Meg Foster

Actor
An intense, stage-trained leading lady of film and TV with striking blue eyes and a velvety voice, Meg Foster evolved from playing convincing hippies in the 1970s to competent career women in the 80s and 90s. Foster ... Read more »
Born: 05/10/1948 in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (67)

31 2015 (Movie)

Venus Virgo (Actor)

Pretty Little Liars 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Lords of Salem 2013 (Movie)

Margaret Morgan (Actor)

25 Hill 2010 (Movie)

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Xena: Warrior Princess 1995 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reasonable Doubts 1985 - 1986, 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sliders 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Minus Man 1999 (Movie)

Irene (Actor)

The Three Musketeers Meet the Man in the Iron Mask 1998 (Movie)

Queen Anne (Actor)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Spoiler 1997 (Movie)

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Oblivion 1995 (Movie)

Stell Barr (Actor)

Backlash: Oblivion 2 1994 (Movie)

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Lady in Waiting 1994 (Movie)

Ex-Madame (Actor)

Resort to Kill 1994 (Movie)

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Shrunken Heads 1994 (Movie)

Big Moe (Actor)

Undercover 1994 (Movie)

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Best of the Best 2 1993 (Movie)

Sue (Actor)

Quantum Leap 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

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Hidden Fears 1992 (Movie)

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Project: Shadowchaser 1992 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Back Stab 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Diplomatic Immunity 1991 (Movie)

Gerta Hermann (Actor)

Futurekick 1991 (Movie)

Nancy (Actor)

Relentless 2: Dead On 1991 (Movie)

Carol Dietz (Actor)

Blind Fury 1990 (Movie)

Lynn Deveraux (Actor)

Jezebel's Kiss 1990 (Movie)

Amanda Faberson (Actor)

Tripwire 1990 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

Backstab 1989 (Movie)

Sara Rudnick (Actor)

Leviathan 1989 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

Relentless 1989 (Movie)

Carol Dietz (Actor)

Stepfather 2 1989 (Movie)

Carol Grayland (Actor)

Cagney & Lacey 1981 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Desperate 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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They Live 1988 (Movie)

Holly (Actor)

Masters of the Universe 1987 (Movie)

Evil-Lyn (Actor)

The Wind 1986 (Movie)

Sian Anderson (Actor)

Riding Fast 1985 (Movie)

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The Emerald Forest 1985 (Movie)

Jean Markham (Actor)

The Osterman Weekend 1983 (Movie)

Ali Tanner (Actor)

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Ticket to Heaven 1981 (Movie)

Ingrid (Actor)

Carny 1980 (Movie)

Gerta (Actor)

The Scarlet Letter 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

A Different Story 1978 (Movie)

Stella (Actor)

James Dean 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunshine Part II 1976 (Movie)

Nora (Actor)

Sunshine 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Sunshine 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Thumb Tripping 1973 (Movie)

Chay (Actor)

Welcome to Arrow Beach 1973 (Movie)

Robbin Stanley (Actor)

Adam at 6 A.M. 1970 (Movie)

Joyce (Actor)

Best Kept Secrets (TV Show)

Actor

Deep Family Secrets (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate (Movie)

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Desperate Intruder (TV Show)

Actor

Promise Him Anything... (TV Show)

Actor

Space Marines (TV Show)

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Sunshine Christmas (TV Show)

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The Death of Me Yet (TV Show)

Actor

Things in Their Season (TV Show)

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To Catch a Killer (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An intense, stage-trained leading lady of film and TV with striking blue eyes and a velvety voice, Meg Foster evolved from playing convincing hippies in the 1970s to competent career women in the 80s and 90s. Foster discovered acting while attending boarding school in Lowell, MA, and pursued this interest at New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse. She appeared in a Cornell University Summer Theater production of "John Brown's Body" before making her off-Broadway debut in "The Empire Builders". Foster moved to L.A. and soon found work in film and TV, making her feature debut in the small role of the estranged girlfriend of Michael Douglas in "Adam at 6 A.M." (1970). She advanced to leads as a hitchhiker in "Thumb Tripping" (1972) and went on to a number of films of dubious quality where her performance was the most praised element. Among the latter were Laurence Harvey's final film, "Welcome to Arrow Beach/Tender Flesh" (1974), as a potential meal of a cannibalistic veteran, and the offensive romantic comedy "A Different Story" (1978), as a lesbian who gets romantically involved with a gay man. She fared better in a Genie-nominated performance in "A Ticket to Heaven" (1981), an acclaimed Canadian drama about cult religions. Foster's subsequent film credits have been primarily low-budget genre fodder with a few brighter spots including Sam Peckinpah's "The Osterman Weekend" (1983), John Boorman's "The Emerald Forest" (1985), as the mother of a boy raised by Amazonian Indians, and John Carpenter's "They Live" (1988).

Relationships

Christopher

Son

Stephen McHattie Actor

Husband

EDUCATION

The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

New York , New York

Rogers Hall

Lowell , Massachusetts
boarding school

Milestones

1992

Guest starred in a two-part episode of "Quantum Leap"

1991

Had recurring role of D.A. Deb Grant on "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill"

1985

Played Charlie Boorman's mother in "The Emerald Forest"

1982

Co-starred as Detective Chris Cagney in the first seven episodes of "Cagney and Lacey" (succeeded by Sharon Gless)

1979

Starred as Hester Prynne in PBS miniseries adaptation of "The Scarlet Letter"

1978

Appeared opposite Perry King in "A Different Story"

1977

Reprised the role of Nora in the TV-movie sequel "Sunshine Christmas"

1977

TV miniseries debut, "Washington: Behind Closed Doors" (ABC)

1975

TV series debut, reprised the role of Nora in the sitcom sequel "Sunshine"

1973

Played Nora in the popular TV-movie "Sunshine"

1972

Had first film lead, "Thumb Tripping"

1970

TV-movie debut, "The Death of Me Yet"

1969

Feature debut, "Adam at 6 A.M."

Off-Broadway debut, "The Empire Builders"

Moved to L.A. to work in film and TV

Began acting while attending boarding school in Lowell, MA

Studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC for two years

Appeared in a production of "John Brown's Body" in summer theater at Cornell University

Raised in Rowayton, CT

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