Tracy Middendorf

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Tracy Middendorf
Born Tracy Lynn Middendorf
(1970-01-26) 26 January 1970 (age 44)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Franz Wisner (2005-Present)
2 children

Tracy Lynn Middendorf (born January 26, 1970) is an American television, movie, and stage actress.

Biography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Middendorf was born in Miami Beach, Florida. She attended Pickens High School in Jasper, Georgia. In 1987, during her senior year, she left Jasper to take drama classes in Miami, and later attended SUNY Purchase. Middendorf is married to Franz Wisner, author of the well-received book Honeymoon with My Brother, and has two children.[1]

Career[edit]

Middendorf broke into television as Carrie Brady on the daytime soap opera Days of our Lives in 1992, replacing Christie Clark until her return in 1993. Since then, she has made a career as a supporting actress in several movies and frequent episodic appearances on television, notably out-of-work actress Tina on the first episode of Angel, unfaithful fiancée Risa Helms in two episodes of Ally McBeal, broke young widow Adele in episode 1.2 of Six Feet Under, Steve's love interest and rape-accuser Laura Kingman in six episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210, and abused wife Carla Matheson in four episodes of 24. In 2005, she appeared as a worried mother in House and had a major role in El Cortez as Jack's girlfriend, Theda.[2]

Middendorf just wrapped shooting on the pilot The Last Ship for TNT and wrapped shooting in Brazil for three months on the film The Art of Losing (Flores Raras). On stage, she was most recently seen at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Old Times and Yale Repertory Theatre in Battle of Black and Dogs.[3] She recently appeared in the first three seasons of Boardwalk Empire as Babette, the hostess and manager of the Atlantic City restaurant Babette's Supper Club.

Middendorf won an Ovation Award for her interpretation of Alma in Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke at the Fountain Theater in 1999, and starred opposite Craig T. Nelson as Muriel McComber in the 1998 Lincoln Center production of Ah, Wilderness!.[4]

Philanthropy[edit]

In 2012, Middendorf created Shutter To Think—a project designed to use photography as a way to support programs for girls around the world. Through the sale of personal photographs taken by well-known actors, writers, directors, and musicians, Shutter to Think is able to help fund programs with globally recognized organizations that are focused on providing opportunities to girls. Contributors include Steve Buscemi, Meryl Streep and Nicholas D. Kristof, among others.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 One Stormy Night Caroline Anna 'Carrie' Brady TV movie
1993 Days of our Lives TV series
Beverly Hills, 90210 Laura Kingman 1993-1994 (6 episodes)
1994 New Nightmare Julie
1995 Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Lightning Dorothy TV movie
Milestone Sarah
McKenna Skates Episode: "Racing in the Streets"
The Client Denise Episide: "Happily Ever After"
1996 Murder, She Wrote Erin Garman Episode: "The Dark Side of the Door"
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Ziyal Episode: "For the Cause"
1997 Dying to Belong Kim Lessing TV movie
Touched by an Angel Amethyst Episode: "Last Call"
Perversions of Science Cheerleader Episode: "Panic"
The Practice Jennifer Cole Episode: "Betrayal"
1998 L.A. Doctors Alice Springs Episode: "Under the Radar"
1999 Chicago Hope Jesse Porter Episode: "Teacher's Pet"
Millennium Cass Doyle Episode: "Darwin's Eye"
For Love of the Game Blonde Player's Wife
Angel Tina Episode: "City of"
Ally McBeal Risa Helms Episode: "Car Wash"
Episode: "Heat Wave"
2000 The Practice Jennifer Cole Episode: "Officers of the Court"
The X Files Gracie O'Connor Episode: "Signs & Wonder"
2001 Family Law Amanda Grant Episode: "Americans"
Gideon's Crossing Becky Lasker Episode: "The Way"
Six Feet Under Adele Swanson Episode: "The Will"
2002 The Practice Jennifer Cole Episode: "The Return of Joey Heric"
The Time Tunnel Sheila Phillips TV movie
JAG Mariel Reese Episode: "Code of Conduct"
Any Day Now Tanya Meyer Episode: "Call Him Macaroni"
Night Visions Lucinda Episode: "Harmony"
The Division Kimberly Episode: "Before the Deluge"
Episode: "Sweet Sorrow"
24 Carla Matheson 4 episodes
2003 Alias Elsa Caplan Episode: "A Free Agent"
Episode: "Endgame"
The Guardian Laura Donnellon Episode: "Hazel Park"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Bridget Willis Episode: "Lucky Strike"
2004 Cold Case Rebecca Morgan / Linda Frandsen Episode: "Maternal Instincts"
The Assassination of Richard Nixon Businesswoman
Medical Investigation Anne Harring Episode: "Escape"
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story Amber Frey TV movie
2005 House Sarah Reilich Episode: "Cursed"
2006 Mission: Impossible III Ashley
El Cortez Theda
Without a Trace Audrey West Episode: "The Thing with Feathers"
2007 Shark Wendy Phillips Episode: "Wayne's World 2: Revenge of the Shark"
Lost Bonnie 3 episodes
Episode: "Greatest Hits"
Episode: "Through the Looking Glass"
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Sarah Flint Episode: "Snitch"
2008 Just Add Water Nora
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Belinda Mayfield Episode: "Working Stiffs"
Bones Gaynor Rabin Episode: "The Tough Man in the Tender Chicken"
2010 Boardwalk Empire Babbette Episode: "Pilot"
Episode: "Anastasia"
Episode: "Belle Femme"
Episode: "A Return to Normalcy"
The Mentalist Jane Doe Episode: "Aingavite Baa"
Boy Wonder Mary Donovan
2011 Boardwalk Empire Babbette Episode: "21"
Episode: "A Dangerous Maid"
Episode: "Georgia Peaches"
Criminal Minds Lyla Episode: "Proof"
2012 Boardwalk Empire Babbette Episode: "Bone for Tuna"
Episode: "You'd Be Surprised"
2013 Reaching for the Moon Mary
Snowflake Aurore Shortfilm
The Last Ship Darien Chandler Post-production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TV.com". 
  2. ^ Kinsey Stephenson, Mark (February 1, 2012). "Tracy Middendorf Looks Back on her LA Fountain Years". The Fountain Theatre Blog. 
  3. ^ "Shutter to Think, Tracy Middendorf". 
  4. ^ Shirley, Don (November 10, 1999). "Running Smoke Rings Around the Competition". Los Angeles Times. 
  5. ^ "Shutter to Think". 

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