Morgan Fairchild

Actor
A beautiful, narrow-eyed, sometimes nail-eating actress once called a "blonde, Barbie vixen" in The New York Times, Morgan Fairchild seemingly made a career of portraying strong-willed characters on daytime and ... Read more »
Born: 02/02/1950 in Dallas, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (144)

Perfect on Paper 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

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Arizona Summer 2014 (Movie)

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Christian Mingle: The Movie 2014 (Movie)

Lacie Wood (Actor)

Hot in Cleveland 2014 (Tv Show)

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Jungle Juice 2014 (Movie)

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Revenge 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Steamroom 2014 (Movie)

Sheila (Actor)

American Horror House 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Beethoven's Treasure Tail 2013 (Movie)

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Dark Power 2013 (Movie)

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A Perfect Ending 2011 (Movie)

Valentina (Actor)

Bones 2011 (Tv Show)

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Chuck 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2010 (Tv Show)

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My Name is Earl 2009 (Tv Show)

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Nip/Tuck 2009 (Tv Show)

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The Slammin' Salmon 2009 (Movie)

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Men in Trees 2008 (Tv Show)

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MyNetwork TV Premiere Special 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Two and a Half Men 2007 (Tv Show)

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But Can They Sing? 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Fashion House 2006 (Tv Show)

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Knuckle Sandwich 2006 (Movie)

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Shock to the System 2006 (Movie)

Mrs. Hale (Actor)

The Sno Cone Stand, Inc. 2006 (Movie)

Cathy Wanton (Actor)

Burke's Law 1978 - 1982, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Cybill 1978 - 1982, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Dharma & Greg 1978 - 1982, 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1978 - 1982, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Empty Nest 1978 - 1982, 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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He's a Lady 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Home Improvement 1978 - 1982, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1978 - 1982, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Mork and Mindy 1978 - 1982, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1978 - 1982, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Roswell 1978 - 1982, 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Naked Truth 1978 - 1982, 1997 - 1998, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1978 - 1982, 1993 - 2002, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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That '70s Show 2004 (Tv Show)

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Just Shoot Me 2003 (Tv Show)

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TV's Most Memorable Weddings 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Unshackled 2003 (Movie)

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Maybe It's Me 2002 (Tv Show)

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Teddy Bear's Picnic 2002 (Movie)

Courtney Vandermint (Actor)

That '80s Show 2002 (Tv Show)

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7th Heaven 2001 (Tv Show)

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Friends 1995, 1998, 2001 (Tv Show)

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Held for Ransom 2001 (Movie)

Mrs. Kirtland (Actor)

Morgan Fairchild 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Nice Guys Sleep Alone 1999 (Movie)

Lorraine (Actor)

Head Over Heels 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Holy Man 1998 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Shattered Illusions 1998 (Movie)

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The City 1995 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Sex, Drugs and Consequences 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Venus Rising 1996 (Movie)

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Bimbo Movie Bash 1995 (Movie)

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Gospa 1995 (Movie)

Sister Fabiana (Actor)

Criminal Hearts 1994 (Movie)

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Body Chemistry 3 1993 (Movie)

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Test Tube Teens from the Year 2000 1993 (Movie)

Camella Swales (Actor)

Just Deserts 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Roseanne 1992 (Tv Show)

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Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Even Angels Fall 1991 (Movie)

Leslie Phillips (Actor)

Bob Hope Lampoons Show Business 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Falcon Crest 1981 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Hope News Network 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Midnight Cop 1989 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge 1989 (Movie)

Karen Wilton (Actor)

The Mrs. America Pageant 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope's Christmas Show 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Disney's Magic in the Magic Kingdom 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Friday Night Surprise! 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Sea World's All-Star, Lone Star Celebration 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Lampoons the New TV Scene 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Campus Man 1987 (Movie)

Katherine Van Buren (Actor)

Deadly Illusion 1987 (Movie)

Jane Mallory/Sharon (Actor)

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Our Planet Tonight 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Search For Tomorrow 1951 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Sleeping Beauty 1987 (Movie)

Queen (Actor)

Red-Headed Stranger 1986 (Movie)

Raysha (Actor)

Sex, Violence and Values: Changing Images 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Texas 150: A Celebration Special 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Lampoons Television 1985 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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On Top All Over the World 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Paper Dolls 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Pee-Wee's Big Adventure 1985 (Movie)

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Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Blondes vs. Brunettes 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope Goes to College 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Time Bomb 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars XIV 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Circus of the Stars 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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The Magic of David Copperfield 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Whatever Became Of...? 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Stars Over Texas 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Magic With the Stars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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The Shape of Things 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Women Who Rate a "10" 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Flamingo Road 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Seduction 1980 (Movie)

Jamie (Actor)

Escapade 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Harold Robbins' "79 Park Avenue" 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Initiation of Sarah 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Based on an Untrue Story (TV Show)

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Dead Man's Island (TV Show)

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Escapade (Movie)

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Flamingo Road (TV Show)

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Honeyboy (TV Show)

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Hotel (TV Show)

