Theresa Russell

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Theresa Russell
Theresa Russell by David Shankbone.jpg
Russell at the Spider-Man 3 premiere, April 2007
BornTheresa Paup
(1957-03-20) March 20, 1957 (age 57)
San Diego, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1976–present
Spouse(s)Nicolas Roeg (1982–?; divorced)
Children2 sons
 
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Theresa Russell
Theresa Russell by David Shankbone.jpg
Russell at the Spider-Man 3 premiere, April 2007
BornTheresa Paup
(1957-03-20) March 20, 1957 (age 57)
San Diego, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1976–present
Spouse(s)Nicolas Roeg (1982–?; divorced)
Children2 sons

Theresa Russell (born March 20, 1957) is an American actress.

Biography[edit]

Russell was born Theresa Paup in San Diego, California, the daughter of Carole Platt (née Mall) and Jerry Russell Paup.[1] She attended Burbank High School, but did not graduate.[2] She married English film director Nicolas Roeg (born 1928), in 1982. The couple had two sons, Statten (born 1983) and Maximillian (born 1985); Roeg and Russell divorced.[when?] Pete Townshend of The Who says that Russell was the inspiration for his song, "Athena", which was first called "Theresa". She lives in California.

Career[edit]

Russell began modeling at the age of 12 and made her film debut in 1976, at age 19, in The Last Tycoon, starring Robert De Niro. Russell's next notable appearance was in Straight Time (1978). Bad Timing (1980) was the first of six acclaimed indie films starring Russell directed by her future husband Nicolas Roeg, whom she married in 1982. Other Roeg/Russell collaborations include Insignificance, Eureka, Track 29, Cold Heaven, and Aria. She has also been widely praised for her roles in The Razor's Edge (1984), Black Widow (1987), Impulse (1990), and The Believer (2001), as well as the HBO mini-series Empire Falls in 2005 with Ed Harris. Russell appeared in 2007's Spider-Man 3 as the wife of Flint Marko (Thomas Haden Church).[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1976Last Tycoon, TheThe Last TycoonCecilia Brady
1978Straight TimeJenny Mercer
1980Bad TimingMilena Flaherty
1983EurekaTracy
1984Razor's Edge, TheThe Razor's EdgeSophie MacDonald
1985InsignificanceActress
1987Black WidowCatharine Petersen
1987AriaKing Zog
1988Track 29Linda Henry
1989Physical EvidenceJenny Hudson
1990ImpulseLottie Mason
1991WhoreLiz
1991Cold HeavenMarie Davenport
1991KafkaGabriela
1994Being HumanThe Storyteller
1995Hotel ParadiseShort film
1995The GrotesqueLady Harriet Coal
1996Flight of the Dove, TheThe Flight of the DoveMary Ann Curran
1996Public EnemiesKate 'Ma' BarkerVideo
1996Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, AA Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's CourtMorgan le Fay
1996Proposition, TheThe PropositionCatherine Morgan
1998Running WomanEmily Russo
1998Wild ThingsSandra Van Ryan
2000LuckytownStella
2001Believer, TheThe BelieverLina Moebius
2002House Next Door, TheThe House Next DoorHelen Schmidt
2002PassionadaLois Vargas
2002Now & ForeverDori Wilson
2003Water Under the BridgeJackie O'Connor
2003Box, TheThe BoxDora Baker
2003Love Comes SoftlyMarty Claridge
2007Spider-Man 3Emma Marko
2007On the DollDiane
2008Dark WorldNicole
2008Chinaman's Chance: America's Other SlavesMrs. Williams
2008JoleneAunt Kay
2009He's Just Not That Into YouAnna's motherScenes deleted
200916 to LifeLouise
20111 Out of 7Lexi's Mom
2011Rid of MeMrs. Lockwood
2011Born to RideFrances Callahan
2012Legends of Nethiah, TheThe Legends of NethiahNethiah's Mother
2013Winter Rose, AA Winter RoseRachal LoveCompleted
2013Moving MountainsTrish BraggPost-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1979Blind AmbitionMaureen DeanTV miniseries
1993Woman's Guide to Adultery, AA Woman's Guide to AdulteryRoseEpisodes: "1.1", "1.2", "1.3"
1994Thicker Than WaterDebbie / JoTV film
1995Trade-OffJackie DanielsTV film
1996Once You Meet a StrangerMargo AnthonyTV film
1999G vs EReesa TusselEpisode: "To Be or Not to Be Evil"
2000Nash BridgesEllen Holiday / Sarah WilliamsEpisodes: "Jackpot: Parts 1 & 2"
2001Earth vs. the SpiderTrixie GrilloTV film
2002Glory DaysHazel WalkerMain role (9 epiosdes)
2002Project ViperDr. Nancy BurnhamTV film
2003Chasing AliceTV film
2003Love Comes SoftlySarah GrahamTV film
2005Blind InjusticeJoanna BartlettTV film
2005Empire FallsCharleneTV miniseries
2006Law & Order: Criminal IntentRegina ReidEpisode: "On Fire"
2007American HeiressJordan WakefieldEpisodes: "Lion King", "Crash and Burn", "Lions and Tigers and Bears..."
2009FringeRebecca KibnerEpisode: "Momentum Deferred"
2010Cold CaseRachel MaloneEpisode: "One Fall"
2012Liz & DickSara TaylorTV film

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