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|Born||Tracy Lynn Middendorf
26 January 1970
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Franz Wisner (2005-Present)
Middendorf was born in Miami Beach, Florida. She attended Pickens High School in Jasper, Georgia. In 1987, during her senior year, she left Jasper to take drama classes in Miami, and later attended SUNY Purchase. Middendorf is married to Franz Wisner, author of the well-received book Honeymoon with My Brother, and has two children.
Middendorf broke into television as Carrie Brady on the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives in 1992, replacing Christie Clark until her return in 1993. Since then, she has made a career as a supporting actress in several movies and frequent episodic appearances on television, notably out-of-work actress Tina on the first episode of Angel, unfaithful fiancée Risa Helms in two episodes of Ally McBeal, broke young widow Adele in episode 1.2 of Six Feet Under, Steve's love interest and rape-accuser Laura Kingman in six episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210, and abused wife Carla Matheson in four episodes of 24. In 2005, she appeared as a worried mother in House and had a major role in El Cortez as Jack's girlfriend, Theda.
Middendorf just wrapped shooting on the pilot The Last Ship for TNT and wrapped shooting in Brazil for three months on the film The Art of Losing (Flores Raras). On stage, she was most recently seen at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Old Times and Yale Repertory Theatre in Battle of Black and Dogs. She recently appeared in the first three seasons of Boardwalk Empire as Babette, the hostess and manager of the Atlantic City restaurant Babette's Supper Club.
Middendorf won an Ovation Award for her interpretation of Alma in Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke at the Fountain Theater in 1999, and starred opposite Craig T. Nelson as Muriel McComber in the 1998 Lincoln Center production of Ah, Wilderness!.
In April 2015, she won the American Movie Award as Best Actress for her performance in Snowflake, a short film for which she was also nominated at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards.
In 2012, Middendorf created Shutter To Think— a project designed to use photography as a way to support programs for girls around the world. Through the sale of personal photographs taken by well-known actors, writers, directors, and musicians, Shutter to Think is able to help fund programs with globally recognized organizations that are focused on providing opportunities to girls. Contributors include Steve Buscemi, Meryl Streep and Nicholas D. Kristof, among others.
|1992||One Stormy Night||Caroline Anna 'Carrie' Brady||TV movie|
|1993||Days of Our Lives||TV series|
|Beverly Hills, 90210||Laura Kingman||1993-1994 (6 episodes)|
|1995||Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning||Dorothy||TV movie|
|McKenna||Skates||Episode: "Racing in the Streets"|
|The Client||Denise||Episide: "Happily Ever After"|
|1996||Murder, She Wrote||Erin Garman||Episode: "The Dark Side of the Door"|
|Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||Ziyal||Episode: "For the Cause"|
|1997||Dying to Belong||Kim Lessing||TV movie|
|Touched by an Angel||Amethyst||Episode: "Last Call"|
|Perversions of Science||Cheerleader||Episode: "Panic"|
|The Practice||Jennifer Cole||Episode: "Betrayal"|
|1998||L.A. Doctors||Alice Springs||Episode: "Under the Radar"|
|1999||Chicago Hope||Jesse Porter||Episode: "Teacher's Pet"|
|Millennium||Cass Doyle||Episode: "Darwin's Eye"|
|For Love of the Game||Blonde Player's Wife|
|Angel||Tina||Episode: "City of"|
|Ally McBeal||Risa Helms||Episode: "Car Wash"
Episode: "Heat Wave"
|2000||The Practice||Jennifer Cole||Episode: "Officers of the Court"|
|The X Files||Gracie O'Connor||Episode: "Signs & Wonder"|
|2001||Family Law||Amanda Grant||Episode: "Americans"|
|Gideon's Crossing||Becky Lasker||Episode: "The Way"|
|Six Feet Under||Adele Swanson||Episode: "The Will"|
|2002||The Practice||Jennifer Cole||Episode: "The Return of Joey Heric"|
|The Time Tunnel||Sheila Phillips||TV movie|
|JAG||Mariel Reese||Episode: "Code of Conduct"|
|Any Day Now||Tanya Meyer||Episode: "Call Him Macaroni"|
|Night Visions||Lucinda||Episode: "Harmony"|
|The Division||Kimberly||Episode: "Before the Deluge"
Episode: "Sweet Sorrow"
|24||Carla Matheson||4 episodes|
|2003||Alias||Elsa Caplan||Episode: "A Free Agent"
|The Guardian||Laura Donnellon||Episode: "Hazel Park"|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Bridget Willis||Episode: "Lucky Strike"|
|2004||Cold Case||Rebecca Morgan / Linda Frandsen||Episode: "Maternal Instincts"|
|The Assassination of Richard Nixon||Businesswoman|
|Medical Investigation||Anne Harring||Episode: "Escape"|
|The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story||Amber Frey||TV movie|
|2005||House||Sarah Reilich||Episode: "Cursed"|
|2006||Mission: Impossible III||Ashley|
|Without a Trace||Audrey West||Episode: "The Thing with Feathers"|
|2007||Shark||Wendy Phillips||Episode: "Wayne's World 2: Revenge of the Shark"|
Episode: "Greatest Hits"
Episode: "Through the Looking Glass"
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Sarah Flint||Episode: "Snitch"|
|2008||Just Add Water||Nora|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Belinda Mayfield||Episode: "Working Stiffs"|
|Bones||Gaynor Rabin||Episode: "The Tough Man in the Tender Chicken"|
|2010||Boardwalk Empire||Babbette||Episode: "Pilot"
Episode: "Belle Femme"
Episode: "A Return to Normalcy"
|The Mentalist||Jane Doe||Episode: "Aingavite Baa"|
|Boy Wonder||Mary Donovan|
|2011||Boardwalk Empire||Babbette||Episode: "21"
Episode: "A Dangerous Maid"
Episode: "Georgia Peaches"
|Criminal Minds||Lyla Bradstone||Episode: "Proof"|
|2012||Boardwalk Empire||Babbette||Episode: "Bone for Tuna"
Episode: "You'd Be Surprised"
|2013||Reaching for the Moon||Mary|
Best Actress Award - American Movie Awards
Best Supporting Actress Nomination - Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
|2014||The Last Ship||Darien Chandler||Recurring role|
- Kinsey Stephenson, Mark (February 1, 2012). "Tracy Middendorf Looks Back on her LA Fountain Years". The Fountain Theatre Blog.
- "Shutter to Think, Tracy Middendorf".
- Shirley, Don (November 10, 1999). "Running Smoke Rings Around the Competition". Los Angeles Times.
- "Shutter to Think".