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How to Murder a Millionaire (TV Show)

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I Was A Teenage Faust (TV Show)

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Loving (TV Show)

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Menu For Murder (TV Show)

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Mob Boss (TV Show)

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Murder in Music City (TV Show)

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North and South (TV Show)

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North and South: Book II (TV Show)

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Star Command (TV Show)

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Street of Dreams (TV Show)

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Teenage Confidential (TV Show)

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The Concrete Cowboys (TV Show)

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The Dream Merchants (TV Show)

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The Haunting of Sarah Hardy (TV Show)

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The Initiation of Sarah (TV Show)

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The Memory of Eva Ryker (TV Show)

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Time Bomb (Movie)

Renee DeSalles (Actor)

Writer's Block (TV Show)

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Biography

A beautiful, narrow-eyed, sometimes nail-eating actress once called a "blonde, Barbie vixen" in The New York Times, Morgan Fairchild seemingly made a career of portraying strong-willed characters on daytime and primetime soap operas, yet has, on occasion, stepped out of stereotype in delicious guest turns on TV series. Such a turn came with her Emmy-nominated effort on "Murphy Brown" in 1989, wherein Fairchild was an actress researching Murphy for a TV role. But, sticking closer to type, Fairchild accepted the starring role on the daytime soap "The City" (ABC, 1995-96) as a no-holds-barred female tycoon.

Relationships

Jack Calmes

Husband
married in 1967 divorced in 1973

Cathryn Hartt

Sister
born in October 1951 attended Juilliard School of Drama on scholarship

John F Kerry Actor

Companion
dated in the early '90s

Edward McClenny

Father
born c. 1918

Martha McClenny

Mother
suffered a stroke in 1997 died in May 1999 at age 74

Mark Seiler Actor

Companion
began relationship c. 1986 have been on and off

EDUCATION

Southern Methodist University

Dallas , Texas

Lakelands High School

Dallas , Texas 1967
graduated after three years

Milestones

2006

Played the mother of a young gay man who is murdered in "Shock to the System"

2006

Cast in the MyNetworkTV series "Fashion House," playing Bo Derek's rival

2004

Guest-stars in the season finale of "That 70's Show" (Fox), playing the mother of Brooke (Shannon Elizabeth)

2002

Had cameo role in "The Teddy Bears' Picnic"

2000

Acted Off-Broadway in "High Infidelity" opposite John Davidson

1999

Co-starred in Los Angeles stage production of "Crimes of the Heart"

1998

Acted in "Holy Man", starring Eddie Murphy

1995

Played recurring role of a rival actress in the CBS sitcom "Cybill"

1995

Cast as Sydney Chase in ABC daytime series "The City"

1994

Made first of a handful appearances as Matthew Perry's mother in the NBC sitcom "Friends"

1986

Reprised role in miniseries sequel "North and South, Book II"

1985

Appeared in ABC miniseries "North & South"

1985

Played Jordan Roberts on CBS drama "Falcon Crest"

1983

Acted in the Off-Broadway play "Geniuses"

1982

Had leading role in the feature "The Seduction"

1980

Primetime series debut as Constance on "Flamingo Road" (NBC)

1978

Appeared in the ABC TV-movie "The Initiation of Sarah"

1978

TV-movie debut, "Honeyboy"

1977

Moved to L.A.

1973

Played Jenifer Pace on CBS' daytime drama "Search for Tomorrow"

1973

After her divorce, changed name to Morgan Fairchild

1970

Moved to NYC

1966

Worked as Faye Dunaway's stand-in during filming of "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967)

Began performing at the Highland Park Children's Theatre in Dallas

Appeared in TV commercials for Old Navy stores

As a teenager had graduated to performing with the Theatre Three (also in Dallas)

Auditioned for the role of Jacy Farrow in "The Last Picture Show"

Bonus Trivia

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Fairchild is a member of the Entertainment Industry AIDS Task Force, and a member of the board of governors of AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) and a member of the board of directors of Americans for AIDS Research (AMFAR). She also is active in pro-choice and environmental groups.

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"When I first came to Hollywood I was offered the role of the 'bad' sister in a TV-movie, even though I really wanted to play the 'good' sister. But one of the producers sat me down and said, 'Honey, you haven't been here very long, have you? Let me explain something. I can get a good ingenue anywhere, but a good bitch is hard to find.' I never dreamed it was going to be my epitaph!" --Morgan Fairchild

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"I love being on location and living out of suitcases. It makes it easier to concentrate on the part you're playing because there are no outside distractions, like the pipes bursting in your house." --Morgan Fairchild

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"I'm so sick of clothes I could die--I'm sick of the work that goes into the clothes and the look and the image. But this how I know it matters: I was at the gym last week, and two guys came up to me--separately mind you--and told me they loved the red suit I was wearing in the title shots for 'The City'--and they were both straight! This tells me the work it takes to put it all together is worth the effort ... They're not paying me to play a charwoman. They're paying me to show up looking glam and, damn it, I'm gonna show up looking glam!" --Morgan Fairchild in TV Guide, January 13, 1996.

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