Archer at the 1989 Academy Awards
|Born||August 24, 1947|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Pitzer College|
|Children||2, including Tommy Davis|
Anne Archer (born August 24, 1947) is an American actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1987 film Fatal Attraction. Her other film appearances include Paradise Alley (1978), Raise the Titanic (1980), Patriot Games (1992), Short Cuts (1993), Clear and Present Danger (1994), and Lullaby (2014).
Archer began her career after graduating from Claremont College. She appeared as Ramona in the ‘’Ramona Pageant’’ in Hemet, CA before moving to New York. In the 1970s she appeared in television series, including Hawaii Five-O, The Mod Squad, Ironside, and Little House on the Prairie. She also was a regular cast member on the short-lived ABC sitcom Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice in 1973. She was named Miss Golden Globe in 1971. Her first feature film was 1972 comedy The Honkers co-starring opposite James Coburn and Lois Nettleton. She later had supporting roles in Cancel My Reservation (1972), The All-American Boy (1973), and Trackdown (1976). In 1976, she had a female leading role in the drama film Lifeguard starring alongside Sam Elliott. She auditioned for the role of Lois Lane in the 1978 superhero film Superman, a role eventually awarded to Margot Kidder. Archer continued to appear in feature films, including Good Guys Wear Black (1978) starring Chuck Norris, Paradise Alley (1978) opposite Sylvester Stallone, and Hero at Large (1980), co-starring John Ritter.
In early 1980s, Archer appeared in several smaller movies and made-for-television movies. In 1983, she moved to television with a leading role in the short-lived NBC drama series The Family Tree, playing a divorced woman with three children. In 1985, she joined the cast of CBS prime time soap opera Falcon Crest, playing manipulative businesswoman Cassandra Wilder for one year. In 1987, she starred alongside Michael Douglas and Glenn Close in the psychological thriller film Fatal Attraction. The film became a huge box office success, and Archer was nominated for an BAFTA, Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and for her role as Beth Gallagher. In 1990, she had a leading roles in three movies: Love at Large alongside Tom Berenger, Narrow Margin, and Eminent Domain. She starred alongside Harrison Ford in the 1992 spy thriller film Patriot Games and its sequel Clear and Present Danger (1994). In 1993, she starred opposite Madonna and Willem Dafoe in the erotic thriller Body of Evidence, the film was widely panned and at the 14th Golden Raspberry Awards Archer received nomination for Worst Supporting Actress. Later that year, she starred in the Robert Altman ensemble comedy-drama film Short Cuts, receiving special Golden Globe Award and Venice Film Festival Special Volpi Cup.
In 2000, Archer co-starred in the war film Rules of Engagement and the action film The Art of War. Her other notable film credits include Man of the House (2005) opposite Tommy Lee Jones, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009, also featured her former Fatal Attraction co-star Michael Douglas, although they shared no scenes together), and Lullaby (2014). In 2001, Archer portrayed Mrs. Robinson at the Gielgud Theatre in a West End production of The Graduate. In 2014 and 2016, she played Jane Fonda in the premier production of the play The Trial of Jane Fonda, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Also in 2000s, had a recurring roles on several television shows such as Boston Public, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Ghost Whisperer. From 2008 to 2009, she starred in the short-lived The CW comedy-drama Privileged.
Archer married William Davis in 1969. They had one son, Thomas William "Tommy" Davis, born on August 18, 1972. The couple divorced in 1977. She married Terry Jastrow in 1979. They have one son together, Jeffrey Tucker Jastrow, born on October 18, 1984. She was originally a Christian Scientist, but she and her husband have been members of the Church of Scientology since 1975. Archer's stepfather was the Los Angeles banker and philanthropist, Harry Volk.
Between 1982 and 1986, she was a spokeswoman for Applied Scholastics, the literacy training organization sponsored by the Church of Scientology. Her son Tommy was the head of the Church of Scientology's Celebrity Centre International in Los Angeles.
In 1991, Archer spoke out about her abortion in the book The Choices We Made: Twenty-Five Women and Men Speak Out About Abortion.
