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Christine Anne Weatherhead
January 11, 1948
|Occupation||Actress, Writer,Director and Producer|
|Spouse(s)||Clarence Felder, 1987-present |
Richard Council, 1971-1982 (divorced)
|Children||Helen Felder Huggins (daughter)|
Chris Weatherhead (born January 11, 1948) is an American film, theater and television actress, writer, director, and producer.
Born and raised in Los Angeles County, California, Weatherhead trained with Brewster Mason of the Royal Shakepeare Company at UC Irvine and in London, and also in New York with Michael Shurtleff and Warren Robertson. She also has trained with the Royal Shakespeare Company in London, the American Rep Theatre (NYC) and American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.
Weatherhead directed, produced and co-wrote the docudrama, "John Laurens' War" a made-for-TV film about a lost hero of the American Revolution. She also co-starred, co-wrote and directed a feature film, All For Liberty, which has won nine international film awards, three National Historical Awards [SAR & DAR], and received rave reviews. She co-starred for two years in James Lapine's smash Off-Broadway hit, Table Settings, receiving rave reviews from major New York and U.S. media. She starred in the feature film Whatever It Takes and guest starred in numerous primetime TV series, such as Dallas, Equal Justice, NBC-TV's Night Court, Our Family Honor, and the ABC series Moonlighting.
Theatrical & Film work
She is also a co-founder of the Actors' Theatre of South Carolina, a professional theatre and film company in 1995  with husband, Clarence Felder, directing and/or producing 103 productions over 20 years, while performing many roles, including, Mary Shelley in Clarence Felder's play, Mary Shelley & The Creature of Fire, Mary Chesnut in Mary Chesnut’s War For Independence, and the portrayal of Mary Chesnut for C-SPAN's American Writers series. Ms. Weatherhead portrayed American Revolutionary heroine, Rebecca Brewton Motte in her one woman production, "Rebecca & The Fox" at the International Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC. She also adapted for the stage,"Frederick Douglass...No Turning Back", which premiered at the festival in 2017, touring with star, Kyle Taylor. ATSC has garnered nine international film awards for "All For Liberty", directed by Weatherhead and co-written by Weatherhead and Ronald Mangravite, which was also named one of Top Ten Revolutionary War movies by the Journal of the American Revolution. "John Laurens War," a docudrama made for TV, was awarded major grant by the South Carolina Humanities Council, and six international film awards, including five from Accolade Global Film Competition and a REMI award for Cultural Feature from the 50th Worldfest Houston Film Festival in Houston, Texas.
As a writer, Weatherhead has written six one-act plays, four screenplays and is the author of an historical novel, Kumakani: Against the Wind, an historical novel set in 18th century Hawaii...which won a REMI Award from Worldfest Houston film festival.
Chris married her husband, nationally known American character actor, director, playwright, poet Clarence Felder, on August 3, 1985; they have one child, a daughter, Helen Felder Huggins. She was previously married to actor Richard Council from June 2, 1971 to July 15, 1982. She attended Newport Harbor High School. After 14 years in New York theater, she and husband Clarence Felder moved to LA where they continued to act in film, TV and theater. She is the daughter of Lee Dewolf Weatherhead and Gwendolyn Steelman. She has two elder sisters, Janine and Penny. Chris spent seven years writing and producing video and articles to promote Match-Two Prisoner Outreach, a very successful program throughout California.