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JoBeth Williams

Actress | * 12/06/1948 (70) | Houston - Texas - USA
Margaret JoBeth Williams (born December 6, 1948) is an American actress and television director. Her directorial debut with the 1994 short film On Hope earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film. Since 2009, she has served as president of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Williams rose to prominence appearing in such films as Stir Crazy (1980), Poltergeist (1982), The Big Chill (1983), The Day After (1983), Teachers (1984), and Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986). A three-time Emmy Award nominee, she was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her work in the TV movie Adam (1983) and the TV minise... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | TV Movies

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Awards & Nominations for JoBeth Williams

Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film

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Movies with JoBeth Williams as Actress(59)

as Sherry2019 Sgt. Will Gardner
as Mrs. Stern2018 Alex & The List
as Patricia2017 Barracuda
as Charlotte2014 In My Dreams
as Beatrice2011 Love's Christmas Journey
as Sophia Browning2010 Uncorked
as Marion2009 TiMER
as Agnes Webb2007 In the Land of Women
as Hattie Dorsett2007 Sybil
as Maureen Meeks2005 Fever Pitch
as Mrs. Mayer2005 Crazylove
as June Sickles2005 Into the Fire
as Dr. Lillian Rose2002 The Rose Technique
as Edna Earle Ponder2001 The Ponder Heart
as Sophie Hanson2000 Trapped in a Purple Haze
as Jo Face (Jackie's Vocal Coach)1999 Jackie's Back!
as Alice Bridges1999 It Came From the Sky
as Interviewee1999 The Big Chill: A Reunion
as Madeline 'Maddie Parker1998 A Chance of Snow
as Sidney Stone1997 Just Write
as Anne Werden1997 When Danger Follows You Home
as Dr. Patricia Cromwell1997 Jungle 2 Jungle
as Pam Willis (as Jobeth Williams)1996 Breaking Through
as Rose1996 Ruby Jean and Joe
as Elizabeth Hackett1995 A Season of Hope
as Bessie Earp1994 Wyatt Earp
as Winnie Winslow1994 Parallel Lives
as Sarah Gallagher1993 Sex, Love and Cold Hard Cash
as Natalie1993 Chantilly Lace
as Christine Biondi1993 Final Appeal
as Lt. Gwen Harper1992 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
as Crazy / Sane Diane1992 Me, Myself and I
as Diane Freeling1992 Commercial Entertainment Product
as Natalie Standish1991 Dutch
as Margo Brofman1991 Switch
as Dr. Hollis1990 Child in the Night
as Lois Wilson1989 My Name Is Bill W.
as Sarah1989 Welcome Home
as Lisa1988 Memories of Me
as Marybeth Whitehead1988 Baby M
as Lorna Anderson1987 Murder Ordained
as Lily Chismore1986 Desert Bloom
as Diane Freeling1986 Poltergeist II: The Other Side
as Reve Walsh1986 Adam: His Song Continues
as Cathy Palmer1984 American Dreamer
as Lisa Hammond1984 Teachers
as Nurse Nancy Bauer1983 The Day After
as Reve Walsh1983 Adam
as Karen Bowens1983 The Big Chill
as Harriet Purdue1982 Endangered Species
as Diane Freeling1982 Poltergeist
as Tiffany Farrenpour1981 Joe Dancer I: The Big Black Pill
as Jessie1980 The Dogs of War
as Meredith1980 Stir Crazy
as Laura Weston1980 Fun and Games
as Phyllis Bernard1979 Kramer vs. Kramer
as Marian Faber1978 The World Beyond

TV Shows/Series with JoBeth Williams as Actress(25)

as Ricky2015 Your Family or Mine
as Leigh Kern2014 Extant
as Myrna2014 Marry Me
as Margaret Pierce2012 Perception
2006 Numb3rs
as Gail Brandon2006 Dexter
as Miriam Henderson2001 24
1999 Payne
as Guest Caller - Danielle1993 Frasier
as Madeline Marshall1993 Frasier
as Carrie Wheeler1970 Somerset

Movies with JoBeth Williams as Crew(3)

Directing/Director2000 Frankie & Hazel
Directing/Director1994 On Hope
Production/Co-Executive Producer1991 Bump in the Night

TV Shows/Series with JoBeth Williams as Crew(1)

Directing/Director2001 Night Visions

Additional Information

Born: Monday, 12/06 1948 (December) in Houston (current age: 70 years + 168 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Educated at: Pembroke College in Brown University, Brown University
Spouses (current/former): John Pasquin
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9367, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 05/14/2019