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

Patricia Kathryn Kalember (born December 30, 1957)[1] is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Georgiana "Georgie" Reed Whitsig on the NBC drama Sisters (1991–1996), Susannah Hart Shepherd on the popular 1980s television show thirtysomething (1989–1991) and as Judge Karen Taten on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2001–2010).

Life and career[edit]

Kalember was born in Schenectady, New York, the daughter of Vivian Daisy (née Wright) and Robert James Kalember. She was raised in Westport, Connecticut and Louisville, Kentucky. Kalember has been married to British actor Daniel Gerroll since 1986. They have three children. She was previously married to Mark Torres, an actor. Kalember debuted in 1981 on the soap opera Texas. She was nominated for Outer Critics Circle Award for the performance of the play The Foreigner in 1986. In 1986 she won a leading role in the short-lived CBS TV series Kay O'Brien, which was closed after one season.

She starred in the movies Cat's Eye (1985), Little Girl Lost (1988), Fletch Lives (1989), Jacob's Ladder (1990), Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even (1992) and A Far Off Place (1993). From 1989 to 1991 she played Susannah Hart in thirtysomething. From 1991 to 1996 she played the role of Georgiana "Georgie" Reed Whitsig in NBC series Sisters, with Swoosie Kurtz, Sela Ward and Julianne Phillips.

From 2002 to 2011, she starred in the movies A Time for Dancing, Signs, The Girl in the Park, The Company Men, Rabbit Hole and Limitless.

From 2004 to 2010, she had a recurring role as Judge Taten on the NBC series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2011 she appeared in two episodes of television series Blue Bloods.


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Cat's Eye Marcia
1989 Fletch Lives Amanda Ray Ross
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
1997 Home Before Dark Dolores James
1999 Jump Mother
2000 Killing Cinderella Cinderella
2000 Labor Pains Delia
2000 Time for Dancing, AA Time for Dancing Sandra Michaels
2002 Signs Colleen Hess
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
Year Title Role Notes
1981 Texas Meredith Episode: "1.339"
1983-1984 Loving Merrill Vochek TV series
1985 Brass Lori Cartwright TV movie
1985 Equalizer, TheThe Equalizer Carlene Randall Episode: "Pilot"
1986 Kay O'Brien Dr. Kay 'Kayo' O'Brien 13 episodes
1987 Equalizer, TheThe Equalizer Dr. Stephanie Davis Episode: "Coal Black Soul"
1988 Little Girl Lost Andrea Newman TV movie
1988 Just in Time Joanna Farrell 6 episodes
1988 ABC Afterschool Special Maria Acero Episode: "Date Rape"
1989-1991 thirtysomething Susannah Hart Recurring role
1990 Kaleidoscope Alexandra TV movie
1991-1996 Sisters Georgiana 'Georgie' Reed Whitsig 127 episodes
1993 Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story Linda Karney TV movie
1995 Unspoken Truth, TheThe Unspoken Truth Margaret Trainor TV movie
1995 Degree of Guilt Judge Caroline Masters TV movie
1996 Angel Flight Down Teresa Bagshaw TV movie
1997 Early Edition Dr. Price Episode: "Love Is Blind"
1997 Michael Hayes Dr. Claire Solomon Episode: "The Doctor's Tale"
1998 When Husbands Cheat Tess McCall TV movie
1999 Final Run Connie Phipps-Singer TV movie
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Leslie DeSantis Episode: "Folly"
2002 Touched by an Angel Janice Lowry Episode: "Secreets and Lies"
2002 Path to War Margaret Craig McNamara TV movie
2003 Straight from the Heart Laurie Woods TV movie
2004 Fatal Lessons: The Good Teacher Samantha Stephens TV movie
2004-2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge Taten 9 episodes
2008 Puppy Love Gail TV series
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 movie
2011 Blue Bloods Dr. Keller 3 episodes
2012 White Collar Ms. Holloman Episode: "Judgment Day"


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