Annette O'Toole

Actress
A vivacious, red-haired actress who began her career as a dancer on a Danny Kaye special and now often plays wives and girlfriends, Annette O'Toole began her acting career in earnest with an episode of "Gunsmoke". She ... Read more »
Born: 04/01/1952 in Houston, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (60)

Halt & Catch Fire 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

It: Part One 2015 (Movie)

Beverly Marsh (Actor)

The Finder 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Practice 2011 (Tv Show)

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Smallville 1995 - 1997, 2001 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lie to Me 2010 (Tv Show)

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Boy Meets World 1995 - 1999, 2001 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Nash Bridges 1995 - 1999, 2001 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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20th Independent Spirit Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Smallville Backstage Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The Huntress 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Here on Earth 2000 (Movie)

Jo Cavanaugh (Actor)

Law & Order 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Huntress 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The Christmas Box 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The Man Next Door 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Andre 1994 (Movie)

Toni's Adult Voice (Actor)

Imaginary Crimes 1994 (Movie)

Ginny Rucklehaus (Actor)

Love Matters 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Stephen King's It 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Unpublished Letters 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Love at Large 1990 (Movie)

Mrs King (Actor)

Cross My Heart 1987 (Movie)

Kathy (Actor)

Arthur Hailey's "Strong Medicine" 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Secret World of the Very Young 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Superman III 1983 (Movie)

Lana Lang (Actor)

48 HRS. 1982 (Movie)

Elaine (Actor)

Cat People 1982 (Movie)

Alice Perrin (Actor)

Stand By Your Man 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Vanities 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Foolin' Around 1980 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Love For Rent 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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King of the Gypsies 1978 (Movie)

Sharon (Actor)

One on One 1977 (Movie)

Janet Hays (Actor)

The Entertainer 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Smile 1975 (Movie)

Doria Houston--Miss Anaheim (Actor)

The Girl Most Likely To... 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Bright Promise 1969 - 1972 (TV Show)

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A Girl of the Limberlost (TV Show)

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A Mother's Revenge (TV Show)

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Bridge to Terabithia (TV Show)

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Broken Vows (TV Show)

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Copacabana (TV Show)

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Dead by Sunset (TV Show)

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Final Descent (TV Show)

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Final Justice (TV Show)

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Keeping the Promise (TV Show)

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Kiss of a Killer (TV Show)

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My Brother's Keeper (TV Show)

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On Hope (TV Show)

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Temptation (Movie)

Nora (Actor)

The Best Legs in 8th Grade (TV Show)

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The War Between the Tates (TV Show)

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White Lie (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

A Mighty Wind 2003 (Movie)

("A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow") (Song)

The First Nudie Musical 1974 (Movie)

("The Lights and the Smiles") (Song Performer)

Biography

A vivacious, red-haired actress who began her career as a dancer on a Danny Kaye special and now often plays wives and girlfriends, Annette O'Toole began her acting career in earnest with an episode of "Gunsmoke". She made her feature film debut as a savvy beauty contestant in "Smile" (1975) and next was Robby Benson's leading lady in "One on One" (1977), in which he was a misunderstood college student on a basketball scholarship and she gave him the support he needed. O'Toole had a similar role opposite Eric Roberts in "King of the Gypsies" (1978), in which he was a gypsy warring with his family and his background and she was his "American" girlfriend. She has subsequently played Lana Lang, the high school sweetheart of Clark Kent in "Superman III" (1983) and co-starred with Martin Short in "Cross My Heart" (1987).

Relationships

Robby Benson Actor

Companion
Linked romantically in late-1970s after appearing together in "One on One"

Anna Geisdinger

Daughter
Born c. 1988 father, Bill Geisdinger

Nell Geisdinger

Daughter
Born c. 1984 father, Bill Geisdinger

Bill Geisslinger Actor

Husband
Married April 8, 1983 Divorced 1993

Michael McKean Actor

Husband
Acted together in the 1997 TV-movie "Final Justice" (Lifetime) Announced engagement in November 1998 Married March 20, 1999 Shared 2004 Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song (for "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" from "A Mighty Wind")

EDUCATION

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2003

Co-starred with husband Michael McKean in "A Mighty Wind"; also co-wrote "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" with husband; received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song

2001

Played Martha Kent, the adoptive mother of Superman, in "Smallville" (WB, 2001-2006; CW, 2006-2007); left the series after the sixth season

2000

Returned to the big screen as Leelee Sobieski's mother in "Here on Earth"

2000

Had title role of a widow who assumes her husband's business as a bounty hunter in the USA Network movie "The Huntress"

2000

Reprised the title role in the USA Network spin-off series "The Huntress"

1996

Played ex-wife of Don Johnson on the CBS series, "Nash Bridges"

1994

Last feature for more than five years, "Imaginary Crimes"

1990

Played Mrs. Oliver North in miniseries "Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North" (CBS)

1987

Had lead in the romantic comedy "Cross My Heart"

1985

Offered fine turn as the romantic heroine Lola in the CBS film "Copacabana"

1983

Played Clark Kent's boyhood love interest Lana Lang in "Superman III"

1981

Played Tammy Wynette in TV-movie "Stand By Your Man"

1977

Had first romantic leading role, "One on One"

1975

Made film acting debut in "Smile"

1973

Made TV-movie debut in "The Girl Most Likely to..." (ABC)

1968

Won first dramatic TV role in episode of "Gunsmoke" (CBS)

1967

Performed as a dancer on "The Danny Kaye Show" (CBS) at age 16

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