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Cynthia Geary (center) at the 1992 Emmy Awards
July 26, 1965 |
Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Robert Coron (1994-present); 2 children|
Cynthia Geary (born March 21, 1965, Jackson, Mississippi) is an American actress best known for her role as Shelly Tambo in the television series Northern Exposure. In her Emmy-nominated role, she played a former Miss Northwest Passage beauty queen living with a decades-older lover, Holling Vincoeur (played by John Cullum). Together they ran Cicely, Alaska's tavern and restaurant, The Brick.
Encouraged at an early age by her mother (a voice and music teacher), Geary studied ballet, voice, and piano. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal performance from the University of Mississippi, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Her acting career began with a series of national commercials, including spots for Coca-Cola and General Motors. She soon had numerous guest starring roles on a variety of television programs, made-for-television movies and independent films, including a small part in Smoke Signals, a film based on the short stories of Native American author Sherman Alexie. Geary played the mother of the Olsen twins in their 1992 made-for-TV movie To Grandmother's House We Go, appeared in the 1997 movie When Time Expires, and is the female lead in 8 Seconds. She voiced the character of Katia Anderson in the second game of the Professor Layton video game series, Professor Layton and the Diabolical/Pandora's Box.
She has two children by her marriage to Robert Coron, a commercial real estate broker.
|1982||Young Doctors in Love||Girl with broken nose||Uncredited|
|1988||Dangerous Curves||Pageant Girl|
|1990||Rich Girl||Sorority Girl #1|
|1992||To Grandmother's House We Go||Rhonda Thompson||Television movie|
|1994||8 Seconds||Kellie Frost|
|1995||The Awakening||Sara||Television movie|
|1998||Smoke Signals||Cathy the Gymnast|
|1998||The Killing Grounds||Janice Harper|
|1998||Break Up||Emergency Operator|
|2002||The Business of Fancydancing||Teresa|
|2006||Expiration Date||Funeral Home Representative|
|2009||Crimes of the Past||Agent Cotton|
|1990–1995||Northern Exposure||Shelly Marie Tambo||110 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1992–93)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
|1990||The New Adam-12||Marine Bride||Episode: "Immunity"|
|1998||You're the One||Lindsay Metcalf||3 episodes|
|1998||The Outer Limits||Teryl Bouton||Episode: "Mary 25"|
|1998||Love Boat: The Next Wave||The Twins||Episode: "It Takes Two to Tango"|
|1998||Fantasy Island||Pamela Louis||Episode: "Dying to Dance"|
|1999||Dead Man's Gun||Dr. Megan Jane Price||Episode: "The Oath"|
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