Patricia Charbonneau

Actor
Dark, intelligent yet outdoorsy actress with a warm, ready smile, best known for portraying Cay Rivvers, the young lesbian who helps Helen Shaver to blossom emotionally in "Desert Hearts" (1985). Patricia Charbonneau ... Read more »
Born: 04/19/1959 in Valley Stream, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

100 Feet 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2001 (Tv Show)

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Kiss the Sky 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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California Myth 1999 (Movie)

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She's All That 1999 (Movie)

Lois Siler (Actor)

Diagnosis Murder 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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The Commish 1991 - 1994, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Walker, Texas Ranger 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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New York Undercover 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Profiler 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Kindred: The Embraced 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Portraits of a Killer 1996 (Movie)

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SeaQuest 2032 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Extreme 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Viper 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

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Strung Along 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Captive 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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K2 1992 (Movie)

Jacki Metcalfe (Actor)

The Owl 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Brain Dead 1990 (Movie)

Dana Martin (Actor)

Call Me 1988 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Dakota's Way 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Shakedown 1988 (Movie)

Susan Cantrell (Actor)

C.A.T. Squad 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Desert Hearts 1986 (Movie)

Cay Rivvers (Actor)

Manhunter 1986 (Movie)

Mrs Sherman (Actor)

Blade Squad (TV Show)

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Desperado: Badlands Justice (TV Show)

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Disaster at Silo 7 (TV Show)

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One Special Night (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Dark, intelligent yet outdoorsy actress with a warm, ready smile, best known for portraying Cay Rivvers, the young lesbian who helps Helen Shaver to blossom emotionally in "Desert Hearts" (1985). Patricia Charbonneau began on the New York stage in a production of "Revengers...A Tragedea," at Playwrights Horizons. She then went to Louisville, Kentucky, where she was a member of the Actors Theatre of Louisville. While there she originated the role of Lea in "My Sister in this House," a part she played Off-Broadway as well. Charbonneau had not worked on film at all when Donna Deitch cast her in "Desert Hearts, and followed that up with the cops 'n robber melodrama, "Manhunter" (1986). She was Anna, the lead, in "Call Me" (1988), a reporter who begins getting obscene phone calls and almost likes them. TV has provided steadier work. She appeared on the short-lived series "Crime Story" as Inga, the woman Dennis Farina is bedding (1986-87). At the same time, she co-starred in "C.A.T. Squad," which is more recalled as William Friedkin's return to TV directing. Other TV movies include "Disaster at Silo 7" (1988). In 1989, she was in the most well-publicized story cycle of "Wiseguy" playing Ron Silver's wife and Jerry Lewis' daughter-in-law in a storyline about mob influence in the garment industry, and in 1995, Charbonneau was back on series TV as the sheriff of a town out of which James Brolin's search and rescue team operates on "Extreme."

EDUCATION

Boston University

Boston , Massachusetts
dropped out after one year to pursue acting career in New York City

Milestones

1995

Played Sheriff Lynn Roberts on "Extreme" series

1989

Appeared on "Wiseguy" in recurring role of Carole Bernstein

1986

Co-starred in "C.A.T. Squad" TV-movie directed William Friedkin

1985

Made screen debut as Cay Rivvers in "Desert Hearts"

1980

Appeared in "My Sister in This House" Off-Broadway

1980

Was company member of the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Kentucky

Made stage debut as a dancer in a production of "Revengers...A Tragedea" at Playwrights Horizons in NYC

Was regular cast member, "Crime Story"

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