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Camryn Manheim

Camryn Manheim has won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for her role as Ellenor Frutt on the award-winning drama The Practice. She has been named one of the Most Intriguing People of the Year by People Magazine, one of the Most Fascinating Women of the Year by Ladies Home Journal and one of Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year. Her forthcoming projects include Philip Kaufman's Blackout with Ashley Judd and Samuel L. Jackson and Lasse Hallstrom's An Unfinished Life with Robert Redford and Jennifer Lopez . In 2001, Manheim made her producing debut in the ABC movie of the week, Kiss My Act! This summer she will team up with Marlee Matlin and Showtime to produce and star in Sound and Fury.

Manheim received her master's degree from the prestigious Acting Program at New York University, and went on to appear in such renowned theaters as the New York Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln Center, Yale Repertory, New York Theater Workshop and The Atlantic Theater, among others. Manheim won an OBIE Award for her portrayal of Gemma in Craig Lucas' Missing Persons. In 1996 she wrote and starred in her one-woman show, Wake Up, I'm Fat! which played to sold out audiences at The Public Theater, and later became a best-selling book. Following her one-woman show, Camryn landed parts in the feature films The Road to Wellville, Jeffrey, Eraser and Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion," and received a National board of Review Award for her portrayal of a homicidal loner in Todd Solondz'sHappiness. She also did a cameo in the HBO film The Laramie Project. Other film projects include Mike Nichols', What Planet Are You From with Gary Shandling and Annette Bening, NBC's mini series, The Tenth Kingdom, where she appeared as Snow White, the television movieThe Loretta Claiborne Story and The Showtime miniseries It's A Girl Thing.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Camryn Manheim Facts

Birth Name Manheim, Debra Frances
BirthdayMarch 8, 1961 (61)
BirthplacePeoria, Illinois, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Camryn Manheim compared to you?
Awards1999 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Film (for The Practice)

Selected Filmography

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