Maeve Quinlan

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Maeve Quinlan
Born Maeve Anne Quinlan
(1964-11-16) November 16, 1964 (age 49)[1][2]
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993 - present
Spouse(s) Sawyer Grant
(Nov 23, 2013 - Present)
Tom Sizemore (1996 – 1999)
(divorced)

Maeve Anne Quinlan (born November 16, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress and former professional tennis player. She is best known for starring as Megan Conley for 10 years in The Bold and the Beautiful and for the critically acclaimed hit series South of Nowhere, which received two nominations in a row for Best Drama at the GLAAD Media Awards.

Career[edit]

Quinlan entered the professional tennis circuit at age 16, appearing in several major tournaments and eventually reaching seed position #95 in world rankings, which earned her full scholarship to both USC and Northwestern universities, where she studied theater. After an injury, she quit tennis and pursued an acting career, starting with parts in commercials for Nike and Gatorade.[3]

Prior to South of Nowhere she was a regular on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, where from 1995–2005 she played Megan Conley. She returned for a three-week guest-starring role on the show in March 2006, while on hiatus from South of Nowhere. One of her more notable roles was that of "Rhonda" in the 2002 movie Ken Park, a controversial film in which her character is seen receiving oral sex from her daughter's boyfriend. She also starred in the unsuccessful comedy Totally Blonde in 2001, and in 2007, the popular web series Girltrash!.

She starred in the 2009 movie Not Easily Broken with Morris Chestnut and Taraji P. Henson. She both co-produced and starred in 3Way, a web series about roommates which featured lesbian characters, with Jill Bennett, Maile Flanagan, and Cathy Shim.

Personal life[edit]

Maeve Quinlan is a first-generation American, the daughter of Irish immigrants, and holds dual US/Irish citizenship. She is divorced from actor Tom Sizemore.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Florentine, TheThe Florentine Claire
1999 Play It to the Bone Tiffany
2001 Instinct to Kill Receiving Nurse
2001 Totally Blonde Liv Watson
2002 Ken Park Rhonda
2002 Heart of America Becky Schultz
2003 Net Games Det. Sandra Simmonds
2004 Nobody's Perfect Crazy Girl Short film
2004 Criminal Heather
2004 Drone Virus, TheThe Drone Virus Colleen O'Brian
2005 Tennis, Anyone...? Siobhan Kelly
2005 Nickel Children, TheThe Nickel Children The Mother
2006 High Hopes Sarah
2009 Not Easily Broken Julie Sawyer
2010 Dirty Girl Janet
2011 Sound of My Voice Diane Winston
2011 Cougars Inc. Kitty Lowell
2012 Divorce Invitation Pam
2013 Another Dirty Movie Mrs. Prussy
2014 Liquorice Mariam Glass In production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995-2006 Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the Beautiful Megan Conley Regular role (330 episodes)
1997 L.A. Heat Teresa Episode: "Old Scores"
2001 JAG Susan Evans Episode: "New Gun in Town"
2004 Boyfriend for Christmas, AA Boyfriend for Christmas Diane TV film
2005 McBride: The Chameleon Murder Whitney Collier TV film
2005-2008 South of Nowhere Paula Carlin Main role (41 episodes)
2006 South Beach Jennifer Episode: "I'll Do What I Want to Do"
2007 Dirt Kitty Ryder Episode: "The Sexxx Issue"
2007 Girltrash! Judge Cragen Main role (11 episodes)
2007 Primal Doubt Holly TV film
2008 Life Lynn Gray Episodes: "Not for Nothing", "Crushed"
2008-2009 3Way Siobhan McGarry Regular role (13 episodes)
2008-2011 90210 Constance Tate-Duncan Recurring role (8 episodes)
2012 Hawaii Five-0 Sandra Fryer Episode: "Ua Hala"
2012 Teenage Bank Heist Joyce TV film
2013 Cowgirl Up Buckshot Betty Recurring role (6 episodes)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.astrotheme.com/portraits/9jmJm754yx39.htm
  2. ^ http://www.celebs101.com/celebrity-Maeve+Quinlan-3759--.html
  3. ^ Soap Central
  4. ^ http://www.starpulse.com/Actresses/Quinlan,_Maeve/Biography/

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