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Caroline Aaron

Caroline Aaron is known to movie, television, and theatre audiences. Her first break was in 1982 when she caught the eye of famed director Robert Altman and he cast her in his Broadway production of "Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean." She co-starred with Cher, the late Sandy Dennis and Karen Black and subsequently reprised her role in the film version. She next appeared on Broadway in the Jason Robard's acclaimed revival of The Iceman Cometh. And the following season Broadway audiences saw her in Mike Nichols' hit comedy Social Security. Los Angeles theatre audiences discovered her stage work in the West Coast premiere of Wendy Wasserstein's The Sisters Rosensweig and Dori Fram's Call Waiting. The theatre acknowledged Aaron's contribution with two Dramalogue Awards and a Helen Hayes Award.

Aaron's body of film work began in New York with her work in Mike Nichols' HEARTBURN opposite Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson. Her collaboration with Mr. Nichols continued with supporting parts in WORKING GIRL, PRIMARY COLORS and, most recently, WHAT PLANET ARE YOU FROM?. Other renowned directors have sought out Aaron multiple times to work on their films. Most notably, she has worked in five of Woody Allen's movies, twice playing his sister, beginning with his honored film CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS and most recently in DECONSTRUCTING HARRY. Her filmography also includes three films by Nora Ephron, THIS IS MY LIFE, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE and LUCKY NUMBERS. She appeared in two of John Sayles' movies, BABY IT'S YOU and THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET, the latter being a role Mr. Sayles wrote for her after her stage work brought her to his attention. Film audiences are also familiar with Aaron from Tim Burton's EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, Stanley Tucci's BIG NIGHT, Wayne Wang's ANYWHERE BUT HERE and ALONG CAME POLLY. In addition, she starred opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in Don Roos' BOUNCE and her work was acknowledged with a Blockbuster award nomination as the best supporting actress of the season. Following BOUNCE, Roos executive produced the indie CALL WAITING, in which Aaron is the only performer playing two different roles. The film was recognized this past season with the Grand Jury Prize at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.

Aaron played starring roles in three recent independent features, A DAY WITHOUT A MEXICAN, AMY'S ORGASM and NEVER AGAIN. Crossing back and forth between film and television, Aaron has starred in several TV movies opposite such greats as Jack Lemmon and Mia Farrow. Her TV movies include WHEN BILLIE MET BOBBY, TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, RUNNING MATES, WEAPONS OF MASS DISTRACTION, and THE BOYS NEXT DOOR. Comfortable in comedy and drama she is represented on television in numerous shows with recurring roles on Judging Amy, Law and Order, Ally McBeal and Almost Perfect. She has guest starred on NYPD Blue, The Practice, Wings, Mad About You, Frasier, and many others.

Aaron is currently filming GRILLED, playing Burt Reynolds' wife. A native of Richmond, Virginia she currently resides in Los Angeles with her real husband of twenty-three years and their two children.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Caroline Aaron Facts

BirthdayAugust 7, 1952 (69)
BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, USA

Selected Filmography

I Love You, Man
22 Jump Street
The Day After Tomorrow
Good Luck Chuck
Edward Scissorhands
Along Came Polly
Big Night
Beyond The Sea
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