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Deirdre O'Connell

A veteran of stage, screen and television, Deirdre O'Connell has appeared in more than 15 movies and 30 theatrical productions. Her wide-ranging film credits include Wayne Wang's Smoke, Brad Silberling's City of Angels, Peter Weir's Fearless, Ed Zwick's Leaving Normal, Phil Joanou's State of Grace, Barry Levinson's Tin Men, Pat O'Connor's Stars and Bars and John Mellencamp's Falling From Grace. O'Connell received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her supporting performance in Robin Armstrong's Pastime. She will be seen next opposite Kevin Costner in Tom Shadyac's Dragonfly.

O'Connell's extensive stage work includes Beth Henley's Revelers, Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind and Fool for Love, Agnes of God, The Tempest, As You Like It, The Seagull, The Geography of Luck and The Front Page. She received the Dramalogue and Los Angeles Critics Awards for her performance in Stars in the Morning Sky, and a Dramalogue Award for her performance in Etta Jenks.

On television, O'Connell has co-starred in such movies as Murder in a Small Town for A&E, A Journey into Genius for PBS' American Playhouse, Best Intentions for Lifetime, Seduction of Innocence for CBS and Trial by Fire for ABC. In addition, she has appeared in Law & Order, Chicago Hope, Second Noah, Sirens and HBO's From the Earth to the Moon.

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Selected Filmography

A Couple of Days and Nights (2005) user recommendation as Cosmo
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) as Hollis
Imaginary Heroes (2004) as Marge Dwyer
Secondhand Lions (2003) as Helen
Dragonfly (2002) as Gwyn
Hearts in Atlantis (2001) as Mrs. Gerber
Just Ask My Children (2001) tv-movie as Landry
Fearless (1993)
Cool World (1992)
Straight Talk (1992)
State of Grace (1990)
Tin Men (1987)
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