1989; they were divorced in 1993.[2] Clooney stated, "I probably – definitely – wasn't someone who should have been married at that point." Clooney told Vanity Fair, "I just don't feel like I gave Talia a fair shot.".[3] Since 1998 Balsam has been married to John Slattery with whom she has a son, Harry Slattery. They married at the county of Kauai.[1] Together, they played husband and wife Roger and Mona Sterling in Mad Men.

Career[edit]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1977Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn
1977Happy DaysNancy CroftTV series (1 episode)
1978–1983TaxiCathyTV series
1979SunnysideAnn Rosario
1979Survival of Dana
1980Archie Bunker's PlaceBeverly Klein
1982–1989Family TiesTV series
1984Mass AppealLiz Dolson
1984Magnum, P.I.EmilyTV series (1 episode "On Face Value")
1984–1986, 1987–1988Punky BrewsterMiranda 'Randi' MitchellTV series
1984, 1996Murder, She WroteDebbie Delancey / Julie PritzerTV series (2 episodes)
1985Consenting AdultMargie
1986CrawlspaceLori Bancroft
1986The SupernaturalsPvt. Angela Lejune
1987The KindredSharon Raymond
1987–1991ThirtysomethingPaigeTV series
1989Trust MeCatherine Walker
1990–2010Law & Order: RemandTeri MarksTV series[1]
1991Sins of the MotherLiz
1992Killer Instinct/Homicidal ImpulseEmma
1994The CompanionCharlene
1994–2003Touched by an AngelDr. Joanne GlassbergTV series
1995ColdbloodedJean Alexander
1997Camp StoriesMary
1997–2002Ally McBealSheila KentTV series
1998–1999L.A. DoctorsJulie LonnerTV series
1998–1999The Love Boat: The Next WaveTV series
1999Valerie Flake
2002–2009Without a TraceJack Malone's WifeTV series
2003K StreetGailTV Series
2005Little ManhattanJackie Telesco
2006All the King's MenLucy Stark
2007The Cake EatersViolet Kaminski
2007–presentMad MenMona SterlingTV series
2007–presentWainy DaysCarolInternet video series
2008The WacknessMrs. Shapiro
2009–presentNurse JackieGrace's TherapistTV series
2010ChooseClarissa
2010ConvictionProsecuting Attorney
2010–presentTremeCarla HallTV series
2011No Strings AttachedSandra Kurtzman
2011ReturnJulie
2012–2013HomelandCynthia WaldenTV series
2014The Girl in the BookMom

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Buchanan, Jason. "Talia Balsam movies, photos, movie reviews, filmography, and biography – AllMovie". Allmovie.com. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Talia Balsam Movies, Pictures and Awards". Mrmovietimes.com. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Wang, Julia. "George Clooney Biography : People.com". People.com. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 

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