Veronica Cartwright

Actress, Waitress, Perfume salesperson
Accomplished character actress Veronica Cartwright has been particularly adept at-- and oft typecast as--hard-nosed, even nasty or bitchy, characters, whether they be mothers of career women. Born in England, she began ... Read more »
Born: 04/20/1949 in Bristol, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (76)

Mis-Adventures of the Dunderheads 2014 (Movie)

Margaret (Actor)

My Engagement Party 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Non-Stop 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Odd Way Home 2014 (Movie)

Francine (Actor)

The Town that Dreaded Sundown 2014 (Movie)

Lillian (Actor)

Insight 2011 (Movie)

Patrticia (Actor)

Call of the Wild 3-D 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Neowolf 2009 (Movie)

Mrs. Belakov (Actor)

The Invasion 2007 (Movie)

Wendy Lenk (Actor)

3rd Annual DVD Exclusive Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

A Slipping Down Life 2004 (Movie)

Mrs Casey (Actor)

Kinsey 2004 (Movie)

Sara Kinsey (Actor)

Straight-Jacket 2004 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Just Married 2003 (Movie)

Mrs "Pussy" McNerney (Actor)

Without A Trace 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the Bedroom 2001 (Movie)

Minister on Television (Actor)

Scary Movie 2 2001 (Movie)

Mother (Actor)

Chicago Hope 1989 - 1990, 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1989 - 1992, 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Trash 2000 (Movie)

Principal Evans (Actor)

Sparkler 1999 (Movie)

Dottie Delgato (Actor)

George & Leo 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rat Pack 1998 (Movie)

Rocky Cooper (Actor)

The X-Files 1989 - 1990, 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Common 1989 - 1990, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Money Talks 1997 (Movie)

Connie Cipriani (Actor)

The Lottery 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

American Gothic 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh 1995 (Movie)

Octavia Tarrant (Actor)

Two Over Easy 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Mirror, Mirror 2: Raven Dance 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Man Trouble 1992 (Movie)

Helen Dextra (Actor)

Abby, My Love 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

False Identity 1990 (Movie)

Vera Errickson (Actor)

Walking the Dog 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Valentino Returns 1989 (Movie)

Pat Gibbs (Actor)

Tanner '88: Bagels With Bruce 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Tanner '88: Moonwalker and Bookbag 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Tanner '88: Night of the Twinkies 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Witches of Eastwick 1987 (Movie)

Felicia Alden (Actor)

Flight of the Navigator 1986 (Movie)

Helen Freeman (Actor)

Wisdom 1986 (Movie)

Samantha Wisdom (Actor)

My Man Adam 1985 (Movie)

Elaine Swit (Actor)

Nightmares 1983 (Movie)

Claire Houston (Actor)

The Right Stuff 1983 (Movie)

Betty Grissom (Actor)

Prime Suspect 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Alien 1979 (Movie)

Lambert (Actor)

Goin' South 1978 (Movie)

Hermine (Actor)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 (Movie)

Nancy Bellicec (Actor)

Inserts 1976 (Movie)

Harlene (Actor)

Leave It to Beaver 1957 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

One Man's Way 1963 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Spencer's Mountain 1963 (Movie)

Becky Spencer (Actor)

The Birds 1963 (Movie)

Cathy Brenner (Actor)

The Children's Hour 1961 (Movie)

Rosalie (Actor)

In Love and War 1958 (Movie)

Allie O'Neill (Actor)

A Son's Promise (TV Show)

Actor

Daniel Boone (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Air (TV Show)

Actor

Dead in the Water (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate For Love (TV Show)

Actor

Hitler's Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Osmonds (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Encounters (TV Show)

Actor

It's Nothing Personal (TV Show)

Actor

My Brother's Keeper (TV Show)

Actor

On Hope (TV Show)

Actor

Quicksilver Highway (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Black Pill (TV Show)

