Nancy Travis

Actor
After a good start playing the mother of the titular tot in the popular "Three Men and a Baby" (1987), Travis was lost amid a passel of colorful crazies in a small supporting role in "Married to the Mob" (1988) and ... Read more »
Born: 09/20/1961 in Astoria, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (50)

Last Man Standing 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Lieberman in Love 2014 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

Squatters 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Walk in My Shoes 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2011 (Tv Show)

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Hart of Dixie 2011 (Tv Show)

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How I Met Your Mother 2011 (Tv Show)

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Desperate Housewives 2010 (Tv Show)

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Almost Perfect 1995 - 1997, 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Becker 1995 - 1997, 2002 - 2004, 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Cybill 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1997, 2002 - 2004, 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Fallen Angels 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1997, 2002 - 2004, 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Numb3rs 2009 (Tv Show)

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Safe Harbor 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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The Bill Engvall Show 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Work With Me 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2002 - 2004, 2006 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Medium 2008 (Tv Show)

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The Jane Austen Book Club 2007 (Movie)

Cat (Actor)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2005 (Movie)

Lydia Rodman (Actor)

The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Stephen King's Rose Red 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Auggie Rose 2001 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

Duckman 1993 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Gun 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Night of About 14 CBS Stars 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Bogus 1996 (Movie)

Lorraine (Actor)

Destiny Turns on the Radio 1995 (Movie)

Lucille (Actor)

Fluke 1995 (Movie)

Carol Johnson (Actor)

Greedy 1994 (Movie)

Robin Hunter (Actor)

So I Married An Axe Murderer 1993 (Movie)

Harriet Michaels (Actor)

The Vanishing 1993 (Movie)

Rita (Actor)

Chaplin 1992 (Movie)

Joan Barry (Actor)

Passed Away 1992 (Movie)

Cassie Slocombe (Actor)

The Movie Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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3 Men and a Little Lady 1990 (Movie)

Sylvia (Actor)

Air America 1990 (Movie)

Corinne Landreaux (Actor)

Internal Affairs 1990 (Movie)

Kathleen Avilla (Actor)

Loose Cannons 1990 (Movie)

Riva (Actor)

I'll Be Home For Christmas 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Eight Men Out 1988 (Movie)

Lyria Williams (Actor)

Married to the Mob 1988 (Movie)

Karen Lutnick (Actor)

Three Men and A Baby 1987 (Movie)

Sylvia (Actor)

High School Narc 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Malice in Wonderland 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Body Language (TV Show)

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Harem (TV Show)

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My Last Love (TV Show)

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Running Mates (TV Show)

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The Pregnancy Pact (TV Show)

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Biography

After a good start playing the mother of the titular tot in the popular "Three Men and a Baby" (1987), Travis was lost amid a passel of colorful crazies in a small supporting role in "Married to the Mob" (1988) and suffered a similar fate amid the male bonding of "Eight Men Out" (1988). Despite major roles in films toplining the likes of Gene Hackman, Dan Aykroyd and Mel Gibson, Travis received little exposure in "Loose Cannons" (1989) and "Air America" (1990). She did, though, make an indelible impression as a sensuous art dealer in the uneven melodrama "Internal Affairs" (1990). "Passed Away" (1992) and the American remake of "The Vanishing" (1993), though, quickly followed the suggestion of their titles. Travis had a good cameo role as Joan Barry, the woman who brought a paternity suit against Charles Chaplin, in "Chaplin" (1992) and followed up with a lead as the suspected killer wedded to Mike Myers in "So I Married an Axe Murderer" (1993). She made her TV series debut in the CBS sitcom, "Almost Perfect" (1995-96) as an ambitious TV producer of an "NYPD Blue"-like cop show conducting a romance with an overworked district attorney. After a hiatus to start a family, Travis returned to the small screen in the short-lived CBS sitcom "Work With Me" (1999).

Relationships

Robert Fried

Husband
together since 1989 married c. 1994 producer of "So I Married An Axe Murderer" (1993)

EDUCATION

attended high school in Framington, Massachusetts

Circle in the Square Professional Theatre School

New York , New York

New York University

New York , New York
studied at the Circle in the Square Professional Theatre School (operated in conjunction with NYU's drama program)

Milestones

2011

Co-starred with Tim Allen on the ABC sitcom "Last Man Standing"

2010

Acted in the Lifetime TV-movie "Pregnancy Pact"

2007

Portrayed the wife of therapist and family man Bill Pearson on "The Bill Engvall Show" (TBS)

2007

Played a supporting role in the romantic drama "The Jane Austen Book Club"

2005

Joined the cast of the coming-of-age story "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," based on the novel by Ann Brashares

1999

Returned to series TV as Kevin Pollak's co-star on "Work With Me," a short-lived CBS fall sitcom; also served as a co-executive producer

1995

Played a TV producer and writer on the CBS series "Almost Perfect"

1994

Provided voice for Bernice on the hard-boiled animated series "Duckman"

1990

Reprised the role of Sylvia in the sequel, "Three Men and a Little Lady"

1987

Made her film-acting debut in the comedy hit "Three Men and a Baby"

1986

Acted in her first TV miniseries "Harem" (ABC)

1986

Made Broadway debut in "I'm Not Rappaport,'" starring Judd Hirsch and Cleavon Little (date approximate)

1985

Cast in first notable TV role, a small supporting part in the TV-movie "Malice in Wonderland" starring Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Alexander

1980

Moved back to New York to study at NYU (date approximate)

Understudied the part of Nora on the national tour of Neil Simon's play "Brighton Beach Memoirs"

Lived in Baltimore and Boston while growing up

Co-founded (along with Helen Slater, Fisher Stevens and others) Naked Angels, a theater company in Manhattan

Landed first post-graduate acting job in "It's Hard to Be a Jew," performed at the 92nd Street Y in New York, NY

Bonus Trivia

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"For much of my career, I've been the accessory for the guy ... I have a part I've been dying to play my whole career. I get to play this woman who's ambitious and headstrong, and has a sense of humor. And I really get to take risks with comedy, do things that are outlandish and just go with my instincts ... I've had to be the straight man for a lot of comedians. Now finally, I get to be Gracie Allen. I get to be Lucy." – Travis to Christy Slewinski on her TV role on "Almost Perfect", quoted in New York DAILY NEWS, Oct. 5, 1995

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