Glynnis O'Connor

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Glynnis O'Connor
Born (1956-11-19) November 19, 1956 (age 61)
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
Years active 1973–present
Spouse(s) Douglas Stern (?-present; 2 children)
Children Lindsay

Glynnis O'Connor (born November 19, 1956) is an American actress of television, film, radio, and theater. She first gained wide attention in the mid-1970s with leading roles in the television version of Our Town and in the short-lived series Sons and Daughters. She also co-starred with Robby Benson in the films Jeremy in 1973 and Ode to Billy Joe in 1976, as well as with Jan-Michael Vincent in the film Baby Blue Marine in 1976.

Early life[edit]

O'Connor was born in New Rochelle, New York,[1] and is the daughter of actress Lenka Peterson and film producer Daniel Patrick O'Connor.[2][3]


In 1973, O'Connor sang the title song for the film Jeremy in which she also co-starred with Robby Benson. On January 8, 1974, she starred in the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre production of "Ring of Roses" and then co-starred with John Travolta in the 1976 made-for-television movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble. That same year she portrayed the character Bobbie Lee Hartley, co-starring once again with Robby Benson, in the film Ode to Billy Joe, a tragic romance produced and directed by Max Baer, Jr.

In 1984, O'Connor co-starred with Armand Assante in the made-for-TV movie Why Me?, a drama about a United States Air Force nurse named Leola Mae Harmon, who must undergo a series of facial reconstruction surgeries after a horrifying car accident. She was cast too in 1984 in the comedy Johnny Dangerously, along with Michael Keaton, Peter Boyle, and Joe Piscopo. In 1986, O'Connor performed in the NBC made-for-TV movie The Deliberate Stranger with Mark Harmon.

From the late 1990s through 2004, she had a recurring role as Anne Paulsen on Law & Order. In 2007 she co-starred with John Heard, Vincent Pastore, and Robert Picardo in the independent feature film P.J., directed by Russ Emanuel.[4] She appeared too in the film Our Last Days as Children.



Year Title Role Notes
1973 Jeremy Susan Rollins
1976 Baby Blue Marine Rose
1976 Ode to Billy Joe Bobbie Lee Hartley
1977 Vengeance Lisa Thurston
1978 Getting It Over With Ruthie Short
1979 California Dreaming Corky
1980 Those Lips, Those Eyes Ramona
1981 White Lions, TheThe White Lions Jeannie McBride
1982 Night Crossing Petra Wetzel
1982 Melanie Melanie
1984 Johnny Dangerously Sally
2002 New Best Friend Connie Campbell
2007 Graduation Mary
2008 P.J. Evelyn
2012 Trouble with Cali, TheThe Trouble with Cali Avie Bluejones
2012 Album Adult Trish Short
2014 Historian, TheThe Historian Dean Jan Messer
2015 Angelica Older Constance


Year Title Role Notes
1973 As the World Turns Dawn "Dee" Stewart TV series
1974 Love Is Not Forever Anita TV film
1974 Insight Laura "Resuscitation"
1974 Sons and Daughters Anita Cramer Main role
1975 All Together Now Carol Lindsay TV film
1975 Someone I Touched Carrie TV film
1975 Rookies, TheThe Rookies Ellen "Cliffy"
1976 Harry O Gayle "Mister Five and Dime"
1976 Boy in the Plastic Bubble, TheThe Boy in the Plastic Bubble Gina Biggs TV film
1977 Insight Laura "She's Waiting for Us"
1977 Our Town Emily Webb TV film
1977 Rosetti and Ryan Angel "Bedeviled Angel"
1978 Black Beauty Phyllis Carpenter TV miniseries
1978 Little Mo Maureen Connolly TV film
1979 Chisholms, TheThe Chisholms Elizabeth Chisholm TV miniseries
1980 My Kidnapper, My Love Geegee TV film
1983 Fighter, TheThe Fighter Rindy Banks TV film
1984 Why Me? Leola Mae Harmon TV film
1984 Love Leads the Way: A True Story Lois TV film
1985 Sins of the Father Kevan Harris TV film
1986 Deliberate Stranger, TheThe Deliberate Stranger Cas Richter TV film
1986 Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Dorothy Livingston "The Storyteller"
1987 Conspiracy of Love, AA Conspiracy of Love Marcia Woldarski TV film
1988 To Heal a Nation Becky Scruggs TV film
1988 Too Good to Be True Ruth Berent TV film
1988 Police Story: Cop Killer Lynn Lewis TV film
1990 Kojak: Flowers for Matty Molly Fitzimons TV film
1992 Nightmare in Daylight Sloan Evans TV film
1992-93 Reasonable Doubts Jo Recurring role
1993-94 As the World Turns Margo Hughes TV series
1995 Death in Small Doses Nancy Lyon TV film
1995 Past the Bleachers Harper Parish TV film
1996 Summer of Fear 'Cat' Marshall TV film
1997 Ellen Foster Charlotte Nelson Hammond TV film
1998 Saint Maybe Claudia Bedloe TV film
1998-2004 Law & Order Anne Paulsen Recurring role
2000 Young Americans Donna Banks "Will Bella Scout Her Mom?"
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Raquel Kurtz "Damaged"
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Rev. Poole "On Fire"
2012 Behind the 8 Ball Guest "Matty"


  1. ^ Ebert, Roger (September 14, 1980). "Interview with Glynnis O'Connor". Chicago Sun Times. 
  2. ^ "Glynnis O'Connor Biography (1955-)". Film Reference. 1955-11-19. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  3. ^ O'Donnell, Monica M. (1984). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. p. 417. Archived at Google Books. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  4. ^ "P.J.: A Journey of the Heart | A Russ Emanuel Film". Retrieved 2014-04-21. 

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