Jessica Harper

Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Attractive, bright-eyed, and talented leading lady with a winning smile and a soothingly placid quality. Harper's early roles had her playing nice girls surrounded and eventually impinged on by corruption in several ... Read more »
Born: 10/10/1949 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

Proof 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Filth 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Mother of Tears 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Minority Report 2002 (Movie)

Anne Lively (Actor)

Ally McBeal 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Story First: Behind the Unabomber 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Boys 1996 (Movie)

Mr John Baker (Actor)

Safe 1995 (Movie)

Joyce (Actor)

Mr. Wonderful 1993 (Movie)

Funny Face (Actor)

It's Garry Shandling's Show 1986 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

My Brother's Keeper 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Man on Campus 1989 (Movie)

Dr Fisk (Actor)

Bedtime Story 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Blue Iguana 1988 (Movie)

Cora (Actor)

The Imagemaker 1986 (Movie)

Cynthia (Actor)

My Favorite Year 1982 (Movie)

K C Downing (Actor)

Pennies From Heaven 1981 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

Shock Treatment 1981 (Movie)

Janet Majors (Actor)

Stardust Memories 1980 (Movie)

Daisy (Actor)

Little Women 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Studs Lonigan 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Evictors 1978 (Movie)

Ruth Watkins (Actor)

Suspiria 1977 (Movie)

Susy Bannion (Actor)

Inserts 1976 (Movie)

Cathy (Actor)

Love and Death 1975 (Movie)

Natasha (Actor)

Phantom of the Paradise 1974 (Movie)

Phoenix (Actor)

Aspen (TV Show)

Actor

Nothing Sacred (TV Show)

Actor

On the Edge of Innocence (TV Show)

Actor

Once Again (Movie)

(Actor)

When Dreams Come True (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Attractive, bright-eyed, and talented leading lady with a winning smile and a soothingly placid quality. Harper's early roles had her playing nice girls surrounded and eventually impinged on by corruption in several diverse genre films of the 1970s. She sparkled in Brian De Palma's initially underrated rock musical "Phantom of the Paradise" (1974) as Phoenix, an aspiring recording artist who willingly sells out to become a star. After a small part in Woody Allen's "Love and Death" (1975), Harper won positive notices for her performance in the largely reviled erotic period film "Inserts" (1975), as the girlfriend of a porno backer during 1930s Hollywood. She proved a hardy and resourceful heroine in Italian horror meister Dario Argento's "Suspiria" (1976) as a new student at a very odd school for girls.

Relationships

Thomas Rothman

Husband
formerly top executive at Columbia served as worldwide production chief at Goldwyn subsequently worked at 20th Century Fox

Eleanor Rothman

Daughter
born in February 1991

Elizabeth Rothman

Daughter
born in August 1989

EDUCATION

Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville , New York

Milestones

1990

Appeared as a regular for the final season of the comedy series, "It's Garry Shandling's Show"

1985

TV-movie debut, "When Dreams Come True"

1979

First TV series, featured as Josephine "Jo" March, "Little Women"

1977

TV miniseries debut, "Aspen"

1974

First film lead, "Phantom of the Paradise"

1970

Feature debut, a bit part in Milos Forman's American debut, "Taking Off"

Began career as an understudy for the Broadway production of "Hair"

Broadway debut, "Hair"

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