|1972||The Honkers||Deborah Moon|
|1972||Cancel My Reservation||Crazy Hollister|
|1973||The All-American Boy||Drenna Valentine|
|1978||Good Guys Wear Black||Margaret|
|1980||Hero at Large||Jolene Marsh|
|1980||Raise the Titanic||Dana Archibald|
|1982||Waltz Across Texas||Gail Weston|
|1984||The Naked Face||Ann Blake|
|1985||Too Scared to Scream||Kate Bridges|
|1986||The Check is in the Mail...||Peggy Jackson|
|1987||Fatal Attraction||Beth Gallagher||Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress|
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
|1990||Love at Large||Miss Dolan|
|1990||Narrow Margin||Carol Hunnicut|
|1990||Eminent Domain||Mira Borski|
|1992||Patriot Games||Cathy Ryan|
|1993||Body of Evidence||Joanne Braslow|
|1993||Family Prayers||Rita Jacobs|
|1993||Short Cuts||Claire Kane||Golden Globe Award for Best Ensemble Cast|
Venice Film Festival Special Volpi Cup Award
|1994||Clear and Present Danger||Cathy Muller Ryan|
|1994||There Goes My Baby||Narrator (voice)|
|1996||Mojave Moon||Julie Rigby|
|1998||Nico the Unicorn||Julie Hastings|
|2000||Whispers: An Elephant's Tale||Gentle Heart||Voice|
|2000||Rules of Engagement||Mrs. Mourain|
|2000||The Art of War||Eleanor Hooks|
|2002||The Gray in Between||Ursula|
|2003||Uncle Nino||Marie Micelli|
|2005||Man of the House||Prof. Molly McCarthy|
|2005||The Iris Effect||Sarah Hathaway|
|2006||End Game||The First Lady|
|2009||Ghosts of Girlfriends Past||Vonda Volkom|
|1973||The Blue Knight||Laila|
|1974||The Mark of Zorro||Teresa|
|1975||The Log of the Black Pearl||Lila Bristol|
|1975||A Matter of Wife... and Death||Carol|
|1976||The Dark Side of Innocence||Nora Hancock Mulligan|
|1978||The Pirates||Jordana Mason|
|1984||The Sky's No Limit||Dr. Susan Keith Browning|
|1987||A Different Affair||N/A|
|1988||Leap of Faith||Debby Franke Ogg|
|1992||The Last of His Tribe||Henriette Kroeber|
|1994||Jane's House||Mary Parker|
|1994||Because Mommy Works||Abby|
|1995||The Man in the Attic||Krista Heldmann|
|1998||Indiscretion of an American Wife||Julia Burton|
|1998||My Husband's Secret Life||Theresa "Sissy" Sullivan|
|2002||Night of the Wolf||Claire McNichol|
|2007||Judicial Indiscretion||Monica Barrett|
|2008||Family Practice||Helena Kinglare|
|1970||Men at Law||Annette Porter||Episode: "Shadows of Doubt"|
|1970||Hawaii Five-0||Jane Michaels||Episode: "Beautiful Screamer"|
|1971||The F.B.I.||Lynne Ashton||Episode: "Downfall"|
|1971||Mod Squad||Jennifer||Episode: "Color of Laughter, Color of Tears"|
|1971||Ironside||Myra St. John||Episode: "Murder Impromptu"|
|1971||Alias Smith and Jones||Ellen Lewis||Episode: "Shootout at Diablo Station"|
|1971||Love, American Style||Louise||Segment: "Love and the Fountain of Youth"|
|1972||The Sixth Sense||Elizabeth Danbury||Episode: "Can a Dead Man Strike from the Grave?"|
|1973||Mannix||Anne Avery||Episode: "A Problem of Innocence"|
|1973||Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice||Carol Sanders||12 episodes|
|1974||Harry O||Sharon Dempsey||Episode: "Guardian at the Gates"|
|1975||Little House on the Prairie||Kate Thorvald||Episode: "Doctor's Lady"|
|1975||Petrocelli||Sherril Brewster||Episode: "Shadow of Fear"|
|1976||McCloud||Wilhelmina Kirk||Episode: "Our Man in the Harem"|
|1976||Petrocelli||N/A||Episode: "Shadow of a Doubt"|
|1976||Harry O||Felicia Applequist||Episode: "The Mysterious Case of Lester and Dr. Fong"|
|1977||Seventh Avenue||Myrna Gold||3 episodes|
|1983||The Family Tree||Annie Benjamin Nichols||6 episodes|
|1985||Falcon Crest||Cassandra Wilder||22 episodes|
|1994||Leslie's Folly||Leslie||TV short|
|1995||Present Tense, Past Perfect||Kate||TV short|
|1999||Camino de Santiago||Isabelle Derek||3 episodes|
|2000||Beggars and Choosers||Beverly Boyden||Episode: "Moles, Meatloaf, and Myrna Loy"|
|2003||Boston Public||Patricia Emerson||3 episodes|
|2004||The L Word||Lenore Pieszecki||3 episodes|
|2006||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Barbara Reynolds||3 episodes|
|2006–2008||Ghost Whisperer||Beth Gordon||4 episodes|
|2008–2009||Privileged||Laurel Limoges||13 episodes|
|2016||The Grinder||Lenore||Episode: "For the People"|
|2018||Law & Order: SVU||Trudy Morris||Episode: "Mama"|
- Thise, Mark (2008). Hollywood Winners & Losers A to Z. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 5. ISBN 978-0-87910-351-4.
She is the international spokeswoman for Applied Scholastic International, a front group for the Church of Scientology.
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- "1993 RAZZIE® Nominees & "Winners" - The Official RAZZIE® Forum". February 17, 2010. Archived from the original on February 17, 2010.
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- Wright, Lawrence (February 14, 2011). "The Apostate: Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology". The New Yorker. Retrieved March 8, 2011.
- "SCIENTOLOGY'S TOP 20 CELEBRITIES — in order of those most likely to defect". The Underground Bunker. September 26, 2016. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
- Oliver, Myrna (May 13, 2000). "Harry J. Volk, 94, a Bank Executive Known for Innovations". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
- Ebner, Mark; Andrew Breitbart (2004). Hollywood, Interrupted. John Wiley and Sons. pp. 128. ISBN 0-471-45051-0.
- Shaw, William (February 17, 2008). "The science of celebrity". The Sunday Telegraph. p. 26.
- Morton, Andrew (2008). Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography. New York: St. Martin's Press. pp. 243, 317. ISBN 978-0-312-35986-7.
- "Celebrities speak out on abortion". EW.com. Retrieved May 27, 2019.
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