June 19, 1954
66 years old
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm
35-25-36 in | 89-64-91 cm
61 kg | 134 pounds
8.5 US | 39 EU
Mary Kathleen Turner was born in Springfield, Missouri, United States, on June 19, 1954, is an American actress.
Young Kathleen Turner first started acting during her college years in several productions, directed by Steve Yeager.
She landed her television debut in the NBC soap opera The Doctors (1978-1979) in role as Nola Dancy Aldrich / Nola Aldrich.
She made her big screen debut and achieved rose to international fame for her role as Matty Tyler Walker in neo-noir thriller film Body Heat (1981), for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year.
She got her Broadway debut in a play "Gemini" (1977), in role as Judith Hastings.
She was nominated two times for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performances as Maggie in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1990) and as Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (2005).
Lovestruck (2019) comedy drama in role as Grace, opposite Rachel Bilson and Andie MacDowell
She won the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for her performances in films:
Romancing the Stone (1984) romantic comedy adventure in role as Joan Wilder
Prizzi's Honor (1985) comedy drama in role as Irene Walker
She was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Peggy Sue Bodell in comedy drama movie Peggy Sue Got Married (1986).
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Barbara Rose in dark comedy movie The War of the Roses (1989).
The Virgin Suicides (1999) drama opposite Kirsten Dunst and James Woods
Crimes of Passion (1984) thriller with Anthony Perkins
Serial Mom (1994) black comedy crime opposite Sam Waterston
Beautiful (2000) comedy drama directed by Sally Field
The Jewel of the Nile (1985) action adventure romantic comedy with Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito
The Man with Two Brains (1983) science fiction comedy opposite Steve Martin
Undercover Blues (1993) comedy opposite Dennis Quaid
Moonlight and Valentino (1995) comedy drama opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and Whoopi Goldberg
Dumb and Dumber To (2014) comedy opposite Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels
She had a recurring role as Charles Bing / Helena Handbasket in the NBC sitcom Friends (2001).
She played Sue Collini in Showtime comedy drama television series Californication (2009).
She portrayed Brenda Roberts in two episodes of Hulu drama series The Path (2016-2017).
The Kominsky Method (2019-2021) Netflix comedy drama series in role as Ruth
Mom (2020) CBS sitcom in role as Cookie
She voiced Lady of the Lake in animated fantasy limited series Wizards (2020).
Graduated from American School in London (1972).
Received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (1977).
Former accomplished gymnast.
Has one sister and two brothers.
She performed her own stunts in movies.
She was awarded twice for Lifetime Achievement Awards, at the Savannah Film and Video Festival (2004) and at Provincetown International Film Festival (2007).
She voiced Jessica Rabbit in animated comedy movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).
She voiced Constance in computer-animated supernatural horror comedy film Monster House (2006).
She dated David Guc (1977-1982).
She was married to real estate entrepreneur Jay Weiss (1984-2007), they have one daughter.