Jayne Atkinson

Actor
A respected actress on television and stage as well as in film, Jayne Atkinson moved skillfully between women of power on "24 " (Fox 2001-2010) and "House of Cards" (Netflix 2013- ) and kindly mothers in "Free Willy" ... Read more »
Born: 02/18/1959 in Bournemouth, UK

Filmography

Actor (35)

Chicago Med 2016 (Tv Show)

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The Congressman 2016 (Movie)

Casey Winship (Actor)

The Good Wife 2016 (Tv Show)

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American Odyssey 2015 (Tv Show)

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Zoo 2015 (Tv Show)

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Criminal Minds 2007, 2009 - 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Following 2013 (Tv Show)

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Blue Bloods 2012 (Tv Show)

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Perception 2012 (Tv Show)

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White Collar 2011 (Tv Show)

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About Sunny 2010 (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

Gossip Girl 2010 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 2005, 2008 (Tv Show)

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12 and Holding 2006 (Movie)

Ashley Carges (Actor)

24 2006 (Tv Show)

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Syriana 2005 (Movie)

CIA Division Chief (Actor)

Joan of Arcadia 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Village 2004 (Movie)

Mrs Walker (Actor)

The Practice 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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The X-Files 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home 1995 (Movie)

Annie (Actor)

Under Suspicion 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Blank Check 1994 (Movie)

Sandra Waters (Actor)

Buddies 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Free Willy 1993 (Movie)

Annie Greenwood (Actor)

Tru 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Parenthood 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Revenge of Al Capone 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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A Year in the Life 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Rita, Sue and Bob Too 1987 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

A Year in the Life (TV Show)

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Absolute Strangers (TV Show)

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Our Town (TV Show)

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Recount (TV Show)

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Biography

A respected actress on television and stage as well as in film, Jayne Atkinson moved skillfully between women of power on "24 " (Fox 2001-2010) and "House of Cards" (Netflix 2013- ) and kindly mothers in "Free Willy" (1993) and "Our Town" (PBS 2003). Born in England but raised in America, Atkinson's stage training at both Northwestern University and the Yale Drama School provided her with the skills to reach Broadway and primetime television in the late 1980s via a 1987 production of "All My Sons" and the network series "A Year in the Life" (NBC 1986-88). She soon balanced regular work in features and television with turns on Broadway that netted her multiple Tony nominations. Despite playing a wide variety of roles, Atkinson's turns as government and law officials on "24," "Criminal Minds" (CBS 2005-) and "House of Cards" and in "Syriana" (2005) had the greatest resonance with viewers, and ensured her a sort of cottage industry in these character types. Thankfully, the breadth of her talents allowed her to avoid typecasting and segue successfully between these flinty figures and comic turns on Broadway in "Blithe Spirit," among others. Atkinson's diverse c.v. and popularity with TV viewers underscored her status as a well-liked and in-demand actress.

Relationships

Michael Gill Producer

Husband

EDUCATION

Yale School of Drama

Pine Crest School

School of Speech, Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois 1981

Milestones

2007

Five year run as Erin Strauss on "Criminal Behavior"

2006

Begins two-season run as Karen Hayes on "24"

2003

Second Tony nomination for "Enchanted April"

2003

Plays Mrs. Gibbs opposite Paul Newman in PBS production of "Our Town"

1999

Tony nomination for "The Rainmaker" on Broadway

1993

First feature film, "Free Willy"

1990

Series regular on "Parenthood"

1987

Broadway debut in "All My Sons"

1986

First major role in "A Year in the Life" miniseris

Bonus Trivia

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Her sorority sister in Alpha Chi Omega was actress Laura Innes

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Was elected Homecoming Queen at Pine Crest School in 1977

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Replaced Mary Beth Peil in the West Coast production of Moises Kaufman's "33 Variations," and was replaced by Jane Fonda for the Broadway run.

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Appeared opposite her husband, actor Michael Gill, in "House of Cards"

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