Patricia Kalember

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Patricia Kalember
Born (1957-12-30) December 30, 1957 (age 56)
Schenectady, New York
Occupation Actress
Years active 1981 - present
Website
www.patriciakalember.com

Patricia Kathryn Kalember (born December 30, 1957)[1] is an American actress, best known for her role as Georgiana "Georgie" Reed Whitsig in the NBC drama series, Sisters (1991–1996). Kalember also had the leading roles in the number of television films, co-starred in the feature films, including Fletch Lives (1989), Jacob's Ladder (1990), A Far Off Place (1993), Signs (2002), The Company Men (2010) and Limitless (2011), and recurring roles in thirtysomething (1989–1991) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2004–2010).

Life and career[edit]

Kalember was born in Schenectady, New York, the daughter of Vivian Daisy (née Wright) and Robert James Kalember.[2] She raised in Westport, Connecticut and Louisville, Kentucky. Kalember has been married to British actor Daniel Gerroll since 1986. They have three children.[3] She was previously married to Mark Torres, an actor.[3]

Kalember made her television debut in 1981, on the daytime soap opera Texas. She later was a regular cast member in Loving. She was nominated for a Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in the play The Foreigner (1986). In 1986, she had the leading role in the short-lived CBS drama series, Kay O'Brien. She also starred alongside Tim Matheson in the short-lived CBS sitcom Just in Time (1988). From 1989 to 1991, she appeared in a recurring role on thirtysomething.

Kalember may be best known for her role as Georgiana "Georgie" Reed Whitsig in the NBC drama series, Sisters, alongside Swoosie Kurtz, Sela Ward and Julianne Phillips.[4] She starred on the show from 1991 to 1996. She later had the leading roles in the number of made for television films. Kalember had roles in such films as Cat's Eye (1985), Fletch Lives (1989), Jacob's Ladder (1990), Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even (1992) and A Far Off Place (1993).

She played the role of Margaret Craig McNamara in the HBO biographical film Path to War (2002) and appeared as Mel Gibson's character wife in the science fiction thriller, Signs that same year (2002). She had guest roles on such television series as Touched by an Angel, Gossip Girl, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods and Orange Is the New Black. Kalember played two different characters in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; in 2001 she appeared in an episode of the second season, and from 2004 to 2010 she played Judge Karen Taten. Kalember co-starred in such films as The Girl in the Park, The Company Men, Rabbit Hole and Limitless.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Cat's Eye Marcia
1988 Little Girl Lost Andrea Newman Television film
1989 Fletch Lives Amanda Ray Ross
1990 Kaleidoscope Alexandra Television film
1990 Jacob's Ladder Sarah
1992 Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even Barbara
1993 Far Off Place, AA Far Off Place Elizabeth Parker
1993 Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story Linda Karney Television film
1995 Unspoken Truth, TheThe Unspoken Truth Margaret Trainor Television film
1995 Degree of Guilt Judge Caroline Masters Television film
1996 Angel Flight Down Teresa Bagshaw Television film
1997 Home Before Dark Dolores James
1998 When Husbands Cheat Tess McCall Television film
1999 Jump Mother
1999 Final Run Connie Phipps-Singer Television film
2000 Killing Cinderella Cinderella
2000 Labor Pains Delia
2000 Time for Dancing, AA Time for Dancing Sandra Michaels
2002 Path to War Margaret Craig McNamara
2002 Signs Colleen Hess
2003 Straight from the Heart Laurie Woods Television film
2004 Fatal Lessons: The Good Teacher Samantha Stephens Television film
2007 Ben's Plan Shelly Stephens
2007 Girl in the Park, TheThe Girl in the Park Amanda
2010 Company Men, TheThe Company Men Cynthia McClary
2010 Rabbit Hole Peg
2010 Kalamity Terry Klepack
2011 Limitless Mrs. Atwood
2012 Girl Most Likely Virginia
2015 Run All Night

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Texas Meredith Episode: "1.339"
1983–1984 Loving Merrill Vochek Series regular
1985 Brass Lori Cartwright TV pilot
1985 Equalizer, TheThe Equalizer Carlene Randall Episode: "Pilot"
1986 Kay O'Brien Dr. Kay 'Kayo' O'Brien Series regular, 13 episodes
1987 Equalizer, TheThe Equalizer Dr. Stephanie Davis Episode: "Coal Black Soul"
1988 Just in Time Joanna Farrell Series regular, 6 episodes
1988 ABC Afterschool Special Maria Acero Episode: "Date Rape"
1989–1991 thirtysomething Susannah Hart Recurring role, 15 episodes
1991–1996 Sisters Georgiana 'Georgie' Reed Whitsig Series regular, 127 episodes
1997 Early Edition Dr. Price Episode: "Love Is Blind"
1997 Michael Hayes Dr. Claire Solomon Episode: "The Doctor's Tale"
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Leslie DeSantis Episode: "Folly"
2002 Touched by an Angel Janice Lowry Episode: "Secreets and Lies"
2004–2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge Taten Recurring role, 9 episodes
2008 Gossip Girl Mrs. Boardman Episode: "There Might be Blood"
2010 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Julie Bowers Episode: "Painkiller"
2011 Weekends at Bellevue Lucinda TV pilot
2011 Blue Bloods Dr. Keller Recurring role, 3 episodes
2012 White Collar Ms. Holloman Episode: "Judgment Day"
2013 Orange Is the New Black Mrs. Nichols Episode: "WAC Pack"
2014 Olive Kitteridge Joyce HBO miniseries; Episode: "Incoming Tide"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Patricia Kalember". The New York Times. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Patricia Kalember profile". Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Biography at Kalember website". Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Patricia Kalember profile at Yahoo!". Retrieved August 14, 2014. 

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