January 27, 1964|
Evanston, Illinois, United States
|Alma mater||University of California, Santa Barbara|
|Years active||1988–1995, 2013–present|
|Known for||Role of Cally Harper Ewing|
|Home town||Walnut Creek, California|
Steven Glueck (m. 1989)
Early life and education
Podewell was born in Evanston, Illinois. She moved to Walnut Creek, California and was raised there by her father, a teacher, and her mother, a real estate agent. Her paternal grandparents, Lester Podewell and Beverly Younger, were also actors.
Podewell is best known for playing Cally Harper Ewing, the second wife of the character J.R. Ewing, on Dallas from 1988 to 1991. Podewell also appeared in the 1988 horror film Night of the Demons and the 1989 comedy film Beverly Hills Brats. She also had guest appearances on television series, including Valerie, Murder, She Wrote, Beverly Hills, 90210, Paradise, Walker, Texas Ranger and Growing Pains. In 2013, Podewell reprised her role as Cally Harper for J.R. Ewing's funeral episode in the second season of the new Dallas.
|1988||Valerie||Courtney||Episode: "The King and I"|
|1988||Growing Pains||Lydia Shayne||Episode: "Dance Fever" (Part 1 & 2)|
|1988||Night of the Demons||Judy Cassidy||Feature film|
|1988–91||Dallas||Cally Harper Ewing||Main cast (70 episodes)|
|1989||Beverly Hills Brats||Tiffany||Feature film|
|1991||Paradise||Laura||Episode: "The Women"|
|1991||Earth Angel||Angela||TV film|
|1991||Murder, She Wrote||Beth Dawson||Episode: "Unauthorized Obituary"|
|1993||Beverly Hills, 90210||Ginger O'Hara / Marla Crawford||Episode: "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window"|
|1995||Walker, Texas Ranger||Audrey 'Candy Delight' Forrester||Episode: "Blue Movies"|
|2013||Dallas||Cally Harper||Episode: "J.R.'s Masterpiece"|
|2016||Be Here Now||Mother||Short film|
- 1991: Nomination – Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Lead Actress: Prime Time
- Lavin, Cheryl (March 25, 1990). "Cathy Podewell". Chicago Tribune. Chicago. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
- Buck, Jerry (December 8, 1988). "Cathy Podewell plays J.R.'s 'shotgun bride'". The Telegraph. 120 (216). Nashua, New Hampshire. p. 55. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
- William Keck (2013-01-15). "Keck's Exclusives: Dallas Welcomes Back Mandy Winger and Cally Harper". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-03-10.
- "Really like Cathy Podewell, the actress who plays..." Orlando Sentinel. Orlando, Florida. April 12, 1990. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
- Gallela, Ron (October 28, 1989). "WireImage Ron Gallela Archive - File Photos 2008". www.gettyimages.com. Retrieved December 30, 2015.