41 Facts About Kathleen Turner


Mary Kathleen Turner was born on June 19,1954 and is an American actress.


Kathleen Turner has received various accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and two Tony Awards.


Kathleen Turner attended high school at The American School in London, graduating in 1972.


At the age of 19, Kathleen Turner began volunteering at a local Planned Parenthood office.


Kathleen Turner attended Southwest Missouri State University for two years, studying theater.


In 1973, Kathleen Turner spent the summer with her mother in Midland, Texas.


Several months after moving to New York City in 1977, Kathleen Turner took over the female lead in Michael Zetter's play Mister T, which co-starred Jonathan Frakes and played at Soho Repertory Theatre.


Several months later, Kathleen Turner made her Broadway debut as Judith Hastings in Gemini by Albert Innaurato, staged at The Little Theatre and starring Danny Aiello.


In 1978, Kathleen Turner made her television debut in the NBC daytime soap The Doctors as the second Nola Dancy Aldrich.


Kathleen Turner made her film debut in 1981 as the ruthless Matty Walker in the thriller Body Heat; the role brought her to international prominence.


Kathleen Turner ultimately became one of the top box-office draws, and most sought-after actresses of the 1980s and early 1990s.


Kathleen Turner co-starred in Romancing the Stone with Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito.


Kathleen Turner teamed with Douglas and DeVito again the following year for its sequel, The Jewel of the Nile.


Pre-production for the movie was fraught with conflict, because Kathleen Turner refused to commit to the "terrible" script she had been delivered.


Several months before Jewel, Kathleen Turner starred in Prizzi's Honor with Jack Nicholson, winning a second Golden Globe award, and later starred in Peggy Sue Got Married, which co-starred Nicolas Cage.


In 1989, Kathleen Turner teamed with Douglas and DeVito for a third time, in The War of the Roses, but this time as Douglas's disillusioned wife, with DeVito in the role of a divorce attorney who told their shared story.


Kathleen Turner has admitted that the drinking made her difficult to be around.


Kathleen Turner turned down lead roles in Ghost and The Bridges of Madison County, both of which became big hits.


Kathleen Turner provided the voice of Malibu Stacy's creator, Stacy Lovell, in the episode "Lisa vs Malibu Stacy" on The Simpsons.


Kathleen Turner was seen increasingly on television, including three episodes of Friends, where she appeared as Chandler Bing's father, a drag performer.


Kathleen Turner starred in the indie film The Perfect Family in 2011 and had supporting roles in Nurse 3D and the comedy sequel Dumb and Dumber To in 2014.


Kathleen Turner appeared in two episodes of the Hulu series The Path, starred in an episode of the anthology series Dolly Parton's Heartstrings and guest-starred on two episodes of the CBS comedy series Mom in 2020.


In 2006, Kathleen Turner voiced the character Constance in the animated film Monster House.


Two of them, Killing Orders and Deadlock, released in 2007, featured Kathleen Turner reprising her 1991 film role, which had been based on Paretsky's novel Deadlock; however, the final series, Bitter Medicine, released in 2009, had Sharon Gless take over the part.


Kathleen Turner had voice guest roles on the animated series King of the Hill, Family Guy, 3Below: Tales of Arcadia, Rick and Morty, Summer Camp Island, and Wizards: Tales of Arcadia.


Kathleen Turner starred in Sandra Ryan Heyward's one-woman show, Tallulah, which she toured across the US.


However, in a rare move, the production was revived, still headed by Kathleen Turner, to undertake a national tour which began in Boston in December 2012.


From August to October 28,2012, Kathleen Turner appeared in Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, a play about the legendary liberal Texas columnist Molly Ivins, at Arena Stage in Washington, DC.


In December 2014 and January 2015, Kathleen Turner performed the same show at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.


Kathleen Turner appeared again at Arena Stage in the title role of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage, which opened in February 2014, and playing Joan Didion in the one-woman show The Year of Magical Thinking, based on Didion's memoir of the same name, in October and November 2016.


In February 2019, Kathleen Turner made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in the speaking role of The Duchess of Krakentorp in Donizetti's opera La fille du regiment.


Kathleen Turner married real estate entrepreneur Jay Weiss of New York City in 1984, and they had one daughter, singer Rachel Ann Weiss, who was born on October 14,1987.


Kathleen Turner has defended herself against Atkins' claims, saying that Atkins harbored animosity towards her because she was having trouble memorizing her lines, which Atkins found very unprofessional.


Kathleen Turner later realized that the new medication for her rheumatoid arthritis she was taking was making her "fuzzy".


Kathleen Turner added that on days when the rheumatoid arthritis in her wrist was especially bad and she warned the other cast members not to touch it, Atkins would intentionally sit on it during a scene where Turner had to play dead, causing Turner extreme pain.


Kathleen Turner slammed Hollywood over the difference in the quality of roles offered to male actors and female actors as they age, calling the disparity a "terrible double standard".


Kathleen Turner has worked with Planned Parenthood of America since age 19, and later became a chairperson.


Kathleen Turner serves on the board of People for the American Way, and volunteers at Amnesty International and Citymeals-on-Wheels.


Kathleen Turner was one of John Kerry's first celebrity endorsers.


Kathleen Turner has been a frequent donor to the Democratic Party.


Kathleen Turner has worked to raise awareness of rheumatoid arthritis.