Tracy Pollan

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Tracy Pollan
Tracy Pollan 87.jpg
Pollan at the 39th Annual Emmy Awards in 1987
BornTracy Jo Pollan
(1960-06-22) June 22, 1960 (age 53)
Long Island, New York, United States
OccupationActress
Spouse(s)Michael J. Fox (m. 1988)
Children4
 
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Tracy Pollan
Tracy Pollan 87.jpg
Pollan at the 39th Annual Emmy Awards in 1987
BornTracy Jo Pollan
(1960-06-22) June 22, 1960 (age 53)
Long Island, New York, United States
OccupationActress
Spouse(s)Michael J. Fox (m. 1988)
Children4

Tracy Jo Pollan (born June 22, 1960)[1] is an American actress. She portrayed Ellen Reed on the sitcom Family Ties in the mid-1980s. It was on this show that she met future husband Michael J. Fox.

Personal life[edit]

Pollan was born on Long Island, the daughter of Corinne Elaine "Corky" (Staller), a magazine editor, and Stephen Michael Pollan, a financial consultant and writer,[1] and raised in the town of Woodbury, New York.[2] She is of Russian Jewish descent.[3][4]

She has two sisters, Lori and Dana,[citation needed] and a brother, author Michael Pollan.

Her best friend is actress Jennifer Grey. As teenagers, they attended the Dalton School in Manhattan.[5]

Pollan studied acting at the Herbert Berghof Studio, and later at the Lee Strasberg Institute.[6]

Pollan and Fox married July 16, 1988 and have four children: Sam Michael Fox (born May 30, 1989), twins Aquinnah Kathleen and Schuyler Frances (born February 15, 1995), and Esmé Annabelle (born November 3, 2001). The couple's children are raised in New York.[7]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1983For Lovers OnlyTV movie
1983Baby It's YouLeslie, College Girl
1983SessionsLeslieTV movie
1983Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar KillerEileen GraftonTV movie
1984A Good SportSuzanneTV movie
1984ABC Afterschool SpecialJen RobbinsTV series
Episode: "The Great Love Experiment"
1984The Baron and the KidMary Beth PhillipsTV movie
1985The Tender AgeNicki DavisTV movie
1985–1987Family TiesEllen ReedTV series
13 episodes
1986American PlayhouseNicki DavisTV series
Episode: "The Little Sister"
1987The Abduction of Kari SwensonKari SwensonTV movie
1987A Special FriendshipElizabeth Van LewTV movie
1987Promised LandMary Daley
1988Bright Lights, Big CityVicky
1990The Kennedys of MassachusettsKathleen KennedyTV mini-series
1990Fine ThingsLiz O'ReillyTV movie
1992A Stranger Among UsMaraNominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress
1993Dying to Love YouLisa Ann RohnTV movie
1994Children of the DarkKim HarrisonTV movie
1997–1998Spin CityRenee MillerTV series
Episodes: "The Thirty Year Itch" & "It Happened One Night"
1999Anna SaysAnnaTV series
Executive Producer
2000Law & Order: Special Victims UnitHarper AndersonTV series
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Episode: Closure
2003Hench at HomeKay HenchTV movie
20031st to DieLindsay BoxerTV movie
2009Natalee HollowayBeth TwittyTV movie
2009MediumCaitlyn LynchTV series
Episode: "How to Make a Killing in Big Business"
2010Law & Order: Criminal IntentPatricia CarusoTV series
Episode: "Traffic"
2011Justice for Natalee HollowayBeth HollowayTV movie
2011Curb Your EnthusiasmHerselfTV series
Episode: "Larry vs. Michael J. Fox"
2013The Michael J. Fox ShowKellyTV series
Episode: "Neighbor"

Theatre[edit]

YearTitleRoleVenue
1980–1981AlbumPeggyCherry Lane Theatre
1985Pack of LiesJulie JacksonRoyale Theatre
1988Woman in MindLucyNew York City Center-Stage I
1992Jake's WomenMolly (at 21)Neil Simon Theatre

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tracy Pollan Biography (1960-)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Lovece, Frank (August 15, 2012 web, August 16, 2012 print). "Michael J. Fox prepares for new show about his life". Newsday (Long Island, New York). Archived from the original on August 16, 2012. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Nate Bloom (January 8, 2008). "Interfaith Celebrities: Michael J. Fox Receives Reform Award, Liev Schreiber Narrates Jewish-American". Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ Susan Reed (1 August 1988). "Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan (Archive)". Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20131158,00.html
  6. ^ N/A (February 2010). "Tracy Pollan". Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Interfaith Celebrities: Michael J. Fox Receives Reform Award, Liev Schreiber Narrates "Jewish-Americans" Interfaith Family.com

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