Actor

The Horror Hall of Fame II (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Accomplished character actress Veronica Cartwright has been particularly adept at-- and oft typecast as--hard-nosed, even nasty or bitchy, characters, whether they be mothers of career women. Born in England, she began acting as a young girl after her family moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1950s. During that decade, Cartwright toiled in guest appearances and smaller roles while her younger sister Angela earned her place as a trivia question by playing Danny Thomas' daughter on "Make Room For Daddy". Veronica landed good feature roles, however, ranging from her debut in "In Love and War" (1958) to the kleptomaniac forced to lie about her teachers in William Wyler's "The Children's Hour" (1961). In 1963, she was also the daughter of the family terrorized by Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" and Henry Fonda's child in "Spencer's Mountain". Although her sister had become the TV regular, from 1959, Cartwright had the recurring role of the bullying Violet Rutherford (who gave Theodore his first kiss) on ABC's "Leave It to Beaver" and she spent two seasons (1964-66) as the frontiersman's daughter Jemima, on the NBC series "Daniel Boone".

Relationships

Angela Cartwright

Sister
Born in 1952 played Brigitta in the film, "The Sound of Music" (1965) and Penny Robinson in the CBS series "Lost in Space" from 1965-1968

Richard Compton Director

Husband
Married from 1982 until his death in August 2007

Richard Gates

Husband

Stanley Goldstein

Husband
Married in 1976 Divorced

EDUCATION

attended a modeling school for children

Milestones

2009

Cast in the short-lived ABC series, "Eastwick," based on the John Updike novel and 1987 feature film which she also starred

2007

Co-starred in the fourth remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," entitled "The Invasion"

2005

Appeared in several episodes of the ABC series, "Invasion"

2004

Appeared in three episodes of HBO's "Six Feet Under"

2004

Played Alfred Kinsey's mother, Sara, in Bill Condon's "Kinsey" opposite Liam Neeson, who portrayed Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research

2003

Played Mrs. McNerney (Pussy) in the romantic comedy "Just Married," which starred Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy

2001

Cast as Megan's mother in "Scary Movie 2"

1999

Played Jack's mother on an episode of NBC's "Will & Grace"

1998

Had a recurring role as Cassandra Spender on "The X Files" (FOX); earned Emmy Award nominations in 1998 and 1999

1997

Appeared as the mother of a terminally ill son in two episodes of "ER" (NBC); earned Emmy Award nomination

1989

Cast in a recurring role as prosecutor Margaret Flanagan on the NBC drama "L.A. Law"

1988

Played a reporter in several episodes of Robert Altman's HBO series "Tanner '88"

1987

Re-teamed with Jack Nicholson in "The Witches of Eastwick," playing the conservative wife of the town's newspaper editor

1986

Co-starred in the Disney film, "Flight of the Navigator"

1985

Portayed Ethel Kennedy in the CBS miniseries "Robert Kennedy and His Times"

1983

Played the wife of astronaut Gus Grissom in "The Right Stuff"

1980

Played Marcy Jones the wife of the cult leader in the CBS miniseries, "Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones"

1979

Cast as Lambert, the Nostromo's navigator, in Ridley Scott's "Alien"

1978

Initial screen collaboration with Jack Nicholson, "Goin' South"

1978

Co-starred in the remake of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"

1974

First feature in over a decade, "Inserts"

1964

Cast as daughter Jemima Boone in the first two seasons of NBC's "Daniel Boone"

1964

Appeared in last film for over a decade, "One Man's Way"

1963

Played a schizophrenic child in the episode "My Name Is Judith, I'm Lost, You See" on NBC's "Eleventh Hour"

1963

Appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds"

1961

Cast as one of the gossiping schoolgirls in "The Children's Hour"

1959

Had recurring role as Violet Rutherford on "Leave It to Beaver" (ABC)

1958

Made feature film debut in "In Love and War"

1956

Moved to the USA at age six and soon after began appearing in TV commercials

Family moved to Canada when Cartwright was three years old

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