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JoBeth Williams

1948-12-06 Houston, Texas, USA

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Margaret JoBeth Williams (born December 6, 1948) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy nominated American film and television actress and director, and current President of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Williams rose to prominence appearing in such films as Stir Crazy (1980), Poltergeist (1982), The Big Chill (1983), The Day After (1983), Teachers (1984), and Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986). A three-time Emmy Award nominee, she was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her work in the TV movie Adam (1983) and the TV miniseries Baby M (1988). Her third nomination was for her guest role in the sitcom Frasier (1994). Her directorial debut with the 1994 short film On Hope earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film. She also starred in the TV series The Client (1995–96), and had recurring roles in the TV series Dexter (2007) and Private Practice (2009–11). In 2009 she began serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation; she is President Emeritus of the foundation. She has also had numerous guest starring roles on TV and has starred in several TV movies.


Not Without Hope 2024-08-22
Cash for Gold Boots 2024-04-27
Chantilly Bridge Natalie 2023-03-24
What the Night Can Do Bettye Sue Dryer 2020-11-16
SGT. Will Gardner Sherry 2019-01-11
Alex & the List Mrs. Stern 2018-05-04
Barracuda Patricia 2017-06-10
Within Rosemary Fletcher 2016-10-18
The Last Film Festival Mayor 2016-09-16
In My Dreams Charlotte Smith 2015-10-20
The Big Year Edith 2011-10-13
Love's Christmas Journey Beatrice 2011-11-05
TiMER Marion 2009-05-14
Uncorked Sophia Browning 2009-11-12
In the Land of Women Agnes Webb 2007-04-20
Sybil Hattie Dorsett 2007-05-28
Fever Pitch Maureen Meeks 2005-04-06
Into the Fire June Sickles 2005-09-23
Crazylove Mrs. Mayer 2005-10-22
14 Hours Jeanette Makins 2005-11-10
Searching for Debra Winger Self 2002-07-13
Repossessed 2002-02-02
The Curse of Poltergeist 2002-10-19
The Rose Technique Dr. Lillian Rose 2002-03-01
The Ponder Heart Edna Earle Ponder 2001-10-15
Trapped in a Purple Haze Sophie Hanson 2000-04-17
The Big Chill: A Reunion Self 1999-01-26
Jackie's Back! Jo Face (Jackie's Vocal Coach) 1999-06-14
Justice Jane Newhart 1999-01-14
It Came From the Sky Alice Bridges 1999-05-15
A Chance of Snow Madeline 'Maddie Parker 1998-12-07
When Danger Follows You Home Anne Werden 1997-12-03
Jungle 2 Jungle Dr. Patricia Cromwell 1997-03-04
Just Write Sidney Stone 1997-03-01
After the Silence Pam Willis (as Jobeth Williams) 1996-12-30
Ruby Jean and Joe Rose 1996-01-01
A Season of Hope Elizabeth Hackett 1995-01-08
Wyatt Earp Bessie Earp 1994-06-24
Parallel Lives Winnie Winslow 1994-08-04
Voices from Within Nancy Parkhurst 1994-10-10
Chantilly Lace Natalie 1993-07-18
Final Appeal Christine Biondi 1993-11-26
Sex, Love and Cold Hard Cash Sarah Gallagher 1993-05-13
Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted Ginny Moore 1992-10-16
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Lt. Gwen Harper 1992-02-21
Me, Myself and I Crazy / Sane Diane 1992-01-01
Commercial Entertainment Product Diane Freeling 1992-11-24
Victim of Love Tess Harper 1991-05-05
Dutch Natalie Standish 1991-07-19
Switch Margo Brofman 1991-05-10
Child in the Night Dr. Hollis 1990-05-01
My Name Is Bill W. Lois Wilson 1989-04-30
Welcome Home Sarah 1989-09-29
Baby M Marybeth Whitehead 1988-05-22
Memories of Me Lisa 1988-09-28
Murder Ordained Lorna Anderson 1987-05-03
Desert Bloom Lily Chismore 1986-01-22
Poltergeist II: The Other Side Diane Freeling 1986-05-23
Adam: His Song Continues Reve Walsh 1986-09-29
Kids Don't Tell Claudia Ryan 1985-03-05
American Dreamer Cathy Palmer 1984-10-26
Teachers Lisa Hammond 1984-10-05
Adam Reve Walsh 1983-10-10
The Day After Nurse Nancy Bauer 1983-11-20
The Big Chill Karen Bowens 1983-09-30
Endangered Species Harriet Purdue 1982-09-10
Poltergeist Diane Freeling 1982-06-04
Joe Dancer: The Big Black Pill Tiffany Farinpour 1981-01-29
Fun and Games Laura Weston 1980-05-25
Stir Crazy Meredith 1980-12-12
The Dogs of War Jessie 1980-12-17
Kramer vs. Kramer Phyllis Bernard 1979-12-07
The World Beyond Marian Faber 1978-01-21
Feasting with Panthers Constance Wilde 1974-03-27
Segal Self