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Lesley Ann Warren
Lesley Ann Warren (born August 16, 1946), is a Golden Globe Award-winning, Oscar nominated American stage, film and television actress and singer.
She is the quintessential actress, consistently giving audiences and critics reason to agree with Pauline Kael of New Yorker Magazine, who hailed her as "one of the greatest beauties of the screen and an actress who delivers spectacular performances."
Warren most recently worked on the feature 10th AND WOLF alongside Val Kilmer, Giovanni Ribisi, and Dennis Hopper and has also wrapped on the feature CONSTELLATION opposite Zoe Saldana, Gabrielle Union and Billy Dee Williams. She was most recently seen in the Indie hit film SECRETARY, co-starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader. She also recently starred in THE QUICKIE opposite Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Altman's production of Lesley Ann WarrenAlan Rudolph's comedic mystery TRIXIE with Nick Nolte and Emily Watson as well as Steven Soderbergh's THE LIMEY with Terrence Stamp and Peter Fonda. Warren also co-starred in the critically acclaimed independent feature TWIN FALLS IDAHO for Sony Pictures Classics. She will next be seen starring in the features THE SHORE opposite Ben Gazzara, WHEN DO WE EAT? alongside Jack Klugman and Ben Feldman, in DEEPWATER with Lucas Black and Mia Maestro, and the AFI Film Festival selection MY TINY UNIVERSE with Debi Mazar and John Heard.
After winning the Most Promising Newcomer Award as the ingenue lead in 110 IN THE SHADE on Broadway, she found stardom on the small screen as "Cinderella" in the original television version of the Rogers and Hammerstein classic.
Warren's first film was THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE for Disney. Her performance in Blake Edwards' comic masterpiece VICTOR/VICTORIA garnered her both an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination, as well as winning the New York Critics Film Award and a People's Choice Award. In fact, Newsweek's David Ansen went so far as to proclaim "Lesley Ann Warren does the cleverest dumb blonde routine since Marilyn Monroe." She has also garnered a Golden Globe nomination for her role in Alan Rudolph's SONGWRITER, as well as a second People's Choice Award to Rudolph's CHOOSE ME.
Additional film credits include CLUE, BURGLAR with Whoopi Goldberg, PURE COUNTRY, COP opposite James Woods, LIFE STINKS with Mel Brooks, WORTH WINNING, THE COLOR OF NIGHT with Bruce Willis and the Sundance favorite GOING ALL THE WAY co-starring Ben Affleck.
Warren's television credits include a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in the miniseries 79 PARK AVENUE as well as a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award nomination for her performance in the CBS miniseries FAMILY OF SPIES. She received Cable Ace nominations for her work in the A & E production for Tennessee Williams' 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON and HBO Pictures BAJA OKLAHOMA which also earned her yet another Golden Globe nomination.
Further television credits include the NBC telefilm EVERGREEN and the Emmy Award winning TNT miniseries JOSEPH opposite Ben Kingsley. She currently has been seen in a recurring role opposite Sydney Pollack on NBC's hit comedy WILL & GRACE. She most recently starred in a two part episode of THE PRACTICE, the ABC sitcom LESS THAN PERFECT, and in a recurring role on CROSSING JORDAN.
Actor Stuart Damon, who played Prince Charming to Warren's Cinderella, perhaps best summed it up when he stated in her A & E Biography: "Her talent lies in the depth of her heart and she is not afraid to show that. That is her greatest gift."