Kathleen Turner Biography

Kathleen Turner is an American actress who ruled an entertainment industry from 1980s. She was born as Mary Kathleen Turner on 19th June, 1954 in United States. She belonged to a Methodist Christian Missionary family. Her father was an officer in the Foreign Service of U.S. He was arrested by the Japanese government for four years for the period of the World War II. Her other siblings included one sister and two brothers. She was a gymnast during her school days in England. She also took extra coaching classes of Drama and Speech. She earned the degree of BFA in 1977.

Turner started her acting career during her graduation but was discouraged by her father. In 1978, she was well appreciated for her acting in a sitcom played on NBC ‘The Doctors’. In 1981, she got her first chance to perform in a movie named ‘Body Heat’. After the release of that movie, Empire Magazine declared her name as one of the sexiest actresses of Hollywood out of 100. In 1988, she voiced for a famous cartoon ‘Female Fatale Jessica Rabbit’. She also has given her voice to many animated movies. She was nominated for Academy and Tony Awards for Best Actress.

She also served as a chairperson of People for the American Way. She supported John Kerry in elections as well. She is a regular donor of the Democratic Party. Turner was married to a real state consumerist Jay Weiss in 1984 and has a baby girl. In 1992, she was diagnosed with ‘unbearable’ pain and doctors told her that her life will end up in a wheel chair.

Kathleen Turner Biography
 

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Kathleen Turner Biography