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|Renée Coleman, Ph.D.|
January 8, 1962
Renée Coleman (born January 8, 1962) is a Canadian actress who has appeared in several TV shows and movies.
She is best known for her role in the NBC TV series Quantum Leap, in which she played the role of Alia, the "evil leaper." She was the star of the Diagnosis: Murder episode Call me Incontestable, Season 2, episode #15, Jan 20, 1995, where she played a member of a dating service, under suspicion for murder.
Coleman is also known for her role in the 1992 box office hit A League of Their Own as left-fielder and substitute catcher Alice Gaspers, and in Who's Harry Crumb?, as kidnapping-victim Jennifer Downing.
Coleman starred and appeared in films from the late 1980s through the mid-1990s, including After School as September (1988, one of her early starring roles), Pentathlon (one of her last domestic roles), the Mexican film El Jardín del Edén (1994), the Polish film Gracze (1995), and the Swiss film Waiting for Michelangelo (1995).
In 1995, Coleman left the film business and returned to school, where she earned her Mythological Studies Doctorate (with an emphasis on Depth Psychology) at Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2002. She currently lives with her husband and their four children in Santa Clarita, California, where she works in a private practice as a certified DreamTender. In August 2012, Coleman's first book, Icons of a Dreaming Heart – The Art and Practice of Dream-Centered Living, was published.
- Penny Marshall – My Mother Was Nuts 2012 – Page 252 "As for the rest of the cast, Megan Cavanagh, an actress, was waitressing at Ed Debevic's, a '50s-style hamburger joint, when she was cast as Marla; she learned to switch hit. Like her, Anne ... Renée Coleman and Annie Cusack were trainable."