Tracey Needham

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Tracey Needham
BornTracey Renee Needham
(1967-03-28) March 28, 1967 (age 47)
Dallas, Texas, United States
Years active1988-present
Spouse(s)Tommy Hinkley (1995–present) 1 child
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Tracey Needham
BornTracey Renee Needham
(1967-03-28) March 28, 1967 (age 47)
Dallas, Texas, United States
Years active1988-present
Spouse(s)Tommy Hinkley (1995–present) 1 child

Tracey Needham is an American actress, best known for her television roles as Paige Thatcher on Life Goes On during the series' second to fourth seasons (1990–1993), then on the first season of JAG as Lt. Meg Austin (1995–1996), and as Inspector Candace DeLorenzo on The Division (2001-2003).

Life and career[edit]

Needham was born on March 28, 1967, in Dallas, Texas,[1] where her father was a homebuilder. When she was eight, the Needhams moved to Denver, Colorado, and her father's work dictated that the family move back and forth between the two cities. Needham was fully grown (she stands 5'11") by the eighth grade, and later, when she took to heart a high-school theater director's snippy advice that she was too tall to appear on stage, she worked on the technical crew instead. After her high-school graduation, Needham traveled through Europe and Australia. In 1988, she went to Los Angeles to study acting and audition for roles. She made her TV acting debut on Jake and the Fatman. After a few more acting classes, she landed the part of Paige Thatcher, the big sister, on Life Goes On, beginning in the series' second season.[1]

While growing up, she was always jumping into football games and wanted to be treated equally and not have boys take it easy on her. Later she would call on her own past experiences to play the strong but feminine Lt. (j.g.) Meg Austin in the first season of JAG. As the female star of a military action-adventure series, Needham portrayed a Navy judge advocate who was also a computer-weapons expert.

She married actor Tommy Hinkley in January 1995[2] and they have a daughter, Katie, born in 1999.


1988Jake and the FatmanGloria ConnorEpisode: "Rhapsody in Blue"
1989-1990CoachAnnEpisodes: "Carnival Knowledge" and "Dauber's Got a Girl"
1990Shannon's DealGailEpisode: "Sanctuary"
1992Bonnie & Clyde: The True StoryBonnie ParkerTV Movie
1993Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron StoryRenaTV Movie
1990-1993Life Goes OnPaige ThacherSeries regular, 40 episodes
1993Lush LifeSarahTV Movie
1995-1996JAGLt. j.g. Meg AustinSeries regular, 20 episodes
1997Total SecurityEllie JonesSeries regular, 13 episodes
1997Last Stand at Saber RiverLorraine KidstonTV Movie
1995-1997VR.5Samantha Bloom4 episodes
1997Buried Alive IIRoxanneTV Movie
1997Tupperware PartyStaceyShort film
1999JusticeGina GallagherTV Movie
2000The PretenderRachel DalyEpisode: "School Daze"
2000919 Fifth AvenueJulia Van DegenTV Movie
2001The Ponder HeartElsie FlemingTV Movie
2001-2003The DivisionInspector Candace 'C. D.' DeLorenzoSeries regular, 66 episodes
2004CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationJessica AbernathyEpisode: "Bad Words"
2004Angel in the FamilySarahTV Movie
2005CSI: MiamiCheri Lyle ManningEpisode: "Recoil"
2006Murder 101Cheryl CollinsTV Movie
2006Criminal MindsMarilyn CopelandEpisode: "What Fresh Hell?"
2006The Last MiracleDr. JacobsShort film
2006Without a TraceJoanie McMurphyEpisode: "Shattered"
2007Veronica MarsKathleen Barry3 episodes
2010The Last HarborSarah Sharpe


  1. ^ a b "Tracey Needham". Retrieved 2014-01-12. 
  2. ^ "Tracey Needham Biography (1967-)". Retrieved 2014-01-12. 

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