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, 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), Company Men, TheThe 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 regular cast member in Loving. In theatre, she was nominated for a Outer Critics Circle Award for the performance in the play The Foreigner (1986). Also in 1986, Kalember 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 in 1988 and from 1989 to 1991 appeared in a recurring role of ABC drama series, thirtysomething.

Kalember is 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 in show from 1991 to 1996 and later had the leading roles in the number of made for television films. In film, Kalember had roles in 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 in 2002, and in that year also appeared as Mel Gibson's character wife in the science fiction thriller, Signs.

In 2000s, Kalember had number of guest roles on television, including 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 episode of second season, and from 2004 to 2010 played the role of Judge Karen Taten. She also co-starred in films The Girl in the Park, The Company Men, Rabbit Hole and Limitless.



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


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"


  1. ^ "Patricia Kalember". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Patricia Kalember Biography". Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Biography of Patricia Kalember". Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Patricia Kalember". Retrieved 14 August 2014. 

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